Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Illegal immigration may cost Elaine the election

Interesting day. Obama to sue Arizona over newly adopted illegal immigration laws. Burr poll numbers rise. Anyone else see the connection here?

Heck, I'm a moderate Republican, but even I see the value of what Arizona is trying to achieve. And if Elaine Marshall doesn't get it, if she doesn't understand that the majority of Americans want illegal immigration addressed harshly, then she's going to continue sliding in the polls. She'll lose this election on the illegal immigration issue alone. We've been over-run with illegal immigration in North Carolina. And we've vastly underestimated how much our tolerance of this issue is hurting us in the various social services costs ($2.1 B annually in NC). And as our budget imbalances on both the state and federal levels continue to grow, our impatience with this issue will rear it's ugly head.

Elaine - if you want to win this election, you're going to have to adopt a very tough stance on illegal immigration. That's all there is to it.


  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  2. I hear you. BUT, common sense comes into play when we push toward 10% unemployment, $13 Trillion in Federal Government debt, and Billions more in budget holes in our state budget. We simply can not afford the $100 Billion annual weight around our necks piled on to us by illegal immigration. EVERY VOTER understands this. If we stand by and do nothing, we run the risk of our Republic going bankrupt - and our beacon of freedom will be completely extinguished.

    Go back from where you came, and re-enter this country legally.

  3. ILLEGAL immigration is the problem, not legal immigration. I'm getting a little tired of being told that the nation was founded by ILLEGAL immigrants. If you are a North American native you can say that. Otherwise, you're talking nonsense. I wish no harm to the working people of Central or South America and I understand why they come across the border to work here. However, those who are concerned with political morality and rights for the illegal immigrant should take up their argument with the respective governments - not the U.S. Illegal immigration simply allows two populations to be penalized with one effort. The illegal immigrant has no labor rights and can be forced to work for less than a fair wage, no insurance, etc. The working U.S. citizen gets to subsidize the illegal immigrant. The corporation gets the profit off both. What's moral about that? What's right, fair, or moral about people who follow our prescribed immigration policy and wait for years to get into the country while we reward illegals with amnesty, education, and health care? Please, let us have a conversation about fairness and morality.

    Old and Aggravated

  4. It is odd that there has been this big spike in right wing idiocy coming out of Arizona though. Texas has a higher background level of crazy and right now Arizona is like a supernova taking the attention. I wonder how long it will last.

    Actually it isn’t that strange. Arizona has been moving gradually towards the middle over the last twenty years. The population has doubled in that time and a big part of that spike wasn’t old retirees who tended to be conservative, but a lot of younger families moving from blue states, etc. In 2008 McCain only received 53.4% of the vote here in Arizona, his sixth lowest vote total among the states he won. Now think about that, his home state was one of his least supportive states. Had McCain been from Texas, Florida, etc., he likely would have lost Arizona.

    This state has a long history of very conservative, often racist politics and the supporters of those policies aren’t happy that they are consistently losing ground to moderates and liberals (simply termed as liberals in their tirades). Because of how the state legislature is set up conservatives still have a major majority in both houses but, when Napolitano was governor, she vetoed a lot of their stupidity. In fact she set the record for vetoes in the history of the state. You take her away, bring in Brewer who is a wing-nut’s wing-nut, and you see incredibly stupid legislation that was shut down by a reasonable governor make it out of the state house. At the same time you see an increase in non-conservative population as well as an increase in non-white population and the far white err, right is freaking out.

  5. “All Men are created equal”! The founders had it right, when attempting to form a perfect union and they also knew that they were not there yet but knew we one day would get there. Lincoln moved us forward as did JFK and LBJ. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

    It is my contention that this AZ law is not constitutional and will fail when challenged (unless, of course, they keep adding more amendments), pretty funny for this so called perfect law, that many internet bloggers claim it was copied “Word for Word” from the Federal law, which I frankly do not believe, if it was then no amendments would have been made, right?, of course, keep those lies coming.

    As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass, the real problem is the narcos, arms and people smugglers and that’s what the focus should be on.

    Don’t you find it funny that no one ever voted for Brewer for Governor, she is trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, it’s all about politics, do not be fooled. In the last few months Busy Brewer has passed S.B. 1070, no permit conceal weapons law, the famous Birthers law, banning Ethnic studies law, (could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona) and if history is a lesson and if she can read, she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which failed when legally challenged) and the craziest one the boycott of Martin Luther King Day, not wanting another holiday, how crazy is that. I believe there is an undercurrent to their enactment of new laws, they real love following a distinct pattern. Poor Brewer, in an attempt to gain sympathy, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) and we find out her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955 (watch her play the victim card, again) and then she went to Washington and came back empty as always, poor dear.