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"racism and xenophobia are not Republican virtues"

Don't blame me. Rep. Chris Cannon apparently said it quite a bit during his hotly contested primary against Buchananite and Tancredoite John Jacob.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Cannon won that primary by a commanding 12 points, 56-44.

What does this mean for the anti-immigration folks? Well, over at The Corner, immigration liberal John Podhoretz notes that some of his more restrictionist colleagues are sounding like Daily Kossacks.

A loss is a loss is a loss. It turns out that anti-immigration sentiment is weaker in the GOP than some thought -- especially in the West.

And some of us think that's a very good thing.