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When Heroes Go Down (Thoughts On Russell Pearce's Recall)
American Rattlesnake ^ | November 9, 2011 | Gerard Perry

Posted on 11/08/2011 10:09:44 PM PST by OddLane

I’ll discuss this at length in the days ahead, but I’d be remiss in not reporting the news that Senator Pearce seems to have been recalled by voters in Arizona’s Legislative District 18. The people who want to turn Arizona into a haven for illegal aliens would appear to have achieved a significant political victory, although it should be noted that they needed to resort to gross deception in order to win. Even so, it can’t be denied that this is a huge feather in the cap of a well-funded, media-supported open borders political machine and that the strategy used to unseat Majority Leader Pearce will be replicated throughout the country whenever a public official has the temerity to stand up for the civil rights of his constituents.

I’m loathe to make a snap analysis of tonight’s results, and will temper my remarks by reminding everyone that this fight will be a long, protracted struggle, but the fact that Lewis won by such a large margin will undoubtedly buttress the heretofore weak argument cautioning politicians against taking a tough stand on immigration issues, lest you be punished by “moderate” voters. Until now the chief-some would say only-example of this argument being validated at the polls was the decade-long erosion of support for the California GOP after the retirement of Governor Pete Wilson, a staunch supporter of anti-illegal ballot measure Proposition 187.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; americanrattlesnake; arizona; elections; russellpearce

1 posted on 11/08/2011 10:09:47 PM PST by OddLane
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To: OddLane

Thanks for posting this. I’m in New England and had no idea this recall was going on.

Terrible news.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 10:20:59 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: OddLane

It appears Arizonans don’t mind our state being invaded by Mexico after all. Could have fooled me. I guess I better start learning Spanish.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 10:25:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: OddLane

This was a bad night all around for the Tea Party, and the fact that our side stayed home but theirs (Obamacrats) turned out. It should also serve as a warning that the Dims will stoop to all lows to defeat us, and that we will have to “get into the mud” to fight back. Unfortunately, Romney and a RNC led by one of his lackeys won’t put up this fight.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 10:48:25 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: OddLane
It is most always that those with the passion vote and win in such scenarios.

As a Zonie, I am sorry it happened, but he is not done for, there other elections looming when more people turnout.

5 posted on 11/08/2011 10:54:56 PM PST by Sea Parrot (35 YEARS SINCE WE LEFT, BUT ALL THE)
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To: Thunder90

not all bad.
compliments of Freeper FreeVulcan

“Virginia Senate is now tied at 20 with the GOP Lt. Gov. having the deciding vote. Mississippi flipped their House to GOP for the first time since reconstruction”

Plus Obamacare took the pipe in Ohio.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 11:08:59 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Sea Parrot
Let's hope so, because you know that the open borders lobbyists will use this as a cudgel until we prove that it was an aberration.
7 posted on 11/08/2011 11:21:00 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: OddLane

I’m not a Pollyanna sort, but the simple truth is that the Tea Party was born as a response to Obama. Tonight’s results are going to fuel that for next year, seeing how Obamacare went down even in Ohio.

Sure, I’d rather we won across the board, but if complacency set in this year, we’ve been awakened with a punch on the nose. If it sets in next year it’ll be catastrophic.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 11:23:57 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I hope conservatives mount a serious challenge to this clown when he's up in a real general election.

I'm not sure how the redistricting battle will pan out in the end, but it's unconscionable that the AFL-CIO and La Raza should be able to determine who represents voters in a Republican district.

9 posted on 11/08/2011 11:39:38 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Thunder90

The left can stoop to all sorts of deviant propaganda methods, but if conservatives stay home and don`t cast a vote, whose fault is it really??

What it appears to me is the tide which gave us so much hope in 2010 has long petered out. People aren`t quite as unhappy with the Mexican invasion, seas of red ink or pervasive power of unions as we thought they were.

This doesn`t bode well for 2012...at all.


10 posted on 11/09/2011 2:52:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Sea Parrot
Pearce's district has been so flooded with illegal aliens over the last 20 years that there has been massive demographic shift in the district towards illegal aliens .

Entire neighborhoods that were once working class Mormons have had their one time residents displaced by illegal aliens, some living 10 -20 people to a house. It's really frightening what is happening to the demographics of that community. Huge areas are now Barrios and entire strip malls cater primarily to non English speaking Hispanic illegal aliens.

White flight from the district is accelerating, which is killing the tax base as illegals on welfare take over. Most of the previous middle class Mormon residents have been displaced to new housing developments in east Mesa and have abandoned the area to illegals.

The school system in his district has effectively been destroyed by militant non assimilationist Hispanic activists and Spanish is now the de facto language in many primary schools

Pearce is life long resident of this Mesa district that has been at ground zero of the illegal flood and he has seen the destruction it has caused to his once “Leave it to Beaver” middle class Mormon neighborhood and district.

He has been fighting a rear guard action to prevent a take over of the rest of the state, but it looks like the demographics of his district have become so unfavorable that he is in a Bob Dornan like situation.

Arizona is similar to where California was 15 years ago - at a demographic tipping point due to illegal immigration.

11 posted on 11/09/2011 3:03:39 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: OddLane

La Raza and the illegals got themselves a big victory last night. They are so excited that they can’t control themselves. The voters here in Arizona have given the Mexican government the go ahead to continue their invasion of our state. We don’t mind.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 7:26:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: OddLane

Pearce’s campaign was behind the sham candidate Olivia Cortes, who was put on the ballot to divert votes from Lewis. This kind of dirty campaigning deserves to be rewarded with nothing but disgrace and shame.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 7:53:10 AM PST by Coronal
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To: OddLane; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

14 posted on 11/09/2011 9:55:41 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see the border from my back porch...)
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To: OddLane
The Democrats, media, and liberal interest groups colluded and found a puppet "Republican" to run against Pearce. Pearce lost with 45% of the vote after outside groups poured in money. That is hardly a repudiation of Pearce or attempts to secure our border. If the GOP ran a Democrat against Obama, one slightly to the right of him on most issues and he won by 9% would that be a repudiation of liberalism or Democrats? It is a silly question, because the media would never collude with such a sham.

We should not accept defeat. This was a rigged election and a narrow loss. Has Pearce announced that he will primary Lewis? Because if he has any soul, he will.

15 posted on 11/09/2011 12:47:54 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
I'm not sure if he's made any decision, but I don't think we should stand for this.

Even if it's not Russell Pearce, this Quisling needs to be ousted from office at the next available opportunity.

16 posted on 11/09/2011 2:09:00 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: AuntB; La Enchiladita; bcsco; BobP

ping


17 posted on 11/09/2011 2:10:02 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: OddLane

Thanks! Got it for tomorrow.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 2:13:48 PM PST by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: rmlew

Election records clearly show that the majority of Lewis’ funding came from within the district. Most of Pearce’s $$ came from outside the district and outside the state. The people of LD 18 spoke up, Pearce is toast.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 2:54:57 PM PST by Coronal
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To: bcsco
Thanks, Bcsco!
20 posted on 11/09/2011 4:19:34 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Coronal

And outside media groups didn’t dominate attack ads on Pearce?


21 posted on 11/09/2011 9:17:09 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

If Pearce really was the choice of his constituents, why didn’t they vote for him? How did Lewis win in a strongly conservative district if Pearce was doing the job they sent him to do?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 10:05:19 PM PST by Coronal
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