NYT: Congress Gets “Threats” Over Amnesty

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    From those famous champions of “the people” at the New York Times:


    Senator Mel Martinez, center, Republican of Florida, said he had received a threatening letter related to the immigration bill.

    Immigration Bill Prompts Some Menacing Responses
    By JEFF ZELENY

    Published: June 28, 2007

    WASHINGTON, June 27 — The threat came in the weekend mail.

    The recipient was Senator Mel Martinez, Republican of Florida, who has been a leading advocate of the proposed legislation for changing the immigration system. His offices in Washington and across Florida have received thousands of angry messages in recent weeks, but nothing as alarming as that letter he received at his home.

    “I’ll turn it over to Capitol police, and we’ll go from there,” said Mr. Martinez, who declined to elaborate on the nature of the threat.

    On the eve of a crucial vote on the immigration bill, the Capitol Hill switchboard was deluged again Wednesday as thousands of citizens called their members of Congress — and, perhaps, someone Else's — to weigh in. Not since the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, several Senate aides said, have the lines been so jammed by a single issue.:clap2:

    Republicans who support the immigration bill are facing unusually intense opposition from conservative groups fighting it. This is among the first times, several of them said, that they have felt the full brunt of an advocacy machine built around conservative talk radio and cable television programs that have long buttressed Republican efforts to defeat Democrats and their policies.:clap2:

    While the majority of the telephone calls and faxes, letters and e-mail messages have been civil, aides to several senators said, the correspondence has taken a menacing tone in several cases.

    Senator Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican who is undecided on the final immigration bill, said his office received a telephone call recently that “made a threat about knowing where I lived.” Mr. Burr passed it along to the authorities. “There were enough specifics to raise some alarm bells,” he said.

    Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is one of the architects of the immigration overhaul, said he also had received threats in telephone calls and letters to his office. Mr. Graham said several other senators had told him privately that they also received similar messages.

    “There’s racism in this debate,” Mr. Graham said. “Nobody likes to talk about it, but a very small percentage of people involved in this debate really have racial and bigoted remarks. The tone that we create around these debates, whether it be rhetoric in a union hall or rhetoric on talk radio, it can take people who are on the fence and push them over emotionally.” …

    At the heart of the opposition rests conservative hosts on talk radio and cable television, which often are a muscular if untamed piece of the Republican message machine.:eusa_whistle:

    Several senators said Wednesday that they did not care to be identified speaking critically of the broadcasters, fearing the same conservative backlash that befell Senator Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, this month when he declared: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” …


    [Technology advances have made it easier to deliver more messages to members of Congress. Many e-mail messages sent to the Senate are copied to multiple offices, including one that was forwarded to the authorities this week. Referring to supporters of the bill, it closed with the line: “They need to be taken out by ANY MEANS.” …

    As Mr. Graham walked back to his office on Wednesday, he said he doubted that senators would be deterred by any threats. “I’m sure a lot of the people who have taken a high-profile position on this have been threatened, but what are you going to do?” he said. “You saw what happened to Senator Daschle.”

    Mr. Graham was referring to Tom Daschle, the former Democratic majority leader from South Dakota, whose office received a mailing of anthrax in 2001. The case remains unsolved.

    “One of the requirements of public service in modern America is dealing with a few voices that are full of hate,” Mr. Graham said. “And our discourse and the way we politic, the way we engage each other, brings that out.”
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    No doubt there have been some intemperate messages sent to congress, along with the millions of polite and respectful ones.

    But just as surely there is a similar percentage of such “threats” in all the messages they receive on a daily basis. So why are we hearing about this now?

    You know why.

    First, it’s to reinforce the libel that the people who oppose amnesty are a bunch of kooks and “racists.” (Even those illegal aliens are not a race.)

    But almost as important to the media, it gives them yet another chance to warn against the dangers of “talk radio,” who they claim are manipulating the great unwashed and filling our (limited) minds with hatred and thoughts of violence.

