Friday, August 31, 2007

Alberto Gonzalez for President...

…of La Raza! He’s no stranger to the group, you know.

Speaking of La Raza, there seems to be all sorts of shifting going on; not a position shift but an image shift from what I can tell.

Ruben Navarrette and the San Diego Union-Tribune are both dissing Elvira for her bad example. Ruben still says we ought to have “comprehensive immigration reform” (read: amnesty program of some sort) and he still says the Minutemen are “vigilantes”. But he has no respect for a woman who puts her child in harm’s way.

The editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune says Elvira got what she deserved for flouting the deportation order.

Suddenly, both of these icons of the left are now preaching the rule of law as a justified reason for deporting Elvira.

And Navarrette even brings La Raza into it. “The Race” seems to prefer the acronym NCLR these days since no one outside of their PR department buys their newspeak definition of La Raza as "community".

Cecilia Munoz, a La Raza spokesman, tried to convince old Ruben that they are in favor of enforcement. Ruben wasn’t buying it. It seems that Munoz couldn’t see the point of arresting Elvira.

She said, “We have questions about whether going after people one at a time ultimately has much of a payoff in terms of effectiveness.” I can’t tell if she’s dense or just thinks we are. The point, Ms. Munoz, is that she was defying the deportation order and doing it in front of the entire world. Does that make any sense to you?

That said, La Raza is in favor of enforcement, Ruben Navarrette has moved to the right, and so has the San Diego Union-Tribune. The only thing that hasn’t changed is that all sorts of politicians are lining up in front of microphones and calling for reform so that the likes of Elvira will never again be separated from their children.

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