I’ve suggested that the best hope for Congressional Republicans this year may be to campaign as the only force that stands between America and amnesty oriented immigration reform legislation. Reasonable minds can question the wisdom of running on so obstructionist a platform, particularly after Bush’s speech advocating an alleged “middle ground” polled so well.
After reading this piece by Dana Rohrbacher, however, I’m reasonably convinced that obstructionism represents the best politics for Republicans. Rohrbacher shows that the Senate bill contains something for almost everyone to hate, including in-state tuition for illegal aliens, job protection for guest workers that’s superior to that enjoyed by American agricultural workers, taxpayer dollars to radical immigrant-rights groups, and gutted enforcement provisions. You don’t have to be Karl Rove to figure out how to run against this Christmas tree for law-breakers.