Alberto Gonzales offers his party a harsh truth

“I think that members of our party have spoken about this in a way that’s not only anti-immigration but anti-Hispanic, and I think that’s harmful to the long term future of the party. That’s been disappointing.”

“I believe in a secure border, I’m a law-and-order kind of guy, but it seems to me we can talk about achieving a secure border in a way that reflects the reality of why people come here and has a more compassionate tone.”

Alberto Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales

– Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in an interview with Yahoo news.

You have to applaud Gonzales for his frankness in discussing what motivates some in his party, although I’m doubtful that his words will have much impact on those in question. He understands all too well the message that is sent by Republican officials when, for example, they nominate a bigot like Phil Kent to a state immigration board.

In a similar interview with the Daily Caller, Gonzales was asked about allegations that the GOP is trying to minimize its problem with minorities by limiting their access to the polls through voter purges and changes in the law.

“The answer is not to suppress the Hispanic vote,” Gonzales answered. “The answer is to improve the Republican brand.”

And given changing demographics, “there is no long-term future for the Republican Party” unless the party somehow changes its approach, he warned.

I hope the Republican Party takes that advice, but I’m doubtful because it has caught itself in a trap of its own making. It cannot operate as a source of reassurance to white Americans worried about their status in a rapidly changing nation and also be seen as welcoming to the very groups perceived to be threatening that status. It is impossible to play both roles at the same time.

Some figures in the party — Gonzales, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio,, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez — understand that conundrum, even if they have no idea yet how to resolve it.

– Jay Bookman

383 comments Add your comment

Adam

June 8th, 2012
8:34 am

Why is irrelevant. WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND! Etc etc ad infinitum.

Adam

June 8th, 2012
8:36 am

Oh! FIRST!

To expand on my point, basically they do not care how hurtful they are being with their speech. They are the party of ME ME ME now. And let’s face it, most of them are NOT hispanic, and see anyone not like them, in whatever way they choose to separate themselves, as inferior and/or someone who does nto belong. Whether that’s hispanics, “LIBRULS” or something else.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

June 8th, 2012
8:38 am

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:41 am

“The answer is not to suppress the Hispanic vote,” Gonzales answered.

This is the first time I’ve ever heard a Republican admit that this is, in fact, a GOP tactic in play.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:43 am

New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez

By the way, I still haven’t heard anyone give me an especially good reason for why Romney shouldn’t choose her as his running mate, besides a superficial “we can’t have another newly-minted governor on the ticket because the last time we did it, it happened to be Sarah Palin.”

Bloomberg Troll

June 8th, 2012
8:43 am

carlosgvv

June 8th, 2012
8:44 am

America is the only modern country on Earth that would allow over 20 million illegals to come in. This was done by our politicials completely ignoring our immigration laws. This is not something the world’s greatest country would do. If you give all you have to the poor, you will be poor.

Bloomberg Troll

June 8th, 2012
8:45 am

“You have to applaud Gonzales for his frankness in discussing what motivates some in his party”

GOP is the big tent party. They’re not shutting up Gonzales or Jeb. Unlike Democrats furious with Booker, Clinton, Patrick… (its a long list

Lord Help Us

June 8th, 2012
8:48 am

The GOP tent gets smaller…the demographics of this country get broader…

Tick…tick…tick…

Bloomberg Troll

June 8th, 2012
8:48 am

“I hope the Republican Party takes that advice”

“Gonzales, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio,, New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez”

Um. Those people are the republican party. And Romney is not anti-hispanic either. The Republican party is not some immigrant hispanic hating monolith. As proven in your own column.

Jay

June 8th, 2012
8:50 am

bookman parrot

June 8th, 2012
8:50 am

Were does the GOP say it wants to suppress any “legal” voters. It doesn’t. But the Democraps want to take “illegals” and brainwash them for their own political gain. Let’s take the lib plan farther and disband the military and open the borders wideopen, as long as they vote democrat.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:50 am

The Republican party is not some immigrant hispanic hating monolith.

