WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Which way is the wind blowing on illegal immigration?

This is the question that Chuck Riley must be asking himself of late. Most of his supporters I know are absolutely opposed to any "harsh" measures like a fence or deportation through unemployment. But Chuck must know that those supporters are in minority in his district.

Chuck knows that he didn't lose the last election because 10% of use voted for Tom Cox as a protest vote against Mary Gallegos. He knows he needs some Republicans, especially those who don't like Wal*Mart, to vote for him instead of Terry Rilling.

But most Republicans, even those who don't like Wal*Mart coming to Cornelius, want something done with illegal immigration. And that something is not amnesty.

So what is Chuck Riley to do? How is he to attract Republicans without turning off some Democrats in the process?

How about a flier with the appropriate message sent by mail just to registered Republicans? Would that work? Maybe.

A couple of days ago I got just such a flier from Chuck Riley (click to enlarge.)

Chuck Riley promises in this flier to be pretty tough on illegal immigration. He doesn't want to deport everybody but imposing penalties on employers would have the same effect.

In any case, I was surprised by the "harsh" language by Democrat standards so I started wondering whether the same flier went to all registered voters or just to Republicans and maybe so called Independents. I checked Riley's website and in the issues section I found only the usual: education, healthcare, jobs and economy, etc.

Is there a way to find out if Chuck has two sets of principles depending on how the wind blows?

Terry Rilling will make a great Representative from that District.
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