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Mass. governor calls Alabama immigration policy 'hysterical and poisonous;' compares it to Jim Crow
al.com [AL] ^ | May 02, 2012 | Debbie M. Lord

Posted on 05/11/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by kevcol


Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick compared Alabama and Arizona immigration policies to McCarthyism and Jim Crow in a speech Monday to students at Tufts University, according to a story on Boston.com.

“The actions of various states to take matters into their own hands have been ham-fisted, self-defeating, and even racist,’’ Patrick was quoted as saying.

The tone of Patrick’s speech Monday - he called much of the debate surrounding immigration reform “hysterical and poisonous’’ - has struck some state lawmakers and immigration policy specialists as more vehement than previous speeches, the story said.

“The public discourse about immigration is as toxic today as McCarthyism or Jim Crow were in their time,’’ Patrick was quoted as saying. “Now, like then, the debate seems to be based more on emotion than reason, more on slogan than fact.’’

Eva A. Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, told Boston.com that she was not surprised by the content of Patrick’s speech - she has always agreed with his stance on immigration - but was struck by its particularly brash tone.

“It’s very strong wording that really speaks to [Governor Patrick’s] belief, to his understanding, to his vision for a stronger America,’’ Millona said.

On the other hand, Jessica Vaughan - director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that researches US immigration policy - said the governor’s fiery words Monday were a political mistake.

“The language he chooses is just as loaded and charged as the rhetoric of the people that he’s criticizing - maybe even more so,’’ Vaughan was quoted as saying. “I don’t think he could get away with giving that speech anywhere other than a college campus.’’


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; blackcrime; blackracism; democrats; devalpatrick; liberalfascism; openborders
Bet you thought this was about Willard, huh? Might as well have been IMO. These Massachusetts Governors, past and present, are horrified that the citizens of any State would take measures to both protect themselves from threats the Feds deem unworthy of their attention, and vote for laws and amendments which contradict with the "enlightened" Masshole agenda.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

WOLF!! WOLF!! WOLF!!

Blah blah blah...

2 posted on 05/11/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: kevcol

Talk about “poisoning” the debate!


3 posted on 05/11/2012 7:48:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kevcol
A sitting governor considers enforcing existing federal law hilarious?

He needs to be removed from office. Now.

4 posted on 05/11/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: kevcol

Supreme Court nominee if Obama is re-elected.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: kevcol

6 posted on 05/11/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: kevcol

“Bet you thought this was about Willard, huh? Might as well have been IMO. These Massachusetts Governors, past and present, are horrified that the citizens of any State would take measures to both protect themselves from threats the Feds deem unworthy of their attention, and vote for laws and amendments which contradict with the “enlightened” Masshole agenda.”
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I fully agree


7 posted on 05/11/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The impoverished immigrants come in and work for very low wages, displacing blacks who are willing to work for low wages. So we get a twofer - illegal problems and a huge black unemployment rate! Nice work, Deval!


8 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kevcol

What the hell is the matter with people from Massachusetts? What makes their brains work like this? I don’t get out of Alabama much so I don’t understand this attitude. Is there a defect somewhere in their gene pool that makes them vote for libs?


9 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: kevcol
(Stand with Arizona's Sheriff Joe) Obama, Holder, Patrick, don't think our laws on illegal immigrants should be enforced....THEY WANT THE ILLEGAL VOTES!
10 posted on 05/11/2012 8:03:12 AM PDT by yoe (I)
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To: kevcol

Meanwhile, Obama’s uncle Omar Obama, illegal alien, gets his license back today. Because denying him a licesnse would be cruel, he needs to be able to drive drunk legally (even though he can’t stand outside his car anywhere legally).

Oh, and Obama’s aunt, illegal alien, is still living on the people’s dime in South Boston.

But Alabama’s immigration policy is hysterical and poisonous!


11 posted on 05/11/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BO Stinkss

The Conservative leaning people of MA have been leaving the state by the tens of thousand for over a decade.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: yoe

Can you imagine just how the feds would pursue and deport the illegals if they thought they would vote republican?

