The endorsement of someone who has involved himself so much in pushing the illegal alien agenda for so many years and now endorses Palin should send up red flags for anyone who truly cares about this issue.
In the piece he basically reiterates the same thing others have been saying, but I believe there is an ulterior motive for someone who has championed for illegal aliens for so long. His piece is very well written to obscure this fact though and it makes me even question her stance on illegal immigration even more.
Just as an example of the pro-illegal propaganda Navarrette puts out, just have a read of this piece where he gives illegal alien supporters a little advice on how they can win the battle for America.
Oh, there is plenty to criticize in the most recent round of immigration raids, starting with the fact that employers never seem to get punished as severely and as publicly as workers do – at least not by immigration officials. (There is always the hope that other government agencies – such as the U.S. Labor Department or even the Internal Revenue Service – will look at a case and mete out their own brand of justice.) Or the fact that those who are apprehended often are herded like cattle and charged with heavy crimes such as identity theft. Or the fact that, lacking access to counsel, many plead guilty in proceedings they don't even understand, and end up in prison rather than simply being deported as they typically have been.
"The fact" that illegal aliens are herded like cattle? Really?
So what is your recommendation. Vote for Obama ? Stay home and give Obama your vote, still ?
Do we have a word from Sarah Palin's mouth on Illegal Aliens ?
Even so is it not McCain who will set the process on that ?
We know what McCain has done and said in the past and it is not good on Illegal Aliens. BUT. Again. Where do we go , what do we do , who do we vote for ?
And again. What are you saying. Don't vote for McCain/Palin. Vote for Obama. Vote for some third party and then wake up the day after the election to find PRESIDENT OBAMA ?
NOT IN THIS WORLD. NOT FOR ME. NOT ON MY WATCH.
Don't misunderstand. I do not know what Palin thinks about Illegal Aliens. What I do know is this: I am going to stay with you and every other ANTI ILLEGAL ALIEN/PRO LEGAL IMMIGRANT GROUP and make the 6 AM phone calls, faxes and e mails and ground mail letters, each time another amnesty/travesty bill comes up.
AS I have said before. You fight with the Army you have. Right now the only Army we have is McCain/Palin. Do I wish we had a two fisted all the way Pro American ticket ?
HELL YES. McCain/Palin is what we have. Who do we stand the best chance of influencing ; Obama or McCain ?
Tell me what you are trying to get at.
Posted by: JOHN CHINN on September 6, 2008 11:45 AM
Bob Barr for president.
Did you notice that Sarah said that Juan McCain is the same in Scranton as he is in San Francisco? That may be, but he is different when addressing a LaRaza crowd than he is addressing a heritage foundation audience.
Posted by: ken pope on September 6, 2008 12:12 PM
You have just been raped by McCain and Nobama. Now, as they stand over you, they say "you have to vote for one of us."
The Republicans were once a third party. If one doesn't start now, they must start later.
Posted by: ken pope on September 6, 2008 12:22 PM
No immigration bill shall make it to the president’s desk except for bills building a fence from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted by: TopAssistant on September 6, 2008 02:09 PM
We have to remind Gov. Palin that the majoirty odf Americans are FED UP with illegal aliens and the gov't offivials refusing to do anything about it! If she goes along weith Juan mcCain's plan for amnesty for illegals, she'll be a one term VP if they are elected. I encourage everyone to write to the McCain campaign and tell them NO AMNESTY for illegals - only a humongous border fence, none of the "virtual border
fence" they've been trying to con us with this past year... Also call the RNC headquarters and remidn them that GOP voters demand they build a border fence asap! I understand for political reasons that now is not the best time to come out on this issue as it will alienate the "Hispanic" vote... RNC: 202-863-8500
Posted by: April on September 8, 2008 12:22 AM
One more ting -- a vote for Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Ralph Nader etc is just taking votes away from McCain and is in essence a vote for OBAMA!!!! Go ahead and vote on "principle" but it's not going to help when Obama is in the White House, God forbid!!!
Posted by: April on September 8, 2008 12:24 AM
You are not "taking away" a vote for McCain if you weren't going to vote for him. That's a little ridiculous. If someone's choice is not to vote for president (just congress) or voting for someone they believe is right I'd rather see the latter.
