If Ron Brown were still alive, I might still be a Democrat, because Clinton wouldn't have had his 4 seconds "change of expression". That said, I have discovered that on the body politic, the dems are the left wrist, the reps are the left elbow, and they both give us the left... middle finger. It is fitting that they were once the same party. They still are. The electoral process is basically "Vote for one of these 2 idiots". Any decent candidate runs out of money before the primary, is ignored, or even arrested. I woke up after Election Day '04 and found I was to the right of the President, who was now talking about a "guest worker" program (another amnesty), and a Congress that passed CAFTA (rhymes with "shaft ya") in the middle of the night.
Let's see: I come to the U.S. because there are no good paying jobs in Mexico. I work. I make money. I might even (probably will) start a family. Now, after so many years, I'm going to pack up my family and take us ALL back to Mexico where there are STILL no jobs? And live the rest of our lives on what? I don't think so. Oh, wait, my hatchlings are U.S. citizens. You have to let me stay.
The Demon-crap Gov of Illinois attends a rally for illegals and declares "We are a nation of immigrants", a statement that, carried to it's illogical conclusion would apply to anyone living outside Mesopotamia. And, by the way, who was doing the jobs "Americans won't do" while the rallies were taking place?
The Repugnican Gov of Indiana sells off ("leases") the I-90 toll road for 75 yrs at 3.85 Billion dollars, although almost every Hoosier with a pulse and a decent IQ is against the deal. Seeing how the dollar has performed in the previous 75 yrs...
Someone told the illegals that carrying those mexican flags at their rallies tends to pi$$ off Americans. So now they carry American flags and signs that they cannot read. It probably doesn't hurt that word got out some spanish girl who was harrassed at an early Dallas, Tx rally for wearing an American flag will now get a scholarship for her trouble.
The "It was their land first" payasos forget that there were no "hispanics" before the Spainards came over and intermixed with the Indians around 1500 AD. A third of what is now the United States, was purchased from France. Anyone remember a little transaction called the Louisiana Purchase? Alaska? Bought it from Russia. Cheap. The southwest? Won it in a little incursion called the Mexican-American War ~ late 1840's. This is not to be confused with the Spanish-American War ~ late 1890's. That one got us the Phillipines and Puerto Rico. Maybe they stopped teaching history in school.
Everywhere that people are settled today is somewhere that they displaced someone else. Personally, I like much of what we've done with the place; paved roads, indoor plumbing, cars, supermarkets, hotels, electric lighting, antibiotics, toilet paper.
Here are a few "GEMS" from the MEXICAN constitution
Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities. If our citizens do this, the President calls them "vigilantes"
Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
The most annoying facet of this idiocy is that it is not idiocy by accident at all. It is by design.
FDR said it best "Nothing in politics happens by accident." He would know.