Immigration reform has become a hot topic in both the Senate and the house. Sen. McCain has stated that the Republican Party cannot have a Republican president without voting in immigration reform. The majority of the Republicans in Congress are afraid to pass an immigration bill simply because the massive influx of immigrants from Mexico and South America would be overwhelming. If they were allowed to vote their votes would be primarily Democratic. It is easy to understand why the Republican Party would resist any kind of immigration reform if it would add legal Democratic voters.
Just recently the Democratic Party has gone public with statements regarding racism on the part of the Republican Party. I personally do not believe that racism is the problem, but rather the fear of having Democratic voters to vote Republicans out of office. Whichever is true the Republican Party has done itself a great disservice by not passing immigration reform and giving the appearance of being racist. I do know that some private citizens such as Ted Nugent have openly made racist remarks regarding Pres. Obama. Such ignorant rhetoric sickens me and has no place in this country.
The Republican Party is predicting that they will control both the house and the Senate in the upcoming elections this fall. I don't believe that the American people will so quickly forget the Republican shutdown of the government, the do nothing Congress at the hands of the Republicans, and failure to enact emergency unemployment compensation for those millions of people out of work. Even if the extended unemployment benefits were voted in retroactively many of the unemployed have ceased their weekly reporting and job search efforts as far as recording. This means that many of the unemployed would still not receive their extended benefits.
So it is that the list of voters who will vote against the Republican Party is growing. It is possible that their tactics will backfire and leave us with a Democratic-controlled House and Senate . We should all hope for a balance in power that gives us a reasonable compromise between Republican and Democratic ideas. That is something we have not seen in Congress for the last six years.
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