Dick Armey’s Border Moonbattery

So long as Tea Partiers remember that the movement is about ideas, not people, it won’t get hijacked by those who might exploit it to advance pernicious concepts. A case in point is Dick Armey, who has played a roll in organizing Tea Parties, but who indulges in pure moonbattery on the topic of border security.

“When I was the majority leader, I saw to it that Tom Tancredo did not get on the stage because I saw how destructive he was,” Armey said of the Colorado congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate known for his opposition to illegal immigration.

Armey said “this is a nation of immigrants” and “if you love America, love freedom” and if you will work and pay taxes, you should be welcome in the country.

Applying “nation of immigrants” rhetoric to the deluge of illegal aliens that is helping to drive up unemployment and reduce California to a Third-World failed state is an insult to the legitimate immigrants who built this country and respect its laws.

Armey says he would defend the border — but not until the INS has been reformed so that it’s nicer to the human traffickers and drug dealers who are making a mockery of our national sovereignty.

“Fix that agency, make it do its job, make it do its job in a humane … fashion and then you can control the borders,” he said.

According to Armey, criminals who sneak across the border to avail themselves of free services are “natural constituents” for the Republican Party.

Armey also said “the Republican Party is the most naturally talented party at losing its natural constituents in the history of the world.”

“This party was born with the emancipation proclamation and can’t get a black vote to save its life. How do they do that?”

By standing for individual liberty and the rule of law as opposed to racial preferences and spoils. But I suppose Armey would change that too.

On a tip from Incitatus. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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