Of course not; nobody is claiming they are. But they do have a substantial “immigrant hispanic hating” (your words, not mine) base of voters to coddle.

That’s why Romney has to say he’d veto the DREAM act. He probably knows it’d be dumb public policy, but he’s running for President, for Pete’s sake.

Bloomberg Troll

June 8th, 2012
8:51 am

” I still haven’t heard anyone give me an especially good reason for why Romney shouldn’t choose her as his running mate”

She’s great. But she really doesn’t have enough experience yet. And probably isn’t prepped for national and international issues yet. Good enough?

Or are you going to play the: “Palin was awful and unprepared but Martinez isn’t being chosen because she’s a hispanic woman” game?

kayaker 71

June 8th, 2012
8:52 am

What a crock!!! Ignoring the over 20M illegals who clearly crossed our borders illegally and who are on the verge of breaking the state of CA is insane. This open borders policy that politicians embrace is done for only one reason…… votes. If we are to ignore our laws for the purpose of getting politicians elected, we are no longer the worlds\’s greatest country.

Bloomberg Troll

June 8th, 2012
8:53 am

“But they do have a substantial “immigrant hispanic hating” (your words, not mine) base of voters to coddle.”

Small minority base. People are focused on jobs right now.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:53 am

Jay @ 8.50, I’ll admit to not having seen that about Gov. Martinez, and yes, I’m aware she’s said she doesn’t want to be on the ticket. I still think she’d be his best choice.

But what do I know. I wanted George HW Bush to pick Colin Powell to be his running mate; I’m sure they were ever so much better served having Quayle at the helm.

Common Sense

June 8th, 2012
8:54 am

Panic is in the air over at the DNC.

Doggone/GA

June 8th, 2012
8:54 am

“:By the way, I still haven’t heard anyone give me an especially good reason for why Romney shouldn’t choose her as his running mate”

Jay answered that for them: “It cannot operate as a source of reassurance to white Americans worried about their status in a rapidly changing nation and also be seen as welcoming to the very groups perceived to be threatening that status”

Adam

June 8th, 2012
8:54 am

Were does the GOP say it wants to suppress any “legal” voters. It doesn’t.

Look at their actions, not their words.

Goldie

June 8th, 2012
8:55 am

Today’s GOP is filled with so much hatred — they hate non-whites, gay people, women and “intellectuals”… even their hero Ronald Ray-gun would not recognize their party today!

Stonethrower

June 8th, 2012
8:56 am

GOP doesn’t need the Hispanic or other minority vote. The party still and will control congress nationally and has a good chance of taking the executive office. Several states, including Georgia, have a GOP stronghold. What’s the point?

Adam

June 8th, 2012
8:56 am

Ignoring the over 20M illegals who clearly crossed our borders illegally and who are on the verge of breaking the state of CA is insane.

Not Intended to be Factual:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/01/AR2010090106940.html

In case you have math problems, 11.1M is less than 20M, and that’s the number for the whole country.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:56 am

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:56 am

And Adam, git outa mah brain.

Adam

June 8th, 2012
8:57 am

Doggone/GA

June 8th, 2012
8:58 am

“This is not something the world’s greatest country would do”

So…we’re NOT the greatest country in the world, according to your ananlysis.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:59 am

we’re NOT the greatest country in the world, according to your ananlysis.

A warning for some of the noobs here: our carlosgvv has long periods of lucidity on many political topics, but when it comes to uppity ethnic types, his blind spot’s diameter is measured in light-years.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

June 8th, 2012
9:01 am

Kayaker,
What is your solution to the “20 million Illegals”? And what about the children born here in the USA by those “Illegals”? They are natural born citizens, you can’t kick them out. Are you prepared to start government run institutions to help care for these American Orphans, when their parents are deported? I would really like to know. As to the kids born here here I figure you would say kick them out too, but you can’t…that would open a can of worms and set precedence to kick any American born citizen out for..say…disagreeing with the Government. Do you want that? I’d also ask for how much your solution would cost the American tax payer. Giving the folks already here citizenship might actually help our revenue.

