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At state convention, Texas GOP oust chairwoman and call for Arizona-style immigration law.

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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At state convention, Texas GOP oust chairwoman and call for Arizona-style immigration law.

Despite his well-earned reputation for catering to the far right, Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a statement in April criticizing Arizona’s draconian new immigration law, saying that “it would not be the right direction for Texas.” But at the Texas Republican state convention yesterday, right-wing activists bucked “Perry by pushing for a crackdown on illegal immigration similar to Arizona’s new law“:

The immigration proposal, a hard-line approach that Perry has said isn’t right for Texas, was one of several initiatives debated as delegates wrapped up the two-day convention. The Republican Party platform is a blueprint of the policies that GOP activists want elected officials to pursue.

Delegates voted to include a plank advocating for a state law that would bar illegal immigrants from “intentionally or knowingly” living in Texas. Similar to Arizona’s strict law that has sparked nationwide debate, the proposal would require local police to verify U.S. residency when making arrests.

Perry has said the Arizona law, if adopted in Texas, would unduly burden police.

The convention also saw delegates “ditch their firebrand leader, conservative activist Cathie Adams, in favor of Houston businessman Steve Munisteri.” Adams had recently “angered some GOP activists by declining to release financial information about the party.” Munisteri, who said he “shared many of Adams’ socially conservative views,” “focused his campaign on the party’s $500,000 debt” and said that “Republicans should be in better financial shape since they control both houses of the Legislature and all statewide offices.” Ironically, though the delegates pushed for an Arizona-style law, Munisteri “pledged to reach out to independents, disenchanted Republicans and minority groups, especially the burgeoning Hispanic community, to strengthen the party."

 

THOUGHTS?

I AGREE WITH PERRY.. IN HOUSTON, FOR EXAMPLE, HPD IS ALREADY SWAMPED WITH CRAP AND CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT TOGETHER.. ADDING A BIGGER BURDEN THAT SHOULD BE THE FEDS JOB TO BEGIN WITH WILL ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE. MY STEP-DAD CALLED HPD THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE SOME PPLE WERE TRYING TO BREAK INTO A VACANT HOME AND IT TOOK THEM 3 HRS TO COME OUT... SO YEA... NOT SURE IT IS 'RIGHT' FOR TX PLUS I LIVE HERE AND DON'T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITH THIS SHIT NOW THAT I MOVED BACK.. LOL

 

 

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starlight1968
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 5:33 PM

  I'm sorry I HATE Perry and he only did this cause people are SCREAMING at TeaParties about immigration.  He's had PLENTY of time with all the time in office to do something so yeah, he's not really caring just trying to make a last ditch effort to get votes.  

ThatTXMom
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM


Quoting starlight1968:

  I'm sorry I HATE Perry and he only did this cause people are SCREAMING at TeaParties about immigration.  He's had PLENTY of time with all the time in office to do something so yeah, he's not really caring just trying to make a last ditch effort to get votes.  


Did you read this article?  Perry said NO to the immigration law and the GOP said YES.  If Perry were catering to the tea party platform, he would be saying Hell Yeah.

katzero
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Yay! Bring this law to Texas! I can say one thing, if Gov. Perry speaks out against bringing a similar law to Texas, he will not be re-elected in November. Guaranteed.

starlight1968
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM

 

Quoting ThatTXMom:

 

Quoting starlight1968:

  I'm sorry I HATE Perry and he only did this cause people are SCREAMING at TeaParties about immigration.  He's had PLENTY of time with all the time in office to do something so yeah, he's not really caring just trying to make a last ditch effort to get votes.  


Did you read this article?  Perry said NO to the immigration law and the GOP said YES.  If Perry were catering to the tea party platform, he would be saying Hell Yeah.

 I'm sorry I did go back and re-read it .  Don't know why I read it the other way the first time...not enough sleep i suppose??sorry  BUT, I have to add that I agree with Arizona's "new" law...

rfurlongg
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:14 PM


Quoting katzero:

Yay! Bring this law to Texas! I can say one thing, if Gov. Perry speaks out against bringing a similar law to Texas, he will not be re-elected in November. Guaranteed.

well, except for white is against is the immigration law as well. since both candidates are against the law, i'm not sure how that would hurt perry.  perry (though i will not vote for him) understands the importance of immigrants (legal and illegal) on the texas economy. my understanding is that he supports g.w.bush guest worker program.

Joqui
by Joqui on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Not gonna make a difference it's not like Bill White is going to be like ohh and yea I'm for the AZ law LOL... so Texans are either going to have to vote for Perry knowing he wont bring this law in or vote for a democrat.. Bill White... which seems to be popular even among conservatives..

Quoting katzero:

Yay! Bring this law to Texas! I can say one thing, if Gov. Perry speaks out against bringing a similar law to Texas, he will not be re-elected in November. Guaranteed.


katzero
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:25 PM
Well then the people would rather have Perry than a democrat. I think the people will put enough pressure on him to pass the law here. It's worked before.
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Joqui
by Joqui on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:31 PM

do you know who Bill White is.? I am asking because even the conservatives that I have talked to know that Bill White is a smart business man and did a marvelous job in Houston... I think Perry's time is up

Quoting katzero:

Well then the people would rather have Perry than a democrat. I think the people will put enough pressure on him to pass the law here. It's worked before.


katzero
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM
Yes.. I live in Texas. Even if White is popular with some more moderate conservatives, he is too liberal for the majority.

Quoting Joqui:

do you know who Bill White is.? I am asking because even the conservatives that I have talked to know that Bill White is a smart business man and did a marvelous job in Houston... I think Perry's time is up


Quoting katzero:

Well then the people would rather have Perry than a democrat. I think the people will put enough pressure on him to pass the law here. It's worked before.


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Joqui
by Joqui on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM

I guess time will tell..

Quoting katzero:

Yes.. I live in Texas. Even if White is popular with some more moderate conservatives, he is too liberal for the majority.

Quoting Joqui:

do you know who Bill White is.? I am asking because even the conservatives that I have talked to know that Bill White is a smart business man and did a marvelous job in Houston... I think Perry's time is up


Quoting katzero:

Well then the people would rather have Perry than a democrat. I think the people will put enough pressure on him to pass the law here. It's worked before.

 


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