August 17, 2007


Romney, Giuliani Escalate Their Immigration Fight (Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz, August 17, 2007, Washington Post)

The two leading Republican presidential candidates have turned the GOP primary campaign into a nasty, week-long debate about illegal immigration, accusing each other of supporting efforts to give undocumented residents sanctuary from federal immigration laws.

At campaign stops, in radio ads and with increasingly hostile statements by supporters, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani are talking about little else as they position themselves on an issue critical to conservatives in their party.

"They are trying to rattle their sabers louder than the other and thump on their chests," said Angela Kelley, the deputy director of the pro-immigrant National Immigration Forum. "Both of these guys are trying to remake themselves."

At the point where you try to make up for supporting baby murder by fomenting hatred of brown people, you've lost the thread.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 17, 2007 7:37 AM
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