Lord Help Us

June 8th, 2012
9:02 am

Man, I still remember early in the GOP primary when Perry got booed out of the building after several other candidates pointed out that his policy in Texas had allowed some children of illegal immigrants (like they were at fault) to take advantage of in-state tuition at UT and other state universities.

Perry replied with something along the lines of ‘compassion’, and he died a quick death to the GOP primary voters…

GOP, that IS your base…deal with it…

ty webb

June 8th, 2012
9:02 am

another lesson for the noobs here, “stands for decibels’ is a one trick pony(”racists”!).

Paul

June 8th, 2012
9:03 am

What kind of a political strategist says “I know! Let’s compete for voters by alienating the fastest-growing minority group in the country!”?

A dumb one.

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
George Carlin

I do like the irony, though. The Left agreeing with Gonzales and our Right bloggers turning the big guns on him.

Normal – Thanks! I felt the earth achieve equilibrium.

Fred ™

June 8th, 2012
9:05 am

How come the racists ALWAYS think that EVERY illegal alien is a “damn messikan?”

How about all the Canadians? The Croatians? the Russian? IE The WHITE SKINNEDED ONES?

oh those ones don’t count……….

Paul

June 8th, 2012
9:06 am

Lord Help Us

That was the singular time in the campaign that I, as a Texan, was not embarrassed by saying Perry is our governor.

Simple Truths

June 8th, 2012
9:06 am

But, but, but Millard Fillmore!

(Just thought I’d get that out of the way.)

Doggone/GA

June 8th, 2012
9:07 am

“They are natural born citizens, you can’t kick them out”

Actually…you can…sort of. If they are minors it is the parents who are responsible for them. If you deport the parents they can choose to take their children, regardless of where born, with them. But you are correct that you cannot – directly – deport the child.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
9:08 am

““The answer is not to suppress the Hispanic vote,” Gonzales answered. “The answer is to improve the Republican brand.””

WTF does that even MEAN???

criminey, I know and understanding branding … but if voter purges = improving the Republican BRAND, then I think they need to reexamine what they stand for … cuz it sure as HELL isn’t democracy.

Lord Help Us

June 8th, 2012
9:08 am

‘…I, as a Texan, …’

Just don’t tell me you live in Austin and get to eat at Ironworks bbq whenever you want…I won’t be able to handle the envy…

kayaker 71

June 8th, 2012
9:08 am

So, it’s OK if we have “only:” 11.1 or 10.5 or 15.3 or some other contrived number of illegals in this country. If it really is 11.1M which I would question, that represents about 3% of our population. No one in Congress, no recent president…. no one, has had the balls to confront this issue squarely. It’s always about “how much good they are doing for the country” or “they are just trying to improve the lot of their family” or “the Republicans are a bunch of racists” for not embracing illegal latinos, or “they are doing the work that no one else will do” Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton and now Bozo have not faced this issue from the legal standpoint for fear of pissing off some segment of the electorate. Jan Brewer is the only person who has tried to confront this problem and look what it got her. We are selling our legal system and our immigration policy down the road for nothing but votes. That must make liberals pretty proud.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:08 am

The Left agreeing with Gonzales

I suspect he’ll always be Torture Boy to me. I’m just surprised that he actually uttered the word “suppress” in the same sentence as “vote.” Don’t know if that was a slip or quite intentional. I guess I’ll have to read the Daily Wanker piece to find out more.

barking frog

June 8th, 2012
9:09 am

Who counted the illegals?

carlosgvv

June 8th, 2012
9:09 am

Doggone/GA – stands for decibels

Like all countries, we have immigration laws. Unlike almost all countries, these laws have been ignored and we have at least 12 million illegals here, probably to stay. If you think this reflects what the world’s greatest country should do, then this is where we part company.

Class of '98

June 8th, 2012
9:10 am

“Are you prepared to start government run institutions to help care for these American Orphans, when their parents are deported?”

The law would allow the parents to take their children with them when they leave. Problem solved.

Steve - USA (Please support my SuperPac for "none of the above"))

June 8th, 2012
9:11 am

These articles are becoming more bizarre and desperate by the day.

