I can't tell you how many messages I get via Gather and Facebook saying, "Just wait until the November mid-term elections". For some reason those opposed our duly elected 44th President believed that the hysteria, lies, and deception aimed towards President Obama would have been enough to change the balance of power within the Senate and Congress.
Well I'm here to say that Democrats have nothing to fear, but fear itself. The Republicans are literally imploding. When Florida's Governor Charlie Crist decides to abandon the Republicans and run for the U.S. Senate as an independent, it cannot be denied that there are problems within the party. Republicans are forcing out big-tent politicians as if they had the plague.
"All this hyperbole and outrage and the tea party tiger the Republicans are riding are pushing them over the edge," Representative Earl Blumenauer said last week. He sees the extreme posturing of the Republicans combined with "the insanity of what going on in Arizona" as having the potential of changing the November mid-term's political trajectory.
Even Republicans are starting to worry that a purely negative approach to the mid-term elections will not be enough to regain majority status in the Senate or Congress. That is part of the reason why House Republican Leader John Boehner went to NPR, (National Public Radio) and not Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Shaun Hannity, or the Glenn Beck show to promise that the GOP would be more than the party of "NO". Go Figure! NPR is now the choice of media of Republicans and the orange guy, John Boehner. I guess all things are possible. I was led to believe that NPR was an extension of CNN, "The Clinton News Network."
"We have a project under way that people will see soon, one that will engage the American people in helping us develop our agenda that we would enact if we're fortunate enough to win the majority in November." That statement doesn't sound very confident in my opinion. To me it sounds like reality is beginning to set in. It sounds like Boehner setting up a soft landing for any failures in the mid-term election.
Now onto Arizona. If Republicans ever had a chance of regaining majority status in the Senate or Congress, the Arizona madness may have put the nail in that coffin. Why in the world would you alienate the fastest growing voter block in America? Americans know right from wrong. And the Arizona bill, which is now law, is just that, WRONG!
Do we have a problem with undocumented immigrants? The answer is yes. Did this law solve the problem? The answer is no. What this law has done is given Hispanic immigrants a voice they never had before. From the Mayor of Flagstaff, Arizona to the Phoenix Suns basketball team to the President of the United States, all have spoken out against the legalization of racial profiling.
Arizona would have been better off racially profiling the likes of Saudis, Pakistanis, or the many others who have done harm to our nation. But they decided to pick on the weakest link. Our South and Central American neighbors doing the work that Americans don't want to and refuse to do.
When was the last time a Latino flew a plane into a building? When was the last time a Latino tried to cause death and destruction in Times Square?
Let me give you some examples of who should be profiled.
If we take this law to it's logical conclusion, and Governor Brewer's own words to it's logical conclusion, then requiring documentation from everyone entering the State of Arizona should be required. Why? Because racial profiling doesn't take into account the crimes committed by those born and raised within the United States.
Homegrown terrorism has been more devastating to the citizens of the United States than any crimes committed on our soil, than those terrorist responsible for 9/11. And If I'm not mistaken, many of those involved in the 9/11 plot were here legally. Many allowed to take lessons on making a plane take off, but never given lessons on landing one.
How can we ever forget Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) the United States Army veteran and former security guard who was convicted of detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people, including 19 children under the age of six. It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attack.
And how about the Columbine High School massacre that occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and one teacher. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then committed suicide. It is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history, after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and the 1966 University of Texas massacre, and the deadliest for an American high school.
While we are on the topic, how about Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966), also known as the Olympic Park Bomber, an American far-right radical described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a terrorist. Between 1996 and 1998, Rudolph committed a series of bombings across the southern United States which killed two people and injured at least 150 others.
Rudolph declared that his bombings were part of a guerrilla campaign against abortion and the "homosexual agenda". He spent years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives until he was caught in 2003. In 2005, as part of a plea bargain, Rudolph pled guilty to numerous federal and state homicide charges and accepted five consecutive life sentences in exchange for avoiding a trial and a potential death sentence.
Rudolph was connected with the white supremacist Christian Identity movement. Although he has denied that his crimes were religiously or racially motivated, Rudolph has also called himself a Roman Catholic in "the war to end this holocaust" (in reference to abortion).
So you see folks, looking for scapegoats to America's problems doesn't rest solely upon the shoulders of illegal immigrants. We have to look within also. We have to look at the forest and not just see the trees. We have to stop looking for scapegoats, placing blame on a select few, and find real solutions to the many issues facing the American people.
This law conveniently ignores what is really happening in America. It's a mean-spirited, unconstitutional, and wrong approach . One that doesn't make America better. One that goes against our fundamental principal of America being a melting pot. One that all Americans be against.
I ask everyone to walk in the shoes of an Hispanic soldier, putting his life on the line for this country, only to come to Arizona, and having to prove his loyalty and love for this country. I know for a fact that Governor Jan Brewer can't do that. John McCain never had to do that.
That is why I titled this post, "Republican "Foot and Mouth" disease. I can't wait until November."
What is your opinion? Tell me if you agree or disagree. I only ask that we keep this this controversial topic civil. I have a policy of not deleted any comments. But lately some have been pushing the limits of even my civility. Any direct attacks on me or anyone who replies will be deleted. That means from the Left and the Right. I really mean it this time.