The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration
All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week’s convention. Sparks flew when delegates got into debate over illegal immigration, which reflected where John McCain originally stood on the issue, but has now taken a more conservative stance.
Two delegates wanted to harden the language surrounding the issue of amnesty. The draft read, “We oppose amnesty.” But, delegates from North Carolina and Colorado wanted to include opposition to “comprehensive immigration reform” because they believe it is a code word for amnesty. This sparked a heated discussion between members with a delegate from Washington DC who said that the Republican Party is a “not a xenophobic party, not an intolerant party. We are a compassionate party that follows the rule of law and endorses federal law,” said Bud McFarlane.
This is what happens to Republicans when they let democrats define us. The spineless among us start to use the dems lingo ("intolerant") and use it when they don't have a logical argument.
Imagine: "We are a party who follows the rule of law but think that we should reward lawbreakers... no wait, you're just intolerant.