"There's a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state basis by people who have ties to white supremacy groups," said the lawmaker, who is of Mexican descent. "It's been documented. It's not mainstream politics."
So there you go - another allegation by a socialist that backing the rule of law makes you racist.
This is Linda Sanchez: duly elected, race-baiting pond scum…
rules represents the 39th Congressional District in Southern California. This is a Democratically-drawn district (if the shape doesn't give it away) which slices in crescent-shaped fashion across one of the largest Hispanic-dense regions in Southern California.
Sanchez says front organizations for white supremacist groups are approaching lawmakers to propose the language to the bills and urging them to push them through state legislatures in an effort to legalize discrimination.
"It creates a Jim Crow system where based on the color of your skin you could be treated as a second-class citizen or harassed based on how you look," she said.
Sanchez told a newspaper after her speech that she based her accusation on online stories, particularly a blog written by Andrea Nill, an immigration researcher for ThinkProgress, an offshoot of the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Nill wrote that the Immigration Law Reform Institute, the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), helped write the law. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled FAIR a hate group, a designation that the organization disputes.
Yeah, a Liberal political activist group. I'm sure there's nothing but truth and light there. I bet they have evidence Rush Limbaugh lauded James Earl Ray too…
Fortunately, not all California politicians are as brain-dead as Sanchez appears to be. When asked of the comments, Gary Miller (R-CA) said Sanchez's remarks were "an outrageous accusation":
"It's trying to find somebody somewhere you can accuse of something," Miller told a (Whittier, CA) newspaper. "It's red herring. (She's) trying to change the debate from what the law says."
This we know…
A spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who will meet with President Obama Thursday to discuss immigration and border security, also criticized Sanchez's comments.
"Gov. Brewer signed S.B. 1070 because it mirrors what is already federal law and because our federal government has failed to secure our international border, leading to Arizona become a super highway of illegal drug and human trafficking," Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said in an e-mail to the newspaper.
Wow. A politician that actually works for her constituency! There’s a real example for Sanchez to follow…
The real tragedy lost in this is: There are far too many people who believe with all their hearts that those seeking to secure our borders and curb illegal immigration are racist. The movement, they believe, spurred on by evil people in masks and capes. Fools and self-serving cowards such as Sanchez make their living on perpetuating the lie for their own benefit. And that's a God-awful shame.
We have long known that fear, deception and hated are primary weapons of the Liberal arsenal. This of course is out of necessity - because civil discourse based on facts leaves most of a Liberals argument measured and wanting. As such, in order to achieve their goals, they resort to replacing facts and education with fear and hate. It is just so disappointing to see elected officials be so focused on their narcissistic goals of re-election and self-sanctification. It's as if they feel they must practice outright deception and dishonesty to be re-elected. I would suggest simply doing their job in an upright and honest fashion but I'd be laughed out of that conversation.
Sanchez I get: she's a race-baiting fear monger who will use any tool available to get re-elected. And in her district - much of which looks exactly like Ciudad Tijuana - she has a receptive audience. You can't drive through this area (ask Joy McCann) without seeing La Raza bumper stickers, window stickers of little guys wearing sombreros urinating on the likeness of a Fronteriza, and so on.
It’s the people I feel for. I have to believe many read these comments and laugh uncontrollably at the ignorance. I fear far too many shakes their heads in affirmative fashion - having this outright liar affirming their worst fears.
Of course, hearing recent news of mass graves and daily violence (both drug-related and government sanctioned) in Mexico, and I can see how in the mind of a Hispanic illegal being sent back across the border IS their worst fear.
Then again, if they were here legally that wouldn’t be an issue, would it?