The GOP’s Stance on Immigration and Its Immigration Rhetoric is “Unbelievable”

Just a little music tribute to all those GOPers who insist that tough talk of immigration enforcement will actually win them votes in 2012.

From the national candidates….

To the local ones who just got recalled but whose ego is bigger than the actual size of Arizona…

Good luck with that. Hit it!

The Return Of Russell Pearce: Arizona’s GOP Says He Will Help With the Latino Vote

You think what is happening in Arizona is just an overreaction? Watch the video at the bottom of this post, and then ask yourself if this is really America. If it is, then we are in trouble.

Here is what the YouTube channel said:

If I told you that the Arizona Republican Party thinks Russell Pearce and his crazy side-kick Art Olivas will attract the votes of the Latino community you would think I was crazy. Anyone who has even attempted any conversation with Art Olivas can clearly see the man is not quite right upstairs. But because he is Mexican and seems to hate Mexicans and loves Sheriff Arpaio and Russell Pearce, they made him a PC and then a State Committeeman in the Party. The Az. Republican Party is as anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti anything that would have to do with any minorities human rights. The whole notion that if they get Mexicans to support Pearce, it will somehow attract others is Bizarro. But thats not what they seem to think. Watch as I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

The Lou Show from Arizona Interviews Pearce Recall Architect Randy Parraz

This weekend, The Lou Show out of Arizona interviewed Randy Parraz of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the organization that led the historic efforts to recall Republican State Senator and SB1070 proponent Russell Pearce.

Here is the segment from the show.

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After Leaving Somos Republicans, Tequila Party’s Garcia Blase Quick to Credit Pearce Win

If you think that Tequila Party and Somos Republicans founder Dee Dee Garcia Blase has sailed into the sunset, think again. With the historic Arizona recall of SB1070 architect Russell Pearce last week, Garcia Blase, who is now the former head of Somos Republicans, was quick to offer a statement about the Pearce victory from the Somos Republicans page. Here is the text of the statement:

 

Statement from Immediate Past President and Foundress — DeeDee Garcia Blase

 

The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal.”  I believe the Creator has heard the cries of the immigrants, the weak, the poor and the defenseless. I feel it very strongly. I’m just a mere instrument led by my heart, and there have been several instruments in ARIZONA where all have contributed to the ousting of an evil dictator (Russell Pearce). Now that we have the Arizona blueprint model — we will apply the success to the rest of the nation. The arc of justice bends in favor of DREAM Act kids, the defenseless, the weak and the poor. Imagine how those Arizona instruments have led to the “National Instruments” and the network of national leaders learning and following suit. The seeds are planted, we are starting to see the growth, and I see it all coming together in this vision. I hope we see the harvest soon, because that harvest will save this nation’s economy and the elderly. The combined love of all from diverse backgrounds is what we need that will eek us on by. The United States is powerful through UNITY and not divisiveness. May we learn to never put partisan politics before what is in the best interest of our nation.

 

Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind. — Ronald Reagan

 

The statement has raised some concerns from the hundreds of grassroots Arizona and national activists who had been focusing on removing Pearce for years. So, Garcia Blase —whose Tequila Party named was deemed "silly" by both this web page and its thousands of readers— is back. And people are talking.

This Sunday on The Lou Show, a webcast political show based in Arizona, the topic of Garcia Blase was front and center. 

Roundtable discussion about Dee Dee Blase . . .

with Christina (Activist in NYC), Oso Negro (Los Brown Berets, Texas),

and Professor Stephen A. Nuno (Hispanic Politics)

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Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, Architect of SB1070, Defeated in Recall Election

In a vote that was clearly a blow to the anti-immigration rhetoric that has turned the state of Arizona into the most Anti-Latino state in the Union, Maricopa County voters decided that state senator Russell Pearce, the architect behind Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law, had to go.

Tonight, Pearce, a Republican, lost his seat to Jerry Lewis in a recall vote. It is the first time a legislator in the history of Arizona has been recalled.

 

 

With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial tallies had Lews at 53.4%, Pearce at 45.36% and Olvia Cortes (who withdrew from the race, at 1.24%. Although unofficiall, Pheonix's CBS5 reported that Lewis was the winner.

As CBS5 reported:

 

Pearce, a 64-year-old conservative Republican from Mesa, outspent his challenger by more than a 3-1 ratio and painted the recall advocates as liberal outsiders who were targeting him because of his immigration stance.

The recall election was forced by a petition drive. Pearce had support from Gov. Jan Brewer and dozens of other elected Republican officeholders, but he was dogged by disclosures that he accepted numerous free trips from the Fiesta Bowl to out-of-state college football trips. He said he took the trips at the bowl's request to help support its economic role in the state.