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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Eugene Robinson’s – from The Washington Post – latest op-ed column?

Answer: He wonders why the Tea Party activists aren’t protesting Arizona’s new immigration law.

Really Mr. Robinson???… You’re throwing out the race-card? Figures…

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?

Personally, I think Mr. Eugene Robinson should have stayed home today and kept his phalanges off his (assuming) ritzy Apple MacBook, because it would have saved him the humiliation of writing this op-ed column.

First of all, this Arizona immigration law does not allow law enforcement officers to detain and interrogate people solely “on a whim.” I give Eugene Robinson major props here for his excellent exaggerations. Click here to read the bill.

Second, the Tea Party movement is about limiting government to its responsibilities. In this case, the government is not overreaching here, because the federal government is SUPPOSE to protect our borders and enforce immigration laws. Unfortunately, both Republicans and Democrats have not grown a spine on this issue and continue to fail at maintaining the integrity of our borders and preserving the concept of U.S. citizenship. Therefore Arizona has been forced to man-up and take care of its citizens.

Lastly, there’s nothing wrong with legal American citizens wanting their borders protected so that state unemployment rates decrease, health-care costs decrease, and their property values increase. Yup… That must be racist. 🙄 <– That’s sarcasm if you couldn’t tell.

In the end, Eugene Robinson proves once again that it is difficult for those on the far-left to understand what is and is not a proper role of our government.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Republicans during President Obama’s health care speech last night?

Answer: A Republican with enough balls to speak up and object to Obama.

If you were watching the Messiah speak last night about the coverage illegal immigrants would receive with socialized health care reform you probably heard a Republican yell out “You lie!”  That risky individual is Rep. Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina.

Props to you Joe! Obama said his plan wouldn’t fund illegals, but we all know there’s nothing in there that says it won’t. But like all politicians, including Rep. Wilson, they always have to stay political savvy and make a statement apologizing for an ‘out of the box’ comment:

“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.”

I wouldn’t feel too bad Joe. After all, at least your not Van Jones apologizing for:

Yeah, I’d say you got it good buddy. Why? Because when it comes down to it, you were absolutely correct. Unless Obama is reading something between the lines (he’d have to read the bill first), he would see there is nothing in there that restricts illegal immigrants from being covered in his plan:

Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegals. The House bill, as currently structured, does not offer clear guidelines to ensure that illegal immigrants cannot access taxpayer-funded health care benefits. Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced an amendment that would use two citizenship status verification systems, the Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) and Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) programs, to establish an individual’s eligibility to obtain the bill’s proposed affordability credits or enroll in the public insurance option. Both programs are currently used to determine citizenship status and eligibility for public assistance programs. Safeguards to guarantee that only citizens can access federal health care benefits are necessary, considering that the US Census Bureau currently estimates that 9.6 million of the uninsured are not US citizens. The first Heller amendment failed on a straight party-line vote.

Keep misleading liberals… You’ll go up a couple points in the polls this week, but in a couple weeks you’ll be right back to where your at before Obama’s speech.

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