Obama’s wishes fulfilled by Hamer
The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) runs its sometimes feature titled “Into the mind of… ” and the mind the newspaper has recently chosen to feature is that of Glenn Hamer.
This quote of Hamer’s was given bold prominence: “It is a complete waste of time to work on further immigration legislation on the state level.”
There’s not much of a surprise there. A lot of folks still remember Glenn Hamer from his stint as executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. He left that position back in 2006 to become president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he represents the interests of illegal labor profiteers. Previously, Hamer had hammered out his skills toiling as a legislative assistant to Jon Kyl.
Hamer had struck an agreement with the Arizona Chamber while still in a paid position at the Republican Party — toadying to the Chamber and making decisions in direct contravention to the interests and policies of the AZ GOP. What makes him even more memorable are his actions immediately after leaving his GOP post.
After scampering over to the AZ Chamber as a Republican trophy, he oversaw the unconscionable. His rump had barely touched down on his new leather chair, when the Chamber endorsed liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano for governor over conservative Republican Len Munsil. Fast forward to 2012 and the Chamber is endorsing Bob Worsley for Senate against Russell Pearce. They have been solidly in John McCain’s camp, as well. The connective thread linking them all is the amnesty policy of open borders, which provides a steady stream of cheap labor to the Chamber members.
In July 2007, Seeing Red AZ exposed the left-of-center Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s announced plans to target Republican state lawmakers who were instrumental in guiding the “Fair and Legal Employment Act” (more commonly known as the Employer Sanctions law) to passage. The Chamber formed a political action committee with the aim of unseating then-Rep. Russell Pearce and House Speaker Jim Weiers along with other patriotic Republicans, in that upcoming election cycle.
We wrote about the Chamber and its tactics in August 2011. Regardless of the efforts to make him appear chatty, talking about his young daughters in the newspaper’s piece, Hamer is a tool of the left. The Chamber’s concerns are not yours. Don’t be fooled.