They sure are fun to read them though, I thought “The Onion” wrote todays article.

Jay

June 8th, 2012
9:11 am

LHU, I haven’t eaten there but we did make it out to Salt Lick Barbecue last time we were in Austin. Downright decadent!

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

June 8th, 2012
9:11 am

they nominate a bigot like Phil Kent to a state immigration board.

Phil Kent is no Eric Holder when it comes to bigotry. Didn’t you neo-marxists learn anything when Reagan granted amnesty? Progressives = morons

East Cobb RINO

June 8th, 2012
9:13 am

When Michael Steele was the token leader of the RNC he said in an interview that the Republican party does not need to change the brand, just the way the brand was being marketed. Sounds a bit like the now deceased leader of another extremist organization thinking about changing the name of his terrorist group but not the mission.

Adam

June 8th, 2012
9:13 am

USinUK: I am reasonably sure the Republican brand will be just fine as the party of isolationism. People seem to be going for that nowadays.

Steve - USA (Please support my SuperPac for "none of the above"))

June 8th, 2012
9:13 am

Come join the 1% by attending the USGP at Austin this November!

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:14 am

Jan Brewer is the only person who has tried to confront this problem and look what it got her

Elected? Yeah, that’s one brave lady!

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:15 am

The law would allow the parents to take their children with them

That’s mighty white of us!

St Simons - he-ne-ha

June 8th, 2012
9:16 am

Contrast for a moment if you will, these newest ‘merkans, (or like us,
the oldest ‘merkans) who will risk their lives just to BE amerkans,
with the current iteration of Republican, who with sadistic glee
attempt to economically bring down amerka with no conscience,
all in the name of getting the brown family out of the white house.
Who’s the bigger threat to amerka, immigrants or these Republicans?
ding-ding

JamVet

June 8th, 2012
9:16 am

One of the very few good ideas that GWB had – the path to citizenship – and the rabid elements that control that party went ballistic.

The neocons do not solve problems. They are the anti-pragmatists. They exacerbate our problems with their collective intransigence and unwillingness to compromise.

All they pretty much wanted to do was to deport the illegals and turn a totally blind eye to the tens of thousands of American criminals who hired them and profited illegally from them.

Lord Help Us

June 8th, 2012
9:17 am

‘ I haven’t eaten there but we did make it out to Salt Lick Barbecue last time we were in Austin. Downright decadent!’

It’s a bit of a drive from Austin to Salt Lick…but WELL worth it. County Line is not as good as it used to be…The Salt Lick Kiosk at the airport just isn’t the same.

DO NOT miss Ironworks next time you are there!

I'sMe

June 8th, 2012
9:18 am

Some figures in the party — Gonzales, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio,, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez — understand that conundrum, even if they have no idea yet how to resolve it.

“Frankly speaking”, have the above-mentioned sit down with Mitt Romney for a televised discussion on the topic.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
9:19 am

Adam – 9:13 – hey, isolationism has its place and time – don’t get me wrong – but the time for voter suppression is NEVER in a democracy

arnold

June 8th, 2012
9:19 am

Thank Richard Nixon and his southern Strategy for starting a mass migration of bigots from the Democrats to the Republicans.

Jm-pass TSPLOST unless you looove congestion

June 8th, 2012
9:21 am

Sfd
If we judge a party by it’s worst members, you wouldn’t be able to vote for any candidate.

Judge the candidate, not the party IMO

Banned by Kyle Wingfield and proud of it...

June 8th, 2012
9:21 am

Phil Kent is a scumbag. He’s the one that says that we need to preserve the “whiteness” of America. What an idiot and a bigot. Typical of the Republican party…

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

June 8th, 2012
9:22 am

CBS/NY Times poll…..52 % of Americans agree with Arizonia law and 19% undecided, only 24 % against. Pretty strong in anybody’s poll. They are doing the same thing with this as Gay marriage. Stuffing it down our throat from the main stream so Americans believe THEY are the ones out of step. Most Americans believe that the gay population is around 25% when it’s only about 2%. Gay marriage has lost on the ballot 31 of 32 times, even California. We have a progressive, agenda driven media…..They only problem they have, they can’t get the majority of voters to bite, not yet anyway. …………….Seal the border, evaluate who’s here, get the criminals out, and guest document the ones working, put them on the tax paying rolls, shut down companies using illegals. Next.