Picture stasi.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
WOLF!! WOLF!! WOLF!!
Blah blah blah...


The real WOLF here is the GOP-e attempting to permanently marginalize Conservatives and the dems more than happy to help. Patrick is a product of the Chicago politimob. Everything he does is orchestrated and calculated. He has praised RomneyCare effusively. The same guy who says that, says this. Do you see what's going on here?
14 posted on 05/11/2012 8:08:40 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Patrick is the only one who sounds hysterical.

And why are we still spending Federal money on cities that won’t enforce Federal law?


15 posted on 05/11/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: BO Stinkss
What the hell is the matter with people from Massachusetts?

They exist in a degenerated state which ignores the principles and morality of their illustrious predecessors. They have devolved into something less than American.

16 posted on 05/11/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: popdonnelly

People in my city who are active in the MA Dem Committee have told me there’s a reason why Deval’s wife has been depressed for a long time. A real closet case he is.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: popdonnelly

And exactly ‘where’ is it that Massachusetts joins the border with Mexico?


18 posted on 05/11/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kevcol

What does Mitt Romney say? After he was for/against it before, of course.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: kevcol
What is "poisonous" is Massachusetts harboring drunken driving, welfare chiseling illegals aliens:

Sanctuary Cities are better examples of local gov't"actions... to take matters into their own hands." Has Obama's buddy Duval ever spoken out against, at least, those in Mass.?

20 posted on 05/11/2012 8:22:41 AM PDT by drpix
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To: kevcol

“...compared Alabama and Arizona immigration policies to McCarthyism and Jim Crow...”

Well... McCarthy was correct. Communists were infiltrating Hollywood, the NEWS MEDIA, and political offices.

For ‘proof’, I give you.... Obama, Holder, and Patrick.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kevcol

Keep your unaccomplished,affirmative action nose in your own northesatern Commie craphole, Patrick, and out of the business of states with a sane approach to the future.

Since you like to throw out adjectives, what do you call the current plague of arrogant, in-your-face black racism, that is infesting our once great nation?


22 posted on 05/11/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: kevcol

Wasn’t the whole Jim Crow thing a Democrat thing at the time?


23 posted on 05/11/2012 8:28:35 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Max in Utah

They exist in a degenerated state which ignores the principles and morality of their illustrious predecessors. They have devolved into something less than American.

They have turned into Washington D.C.

24 posted on 05/11/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: EyeGuy

He’d probably call it the karma of whitey, or some such thing.

When really it’s a rabble of people who have been taught by bleeding heart white LIBERALS that it’s never a good thing to control their emotions and try to do something rational instead of just party and rage.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 8:30:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: kevcol

Alabama resident tells blithering moron mASSHOLE Governor to shut his yap and mind his own pea-pickin’ business.

Oh, and Bless his heart.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 8:33:06 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Yes. The GOP briefly flirted with segregationalists in the South during the civil rights era, and although it quickly rejected them afterwards, this is the reason that black politics gives for not embracing the GOP. Forget every doggone thing that happened, or at least was tried, by the GOP from Abraham Lincoln till now... oh, no!


27 posted on 05/11/2012 8:33:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: ABQHispConservative
Wasn’t the whole Jim Crow thing a Democrat thing at the time?

Well, we know the Democrats didn't want to free the slaves. The KKK was just an arm of the DEM party. Pretty much every racist event is caused by DEMS. Take the ZIMMERMAN/MARTIN incident.

28 posted on 05/11/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

(oops)

....Take the ZIMMERMAN/MARTIN incident... for a recent example. And I could rattle off dozens more.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kevcol
Alabama’s immigration reform again cuts unemployment

Alabama's unemployment rate drops for 8th month

30 posted on 05/11/2012 8:44:46 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FReepaholic

Well, here I am in Alabama. I passed by the HR office this morning, and there in the conference room were another 10 new employess receiving orientation.

It’s been going on like this every two/three weeks for months, now.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Supreme Court nominee if Obama is re-elected.

