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Just got this "cute" message in my answering machine. A Republican putz telling me that Melisa Bean will give immigrants names to the FBI for deportation - if they committed certain crimes - added the voice very lowly, almost in a whisper. But they did shout the FBI bit and the "Melissa Bean is wrong about Immigration!". As if I would believe a single word from a GOP shill.

But this might take votes away from Melissa. Chicago has a large numbers of immigrants, mostly from Poland and the Middle East, but many Hispanics too. And some of them, actually most of them, are too busy trying to earn their keep in Bush's economy to pay attention to the news. So they may fall for it.

Also Henry Hyde, one of my Illinois Congressman (to my disgusted shame), just mailed me to tell me he won't support the Voting Reform because it intrudes on States Rights.

They are afraid... Very Afraid.

Originally posted to lawnorder on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:55 AM PDT.

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  •  Hi there Kossacks! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    highacidity, llbear

    Hopefully this November election won't be even close, so their cheats won't matter!

    Stay the Course will be their epitaph

    by lawnorder on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:55:02 AM PDT

  •  Bean has a huge cash advantage (0+ / 0-)

    over McSweeney, something like 450 percent.

    Also recent polls have favored Bean, including an internal (D) poll which had her up 48-27.

    I'm not too worried about keeping that seat.

    A foolish consistency (staying the course in Iraq) is the hobgoblin of George W. Bush.

    by wildcat6 on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:59:08 AM PDT

  •  How does this jive... (0+ / 0-)

    ... with the Republicans recent attempts to paint Bean as soft on immigration? (Reports of which were just plain wrong.) Unless they have their mailing lists and phone lists very well identified this is just going to end up as a typical Illinois Republican mess.

    •  I'm probably listed as Hispanic (0+ / 0-)

      So it does seem they are going for the immigrants saying she will put them in jail, and to the "locals" saying she is too soft.

      GOP, always want both ways...

      Stay the Course will be their epitaph

      by lawnorder on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 11:45:29 AM PDT

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