It was a sunny morning in 2004. Rob McKenna (now McCain chair) was on the stump and looking like a young Slade Gorton or Rudi Giuliani (but with hair). He was smart, politically savvy and liberal enough, at least on social issues, to be re-elected, unopposed, as Councilman in Soviet King County. And this was to be his banner year, the year to be elected State Attorney General
It happened at the King County Republican Convention, where, later that day, McKenna’s speech would extol the imminent success of the Washington State GOP: we were well financed, organized, unified, and with a newly shrunken and “broadened” platform! Nothing was missing! Victory was assured! [McKenna, thanks almost entirely to the Builders Industry Association of Washington, did, indeed, form a one-two winning combination behind Dino Rossi, but the balance of the Republican ticket was, generally, slaughtered in November.]
But the watershed incident happened before the speeches, quietly that morning at the registration tables, when the candidates mill around among the PCO’s, schmoozing and trolling for votes.
Rob could remember people’s names, and associate a name with a face, even after several months. The Precinct Officer, one of thousands, statewide, had only met him twice before, and when McKenna spoke to her by name, she was surprised and impressed. She thought he seemed both charming and talented.
Having recently had a family member nearly killed by a car full of drunken, unlicensed, uninsured, illegal Mexicans, Illegal Immigration was at the top of her “issue” list, and time was short, so she got right to the point.
“As Attorney General, what are you going to do about all these Illegals running around all over the state?” she asked. She did not mention the personal tragedy illegals had caused her family, nor the fact that those particular illegals were Mexican.
Rob looked her straight in the eye, and said, “You are a racist!” as he turned away to talk to someone else. It was no more, no less. It was not the last time McKenna would become an advocate for radical OPEN BORDERS and AMNESTY and even an outspoken opponent of the Constitution on immigration issues.
So there you have it.
Rob McKenna is a civil rights candidate! Specifically, he upholds the rights of Mexicans:
to ignore our laws with immunity from prosecution and freedom from enforcement,
to alter the interpretation of laws, specifically to favor themselves,
to 1.2 billion dollars a year of our Washington State tax money,
to get benefits actual Washington State citizens do not,
to hold no loyalty to our nation despite siphoning off its wealth,
to live by tax evasion, identity forgery or welfare, and
they have the right to be free from your racist attitudes if you do not recognize these rights the Mexican people hold over Americans.
And Mr. McKenna is not alone in the GOP. He represents the elite, the leadership, the establishment empowered by the John McCain Campaign. They believe that capitulation to the Criminal Invasion will win votes for the Republican Party. Right.
The future success of the Republican Party depends on replacing that leadership.
But how will they be replaced if the story is not told? And how will the story be told if no one has the courage to speak up? Does it not seem “divisive?” Impolite?
We are the Reagan Wing of the Republican Party. We’re speaking up.