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June 29, 2006

Fighting Dems

Fresh from my inbox, a joint DCCC/DSCC press release:

DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer and DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel today warned Republicans that their plan to run their 2006 campaigns on immigration enforcement will backfire because of the GOP’s abysmal record on the issue and pointed to new polling data by Third Way that reveals that Republicans are vulnerable on their failure to enforce immigration laws.

“If Congressional Republicans want to make immigration the centerpiece of their 2006 campaign, I’ve got three words for them: make our day,” Schumer said. “The GOP Congress has had twelve years to tackle this problem but has instead taken a ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ approach to the Bush White House’s failure to enforce immigration laws. These laws need to be enforced but the GOP Congress is looking the other way as the President fails to do so. Americans have voiced their concerns with illegal immigration loud and clear. We don’t need more hearings on this issue. We need action.”

“Republicans are running a single issue campaign on an issue that they don’t have a single accomplishment on,” said Emanuel. “From border security to enforcing immigration employment laws, a noticeable lack of accomplishments is not a campaign strategy. Americans are looking for tough laws and a Congress with the will to enforce them.”

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Americans are looking for tough laws and a Congress with the will to enforce them.

That's probably true...but it begs the question of whether 'tough laws' on immigration are actually a good idea.

Posted by: Tom Hilton | Jun 29, 2006 2:58:14 PM

I heart Rahm and Chuck.

Posted by: Petey | Jun 29, 2006 3:01:41 PM

2 questions.

Ezra, do you agree with this release?
I may be mistaken but I thought you were in support
of open borders.

Second: What to do with Ted Kennedy? I seriously doubt he's for tougher laws and stricter enforcement.

regards, HM

Posted by: HM | Jun 29, 2006 3:09:12 PM

DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer and DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel today warned Republicans that their plan to run their 2006 campaigns on immigration enforcement will backfire because of the GOP’s abysmal record on the issue and pointed to new polling data by Third Way that reveals that Republicans are vulnerable on their failure to enforce immigration laws.


Why would anyone tell the other side not to try something. Why warn them? Why wouldn't they, instead, lay a trap if it were true? It makes them look really, really fearful.

Posted by: Fred Jones. | Jun 29, 2006 3:28:45 PM

“If Congressional Republicans want to make immigration the centerpiece of their 2006 campaign, I’ve got three words for them: make our day,” Schumer said.

One would think that Schumer and Emmanuel would have learned something from Bush's "bring it on' comment debacle. Their comment might have been appropriate in a Dem. caucus meeting. In a press release: no so much.

Maybe the Rethugs will turn the other cheek and ignore the invitation/provocation to turn out an even uglier law than now being discussed.

The Dems are happy with a split Rethug position, but they forget that voters have very mixed emotions on this issue which are unpredictable.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | Jun 29, 2006 3:36:56 PM

And then a step to the rii-ii-iight!

-C

Posted by: Cernig | Jun 29, 2006 4:17:24 PM

"The Dems are happy with a split Rethug position, but they forget that voters have very mixed emotions on this issue which are unpredictable."

The Democrats are just as split, the "today's media" does not report it. Democratic party thinkers and leaders come now from the upper classes, they are alienated from their base. The issue cuts accross party lines and shows who is purchased by the wage suppression lobbies. Schumer is one of them.

They're scared, and they're not to bright to advertise that. The Democrats are strongly allied to Bush on the Amnesties and Worker programs no matter how many times they try to pretend otherwise, like here.

The House of R. republicans have a simple retort. "You're right. Let's do it. So how come we need new and additional green card holders?"

Posted by: Javani | Jun 30, 2006 6:09:14 PM

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