June 15, 2007, - 12:28 pm

OUTRAGE: GOP Chair Martinez Condemns U.S. in Latin America (including Contra Defeat of Communism)

By Debbie Schlussel
Now, he’s really gone too far.
Republican Party Chairman and Florida U.S. Senator Mel Martinez needs to get out of politics before he single-handedly (well, actually with the help of President George W. Bush and other Senators like Jon Kyl) destroys the Republican Party forever.
Today’s Wall Street Journal Washington Wire reports that–despite the GOP’s jilted lover stalking of the Hispanic vote (including such tactics as the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill)–more Hispanics than ever identify themselves as Democrats rather than Republicans. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that they identify 51% to 21% as Democrats to Republicans.
But, instead of facing the music that open borders advocacy doesn’t help the GOP even from a pragmatic, vote-whoring point of view, Martinez instead BLAMES America for “past foreign interventions in Latin American countries” for the downward decline in Hispanic GOP identification. And, Martinez maintains, “a skillful 2008 Republican candidate can recover.”

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Sandinista, er . . . GOP Chairman, Senator Mel Martinez

HUH?????!!!!! Ronald Reagan is turning over in his grave . . . again.
The last American “foreign intervention in Latin America” was when we supported the Nicaraguan Freedom Fighters–the Contras–against the Communist tyranny of the Sandinistas, headed by Gucci-glasses, pre-Lasik Daniel Ortega. We need to “recover” from that?!
If only we had listened to Oliver North in Nicaragua’s elections, last year, and had another “foreign intervention in Latin America.” But we did not, and Daniel Ortega (now Lasik-ed) has returned to power.
And, guess what? Our lack of “foreign intervention in Latin America,” this time around, didn’t help the GOP, Senor Martinez.
But it did lead to this . . .
Mr. Martinez, time for you to say Adios . . . before the rest of America says Adios to you and your party.
Oh, and by the way, that same Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed that fewer than 30% of members of both parties–the GOP and the Democrats–call the Senate immigration amnesty bill “acceptable.”
Like I said, take the hint, Mr. Martinez. Say bye-bye. Please.

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I can’t believe it! Is it possible Martinez is just as stupid as Gonzales? Bush attracts and is attracted to these vacant, blank-faced affirmative action tokens. Gonzales appears to not have a thought in his head. Martinez was shoved down the throat of the RNC. I hope the lefties do impeach Bush. He’s doing more damage than Clinton did.

lexi on June 15, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Is Washington, DC our Sodom? We need that intervention right here in this country. It’s uncanny that the Roman Republic and then the Empire fell for the same reasons that we are experiencing today.
Just received a survey and request form the GOP. Some nerve. I surpise they didn’t get the hint of the obnoxious letter and comments from the last one I responded to. The check’s in the mail my dear friends. Screw’em!

warpmine on June 15, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Is it jut me or is GOP selling out USofA to anyone with a vote or a peso? While Democrats sell out again to ayone with a vote or a food-stamp? Either way, politicians are selling out America under the very nose of Americans. Now if only dubya was impeached after blocking 9/11 commission, USofA would not be gasping for breath. How much more damage can the White House do to USofA? Any guess?

Alert on June 15, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Martinez-while he was in Orlando-said he admired Ronald Reagan. Even BEFORE the shamnasty bill, he refused to go on the “Pat Campbell Show”-a local AM morning talk show on 540 AM WFLA in orlando. 10:1 Martinez changes his affiliation from “R” to “D” sometime in the future. Cubans are more conservative than many think-wonder if Mel still supports the sanctions against Cuba?? Adios Comrade Martinez-and the rest of the Comunistas (I mean Republicrats…sheesh, I mean the Democans…there I go again- No Party Affiliation (NPA) here, as of June 2005…and proud.

Nuggler on June 15, 2007 at 2:23 pm

What you are witnessing is the pre-meditated de-construction of the modern (i.e. Reagan-esque) Republican party by the likes of GWB, Martinez, McCain, Graham, Lott, etc. Power is more important than prinicple, so we see selling out to any group that can potentially ensure power.
Big business has called in its chips with this crowd, demanding that the taxpayer subsidize cheap illegal labor. In this “Grand Bargain” big industry gets cheap, publicly-subsidized, un-organized labor. Politicians get to vie for the “hearts and minds” of the new permanent underclass, and the American people get to deal with a tidal wave of needy, costly and culturally-unassimible illegals, all getting health-care, education and social-services on the tax bill of the middle class.
Congrats to GWB and his crew for dismantling the modern GOP. It took less than 8 years under his Administration. He may look like a bumbler, but when you look at it form the viewpoint that his was his goal all along, he looks rather crafty.

