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08 Aug

Mitt Romney’s “Self deport” is not a mild political solution statement in regards to those who are in this country illegally as one might think.  “Self-Deport” was consciously crafted as a phrase that would be perfectly understood by those who hate illegal immigration, but concede that Republicans needed independent and the conservative Latino vote.    Although their Anti-Immigration-in-Chief Jan Brewer has been kept in the forefront of their battle, Brewer’s frontline rhetoric suggesting roundups and deportations was troubling, but they didn’t want to recall Warrior Brewer.  Enter Ostentatious Mitt with “Self-Deport.”   His Republican cronies went wild with this ideal.  I won’t go so far as to say they kissed Mitt’s ring, but the plan was simple – Make life so miserable that the 10-11 million illegal immigrants would go home, even though more than 25% have been in the U.S. for more than 15 years, and more than 80 percent of their children are U.S. citizens.  James W. Loewen coined a synonymous phrase to “self deport” in his book “sundown town.”  It is “a town where certain groups of people are accepted to work during the day, but not to live there (and sleep there after sundown).”   My statement to Mitt: We are not a “Sundown Nation.

 

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