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Life Is Full Of Disappointments

August 25, 2010

A long time ago a relatively unknown Michael Steele arrived on the national scene when he launched his campaign for Maryland Senator.  He appeared in a clever political ad where he defended his love of puppies.  He spoke of fixing Washington and fiscal responsibility.  All good stuff.  He seemed like a guy who would stubbornly stand up for what was right and use humor to disarm his opponents.   Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get Michael Steele elected.

He didn’t give up though.  Eventually, Michael Steele worked his way up to the position of RNC Chairman.  I thought he was a very good choice too.   But, of course, I was wrong.  The guy fooled a lot of us.  First, he was caught using taxpayer money to visit S&M strip clubs.  (Note to Liberals and Democrats:  My criticism is that he used taxpayer money,  not that he’s into S&M.)  And now this:

In case you couldn’t make it out, Michael Steele told the Spanish-language network Univision’s TV audience this about the Arizona Immigration Law – “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.”

This is a foolish statement, because the law just allows Arizona to enforce is own borders and federal immigration law.  The vast majority of Republicans believe the current federal laws should be enforced, simply because they believe in the rule of law.  If there’s an unfair law, they want to repeal it, not violate it.

It’s a politically stupid thing to say as well, since the polls show that Obama has lost support among Americans of Mexican and Spanish heritage since he came out against the Arizona Law.

It really is a shame that the head of the Republican Party doesn’t understand that legal American citizens overwhelmingly support legal immigration and oppose illegal immigration, regardless of what nation their family came from.  A prerequisite for the RNC chair should be the understanding that the American Republic stands for liberty and justice for all equally.  Equal opportunity means that everyone has to play by the same rules.  Immigration is no exception.

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