Jim Gilchrist, who surprised everyone
by endorsing Mike Huckabee recently, is having sober second thoughts.
Minuteman reconsiders Huckabee endorsement
Gilchrist discovers candidate favors giving status to illegals within days
Posted: December 18, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi
Â© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist says he will have to reconsider his endorsement of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee after learning the Republican presidential candidate favors allowing illegal aliens to wait only days to receive documents allowing re-entry into the U.S.In a Dec. 9 Fox News interview, just two days before Gilchrist`s endorsement, Huckabee was questioned by host Chris Wallace about an apparent contradiction between statements last year that he preferred a pathway to citizenship and his current plan. On his campaign website, Huckabee outlines a proposal that would require illegal aliens to repatriate and get on the back of the line, which could mean years for re-entry into the United States.Huckabee insisted there is no discrepancy, specifying that "the pathway to get back here legally doesn`t take years. It would take days, maybe weeks, and then people could come back in the workforce."Asked by WND to respond, Gilchrist backtracked, admitting he may have been mistaken in his initial assumptions about the repatriation provisions of Huckabee`s "Secure America Plan."
In effect, he`s going to stop illegal immigration by making illegals legal. This is just another version of what I called "Mike Penceâ€™s Blockbuster Plan."
in 2006. The waiting time for actual visas, assuming that an unskilled laborer could get a visa, is an example of the inefficiency of government. Government is
inefficient, as in the following Jay Leno joke:Â
You read about all these terrorists - most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10-15 years.Now, compare that to Blockbuster: youâ€™re two days late with a video and those people are all over you. Letâ€™s put Blockbuster in charge of immigration.
But if you try to speed up the enforcement parts of government by privatizing them, you get either too little enforcement, (de facto amnesty,) or too much—you wouldn`t want Blockbuster to take over issuing traffic tickets, they`d be giving them to everyone. You would get free popcorn after your third one, but still...
And the bottom line is that Huckabee is crazy about illegals.
This is something HuckabeeÂ toldÂ Jake Tapper of ABC
"If your government at the federal government is so incompetent that it fails to secure the border, you don`t then grind your heel into the face of a 6-year-old child over it. That`s not what this country does. We`re a better country than that. Now, if that causes people to say, `Well, I`m not going to vote for him,` fine. There are plenty of candidates out there who I guess would grind their heel in the face of a 6-year-old child. Not me."
A Democratic blogger,
(who was never going to vote for Huckabee, of course,) praised this language and said
His choice of language is remarkable, visceral and highly effective. The imagery of "grinding your heel into the face of a 6-year-old child" is stunning — and can really make reflexive xenophobes at least pause.
It makes this "reflexive xenophobe"
wonder if Huckabee isÂ getting a little feverish on this issue. And can he name the candidates who would grind their heels into the faces of six-year olds? My choiceÂ would be Hillary
, of course, but he`s talking about his fellow Republicans.