Vote For Me (American Rattlesnake’s Election Series)

October 28, 2010

As you might have noticed, with Election Day imminent, I’ve turned the website’s focus to some very competitive political races throughout the country whose outcomes might have a significant impact on immigration policy on either a state/local or national level.


I’ve drawn attention to races that I consider pivotal to the outcome of the immigration debate, including the exciting gubernatorial race in Colorado, which features a surprisingly strong campaign by maverick Republican, and current Constitution Party nominee, Tom Tancredo. I’ve also focused on the highly publicized campaign by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to oust open borders incumbent Barbara Boxer in the California Senate race, as well as the highly-charged contest between Sharon Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

However, for the next five days I intend to highlight several underreported races taking place right now that could have an equally significant impact on American immigration policy in this country going forward. I’d like to begin this coverage by examining one congressional race that has escaped scrutiny thus far due to the incumbent’s presumably insurmountable advantage over any prospective Republican opponent. The contest involves Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the current chairman of the House Homeland Security Commitee.

Thompson was elevated to that post after the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in 2006, replacing then Chairman Peter King, a man with impeccable national security credentials and a fairly good record on border security and immigration issues. Unfortunately, his successor is the complete opposite of King, going out of his way to diminish border security, demand that citizenship be conferred upon millions of illegal aliens, and thwart any attempt at reforming our nation’s most dysfunctional immigration policies. For a full report exploring just how bad Rep. Thompson is on immigration/border security, I suggest you read this dossier.

Fortunately, voters in Mississippi’s second congressional district have a choice this year, unlike in most election cycles where their congressman handily wins re-election in a heavily gerrymandered seat. That choice comes in the form of challenger William Marcy, a man who not only has a distinguished career in law enforcement-who better to police our border than a former policeman-but one who offers a refreshing departure from Mr. Thompson’s siren song of open borders. In fact, Bill Marcy is a staunch advocate for shoring up our porous southern border, as a quick perusal of his website indicates.

Whether recent polling suggesting a neck and neck race is an accurate reflection of voter sentiment remains to be seen. However, what can’t be denied is that many of his African-American constituents-and it should be noted here that Rep. Thompson serves a majority-minority district-have finally begun to rebel against a congressman who arrogantly pursues open borders policies in spite of the astronomical employment rate among black Americans and the empirical evidence demonstrating that illegal aliens undercut black American citizens in the labor market.

Hopefully, people in the 2nd District will express their displeasure with their errant congressman’s immigration stance at the ballot box this coming tuesday.

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2 Responses to Vote For Me (American Rattlesnake’s Election Series)

  1. Levois on October 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    WOW! Thompson’s district contains the “ancestral homeland” for me. I can only wish I can tell you how the outcome of this race will be. Another questions is whether or not black feel that they are being undercut in the labor market by illegal aliens.

  2. G. Perry on October 29, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    The interesting aspect of this poll that was recently released is that it shows Marcy only receiving three percent of the black vote, which to me seems incredibly paltry. As much as Mayor Giuliani was condemned by Al Sharpton and other elements of the Dem. left during his administration for his alleged racial insensitivity, he still received anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the black vote during his various mayoral races.

    It’s hard to believe that a black Republican-even one as unswervingly conservative as Marcy, who has been endorsed by Sarah Palin-would underperform the typical Republican percentage of this demographic by so much.

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