Probably, but don't forget that Senate confirmation is required in order to put a nominee on the bench. However, I don't remember for sure if a simple majority suffices to confirm a USSC nominee or if it requires a 2/3 majority. If it's the latter there should be enough Pubs in the Senate for the next 4 years to prevent such an embarrassment to the Court and to the nation from becoming reality.

OTOH, GOP Senators voted to confirm some of the most liberal Justices of the 20th century, so pray that Scalia and Thomas will enjoy good health for another 5 years just in case our worst nightmare becomes reality and Obama deceives the voters one more time.

32 posted on 05/11/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by epow ( "It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." Patrick Henry)
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To: kevcol

Deval Patrick would never have gotten elected Governor of Massachusetts without the help of Slick Willard.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: BO Stinkss

Deval is actually from, wait for it... Chicago !


34 posted on 05/11/2012 9:16:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ABQHispConservative

YES! Democrats are the ones who instituted JIM CROW laws!!! But, the plantation holders don’t want their slaves to know the truth.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: kevcol

As much as you might dislike Romney there is no comparison between him and Deval. The current governor of MA is an Obama clone. Maybe worse. I think Obama may even be smarter than Deval - if that is possible.


36 posted on 05/11/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ConservativeStatement
Supreme Court nominee if Obama is re-elected.

OMG

37 posted on 05/11/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: BO Stinkss

Deval Patrick was born and raised in Chicago.


38 posted on 05/11/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

LOL!!....Works in our favor


39 posted on 05/11/2012 9:51:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Rod spells it out..


40 posted on 05/11/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ladyjane

” I think Obama may even be smarter than Deval - if that is possible.”

Nah


41 posted on 05/11/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: kevcol

Whose poisoning the well? Et tu, Deval?

First of all, he grossly misrepresents opposition to illegal immigration. He conflates legal and ILLEGAL immigration so that those who are opposed to ILLEGAL immigration are opposed to all immigration which is not and has never been the case. The news media, leftist organizations and the democratic party all do this knowingly, willingly and with malice.

How in God’s Holy Name is it wrong to be against ILLEGAL immigration? What country in this world is that an issue beside ours? Every country defends it borders from illegal crossings and non-residents coming in without a check for credentials! Many countries allow no immigration at all.

Why are Americans who want the borders secure and illegal crossings stopped racists?

The answer, orf course, is that they are not. Not racist, not hysterical, not poisonous. Not McCarthyism nor Jim Crow. Just people who want the law followed and applied equally across our Republic.

Maybe, just maybe, it is Deval Patrick who is hysterical and poisonous?


42 posted on 05/11/2012 10:11:39 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: kevcol

Deval Patrick is a serious diversity racist. He headed up Clinton’s Division of Civil Rights and at that time, was systematically installing discrimination orders against white males. Ward Connerly, our hero!, was fighting in courts and with state ballot initatives to establish that white males have equal rihgts to the Left’s preferred majority, minorities and women.

Deval came to Boston for a rally of “women and minorities.” He assured the perferred ones that white men don’t have a chance, because the preferred majority can just vote against them. Deval was unbelievably blunt in his determination to deny white males equal rights to ‘women and minorities.”

Thankfully, white women began to realize that systematic discrimination and oppression of the men in their families was not really to their advantage as mothers, wives, neices and sisters. Ward Connerly was successful in his effort to shore up the constitution on behalf of white males.

We never hear about Ward Connerly. But white males should never forget what he did for them. As a Black man loyal to constitutional freedom, he took a lot of hate from the left for standing up against them to derail their effort to systematically install legal and institutional orders of “non-discrimination” that were targeted at isolating and harming white males by racists like Deval.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 10:50:57 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Were I Phil Bryant Governor of the great state of Mississippi, I would publicly tell the Massachusetts Governor that the People of Mississippi & state of Mississippi believes in Law & Order regardless of the race or origins of the individuals choosing to break the laws.

If you break the law in Mississippi you will be hunted down and caught regardless of your race.


44 posted on 05/11/2012 7:28:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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