Who`s Better On Immigration—Republicans Or Democrats? You might Be Surprised!

Gracious!  Even
the above question startles me!

Just a few precious
years ago, when I

still worked
as a

political consultant,
have believed the latter to be even a remote

Charlton Heston

Rosie O` Donnell
and asking her to be the new face
of the NRA—and

O` Donnell taking the job
—would not shock me as much
as any Democrat being tougher than any
Republican on illegal immigration.

But times are a

Before I begin, I
must disclose some relevant bias: 

I love
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)!! Love, love, love
this man!

Of course,
VDARE.com does not endorse candidates—we just tell you
who seems to work well for immigration reform and who
seems to have, well…dedicated their souls to the

Dark Side.

Hunter announced
his candidacy for President last week while touring the
state of

South Carolina
—the state which has had an uncanny
ability to pick the

eventual GOP nominee
in every recent Presidential

Other names being
tossed about (some declared, some still exploring)
include former

New York

Rudy Giuliani
, Senators


, Clinton,

and Kerry. And, of course, Tom Tancredo.

(Last I heard,

John Kerry dropped out
but I don`t want to jinx
anything by celebrating too soon!! I don`t know what
we`ll do without a little

Kerry Kharisma
liven up the debates
. But maybe

Al Gore
or Sesame Street`s


will make a surprise appearance.)

As far as I am
concerned, the issue which separates the men from the
boys or

women from the girls
(or mammals from the reptiles
in some cases) is most definitely—immigration reform.

And, by the way,

in still having an America

by the year 2020
should share my sentiment.

mentioned in

many, many articles,
a group called

Americans for Better Immigration
(ABI) have graded
politicians on immigration for years.

From overall
immigration reduction to border enforcement and welfare
programs, ABI examine all aspects a Member`s voting
record before issuing an overall rating.

Let`s look at the
ratings for some of our Presidential hopefuls:

Duncan Hunter
Career: A+    Current:  B+

Since 1993, Hunter
has maintained more or less an A average.  His current
B+ average is largely due to his failure to reduce
foreign worker visas. 

His overall
immigration reform score (97%) equals that of the great

Tom Tancredo
and only two Members of Congress have
better records: 

JoAnn Emerson
(R-MO) and

Gresham J. Barrett
(R-SC) with 98% and 99%,

Senator John McCain
(R-AZ) Career: D   Current:  D-

Not surprising to
anyone, this maverick Republican (also known as a
Democrat) received an overall rating of 25%.

Senator Brownback
(R-KS) Career: D   Current: D

Ouch! This
mid-western and generally reliable conservative Senator
has an absolutely abysmal rating of 22%!!

By the way, bad
news if you`re attracted by anti-war maverick

Senator Chuck Hagel

Career: D- Current:

Now for a little
, folks:

Liberal Members of
Congress (from both houses) with basically the same
grades and in some cases, better grades include:

Joe Biden
(D-DE) – D (He has a 26% favorable

John Kerry
(D-MA) – D (Un-freakin-believable
but the King Lib beats McCain and Brownback with a 27%
favorable record.)

John Murtha
(D-PA) – D (He has a 27% favorable

Jane Harman
(D-CA) – D (Current grade is F but
her overall record is higher with a 27% favorable

Barack Obama
(D-IL) – D (But better than Brownback
and McCain with a 28% favorable record!)

Bill Nelson
(D-FL) – B (He has
a 72% favorable record!!)

Mary Landrieu
(D-LA) – D (She has a 35% favorable

Barbara Boxer
(D-CA) – D (The Queen Lib has a 40%
favorable record.)

John Rockefeller
(D-WV) – C (Lordy, a 48% favorable

Harry Reid
(D-NV) – D (It almost hurts to
write this but he has a 56% favorable record…better than
a lot of supposed conservatives!)

Dianne Feinstein
(D-CA) – D (She tops my liberal list
with a 57% favorable rating.)

(Again, for more
specific information on their voting records go to the
ABI website


You know how
sometimes it seems possible to think something
into reality?  If you repeatedly insist something to be
truthful it will in fact become true?

Let me explain…

Like President
Clinton re-defining the

entire idea of sex
simply by repeatedly denying
specific episodes—we all know what sex is but
that man even had doctors and judges
thinking “Well, he didn`t actually put this thing
there or anything like that so maybe…”

I wish I had that
power right now!  The power to deny the fact that
some of the most liberal and insane women of the
California political corral have better records on
immigration reform than many supposed Republicans

(Indeed, with that
power I would also be physically smaller in some areas
and larger in others…and then I would consider doing
something about world peace to show my priorities are in

How does this

How can

Barbara Boxer
have a better voting record on
immigration than

John McCain?

How can Jane Harman
appear more conservative than

Sam Brownback
…in any respect?

This is madness! 
And again, back in the mid-nineties this would never
have happened so I ask these questions for what seems to
be the millionth time: 

  1. What

    happened to the GOP?


  2. Where did they go?


  3. Why did they leave?


  4. Will they come back?

My short answers
are this:

  1. They sold-out to

    , the ethnic lobby and cheap labor lovers.


  2. They went over to the Dark Side.


  3. They left because they are unscrupulous



  4. No, they will not come back…but a

    third party

As far as the next
election is looking, I am often asked if the Dems will
take the White House or if they

will mess things up enough in this Congress
to make
the GOP appealing once again.

Unfortunately, the

behavior of Pelosi`s liberal left
will have no
discernable impact in 2008—so long as the

current GOP
chooses to maintain a

virtually indistinguishable
course of action.

That being said, I
don`t think people like Duncan Hunter,

Tom Tancredo
or Jeff Sessions

are members
of the “current GOP”

They are members of

new Third Party
we keep telling you about…you know,
the Party that can win…that will win.

And save America in
the process.

Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.