Colorado Supreme Court gives GOP a great issue
PUBLISHED in the Rocky Mountain News, 6/20/06
re "Court undermines citizen ballot right" (Rocky Mountain News editorial, 6/13/06)
To the Editor:
The blatantly political decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove the Defend Colorado Now initiative is a win-win situation for Republicans.
The recent special election in California shows the power of the immigration issue, particularly its ability to hurt Democrats. If the measure had been allowed on the ballot, it would have brought out voters who would also be likely to vote Republican. With it off the ballot, the state GOP now has a tremendously powerful issue in November. You can already hear the campaign ads: “Look how Democrats are spending your tax dollars on illegal immigrants”, possibly with a not-too-subtle reminder of Officer Donny Young’s death.
Despite Democrats generally wanting to implement only the softest of measures to curb illegal immigration, they must be truly frightened of the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s obvious contempt for the will of the people.
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