Right Throws Down the Gauntlet on Immigration

A group of right-wing leaders including Phyllis Schlafly, Lou Sheldon, Alan Keyes, and Richard Viguerie have issued an open declaration [PDF] to “oppose any amnesty or guest worker plans like the Senate bill (S. 2611), the Pence bill, or any other such proposals.” 

That, in and of itself, is nothing new. 

But this is

If any such bill is enacted, including the Senate bill or the Pence bill, we pledge to withhold political support from any Member of Congress who votes for it.

Finally, we dedicate ourselves to defeating any 2008 presidential candidate who supports the Senate bill, the Pence bill, or any other bill that provides legalization of illegal aliens or substantial increases in legal immigration. We pledge to do so regardless of political party and in both the primaries and the general election.

They have been warned.