Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Michael Steele Distances GOP From Arizona's sb1070 Racial Profiling Immigration Law: It's Not 'A Reflection Of An Entire Political Party'

HP Reports: In an interview Monday with Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele distanced the Republican Party from SB-1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law:
Univision: How do you say that Hispanics are relevant (important) for your party, when you just approved a law in Arizona against immigrants?
RNC's STEELE: Well, let's be clear. The actions of one state's governor is not a reflection of an entire country, nor is it a reflection of an entire political party. The governor and the people of Arizona made a decision that they thought was in their best interest, and that's the beauty of a republic, that's who we are.
Univision[Cutaway]: For Steele, the Arizona law against immigrants is not a reflection of our nation, and it is not a reflection of the Republican Party.
RNC's STEELE: We hope, now that this debate is in full bloom, level heads will prevail and that we'll reach a common sense solution with regards to immigration.

Most other national GOP figures have defended the legislation and sharply criticized the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona. Many Hispanic Republicans in Arizona, however, have denounced racial profiling SB-1070, and Steele's comments may be an effort to live up to his pledge to increase diversity in the Republican Party.


ultima said...

Steele has not been an effective leader of the RNC squandering the best chance the GOP has of recovering control of the Congress. The majority of Americans support SB1070 and believe racial profiling can be avoided as required by the bill. The opponents simply don't want to admit that possibility because their real agenda has nothing to to with racial profiling. They just want illegal aliens to be left along and the borders open, which is essentially the same thing. If you do not pursue illegal aliens with all means at your dispossal, they will keep coming through the de facto open borders knowing they will never be repatriated because that would be construed to be racial profiling.

Dee said...

We all know that the RNC only elected Steele because he is black. They did this to gain Republican/Black voters. (All for naught because with the rest of their agenda, they will be losing more and more minorities)

Steele is a LINO (Leader in Name Only). No one in the RNC listens to him, does what he suggests or respects him.

Re: sb1070 and the polls saying the majority of Americans support it -- polls in Nazi Germany said the majority of Germans supported Hitler and his tactics, probably for the same reason. Most people don't know the content of sb1070, have never read the bill, do not understand the racial profiling aspects of the bill and do not know the ultimate goal is "Attrition through Enforcement" = Mass Deportation and the demonization of friends and family.

ultima said...

I would be surprised if most people who have access to the internet did not avail themselves of the opportunity to read this relatively short bill. I read the whole thing twice.

I think there was a racial element in Steele's selection although he has been around in Republican politics for a long time. As far as I know he never graduated above the Lt. Governor level so there was reason to doubt his political skills but the GOP believed that they had to give him the chance to prove his metal. I think he failed in his primary role and in his promises to bring more minorities under the tent.

If you were objective about SB 1070, you would be calling by its real name or at least as Arizona's Anti-illegal alien law. Racial profiling is not its purpose and every effort should be made to avoid that collateral effect. I have suggested ways in which that could be done so that the imposition on citizens is minimized.

Many Americans are concerned about the U.S. being overrun with ill-educated foreigners who see our social services, Medicaid, and welfare benefits for themselves and especially their instant citizen children as the horn of plenty. Those who support the illegals will share the burden of these costs and therefore should think twice about that support as our country sinks into a morass of debt with seemingly no way out.

ultima said...

I would be surprised if you had been in Germany following WW I when people were starving and unable to keep up with galloping inflation if you had not been willing to listen to Hitler and join his movement as he put people back to work building the autobahn and other public works, much as our own government did when it put Americans to work on WPA and PWA projects as well as in the CCC. Did you know that the Nazi Party actually lost votes in the last election before Hitler seized all power?

ultima said...

The polling on July 31, 1932 brought a resounding victory to the National Socialist Party. With 13,745,000 votes, the Nazis won 230 seats in the Reichstag, making them easily the largest party in Parliament though still far short of a majority. Since the Reichstag elections two years before, the National Socialists had gained ove seven million votes and increased their representation in Parliament from 170 to 230. In the four years since the 1928 elections, the Nazis had won some 13 million new votes. Yet the majority which would sweep the party into power still eluded Hitler. He had won only 37% of the total vote. The majority of Germans were still against him. Hitler went to the aged President Hindenburg and demanded complete power as head of a coalition government but refused to talk with the other minority parties. Hindenburg refused and Hitler went into a funk as the possibility existed that his party would be outlawed because of the increasing threat of a Putsch by his Brownshirt SA. He still expected to achieve power not by force or by winning a Parliamenary majority but by means which by backstairs intrigue. In a subsequent election on November 6th, the Nazi party lost 34 seats in the Parliament. Hindenburg ultimately offered Hitler the Chancellorship if he could put together a working majority of parties in the Parliament. When old Hindenburg died shortly thereafter Hitler seized the power of the presidency to add to that of the chancellorship and began his reign of terror without ever having achieve a true majority in the Reichstag, which he shortly disbanded.

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