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  • An inconvenient issue: illegal immigration and the GOP (RINOs fret as 2008 approaches--Must Read!)

    07/21/2007 2:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 2,414+ views
    GOPublius ^ | July 19, 2007
    The GOP leadership is waking up to a persistent reality, and it's one that has fundraisers and strategists at the RNC up at night. Conservatives, the core constituency of the Republican Party, are irate. Far from a passing hobbyhorse, the illegal immigration issue has galvanized Republican voters like no single issue in recent memory, and conservatives are refusing to let it go. The Senate's comprehensive immigration bill, backed by the President and pushed by the GOP establishment, was more than a mere legislative miscalculation, is was the straw that broke the conservatives' back. Moreover, to listen to conservatives, it wasn't...