Don't Tread

June 8th, 2012
9:22 am

“I believe in a secure border, I’m a law-and-order kind of guy, but it seems to me we can talk about achieving a secure border in a way that reflects the reality of why people come here and has a more compassionate tone.”

Well Alberto, either you enforce immigration law or you don’t. You can’t have it both ways.

godless heathen

June 8th, 2012
9:23 am

The Democrats depend on painting the GOP as racists and so even when someone like AG the AG (former)speaks honestly, the Dems jump up and down about the racist Republicans. There are more than a few Democratic voters that are unhappy with our inability to control the borders.

(I just wanted to post so I could say, “AG the AG”.)

If you have to have a valid picture ID to attend a Michelle Obama book signing, is it too much to ask that you present one to vote?

yuzeyurbrane

June 8th, 2012
9:24 am

The alternative to which both Jay and Gonzalez only implicitly allude is that voter disenfranchisement could become the law of the land. We have done it before with Jim Crow. What makes one think we are incapable of it now, not just to blacks but to Hispanics or any other group? There is no doubt that undemocratic government can prevail for a long time—just look at the Soviet Union, Syria and Iran. Eventually, these regimes fall after much social turmoil. But what makes 1 think the U.S. is immune from oligarchy? I’d say the Koch brothers, Adelman and the few dozen other active billionaires have already demonstrated the possibilities with the assistance of many lesser accomplices.

Latinos for Obama

June 8th, 2012
9:24 am

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:24 am

If we judge a party by it’s worst members

Who is doing that, here?

I’m just asking you and others to face reality, which is that during the primary season, high-level republicans gin up anti-immigrant sentiment in order to shore up their base. During the general, they have to have broader appeal. This story is as old as the hills, and I’m sure if you work at it you’ll find something that’s somewhat similar in primary v. general election politics on the Dem side, perhaps from 2008.

Paul

June 8th, 2012
9:24 am

Lord Help Us

No.

But my brother does.

And I visit often.

grin……

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:25 am

Stuffing it down our throat

aaaand the collective IQ of this thread just dropped about twelve points.

Doggone/GA

June 8th, 2012
9:25 am

“If you think this reflects what the world’s greatest country should do, then this is where we part company”

We already got it that you don’t think this is the world’s greatest country. You don’t have to keep beating that dead horse.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:26 am

If you have to have a valid picture ID to attend a Michelle Obama book signing, is it too much to ask that you present one to vote?

Oh, it’s goofy rhetorical question time! Here’s mine:

How many people fought and died for the right to attend a book signing?

too little time

June 8th, 2012
9:27 am

Were does the GOP say it wants to suppress any “legal” voters. It doesn’t.

Bingo. If you want to know which groups commit the most voter fraud, watch who claims “voter suppression” when voter verification laws are applied universally to all groups.

Fred ™

June 8th, 2012
9:27 am

Banned by Kyle Wingfield and proud of it…

June 8th, 2012
9:21 am
+++++++++++++++++++

What ya gotta do to get banned by Kyle? And why would you read him anyways? Did you see his Memorial Day post? he stole Jay’s article and turned it into a party hack job……….

Jay

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

If you have to have a valid picture ID to attend a Michelle Obama book signing, is it too much to ask that you present one to vote?

Godless, that would be a far better point if the GOP were not simultaneously passing laws to make it even easier to vote absentee, which requires no valid ID whatsoever. That’s what happened in Georgia. The very same bill that tightened in-person voting requirements weakened them for mail-in absentee ballots, which are much less secure and easier to manipulate.

Now why would they do that?

Perhaps because Republicans typically use mail-in absentee ballots more heavily?

Peadawg

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

“If you have to have a valid picture ID to attend a Michelle Obama book signing, is it too much to ask that you present one to vote?”

