Part of those 'reach the Pubbies a lesson' is the anti-immigrant crowd. As some articles in FR have shown, having a Democratic control congress just guarantees us to have a 'comprehensive immigration policy', which no doubt will be signed by W.
It's the House Republicans that have the most sensible immigration policy. And they're the ones who should be punished? I hope not.
I see it as just the opposite. Scan through the posts and you will notice that the open border blue blood republicans have been calling the secure border crowd "DUummies" especially after Bush signed the fence bill. Their goal is to anger to secure-the-border republicans enough to actually not go vote and give the dems the control. I have been told this via freeper mail (by a participant)and in USENET by other so-called "republicans. They want the conservatives to stay home and even publically try to discredit their posts with the goal of getting them angry at conservatives.
Hmm... I just noticed something, paudio... you refer to those who frown on illegals as "anti-immigrants". Telling!