The Arizona Republic gets it right (for once?)

I hear a lot of bad-mouthing of the Arizona Republic on talk radio, but, since I don’t subscribe to the paper, I don’t really know for sure their views on most subjects.

But, at least for once, they got it right in the article, “Time to Dump Pearce”.

A few tidbits:

  • “By bad-mouthing leading Republicans, Pearce deepens the wound he inflicts on the state’s GOP. Pearce branded Arizona’s two U.S. senators – John McCain, the presumptive nominee for the GOP presidential nomination, and Jon Kyl, a leading GOP conservative – as “traitors” for their efforts to develop practical solutions to the immigration problem. If that is what Pearce calls a fellow Arizonan who could be the next president of the United States, what must he call other legislators and citizens who do not see eye-to-eye with him?”
  • “Pearce’s hard-line approach on immigration ignores legitimate concerns in the business community and vilifies those who disagree with him. OAS_AD(‘ArticleFlex_1’)

The Republic not only makes the case for ousting Pearce, but also makes a strong case for voting for Gibbons.


A Free Pass

One of the issues I have with Russell Pearce is that he seems to be getting a free pass.  I thought more about this when reading the latest New Times article on the subject here.

Why would Pearce supporters let him slide on this one?  Being a racist is a serious issue for an elected official.  Are Pearce’s supporters racist as well, or do they just love him so much that they turn a blind eye?

Ready and Pearce

Ready and Pearce

(thanks for use of the picture.  I got it from an extensive post on the subject here)

Round ’em up

Take a look at this article:

A small town struggles after immigration raid

Could that happen here in Mesa?  Probably not to that extent, but the reality exists:  We need to find a real solution to the illegal immigration problem.  And the solution is not to just round ’em up and throw ’em out.  The economic impact hurts the rest of us.