DDB on June 15, 2007 at 2:53 pm

I sent an email to Senor Martinez today about my outrage with this bill. I’ll get a response from one fo his staff members, signed with Martinez’s name, thanking me for my input like usual. It’s obvious that he doesn’t care what I and all the other Florida residents think. I told him if this bill passes, nothing short of a miracle will get him re-elected. I told him this bill is so bad it’s political suicide. Too bad he won’t see my opinion, or care if he did.

Stealthkix on June 15, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Workplace arrests surge as ICE agents increasingly bust ordinary employees!
Immigration agents appear to be shifting the focus of their raids to illegal immigrants on the job instead of those who have committed other crimes.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said this week’s raid in Portland, in which most of the 167 arrested were line workers, represents the new approach.
Arrests of workers solely for being in the United States illegally went from 445 in fiscal 2003 to 3,667 during the fiscal ending last Sept. 30.
This year’s numbers reached 3,226 in May and will increase, given raids in Portland and the detention of more than 360 workers in New Bedford, Mass.
Critics accuse the Bush administration of staging the raids to push Congress into changing the system. U.S. Senate leaders agreed Thursday night to revive stalled legislation after Bush visited Capitol Hill on the day of the Portland raid.
Earlier in the day Thursday, ICE agents arrested 31 women, all illegal immigrants, after a routine customs inspection of a Fossil Inc. warehouse in Dallas. “This was a routine inspection,” said John Chakwin, special agent in charge of the Dallas ICE office.
Tim Counts, a spokesman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch of the Department of Homeland Security, said a contractor identified as Simos Insourcing Solutions had hired the 31 to do warehouse work for Fossil, the Richardson-based manufacturer of wristwatches.
Wise use of our taxpayer dollars? Seems like ICE is following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Immigration and Naturalization Service. INS was recognized as the most ineffective and unprofessional federal agency within the Department of Justice. INS unlike the FBI, was subject to the changing political whims of both the White House and Congress. INS was abolished in 2003 and replaced by three different agencies, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS). The three agencies are the cornerstone of the fledgling Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
OPM reports that morale at DHS is the lowest in the federal government. GAO estimates there are now over 12 million illegals present in the United States. ICE is doing a great job. 3,326 apprehended so far this year!

J Leyn on June 15, 2007 at 8:17 pm

What about economic intervention, usurping the economy to create a debit based economy as was done to the USA by the Fed Reserve, the 16th amendment, etc.
What about creating a slave class, where American jobs can be exported to 3rd world countries where human rights don’t have to be respected?
Please see:
http://www.themoneymasters.com/
http://www.freedomtofascism.com/
Here is an article about the causes of the civil war, eerily similar to contemporary immigration issues.
Looking at history from the perspective of organized crime/government forcing usury is revealing. They are all in it for the money, the could care less about you, me, or America! Look at the portfolios of politicians driving illegal immigration and global warming and see why.
They want to destroy America and create third world North American Union. Why can people not understand this? Isn’t the treachery just so plain and obvious? It is as plain as the nose on your face, if you will only face the truth.
It is quite plain and simple to see, there is no great mystery. Either we repeal the 16th amendment, the central banking act, the fed reserve, the corruption that allows predatory lending, the bankruptcy (bilking) of the middle class, the RICCO crimes of human traffic in the export of jobs and the import of slaves or serfs(illegal immigrants).
Note that after 1913 and the 16th amendment, etc, was war, war, and more war, including nazis. The nazis were funded and supplied by American companies such as Ford, GM, IBM. Ther operated during the holocaust, and the still operate today. They are pulling the crap today, hope you understand what I am trying to convey to you Debbie.
There was a great patriot who once said something about the slightest loss of liberty being the cause of the greatest alarm, or that people who do not fight for freedom do not deserve it. I am watching in horror as the USA is being rapidly turned into a dictatorship by Bush. Wake up people, please.

cadgbd on June 16, 2007 at 2:35 am

Sorry, here is that civil war link mentioned above, whic I forgot to post:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/7647/dilemma.htm

cadgbd on June 16, 2007 at 2:36 am

Race matters. Martinez is a Hispanic first and an “American” second. “Amercian” doesn’t even mean anything anymore. He could’ve chosen to be “white” or “hispanic”, and he chose hispanic. Stupid White Republicans, and other stupid whites, need to recognize the only labels that matter are racial.

