More Warning Signs On Illegal Immigration
Here’s a rare bird: an online poll that Republicans in Washington would be wise to heed. It’s from Polipundit, a mainstream conservative website that draws exactly the sort of people who normally vote for a straight Republican ticket, donate to campaigns, put up yard signs, talk up Bush to their neighbors, and do all the other things that have helped make the GOP successful.
Now, take a look at this poll on illegal immigration from Polipundit:
First of all, when your own supporters are so angry that they’re suggesting that you “should go %$#*&*” yourself in a poll question, that’s a really bad sign.
Secondly, it’s an even worse sign when 92% of the people replying to that poll — and again we’re talking about people who are your supporters — are agreeing that yes, you “should go %$#*&*” yourself.
Now you don’t have to be Michael Barone or Karl Rove to interpret those poll results; if you’re soft on illegal immigration those numbers are bad, very, very bad.
Same goes for the results of an election that occurred yesterday in Herndon, Virginia. That election turned on illegal immigration and as you’re about to see, things didn’t work out so well for the pro-illegal crowd.
“Herndon voters yesterday unseated the mayor and two Town Council members who supported a bitterly debated day-labor center for immigrant workers in a contest that emerged as a mini-referendum on the turbulent national issue of illegal immigration.
Residents replaced the incumbents with challengers who immediately called for significant changes at the center. Some want to bar public funds from being spent on the facility or restrict it to workers living in the country legally. Others want it moved to an industrial site away from the residential neighborhood where it is located.
The labor center forced the western Fairfax County town into the national spotlight last summer as the immigration debate grew deeply contentious. Even though fewer than 3,000 people voted yesterday, advocates on both sides of the issue looked at the Herndon election as a test of public sentiment. Outside groups such as the Minuteman Project, which opposes illegal immigration, intervened in the debate, and Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, is suing the town over the establishment of the center.
The council voted 5 to 2 last August to establish the center, but yesterday’s vote created an apparent 6 to 1 majority in opposition.”
All I can say is that George Bush and the Republicans in the Senate who are soft on illegal immigration better start thinking hard about what the ramifications of their position will be at the ballot box in November. As it is, things aren’t looking so hot and unless there are big changes in the Senate GOP’s pro-illegals stance, the situation seems unlikely to improve.
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin for the article on the Herndon, Virginia election.