Q&A Friday #49: A Rather Telling Question On Illegal Immigration
In the spirit of Q&A Friday, I have a question for the audience since you guys are spread out all over the country and have probably seen just about every political ad out there.
Of course, there are plenty of candidates running ads accusing their opponents of being soft on illegal immigration. But, anywhere in the country, is there a candidate in a competitive race running an ad bragging about supporting features in the Senate Bill that are not also contained in the House Bill?
In other words, you’re hearing lots of talk about cracking down on illegal aliens, fighting amnesty, and a fence from both supporters and opponents of the Senate Bill. But, is any candidate, in any competitive race in the country, trying to use his support of a guest worker program, opposing English as our official language, amnesty, social security for illegals, etc — or his opponent’s opposition to those policies — as an ASSET to his campaign in an ad?
If the answer to that question is, “no,” (and to the best of my knowledge, it is) then doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know about how popular the Senate plan really is compared to the House’s get tough approach?