Radical leftist U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago politician well known to Barack Obama, and with close ties to AZ Congressman Jeff Flake, has told a group of constituents that Obama told him in December 2010 that comprehensive immigration reform could not be achieved legislatively because of Democrat fears of losing future elections. As an alternative Obama suggested exploring administrative options to accomplish their mutual goals. Gutierrez then crowed “I drafted amnesty language for the White House.
Read the Daily Caller’s cogent exposé here for a close-up look at the machinations of the open border/amnesty crowd along with the backing of the extremists at the racist organization La Raza (The Race).
And as you digest this article, think of the man who is running for the AZ senate seat, occupied for decades by Jon Kyl, reliably limp on border security except during an election year, when he revs up his tough talking machine.
Jeff Flake presents himself to his East Valley constituents as a jocular sort, who has made his ardent harping against “earmarks” his cause célèbre. Never mind that his crusade has been unremarkable. Speaking at libertarian-leaning Reason Magazine’s 40th anniversary bash in November ’08 Flake explained why the GOP got what it had coming to them in ’06 and ’08: His exact words: ‘The tone and tenor of the immigration debate has done the Republican Party immeasurable damage and focusing on social issues while ignoring our principles on limited government and free markets will not broaden our base.”
Flake was, after all the onetime executive director of the Goldwater Institute, a liberation think tank.
His words are reminiscent of those of former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg who in an interview with the New York Times, described Arizona Republicans desirous of a secure national border as “xenophobic and intolerant.”
These are congressional representatives of the citizens of the United States, who ran and were elected as Republicans.
Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ will remember Luis Gutierrez as Jeff Flake’s comrade on issues such as amnesty and the farcical DREAM ACT, which rewards those here illegally. This blog has an entire category devoted to Jeff Flake’s preening arrogance, left-of-center positions, McCain-like flip-flops and liberal associates.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez actually commends Flake for “helping him turn more red states blue“ in this article in Progress Illinois. Is this the trait Arizona Republicans are looking for in their next U.S. Senator?