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If Only Arizona Were the Real Problem (NYT attacks Tea Parties "a political virus") (BARF ALERT)
The New York Times ^ | 2010-05-01 | Frank Rich

Posted on 05/01/2010 3:28:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Don’t blame it all on Arizona. The Grand Canyon State simply happened to be in the right place at the right time to tilt over to the dark side. Its hysteria is but another symptom of a political virus that can’t be quarantined and whose cure is as yet unknown.

If many of Arizona’s defenders and critics hold one belief in common, it’s that the new “show me your papers” law is sui generis: it’s seen as one angry border state’s response to its outsized share of America’s illegal immigration crisis. But to label this development “Arizona’s folly” trivializes its import and reach. The more you examine the law’s provisions and proponents, the more you realize that it’s the latest and (so far) most vicious battle in a far broader movement that is not just about illegal immigrants — and that is steadily increasing its annexation of one of America’s two major political parties.

Arizonans, like all Americans, have every right to be furious about Washington’s protracted and bipartisan failure to address the immigration stalemate. To be angry about illegal immigration is hardly tantamount to being a bigot. But the Arizona law expressing that anger is bigoted, and in a very particular way. The law dovetails seamlessly with the national “Take Back America” crusade that has attended the rise of Barack Obama and the accelerating demographic shift our first African-American president represents.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 0bama; arizona; derangement; dnctalkingpoints; liberalidiots; nyt; obama; oldgreyhag; racecard

1 posted on 05/01/2010 3:28:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: AuntB; Liz; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

The Old Grey Hag lashes out in anger and derangement.


2 posted on 05/01/2010 3:28:52 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Horse hockey.


3 posted on 05/01/2010 3:31:15 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: rabscuttle385

There is a reason why the al Qaeda terrorist hijackers of 9/11 chose NOT to crash one of those planes into the New York Times building, after all:

Why would they attack their ALLIES?

The NYT and al Qaeda share a common goal: the destruction of America and that is the bottom line.


4 posted on 05/01/2010 3:33:33 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m guessing the NYT sponsored Bolshevik May 1 protests today turned out flat like Lindshay Gaywham in a dress.


5 posted on 05/01/2010 3:34:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: rabscuttle385

Frank Rich sees EVERYTHING through the lens of race.


6 posted on 05/01/2010 3:35:38 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wonder how the pro-illegal alien crowd would feel if we adopted Mexico’s own immigration laws.


7 posted on 05/01/2010 3:38:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: randita

Just to prove that I am no racist..let’s deport the 100,000 or so Irish illegals first.


8 posted on 05/01/2010 3:40:13 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: rabscuttle385

“show me your papers” law is sui generis: it’s seen as one angry border state’s response


I guess it´s more about Americans will show you the papers (which is really unamerican) just to ensure to get rid of all illegal aliens. But then again the leftis will alllways find something to criticize. As long as they can call us nazis, racist... they are fine.
Because heaven help if you dare to have your own oppinion as long as it doesn´t fit into left wing ideology.
So if you are white and not left you usually burn a cross
in your frontyard.


9 posted on 05/01/2010 3:42:07 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: rabscuttle385
But the Arizona law expressing that anger is bigoted, and in a very particular way.

The Arizona law is a duplicate of current federal law except that it outlaws "Sanctuary Cities" within Arizona.

10 posted on 05/01/2010 3:44:44 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: rabscuttle385
...One angry state with a lot of angry citizens at a federal government that grows larger and does less every day. If Puerto Rico wants in to the union, I'm sure there's a place for there star. If Arizona wants out of the union to become a sovereign nation, I would say bravo. I'll pack my bags and be there in two days...
11 posted on 05/01/2010 3:48:08 PM PDT by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: rabscuttle385

CDC Executive Report

Disease:		Conservatism
Known Vectors:		Close Contact, Reading Comprehension, FreeRepublic.com
Cause:			Unknown
Cure:			None
Survivability:		1 in 84,316
Other:			This terminal illness is to be avoided at all costs; 
			recommenced quarantine of infected individuals
			and incineration of them and their possessions.

12 posted on 05/01/2010 3:48:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Biggirl; RedCell; nutmeg
Had a Tea Party in my town today. Theme was stopping Blumenthal from taking Dodd's seat and electing Daria Novak to take the 2nd district U.S. House seat from Joe Courtney.

People there didn't look like a virus or other pathogen:


Lisa Davenport, candidate for CT Senate

More photos of today's Tea Party.

13 posted on 05/01/2010 3:48:59 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: rabscuttle385
If many of Arizona’s defenders and critics hold one belief in common, it’s that the new “show me your papers” law is sui generis: it’s seen as one angry border state’s response to its outsized share of America’s illegal immigration crisis.

Not that the NYT cares, or has the journalistic integrity to research it, but immigrants are already required to carry papers proving their status at all times by federal law.

14 posted on 05/01/2010 3:52:29 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: rabscuttle385

STFU, Frank. You’re speaking for the minority of America-haters, Socialists, and other left-liberal misfits in this country.

The vast majority of real Americans aren’t paying the slightest attention to what you and your merry band of traitors has to say.


15 posted on 05/01/2010 4:09:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Rich would love to see Israelis killed and the PLO dancing in the streets! And we’re supposed to suck up this swill from NYT POS!? Don’t think so!


16 posted on 05/01/2010 4:11:00 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: rabscuttle385

how about the real virus of the criminal kind spreading throughout the land..including media who cant report the truth.


17 posted on 05/01/2010 4:42:08 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: rabscuttle385

The real problem are communists like the ones working at the NYT.


18 posted on 05/01/2010 4:55:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim could be about to take over the New York Times. Rich is sucking up to him.


19 posted on 05/01/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Carlos has a big mortgage on the NYT......LOL!


20 posted on 05/01/2010 4:57:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Frank Rich is a sniveling, smelly coward. He will never, ever die on a hilltop for obuma. He wants his bennies - a hot shower, child porn, raping little boys - and will wave the commie flag. He doesn’t realize it yet, but he’s outnumbered 50 to 1.


21 posted on 05/01/2010 5:24:05 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Brugmansian

Awesome! I love the “Block Blumy” sign. I had an idea to enhance the “Stop Corruption” sign — what about replacing the standard o’s with Oboobma-style O’s.

What a great day for a Tea Party. A little warm but it sure beats flooding weather. I was part of an impromptu Tea Party today up at our town’s rec plex after my son’s baseball game. It was opening day so there was a lot of foot traffic and my wife was doing a fund raiser so we were helping out. Some of my friends and I started getting into some discussions and soon we had a few more people join in. It was kinda cool to have something organic like that pop right up under your feet.

Anyway, thanks for the ping. Nice to know there’s another FReeper out there in the 2nd that’s working to oust Joke Courtney.

Cheers!


22 posted on 05/01/2010 7:42:21 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: rabscuttle385
When the 'rats start biting everything in sight, you know they must be feeling cornered.
23 posted on 05/02/2010 8:50:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s okay. The Tea Party memberships are growing and the old Grey Hag is dropping like a rock.


24 posted on 05/02/2010 10:43:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: rabscuttle385
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!


25 posted on 05/03/2010 8:37:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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