Michael Steele Brings The GOP Illegal Alien Policy Fail

In an attempt to patronize and curry favor with Hispanic voters, Michael Steele is working hard to tick off Republicans

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is putting some political distance between the national Republican Party and Arizona Republicans who enacted a tough immigration-enforcement law earlier this year.

“Let’s be clear. The actions of one state’s governor is not a reflection of an entire country, nor is it a reflection of an entire political party,” the outspoken RNC chairman told an interviewer from Univision, the highly rated Spanish-language cable TV network.

“The governor and the people of Arizona made a decision that they thought was in their best interest. And that’s the beauty of a republic. That’s who we are.”

OK, not all Republicans and Conservatives are pro-Arizona law, especially among the political class. But, hey, Mike, 59% of Americans favor an Arizona like law in their State, and “Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans and 70% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor passage of an Arizona-like law in their state.” Perhaps that should tell you something, Mike. Instead of pandering to a section of the population that supports lawlessness (not too mention part of that section that is not eligible to vote, since they are not US citizens and cannot vote, whether here legally or illegally), Mike could have stood up in favor of The Law. Perhaps this might be one of the reasons the RNC only has $5 million heading into the mid-terms. Republican voters are sending their money to the State parties and directly to the candidates.

“We hope, now that this debate is in full bloom, level heads will prevail and that we’ll reach a common sense solution with regards to immigration,” Steele said.

Sounds like comprehensive immigration reform, also known as “amnesty,” eh? Perhaps you should think deeply on which Party you are supposed to be representing, Mike.

“We need as a party to be mindful that our prior actions in this area and certainly our rhetoric in this area has not been the most welcoming and the most supportive of helping those who want to assimilate into the way of life of America,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in April.

And this is the problem with many in the political class, high up in the GOP: they are more concerned with creating new voters by pandering and patronizing, rather than sticking to the guns and positions held by a majority of actual GOP voters.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach

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