Sure the Republicans could try to win over the 53% or blow them off while promoting amnesty for 11 million Democratic voters.
More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.
The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.
Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.
Only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31 percent want most illegal immigrants to stay.
One of the big problems with Republicans is that they don’t exploit and expand areas of agreement. Reagan did it very successfully, but modern Republicans spend too much time being on the defensive.
Obama had no problem articulating and embracing radical ideas from the left, while Romney wasted time trying to find the center.
The mass illegal alien amnesty will mean much higher unemployment rates and the destruction of the middle class. It’s an act of war against the working class.
Another resident, Keith Smith, got into a testy exchange with McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate whose views on immigration have fluctuated over the years.
“Cut off their welfare and all their stuff and they’ll go back,” Smith said, referring to undocumented workers.
McCain had been trying to explain his position: “You’re not telling these people the truth. They mow our lawns, they care for our babies, they clean . . . that’s what those people do,” he said.
And why can’t Americans do those things? Because even the McCains would rather pay illegal aliens a discount rate to do them.