steve ventry on June 16, 2007 at 3:49 am

The REAL hispanic agenda. Notice the captions of who is saying these things. (btw, I wouldn’t endorse the outfit hosting this video.) http://minutemanhq.com/video/video_ad2.php

steve ventry on June 16, 2007 at 4:16 pm

George W Bush has virtually destroyed any enforcement of our immigrations laws by appointing idiots like Julie Meyer and Michael Chertoff.
Her are the Government statistics that prove my point.
Certainly something quite extraordinary has been happening with immigration policy under Bush.
(George W. Bush’s LegacyóBy the Numbers.)
The illegal alien population grew by 5.3 million, or ABOUT 79 PERCENT (!!!), during the first six Bush years.
The illegal alien stock was increasing by about 880,000 per year between 2000 and 2005, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. [Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S, March 7, 2006.]
So, assuming 2006 was an average year, the illegal alien population would have risen to 11.95 million. The post 2000 increase in illegals is 5.3 million, an increase of 79% on the 2000 total of 6.7 million.
Put another way: ñalmost half of the U.S.ís illegal alien population arrived since President Bush first took the oath of office and swore to uphold the lawÖincluding immigration law,
(And thatís assuming the governmentís estimate of the illegal population is right. Other estimates put the illegal population as high as 20 million).
bullet The legal immigrant population increased to 27.2 million, or by about 13 percent, during the Bush years.
Under Bush, legal immigration reached levels not seen since the late 1980s-early 1990s IRCA amnesty:
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2000: 841,002
2001: 1,058,902
2002: 1,059,356
2003: 703,542
2004: 957,883
2005: 1,122,373
2006: 1,266,254
By 2006, the foreign-born population of the U.S. amounted to 12.4% of the total, up from 10.9% in 2000.
Nearly 2 million children were born to immigrants (legal and illegal) that entered the U.S. since Bush became President.
The American-born children of illegal immigrants are known as ìanchor babiesî because they are technically regarded as American citizens under the current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment.
This would also be true of any children born here to ìtemporary workersî. But significantly none of Bushís temporary worker proposals have addressed this problem.
Altogether, Bush era immigrants and their children (known to demographers as ìforeign stockî) increased the U.S. population by an estimated 8.1 million. They accounted for 45% of U.S. population growth since 2000.
Bush policy is a major reason why the U.S. white population is projected to go into a minority by 2050.
Interior enforcement has been quietly abandoned
An estimated 7.2 million illegal aliens worked for U.S. employers in 2005. Total arrested on the jobsite by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) agents: a mere 251.
Of those arrested, only 188 were actually convicted of violating immigration laws. As recently as 1997, there were 17,554 workplace arrests. [Homeland Security, 2005 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, November 2006. Table 37. PDF]
Bottom line: Only 0.003 percent of illegal alien workers can expect to be arrested.
Employers face even less of a risk. In 2004 only three (3!) were fined for hiring illegals.
Thatís as of 2004. For some strange reason, Homeland Securityís latest annual compendium of immigration statistics does not report the number of employers fined.
Wonder why? Call Julie Meyers ask what she is covering up.
Well over half of all new jobs created under Bush went to immigrants.
From 2000 to 2006 the foreign-born workforce grew by 5.3 million, or 31 percent. Over the same period the number of U.S.-born workers rose by 3.9 million, or 3.3 percent. So some 57 of every 100 jobs created during the first six Bush years went to an immigrant.
Our metric uses Hispanic job growth as a proxy for immigrant job growth, and it has tracked the Bureau of Labor Statisticsís foreign-born employment figures remarkably well.
In 2006 immigrants accounted for 15.4 percent of total employment, up from 14.8 percent the prior year. As recently as 2000, only 12.5 percent of total employment was foreign born.
Assuming that immigrant and native-born employment growth continues at the pace of 2000-2006, the immigrant share of U.S. employment will exceed 50 percent by mid-century
(While weíre on the subject, the economic contribution of illegals is trivial)
Seven million two hundred thousand illegal aliens were employed in 2005, according to Pew. Total American employment was about 141.7 million that year. So illegals represent about 5 percent of all workers.
And their economic contribution is considerably less than their numbers. Mexican male workers (legal and illegal) in the U.S. less than 10 years make just 38 percent of the annual average income of U.S. natives.
If the average illegal immigrant earns, say, 30 percent of what natives make, the share of GDP attributable to these workers would be a mere 1.5 percent (5.0 percent times 30 percent).
