Recent events have made this the ideal time for Congress to offer Amnesty. No, not to illegal aliens, to Democrats.
With the Troop Surge and General Petraeus’ Counterinsurgency strategy bearing fruit in Iraq, the prospects for an American victory have brightened, and this is very gloomy news indeed for Democrat politicians who have invested their political future in American failure in Iraq.
Democrats face a serious conflict of interest: if the U.S. wins, Democrats lose; if the U.S. loses, Democrats win. This is bad for Democrats, and it’s bad for America. But, if Democrats were to change course and suddenly begin rooting for America to win in Iraq, they rightly fear that Republicans would bludgeon them with this flip-flop in the upcoming election campaign.
But, what if Congress – which jumped headlong into the restriction of political speech with the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act – were to grant a full Amnesty from political repercussions, to any Democrat willing to stop helping our enemies, and support America’s war effort?
The legislation could shield repentant Democrat candidates from negative GOP campaign ads pointing out for how many years and in how many ways Democrats have undermined the efforts of our military and taken up the interests of America’s enemies, and Left wing 527 organizations could be forced to continue contributing to Democrat election campaigns at a rate equal to the previous election cycle, plus a specified cost-of-living increase.
I know it would be tempting for Republicans to oppose such legislation, both on Constitutional grounds, and because it would deny them the target-rich environment of campaigning against Democrat candidates who have rooted against the U.S. and for our enemies in this war. But, times like these call for sacrifices, and Republicans should be willing to lead the way by supporting Amnesty now for every Democrat who wants to come in from the cold.