One of the benefits of attending Republican National Committee meetings is the opportunity to meet with RNC members from other states and to get a flavor for the kinds of issues their states and candidates face. One of the subgroups of the RNC that I (as well as National Committeeman Pete Ricketts and National Committeewoman De Carlson) belong to is the Conservative Caucus. As part of that caucus I've had the pleasure of getting to know the representatives of Arizona, including Arizona State GOP Chair (and RNC Treasurer) Randy Pullen and Arizona National Committeeman Bruce Ash.
From those discussions, as well as recent work-related visits to Arizona, I've concluded that those of us outside of Arizona simply don't understand Arizona's plight when it comes to immigration. Their state is literally being overrun by illegals, and their state and local budgets are being overwhelmed as a result. Arizona citizens are being kidnapped, and Mexican drug lords are entering our country at will.
And what to the Democrats propose to do? The Obama administration decided to post some signs warning American citizens to not travel into the area due to "active drug and human smuggling." Initially, I thought the signs were at or near the U.S./Mexico border. It wasn't until a conversation with Pullen and Ash at the recent RNC meeting that I realized the signs are posted 80 miles north of the border! Essentially the Democrats have ceded 80 miles of U.S. territory to the Mexican government.
And where do Nebraska Democrats stand on this important issue. Their leaders believe that illegal immigration is "much ado about nothing."
Democrats Mike Meister, Tom White, Steve Lathrop, Danielle Nantkes Conrad, Amanda McGill, Kent Rogert and Norm Wallman apparently all agree. I guess we'll see if Nebraskans accept their dangerous position come November.