Frivolous: While I don't always read the newspaper, I'm pretty certain there isn't a new country on our southern border. Though, to view literature passed out by Democratic solicitors at a 2006 pro-illegal immigration rally in Dallas, you'd never know it.
What I glean from this brochure is that Democrats believe in a country called "Texico", which encompasses the former state of Texas and country of Mexico. Kim Priestap at Wizbang summarized this approach with panache:
|The Democrats classify people based upon race and then work to corner the racial voting collectives... [and] they are trying very hard to collectivize the Hispanic community by turning the immigration issue into another civil rights issue.|
...Power Line points out, one of the organizers of these rallies is A.N.S.W.E.R., a communist organization.
But don't question their patriotism!
Magnanimous: Republican positions on immigration are characterized by a wide range of opinion. On one end of the spectrum: the hard-line stance of Tom Tancredo -- "whose political obsession is to limit both legal and illegal immigration into this country [and] had warned the Bush administration to treat border control more seriously" (source: New Republic). On the other end, President Bush's advocacy for a "guest worker program", which would provide a prescriptive route to citizenship for the current crop of illegal aliens (source: White House).
But, as far as I can tell, Republicans aren't soliciting the new citizens of Texico in a blatant attempt to subvert the voting process.
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