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Where's the Tea Party in Arizona?

Original post made by Hal, Downtown, on Apr 27, 2010

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post totally eviscerates the new Republican immigration crackdown in Arizona, and asks a salient question about the teabaggery:

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Activists for Latino and immigrant rights -- and supporters of sane governance -- held weekend rallies denouncing the new law and vowing to do everything they can to overturn it. But where was the Tea Party crowd? Isn't the whole premise of the Tea Party movement that overreaching government poses a grave threat to individual freedom? It seems to me that a law allowing individuals to be detained and interrogated on a whim -- and requiring legal residents to carry identification documents, as in a police state -- would send the Tea Partyers into apoplexy. Or is there some kind of exception if the people whose freedoms are being taken away happen to have brown skin and might speak Spanish?

Of course the reason the teabaggers aren't protesting this law is because the tea party is only concerned with white, upper-class, Christian freedoms. The same phenomenon happened with the Obama tax cuts -- people who received the tax cuts are freeloaders and layabouts. In other words, the tea party is only anti-tax when it comes to white, upper-class, Christian taxes.

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm

SteveP is a registered user.

What's a teabagger?
Are they the one's being portrayed by ineffectual leftists as racists and violent right wingers by rags like the WashPo? No wonder their readership continues to decline.
So, Hal, I take it by your inferred opposition to enforcing our country's immigration laws (in addition to opposing grassroots efforts to stop the degradation of our country) that you don't respect your country or it's laws.
Usually the losers that are the first to play the race card are the biggest closet bigots in society.
Congrats for exposing yourself

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Apr 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm

It's my understanding the Arizona law virtually mirrors the Federal immigration law now on the books - that's not being enforced...

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Posted by letsgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I think California should elect an illegal immigrant as governor, that will show everyone that illegal immigrants are the only thing holding this country together. Everyone else in this country is a bunch of freeloading losers who sit around and watch Oprah all day while only the illegal immigrants to any work of value.

According to the movie Food, Inc - NAFTA (and corn subsidies) is the real reason we have such immigration problems. We drove all the corn farmers in Mexico out of business. Now I don't know that for sure, but it seems pretty reasonable (and before anyone goes all Democrat/Republican on this topic it was signed by Bush and ratified by Clinton - so both parties are definitely in this mix with both feet)

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