    And that is probably the main reason The Times published this “news article”:

    This is among the first times, several [Republicans] said, that they have felt the full brunt of an advocacy machine built around conservative talk radio and cable television programs that have long buttressed Republican efforts to defeat Democrats and their policies…

    At the heart of the opposition rests conservative hosts on talk radio and cable television, which often are a muscular if untamed piece of the Republican message machine.

    This is pretty ironic, given that the whole “fairness” movement is just an attempt to get taxpayer money for Air America, Radio Pacifica, Democracy Now! and other radical 24/7 hate America operations.

    But really, imagine the New York Times’ horror at the citizenry actually contacting their representatives and asking them to do what they want.


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    Meanwhile professional full-time left wing agitators like Code Pink go to Capitol Hill and occupy hearing rooms and Congressional offices and do their level best to shut down business until they get what they want.

    And they get nothing but praise from their fans at the New York Times.

    Instead, people writing their Congressmen get compared to terrorists who send anthrax.

    Unbelievable. But that is how our Congress and the New York Times apparently see it.

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    Fuck you, Lindsay Graham, and fuck you again. What you call "racism" is white Americans pissed off at having the nation they love and live in turned into a Third World slum so assholes like you can parade around like liberals saviors.

    Did I mention that Lindsay Graham should go fuck himself?
     
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    If you truly look at the platform of the libs, this is at its core. They may not openly say it, but it is there. Example:

    Clinton, when not man whoring, was allegedly the "black" president. He was "down" with the folk, so to speak.

    Bush, whom most consider a racist, has had far more "black" folk in his cabinet than Clinton.

    Yet, it is Bush who is racist. I think I recall some black folk even making deragatory remarks about Ms. Rice. Strange is it not, the GOP treats them as, well, people, has them in high powered positions, yet it is the Dems who will "save" them.

    Then again, I wonder how many "white" employees BET has....
     
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    The NY Timnes is trying to increase its circulation

    They are offering bulk subscription rates to terrorists training camps and illegal immigrant groups

    These poeple read the NY Times to stay of top of what is going on in DC
     
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    Umm, do you honestly think that people peacefully protesting is worse than people threatening bodily harm to US congress members?

    Oh wait, its ok to threaten them with violence if its over an issue that you believe in?

    What a hypocrite you are. It is NOT ok to threaten US congress members no matter what your beliefs, and it is NOT ok to use violence to achieve your goals. When Al Qaeda threatens to do it you are all "omg terrorists lets invade random countries to kill them all", but when US citizens threaten our government you want to boycott those who report it?

    Peh...I'm tempted to get a NYT subscription just to cancel out your foolishness.
     
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    the ny times is basically al jizz-era in english. im pretty sure the ny slimes knows where osama is, and keeps his location hidden out of principle
     
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    na, according to the kook conspiracy nut, OBL is being held in a secret prison and his capture will be announced 2 weeks out from the 08 elections
     
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    What's funny is that the big newspapers all support amnesty, but the Spanish-speakers who come in aren't buying their product.
     
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    NY Times: Nativist GOP Doomed By Anti-Amnesty Vote?
    Posted by Clay Waters on July 2, 2007 - 12:52.
    Over the weekend, the New York Times covered the fallout from Bush's failed amnesty-for-illegal immigration bill, finding that the GOP has doomed itself among Hispanics by its harsh talk radio rhetoric, while devoting space to the disappointment of illegal immigrants and Mexicans who want to be, and interviewing two of the few conservative activists that actually supported the bill, apparently without interviewing the myriad conservative activists aligned against it.

    Jennifer Steinhauer's Sunday piece "After Bill’s Fall, G.O.P. May Pay in Latino Votes" argued:

    "But the bill's demise may have greatly damaged the party's ability to meet its enduring goal of attracting a large percentage of the growing number of Hispanic voters -- thousands of whom are ostensibly in line with the party on a host of other issues, said many Republican lawmakers, consultants and Hispanic voters."
    http://newsbusters.org/node/13874
     
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    code pink, needs to be institutionalized.

     

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