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The GOP`s "Pledge to America"
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September 23, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Commenter Wilson gives a quick intro to the House Republicans` "Pledge to America," a 2010 version of Newt Gingrich`s winning 1994 "Contract with America."

It`s basically a George W Bush Redux. It advocates no useful policy on enforcing the borders. It merely advocates (buried way down on page 20) to reaffirm the right of states to enforce immigration laws - a right they already have.

And I`m gunna go out on a limb and wager that it says nothing about eliminating racial preferences or CRA.

But it`s opening lines are the best. "America is more than a country. America is an idea...America is an inspiration to those [immigrants] who yearn to be free..."

Aunt Zeituni couldn`t have said it better.

Republicans have learned nothing from the Bush years. It`s not a question of whether or not GOP policies will win votes, it`s a question of whether they will actually make America better. We already know the answer to that.