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Pro-Immigration Overreaching


I mostly agree with Fred Barnes–certainly, I agree with him about Senator Jon Kyl. But I think he goes a bit far on immigration. Roskam probably wouldn’t have beat Duckworth without being more restrictionist than her on immigration, and I’ll bet there are others races that fit that pattern. They won’t be as attention-grabbing as the Graf and Hayworth races because those two losing candidates were so much more vehement on the issue, which tends again to reinforce my view that restrictionism can be an element in a successful conservative platform but can’t be the centerpiece.