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Don’t DeLay Amnesty


I’ve never had a high opinion of Tom DeLay since his assertion in late 2005 that there was no fat left to cut in the federal budget. He was never good on immigration, either, defending the Marianas’ indentured labor program and recommending it as a model for the United States.

I shouldn’t be surprised then that DeLay is now lobbying for amnesty or, as his Roll Call piece says, “We also must find a way for people who are here illegally to pay taxes and get right with the law.” So, other than Gingrich, it looks like the brain trust in, and behind, the Republican House takeover — Armey, DeLay, and Norquist — are amnesty supporters. Great.