U.S. Electoral Politics: October 2008 Archives

I won't be able to write a long post today, because I'm preparing to go out for Halloween tonight.  Later on this weekend, I hope to write an endorsement for a presidential candidate.

Before I do, that though, I wanted to point Citizen Orange readers to Cynthia McKinney's answers to The Sanctuary's presidential candidate questionnaire.  Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party candidate for president.  I will preface her answers by saying that it is refreshing to see a truly progressive vision for U.S. migration reform at the national level.  I truly wish that McKinney had run a campaign to equal her vision. 

The link to the questionnaire is here.
Via Duke at the Sanctuary, Speaker Pelosi talks about Dem plans for immigration reform after the election.

Pelosi also said Congress would have to tackle the politically sticky job of overhauling immigration laws in the new Congress, after a bipartisan measure collapsed last year.

The estimated 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally "are part of the U.S. economy. We cannot send them all home, and we cannot send them all to jail, so we have to address it," Pelosi said.

Any solution would have to be bipartisan, she said, so it may require sacrificing some of Democrats' past priorities, such as giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.

"Maybe there never is a path to citizenship if you came here illegally," Pelosi said. "I would hope that there could be, but maybe there isn't."
This is unacceptable.

Duke has more at Migra Matters:

Jackie Mahendra of America's Voice emailed me today and asked me to share a video announcing a new report entitled, "A Sleeping Giant Awakens: The Power of the Latino Vote".  Below is the video: