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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Is Colin Powell "unsound"?

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that -- because they fix his house. (LINK) General Powell is one of those rare birds that calls himself an "Obama Republican". (huh?) Isn't that a bit like characterizing yourself as a carnivorous vegetarian? Powell, a left-of-center Republican, urged the Republican Party to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

General Powell, Republicans and the Tea Party isn't anti-immigration. There are many immigrants swelling the numbers of the Tea Party. They are opposed to ILLEGAL immigration. They are in favor of CLOSING THE BORDERS to illegal immigrants, and that is what the fuss is all about. With all respect, you need to get outside the beltway and mingle with the common people for just a moment to appreciate what the point is and what it isn't.
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country." He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."
The last time I looked at the statutes, that was a CRIME. And it's also a moral wrong to hire people you know are here illegally and thereby to deny work to US Citizens.

According to the Fox News article (link above), Powell also said "fringe" elements on the right are taking a low road when they label Obama a foreign-born Muslim. General, please have your friend release all of his records to set the record straight once and for all.


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10 comments:

  1. Powell would qualify as one of the cucumber and mayonnaise-loving Republicans the Hillbuzz boyz love to make fun of. There are plenty of Americans looking for work as handymen and repairmen. Powell maybe needs a visit by the IRS or INS or ICE or somebody....

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  2. I saw that too and thought "why is he saying this, he's outing himself on doing something illegal".
    Carnivorous vegetarian, that was a good one!

    I wish the people who have the real proof of ALL of O's dirty deeds release it. We he becomes expendable, they will, hopefully.

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  3. He seems proud of committing Federal crimes. What a doink.

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  4. Is he afraid that he will have to fix his own repairs if the borders are closed to illegal immigrants? How about higher someone who pays taxes like the rest of us. That would really benefit America.

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  5. Opus #6 - I'm sure that the POTUS would pardon him for his crimes. And I'm equally sure that if ICE staked out his house and arrested hoards of illegal aliens working there that the ICE agents would be sacked by the government on some sort of "exceeding their authority" charge.

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  6. Bunni - It's beyond comprehension. I wonder if Colin Powell is mentally ill. He went on to say that the reason that people believe Obama is a Muslim has something to do with the unemployment rate? HUH? It's because he ACTS like a Muslim.

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  7. WoFat - I don't believe that Colin Powell believes that the law applies to HIM.

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  8. Amanda (Mouse) - Hiring an American would be the thing to do and it makes perfect sense. However in the ObamaNation nothing makes much sense.

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  9. I think old Colin is possibly looking at the effects of pre- senile dementia.

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  10. There was a time when I had some respect for the man. I'm in recovery now...

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