Who`s Better On Immigration—Republicans Or Democrats? You might Be Surprised!
writing the above question startles me!
Charlton Heston calling
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:
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)!! Love, love, love
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who seems to work well for immigration reform and who
seems to have, well…dedicated their souls to the
his candidacy for President last week while touring the
South Carolina—the state which has had an uncanny
ability to pick the
eventual GOP nominee in every recent Presidential
(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 to
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
women from the girls (or mammals from the reptiles
in some cases) is most definitely—immigration reform.
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.
immigration reform score (97%) equals that of the great
Tom Tancredo and only two Members of Congress have
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
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 (R-Ne):
Career: D- Current:
Now for a little
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%
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%
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
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…
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 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:
happened to the GOP?
Where did they go?
Why did they leave?
Will they come back?
My short answers
They sold-out to
farmers, the ethnic lobby and cheap labor lovers.
They went over to the Dark Side.
They left because they are unscrupulous
No, they will not come back…but a
third party will.
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.
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
Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.