Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We are a nation of immigrants!

* Our country is indeed a nation of immigrants (except Native Americans). My grandparents came to this country at the end of the 19th century along with the millions of people that arrived on our shores from other places. Today, we know that many others have arrived looking for the opportunity to become Americans.

The Republicans are refusing to work on any legislation that would fix immigration. As they continue to obstruct, hide their heads in the sand, and ignore solutions, people are starting to come to one conclusion---- Only the Democratic Party will work for fair immigration laws and create a way forward for undocumented immigrants.

With that in mind, we see that some Hispanic Republican politicians are leaving the GOP and declaring themselves as Democrats.  DailyKos has the names of some recent politicians who've abandoned the GOP. Adding to the GOP's far right views on immigrants, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has moved to adopt some of the laws used in Arizona against people he views as different. You can read the post here.

>  Do you need another example of the bizarre world of Republican anti-immigrant beliefs and actions?
Raw Story:

An Arizona state House committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on a bill that could jail undocumented immigrants if they use public restrooms or other public resources like schools or roads.

The Committee on Federal and State Affairs will consider Republican state Rep. Carl Seel’s (R) House Bill 2192 that would require people who use public resources to provide proof that they are in the U.S. legally or provide proof of citizenship....

There are several words I can use to describe Arizona State Rep. Carl Seel, but the cleanest words I can use are idiotic bigot. Will Seel be hanging out in restrooms to check everyone's documentation? 

>> Is Gov. John Kasich of Ohio preparing for a run for President? He is writing a new book and he is going to speak before a group associated with Sheldon Adelson.


Another day, another story that fans speculation about Gov. John Kasich’s intentions for 2016. This time it’s word from the Washington Examiner's Rebecca Berg, who reports that Kasich will be in Las Vegas next month to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

The group’s leader is Sheldon Adelson, an influential Republican donor who, as Berg notes, shelled out big bucks for Newt Gingrich and later Mitt Romney in the 2012 cycle.

A Kasich spokesman confirmed to the Northeast Ohio Media Group that the trip is scheduled. It won’t be his first meeting with Adelson. Kasich visited in December 2012, while attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas....

It looks like Kasich is ready to abandon Ohio for the national stage.