Skip to comments."Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP
Posted on 05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT by Founding Father
"Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP
by William Norman Grigg
May 7, 2005
According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans.
During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administrations illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News.
While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to answer for such as his support for the Iranian Mujahiddin al-Kalq, a Marxist terrorist group his stance on immigration reform and border control has been sound and commendable. He has clashed repeatedly with the Bush administration over its proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants, and been pointedly rebuked by the White House on more than a few occasions.
By way of contrast, Rep. Cannons attitude toward the Bush administration is one of utter servility. His relationship with the "Reconquista Lobby" foundation-funded open borders groups like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and La Raza is close kindred to treason.
In March 2003, Cannon helped create the U.S.-Mexico Political Caucus. In a June 6, 2002 speech to a gathering of MALDEF, where he was presented with the groups "Excellence in Leadership Award," Cannon declared: "We love immigrants in Utah And we dont oftentimes make the distinction between legal and illegal. In fact I think Utah was the first state in the country to legislate the ability to get a drivers license based on the matricula consular [card] and of that I am proud." The "matricula" card referred to by Cannon is an insecure ID card issued by Mexican consulate to Mexican nationals in this country, whether here legally or illegally.
During the 2004 campaign, Cannon faced an unexpected primary challenge by immigration reform candidate Matt Throckmorton, who offered a strong showing despite being outspent by several orders of magnitude. On several occasions Cannon accused his immigration-reform critics of being in league with eugenicists, neo-Nazis, and other despicable folks. Cannon plumbed similar depths of dishonesty during the May 4 discussion.
"I dont think theres a place in the Republican Party for racism, for xenophobia, for ideas that are fundamentally un-American," groused the Reconquista Lobbys favorite Republican congressman. Referring to Rep. Tancredo, Cannon declared: "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether theyre consistent with the Republican Party."
It apparently hasnt occurred to Cannon that all congressmen (himself included) swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, not the platform of the GOP, the policies of the president, or the whims of foreign lobbies like MALDEF. Agitating on behalf of the abolition of our national borders may be "consistent with the Republican Party" as led by George W. Bush, but its hardly consistent with that solemn oath of office and fellow traveler with the likes of MALDEF are in no position to cast aspersions on the patriotic standing of those who believe in enforcing our immigration laws.
Like so many other illegal immigration hacks, they'll just have to get over it. Just think ... all that bad money gone bad. So sad.
The Republican party is the exact and rightful place for immigration reform.
The last time I got a request for a contribution, I sent it back with just a note telling them to get back to me when they get serious on illegal immigration!!
Pandering lout. I might move to Utah just to vote against the bastrid in the next GOP primary.
I have. I'm out.
Tom Tancredo sould bust this turd Cannon over the head w/ a Baseball Bat!
Hey Chris, you can go urinate on yourself for all I care. Every time the Rep's send me a "Please send more money" I send back an empty envelope saying,"Not till you end illegal immigration." Not one cent until they do so.
Ya know, fruit loose, just as long as we get all ya's slave owners out of anything resembling authority, we'll be doing quite nice.
Considering how much I spent in 2003/4 getting bush and Martinex elected, that's not an idle threat.
those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans.
"We love immigrants in Utah
And we don't oftentimes make the distinction between legal and illegal."
Of course, I would be opposed to that action, but it would still be funny.
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