Smack 'em where it hurts
The tale's been around for ages. The one about slugging a particularly stubborn animal upside its head with a 2 by 4 to get its attention? Yep, that's the one.
Not surprisingly after Monday's "Day Without Illegals" the backlash continues to grow.
[A]nger evoked a word that immigrant organizers who opposed Monday's boycott feared: backlash. McDonald and other Americans were particularly disturbed by Monday's boycott and civil action, attended in large part by people who entered the country illegally and are now demanding rights enjoyed by U.S.-born citizens and immigrants who entered the country legally.Various bloggers (Sorry, no links.) have noted that at its recent national committee meeting, the Democrats didn't even bother to bring up illegal immigration.
"How dare they," said McDonald, a research specialist for the University of Pittsburgh who said she voted for Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) in the 2004 presidential election. "If they are so active, why aren't they in Mexico City, why aren't they forcing their leaders there to deal with the quality of life? If you don't like it here, go home."
Guess what, boys and girls. The Republicans aren't planning to either.
I received an envelope today from the Republican National Committee. Inside -- along with a self-addressed, prepaid envelope -- was a questionnaire and a four-page cover letter from Ken Mehlman explaining its purpose.
Because the Republican National Committee can't contact everyone, I had been chosen to fill out this "especially registered" Census, My answers "will be used to develop a new BLUEPRINT for the Republican Party for the next ten years."
(I feel so speshul!)
I didn't take time to count but there are somewhere between 20 to 30 statements on it that I'm asked to mark as Agree, Disagree or Undecided. The specific subjects (to name only a few) that they're grouped under include the economy, social issues and national security.
What's glaringly absent from this Census is anything that can be even remotely connected to border security or illegal aliens. There's nothing.
I have 7 days to return this Census and I will.
I'll fill it out and send it in.
When it comes to the section about "promising" to vote for Republicans not just no but HELL NO! I've never voted a straight party ticket and don't intend to start now.
(I used to say the same thing to James Carville when he always wrote to me telling me just how speshul I was.)
And that beggin' section where I'm asked to send the RNC money, I'm not sending them a damned dime and I'm going to tell them exactly why.
If I'm going to contribute money for ANY election, it's going to go strictly to individual candidates whose views are closest to mine, ESPECIALLY when it comes to illegal aliens.
Later (05/04/06): My completed Census is in the mailbox. With it is the following letter:
Dear Mr. Mehlman:
Enclosed is my completed Census of the Republican Party. I appreciate the opportunity to participate.
Considering the demonstrations in the United States by and for illegal aliens demanding that this country bow to their will, I found it quite disappointing that not one statement in the BLUEPRINT to guide the Republican Party over the next ten years, addressed increased border security or the enforcement of immigration laws. The absence is glaring.
Please note that my contribution is "Nothing." If I am representative of other Republicans in my area and I believe I am, the RNC will see others like me choosing not to.
My support will go strictly to individual candidates whose views on illegal aliens and immigration mirror my own.
Again, thank you for the opportunity.
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