It’s quite an accomplishment for an editorial writer to deliberately ignore the news, but when it serves her purposes, the tactic seems to work quite well for Linda Valdez.
A case in point is her foolish Quick Hit in today’s newspaper. Under the headline, So how do you think Latinos are voting? she writes:
“According to a recent release from the Immigration Policy Center, “New Americans” (naturalized citizens or their U.S.-born kids) made up 10.6 percent of all registered voters in Arizona in 2006. Latinos made up 11.7 percent of voters in the state in 2008. Hmm, I wonder how they feel about the political party with a reputation for immigrant bashing?”
Valdez is so bonded to her amnesty agenda that she misses the mark entirely when she uses the term “immigrant bashing, “ in her attempt to marginalize the Republican party. She wants so badly to link criminal illegal trespassing into the U.S. to the lawful and orderly process of immigration, when she knows no corollary exists. We have the most gracious and easily accessible immigration policies in the industrialized world for those who want to immigrate legally. Breaking in is quite another issue. Valdez most likely has locks on her own doors to prevent such activity on her own property.
This Rasmussen Reports survey must have caught her eye. It is a poll of Arizona Democrats and Republicans — statewide and notes that Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Arizona voters have a favorable view of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and his aggressive enforcement of laws against illegal immigration. Forty-six percent (46%) view the sheriff very favorably. Just 26% have an unfavorable opinion of Arpaio, including 16% who are very unfavorable,
Rasmussen found that “Arizona voters also strongly approve of some of the tactics the sheriff employs to fight illegal immigration and crime related to it.”
Check it out Linda. We don’t make up facts to fit an overarching scheme.