Thursday, September 21, 2006

AZ8 - David Duke Endorses Randy Graf

The Democratic party is upset that former Ku Klux Klan leader and Louisiana State Rep. David Duke put a link on his Web site to District 8 GOP congressional candidate Randy Graf's site.

Graf's campaign swiftly denounced Duke after the Arizona Democratic Party sent out a press release Wednesday afternoon suggesting Graf is associated with the controversial figure. The link on Duke's Web site is the only evidence offered to support the allegation.

"We have no ties nor have we ever had ties with David Duke or any of his racist crazies," said Graf campaign manager R.T. Gregg.

I would post the news blurb from Duke's website but my Websense feature blocked it for "Racism and Hate". Again - HA HA

Here's the deal. People like Randy Graf and Supervisor Ann Day should do some major soul-searching on their ridiculously inhumane and irrational stances on immigration reform when their views are endorsed by "racist crazies" like David Duke and Roy Warden. If they don't want to be labeled the same, then perhaps they shouldn't advocate for the same policies supported by groups like the KKK and the Minutemen.

I'm a big believer in the whole "Rotten seeds = Rotten fruit" philosophy. If someone like Graf gets into Congress and ushers in a radical immigration reform platform, this country will see families torn apart, door-to-door searches and verifications of citizenship for anyone who is suspected of being an undocumented immigrant, and widespread fear that will not be reserved solely for the immigrant community. That is a dangerous path and one that has far more destructive consequences than a sane, comprehensive approach to an overhaul of the immigration system.

I can't help but smile today knowing that the Graf campaign had to play defense on this issue. What a nightmare for them to have it blown wide open that their views are in line with the Klan. The truth hurts - hopefully the blowout he receives in November will hurt even more.

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