My question who the hell would waste their time going to a Michelle Obama book signing?

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

hate to break it to “i’m (so not) a liberal” – but you don’t get to vote on someone else’s god-given rights.

I don’t know how many time we have to demonstrate that to you … evidently at least once more …

godless heathen

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

“How many people fought and died for the right to attend a book signing?”

Show me the Right to Vote in the Constitution?

Class of '98

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

Prevalent liberal viewpoint: It is racist, discriminatory and mean-spririted to try to make sure anyone who votes has a legal standing to do so.

The fact that the vast majority of improper and illegal voters choose Democrats… well, that’s just coincidence.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
9:30 am

by the by … soooooooooooo off-topic …

but did you know that not only is this the 25th anniversary year for Graceland …

it’s the 40th anniversary year for “Heart of Stone” (one of a handful of Neil Young songs that I like)

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:31 am

Banned by Kyle Wingfield and proud of it…

While I get the joke (there are several a-hole regulars over at Kyle’s who claim to be “proud” of being booted from Jay’s) – I seriously hope that

a) you weren’t really banned by Kyle, and if you were, that
b) you aren’t really proud of it.

USMC

June 8th, 2012
9:31 am

Americans don’t dislike “Hispanic/Latino” people.

But we don’t like the fact that Millions of “Hispanics/Latinos” break our laws everyday by illegally entering our country and using public funds and welfare; therefore taking advantage of our system. :-)

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:32 am

Show me the Right to Vote in the Constitution?

nice dodge.

If you don’t believe American citizens have a right to vote, you’re a pretty piss-poor American.

Jm-pass TSPLOST unless you looove congestion

June 8th, 2012
9:32 am

I almost died after a decadent Fox Bros BBQ the other day

And it was just half a rack of ribs….

Fred ™

June 8th, 2012
9:32 am

Stuffing it down our throat

aaaand the collective IQ of this thread just dropped about twelve points.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Not really. I think you are the only one who would read *that poster* (notice I didn’t say idiot or asshat ore anything else like that? I’m a kinder more gentler sort now). I had to scroll up to see who you were quoting and check the auto ignore posters list lol. The ones on auto ignore lack the basic intelligence to get me to spend 20 seconds of my life reading their posts………..

Joe Hussein Mama

June 8th, 2012
9:32 am

B. Troll — “GOP is the big tent party.”

Having voted with the GOP for over 20 years, and having volunteered time and donations to them for over a dozen, I can confidently assert that you are most definitely wrong.

skipper

June 8th, 2012
9:33 am

What are places like Arizona supposed to do? There are (sorry; this is true) lots of crimonals coming in…..check out the border “towns” if I may. Do we just drop the gate??

skipper

June 8th, 2012
9:33 am

p.s. thats “criminals” lol

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:34 am

it’s the 40th anniversary year for “Heart of Stone” (one of a handful of Neil Young songs that I like)

Keep me searchin’ for a girl
who’ll never break never break never break she’ll never break
This heart of gold, no no no…

meh. this mash-up isn’t working.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 8th, 2012
9:34 am

K71 — “Ignoring the over 20M illegals who clearly crossed our borders illegally”

It’s entirely possible to enter the US legally, yet to remain in the US *illegally.*

You’re pretty clearly uninformed on this topic.

Fred ™

June 8th, 2012
9:34 am

Class of ‘98

June 8th, 2012
9:29 am

Prevalent liberal viewpoint: It is racist, discriminatory and mean-spririted to try to make sure anyone who votes has a legal standing to do so.

The fact that the vast majority of improper and illegal voters choose Democrats… well, that’s just coincidence.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Could you provide some sort of proof for BOTH your statements please? Or should I just consider them both as hideous lies and move on to something else?

Adam

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

If you want to know which groups commit the most voter fraud, watch who claims that voter fraud is widespread where there is no evidence to back it up.

