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Maybe you should move to Arizona where your heart belongs.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 04:16:13 AM EST
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We're all Arizonans now.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 11:19:41 AM EST
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We may all be unemployed now, but we're not all xenophobes.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 11:36:28 AM EST
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Those 'xenophobes' who want the immigration laws enforced usually decide our elections.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 12:14:15 PM EST
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"Immigration laws enforced" appears to be a Republican talking point:

In any case, one doesn't have to pander to xenophobes or worse just because they are swing voters. There are other hot-button issues that could become the central debating point of an election making other groups the key swing-woters, and in that case pandering to xenophobia is no longer necessary.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 12:22:13 PM EST
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That claim most certainly deserves a [citation needed] note. Recent evidence suggests this is simply not the case at all.

Look at the Republican nomination for governor here in California. Steve Poizner ran as the strongest anti-immigrant candidate. Meg Whitman ran as a soft anti-immigrant candidate and refused to endorse Arizona's SB 1070. She won by something like 40 points.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 01:02:46 PM EST
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Those 'xenophobes' who want the immigration laws enforced usually decide our elections.

Yes, that would certainly explain Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter....

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 01:08:43 PM EST
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