Start Shooting

August 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

“For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting. I’m running for Congress and that should be a bad thing to say. But you know what, it’s how I feel…I want my borders protected, I’m very very adamant about that.”

  • Samuel Wurzlbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber” (made famous during the 2008 Presidential campaign by McCain), August 10, 2012
  • Source: video
  • Context: Wurzlbacher, who is also running for Congress in Ohio as a Republican, made this comment at a fundraiser for Republican Arizona State Senator candidate Lori Klein (also in attendance was Joe Arpaio). He repeated the same stance (includes video) the next day at a “Patriot Rally”, saying:

“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting? None? Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”

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If They Knew

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“[Romney] was more specific during the primaries. He was for self-deportation: he was for making it so miserable for immigrants in this country that they would simply leave the country. But Mitt Romney’s problem with a lot of these issues is the Republican Party’s problem with these issues. They cant tell you what they’re really for because if you knew what they were really all about, nobody would vote for them. The Republican Party uses immigration as a wedge issue, for instance; but they know full well that if they were to actually deport all 12 million or so illegal immigrants in this country, that various industries like agriculture would simply collapse.”

  • Ron Reagan Jr. Son of President Ronald Reagan, June 26th, 2012
  • Source: HARDBALL with Chris Mathews (video)
  • Context: Ron Reagan was commenting on the current Republican Party’s stance on immigration. His fathers 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act made amnesty possible for three million illegal immigrants.

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