“…..The tone and tenor of the debate drives people who would otherwise be Republicans out of the party. And it’s not just Hispanics. I’m talking about others as well who just don’t want to be associated with a party that is seen as intolerant or shrill.”
“Intolerant or shrill?” President Ronald Reagan warned us, “A nation without borders is not a nation,” Mr. Flake. In this post-9/11 era, our porous borders are a recipe for disaster on countless levels beginning with an invasion of those who disrespect our laws with their first step into our country.
The five-term congressman, who suffered a severe case of amnesia when it came to honoring his term-limits pledge, is taking a page from his mentor John McCain’s play book on opening the floodgates to unsustainable and costly illegal immigration. Flake’s bizarre partnership with Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a man described by GovTrackUS as far-left, gets little play in his home district. But East Valley residents remember his central role in the state senate campaign of his immigration lawyer brother-in-law, in an effort to oust then Rep. Russell Pearce.
Kevin Gibbons sunk to the lowest depths in his challenge, even hiring the disreputable Nathan Sproul to sling mud that became so vicious the Arizona Republic — no fan of Pearce’s — condemned the underhanded endeavor. The voters saw through the scheme, and presented a solid victory to Pearce.
Like Flake, Congressman John Shadegg (CD3) previously accused his constituents of “intolerance and xenophobia.” Shadegg, however, took a more convoluted path to insult his fellow Arizona Republicans who believe in the rule of law and orderly, legal immigration. Shadegg used the pages of the New York Times to hurl his invectives.
As to the question of immigration, we suggest you watch this mesmerizing video with Roy Beck of NumbersUSA. Nothing you can read or view presents the situation with more clarity.