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Help Me I Am In Hill

I think I’m going to be violently ill.  Due to total Republican inaction and incompetence, the Hildebeast has staked out a new position on illegal immigration, and it’s pretty much exactly the same as mine.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is staking out a position on illegal immigration that is more conservative than President Bush, a strategy that supporters and detractors alike see as a way for the New York Democrat to shake the “liberal” label and appeal to traditionally Republican states.

Mrs. Clinton — who is tagged as a liberal because of her plan for nationalized health care and various remarks during her husband’s presidency — is taking an increasingly vocal and hard-line stance on an issue that ranks among the highest concerns for voters, particularly Republicans.

“Bush has done everything he can to leave the doors wide open,” said Robert Kunst, president of HillaryNow.com, a group dedicated to drafting Mrs. Clinton to run for president. “Hillary is the only one taking a position on immigration. She will win that issue hands down.”

In an interview last month on Fox News, Mrs. Clinton said she does not “think that we have protected our borders or our ports or provided our first responders with the resources they need, so we can do more and we can do better.”

In an interview on WABC radio, she said: “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”

“Clearly, we have to make some tough decisions as a country, and one of them ought to be coming up with a much better entry-and-exit system so that if we’re going to let people in for the work that otherwise would not be done, let’s have a system that keeps track of them,” she said.

Unlike many pro-business Republicans, Mrs. Clinton also has castigated Americans for hiring illegal aliens.

“People have to stop employing illegal immigrants,” she said. “I mean, come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand on the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx. You’re going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work.”

This just shows how easily a moderate leftie (or even a pretend moderate leftie like Hillary) can co-opt a huge chunk of the Republican agenda.  I mean, it used to be the GOP that was against illegal immigration on security issues and the Democrats who loved it because they’re bleeding heart morons.  But the Bush years have turned everything on its head, and a smart Democratic candidate is going to be able to capitalize on this total lack order on the right side of the aisle.

Posted by Lee on 04/17/06 at 08:36 AM in Politics • Permalink


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