FYT

USMC

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

The “Hispanic/Latino” vote might not be AS important this year if this article is true…

Liberals Threaten Not To Vote In November Over Disappointment With Obama
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/06/08/liberals-threaten-not-to-vote-in-november-over-disappointment-with-obama/

Donovan

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Mr. Gonzales has had some time in which to mull over the lack of support he received from his ex-boss concerning the Democrat assault on him over for his mass firing of employees. Those DOJ suboordinates just happened to be Democrat hold-overs that were not helpful in carrying out policy decisions. Clinton got away with it in similar fashion during his term, but the Democrats made an issue out of it during Bush’s administration.

Although Pres. Bush was wrong for not standing by his AG, it appears that Mr. Gonzales has an axe to grind and this is all about sour grapes.

Today’s blog is once again the focus of an ex-Republican official who has disparaging words about his political party and the fomenting DNC operative, Bookman, throwing chum into the water for his little sharks to feast on.

That being said, we are still at odds with how to solve the illegal immigration issue. Republicans, by and large, want secure borders, illegals prosecuted, no entitlements granted, and no anchor baby rights. Just like what every other country in the world does with illegal immigrants.

Democrats want just the opposite. They don’t care about a secure border, don’t want prosecution, have no problem with giving entitlements to illegals, and love to have as many new Democrat hispanic baby voters born in this country by illegal mothers. They are complicit in breaking the laws of the land along with the president of the United States, the DOJ, and the Democrat side of Congress.

Jay Bookman and all his little sharks are to be condemned for their complicity, as well.

No matter how this issue is debated, the fact remains that the immigration laws of this country are not being carried out at the highest levels of this government. Democrats are fine with this and the Republicans are not.

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

What are places like Arizona supposed to do?

and we have Ye Olde “duh Feds aren’t deportin’ nobody so we hadda pass this dumbass law!” dodge.

I don’t believe in voter suppression, but IQ minimums for breeding? talk to me…

East Cobb RINO

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Show me the Right to Vote in the Constitution?
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See amendments 15, 19, 26

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Class of 98 – hate to be the one to break it to you, but they’re wiping out thousands of LEGAL voters – including vets and seniors, as well

you think that purging just affects illegals???

you can’t argue that the government is totally inefficient and inaccurate in everything else EXCEPT for voter purging.

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Millions of AMERICANS out of work in the Obama economy and the neo-marxists are pro-amnesty. Proggie = F.U. americans!

Fred ™

June 8th, 2012
9:36 am

Jm-pass TSPLOST unless you looove congestion

June 8th, 2012
9:32 am

I almost died after a decadent Fox Bros BBQ the other day

And it was just half a rack of ribs….
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Crap. Shame I wasn’t there. I would have foot the bill for the other half to complete the job…….

godless heathen

June 8th, 2012
9:36 am

Jay,

“Now why would they do that?”

Because they know that a lot of Democratic voters can’t drive and therefore, would like to make it easier for them to vote. ;)

“Perhaps because Republicans typically use mail-in absentee ballots more heavily?”

Oh, I wondered why Dems always wanted to toss out the absentee ballots whenever they get a chance.

kayaker 71

June 8th, 2012
9:36 am

Just try, in this day and time, to prevent someone from voting that legally has that right. This “disenfranchised” BS is just that. Stirring the pot to build up resentment toward conservatives…… keeping the sheep agitated, making voting groups think that Republicans are evil bigots who just want to take away SS benefits and Medicare. Telling half of the story just to make a point. Ignoring facts that do not support your position, then giving away the farm to keep them under the thumb…… just until voting time. Divide and conquer. The liberal mantra.

JF McNamara

June 8th, 2012
9:36 am

If that’s how he feels, then why is he still a Republican? If he feels his party is anti-Hispanic, shouldn’t he have said or done something prior to now?

I may agree with Republicans on most issues, but there’s not way I can be a Republican knowing that part of their party hates me just because of my skin color. I guess he reconciles that somehow and I can see voting split ticket, but I definitely wouldn’t be a representative for them.

JOE COOL~DoWnToWn THUG

June 8th, 2012
9:37 am

Jeb Bush Said It BEST: GOP Can’t Be the ‘Old, White-Guy Party’