Saturday, June 09, 2007

The McCain-Kennedy-Bush-Saddam-Osama Immigration Bill

There's a lot of noise about the seemingly defeated Shamnesty bill. Several GOP Prez candidates have referred to the "McCain-Kennedy-Bush" bill. Why must we engage in ad hominem attacks against our own President? We expect the Dems to do that, and I admit it's a little fun linking bad things to Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy, but shouldn't we be above that? Shouldn't this bill have been defeated because it's a dumb bill, not because of who's politically attached to it?

I think the GOP loses a lot of credibility when we deal with personal attacks and fail to focus on the issues and cold hard facts.

I mean, Bush has done way more than his fair share of stupid things, but you'd think from all the noise that every single thing he does is wrong. He probably ties his shoes wrong and brushes his teeth wrong too.

Do we as a party gain from bashing Bush just for being him? Once upon a time, back in the days of the Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers, political debate was more constructive and less destructive. Let's be a little more constructive in our criticism.

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