A North Carolina Reader Asks If Rand Paul Could Be Hypocritical Enough To Become An Immigration Patriot
November 08, 2013, 01:32 AM
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Re: James Kirkpatrick’s article Economism Not Enough—Third Party Needs To Defend White Base

From: Tom Shuford [Email]

James Kirkpatrick writes

"It’s theoretically possible that at least one figure within the Party—someone of the stature of Rand Paul or Ted Cruz—could acquire the immigration issue . . ."

Is Paul that much of a hypocrite?

Rand Paul to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (March, 2013)

I think it’s absolutely vital that the Republican Party embrace more legal immigration . . . I think the conversation [about immigration reform] needs to start by acknowledging that we aren’t going to deport twelve million illegal immigrants. If you . . . wish to live and work in America then we will find a place for you . . .”[Rand Paul: We ‘aren’t going to deport’ 12 million illegal immigrants, addressing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, VIDEO, 1m into clip, Aliyah Frumin, 03/19/2013, MSNBC.com]

See previous letters from Tom Shuford.

James Fulford writes: The answer to this is that he may either see the light or feel the heat. John McCain, incapable of seeing the light, did feel the heat enough to attempt to FAKE patriotism: see What McCain's Tactics Teach and  Ruthlessness—What McCain's Miracle Shows Patriotic Immigration Reformers Need.