After taxes, the economic loss from alien removal is still less. In his recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Robert Rector calculates the fiscal deficit of households headed by immigrants who lack a high school diploma.
He finds that the average uneducated immigrant household receives an average in $30,164 in government benefits, Pays $10,573 in government taxes, and generates a fiscal deficit of $19,588 ($30,164 less $10,573)
There are an estimated 3 million households headed by illegal aliens in the U.S. This implies that the fiscal deficit (benefits received less taxes paid) attributable to illegal immigrants equals $58.1 billion (3 million times $19,588).
Bottom line: Deporting illegal alien workers would effectively cut taxes for natives by nearly $60 billion.
Moreover, removing illegal aliens would ultimately increase wages earned by nativesóespecially the unskilled. Harvard economist George Borjas finds that immigration has already reduced the average wage of native born high school dropouts by 7.4 percent.
Income distribution has been skewed by immigration under Bush
Since the third quarter of 2001 the share of GDP going to corporate profits has soared from 7.0 percent to 11.6 percent, while the share going to labor compensation declined by 2.4 percentage points. Real median income actually declined in 2003 and 2004.
This occurred despite a significant increase in labor productivity.
Optimists insist that, in the long run, profits can only grow as fast as GDP. If this is true, then laborís declining income share is unsustainable, and will eventually ìself correct.î Thatís what weíve seen historically.
But the foreign-born share of the labor force is also unprecedented. Since 2001 illegals have accounted for most of immigrant labor force growth. Until the mass influx of unskilled workers is controlled, the balance of power will continue to tip toward capital and away from labor.
How much has immigration cost American workers in lost wages?
Professor Borjas finds that each 10% increase in the U.S. labor force due to immigration reduces native wages by about 3.5%.[ìThe Labor Demand Curve is Downward Sloping] Foreign-born workers currently account for about 15.4% of the U.S. labor force.
If Borjas is right, immigrant workers reduce native wages by an average of 5.4% (15.4/10.0 X 3.5%). This will amount to an astonishing $323 billion American wage loss in 2007 alone.
In total, over the Bush years (2001-2007),American workers will have lost an estimated $1.854 trillion in wages because of foreign worker displacement.
Bushís criminal alien nation has increased
Criminal aliensónon-citizens convicted of crimesóare an increasing burden on U.S. prison systems. In 1980, Federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. But at the end of 2004ówhen the latest numbers are availableóapproximately 267,000 non-citizens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities:
46,000 in Federal prisons
74,000 in state prisons
147,000 in local jails
Approximately 27 percent of all prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prison facilities are criminal aliens. The majority (63 percent) are citizens of Mexico. Other major nationalities include Colombia and the Dominican Republic (7 percent each); Jamaica 4 percent; Cuba 3 percent; El Salvador 2 percent; and Honduras, Haiti, and Guatemala (1 percent each). The remaining 11 percent are from 164 different countries.
The Bureau of Prisons budget request for Fiscal Year 2008 called for spending $5.4 billion. Using 27 percent as an allocation factor, we estimate the costs of holding foreign-born, non-citizen inmates in BOP facilities will be $1.5 billion.
While this may seem large, it is not. A shortage of available prison capacity has forced Federal authorities to release criminal aliens prematurely. Nationally an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes still walk the streets. (For them, crime pays.)
Millions of Iraqi Refugees? Itís possible.
Immigrants designated as ìrefugeesî and admitted under the 1980 Refugee Act have emerged as a particular problem. They are immediately eligible for various government welfare programs, and the evidence is clear that they stay on them.
Moreover, they start chain-migrating relatives under the ìfamily reunificationî provisions of current law.
Refugee admissions have increased sharply under Bush:
2003: 34,362 refugees admitted
2004: 61,013
2005: 112,676
2006: 99,609
Thereís been nearly three-fold increase since the start of Iraqi hostilities.
Applying our past experience with refugee flows generated by our foreign wars and entanglements to Iraqís current 25 million population, we can generate a plausible range for the number and timing of Iraqi refugees settling in the U.S.
75,000 Iraqi refugees by 2016 under the Somali refugee scenario
500,000 Iraqi refugees by 2016 under the Bosnian scenario
560,000 Iraqi refugees by 2036 under the Vietnam scenario
2.5 million Iraqi refugees by 2044 under the Cuban scenario
The creation of Iraqi enclaves in America may be the lasting legacy of the Bush betrayal.
Next Stop, The North American Union

ScottyDog on June 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm

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