I will never, EVER vote for McCain. So no vote is being taken from him it is being made FOR someone. Just as voting should be, not AGAINST someone.
A vote for third party is not a vote for Obama, it's a half vote for Obama and half for Juan McCain. Or a non vote, using your strategy.
Since their deal breaking positions on illegal aliens are the same, I support neither and feel free to vote on "principle," as you say.
I have voted for the lesser of two evils before and it always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
It occurs to me that one of the two will lose; isn't that a wasted vote? What are you afraid of? Vote third party. Don't buy in to what the TV news tells you, you are not a sheep. Baaaa.
Posted by: ken pope on September 8, 2008 09:47 AM
I would have to think long and hard before i would vote for any of these political hacks.Obama has told us that he would enact a Amnesty Bill and McCain has lied out of his teeth saying he would fix the Border and then enact a Amnesty.
Posted by: Richard Marsteller on September 8, 2008 09:58 AM
I guess everyone should vote their conscience and let the chips fall where they may. I'm certainly no McCain fan, but I am a realist. The reality is it's likely either McCain or Obama will be in the White House. If you weren't planning to vote on McCain based on principle, fine. I hope that comforts those of you who are voting on principle when it puts Obama in the White House... This election could become another 1992 -- Perot split the vote and gave Bubba Clinton the WH...
Posted by: April on September 9, 2008 12:26 PM
I live in California. My state will vote for Obama by a half million vote margin, so, this frees me to vote my true beliefs. Check your state, you may also have such a luxury.
Posted by: ken pope on September 9, 2008 08:06 PM
And if McCain does lose, maybe the Republicans will actually realize why. Because he is traitorous on many fronts and that pandering to the "Hispanic" community by supporting illegals, which many Latinos don't support, actually cost him the election.
I am laughing every time I read that McCain has lost "Hispanic" support. They never seem to attribute it to the fact that "Hispanics" are not a block of votes, they are as distinct a voting block as the "white voting block" as citizens whose ethnicity includes Italians, Irish, English, Russian, (they're all the same right? They all vote the same right?) etc... As distinct as citizens whose ethnicity includes Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino (all Asians are the same right? They all vote the same right?). Citizens of Mexican descent are the same as those of Brazilian, Guatemalan or Venezuelan descent right?
This guy, and the Republican party in general, have become a bunch of total idiots who no longer think with logic and just standing on what is right for the American people.
That's why I'm not voting for this idiot. I could care less about who else is running. We'll keep the president in check with those few honest people in the House in congress (because the Senate is also peppered with idiots).
You guys do know that McCain's the guy who introduced the Comprehensive Immigration "Reform" Bill in the Senate, right? He introduced it with Senator Kennedy and the legislation is a mirror of Congressman Luis Gutierrez's immigration "reform" bill that's in the House.
The McCain/Kennedy immigration proposal was called "amnesty" by its critics and has been McCain's rallying cry for Hispanic voters. What makes anyone here think that McCain is suddenly going to backtrack on immigration if he wins, especially if he has to deal with Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate? The man's schtick is Bi-partisanship and he's been working hard to court Hispanic voters for decades.
If you're concerned about that legislation and don't want it to pass, the only options are third party candidates, which will serve as a way to inform the GOP that you are unhappy with the stance they've taken on this issue. No matter who wins in November, the best strategy is grass roots campaigns. Write letters (not emails, no one reads those in DC) and make calls to your Congressional Reps and US Senators next time the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill is debated. If the polls are right, a lot of the Democrats who are going to get elected this year are from traditionally "red" districts, so you'll all have plenty of weight to throw around with them if you organize your ground troops. Again, I strongly recommend hand written letters and phone calls. Postcards and emails will get you nowhere, but a thoughftul, hand written letter that lays out clear arguments against the Comprehensive Immigration "Reform" proposals will go a long way, especially if you can convince friends to do the same.
Bottom line is that BOTH McCain and Obama will work with what's likely to be a Democratic Congress and Democratic Senate to pass the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rather than argue which candidate is less likely to pass that legislation, it's time to get organized.