Capitol Annex: TX HD 107: Keffer Campaign Launches Racist Mailer Against Allen Vaught

Capitol Annex

TX HD 107: Keffer Campaign Launches Racist Mailer Against Allen Vaught


Pictures of an Hispanic man flashing a gang symbol, another Hispanic man in the custody of immigration officials, and an Hispanic male in a kitchen with a rifle adorn the lastest race-bating mailer sent out by ex-state representative Bill Keffer (R-Dallas) in his grudge match against State Rep. Allen Vaught (D-Dallas).




The mailer, which was paid for by Keffer’s campaign, alleges that Vaught says the illegal immigration issue is a “political gimmick,” but cites no source to illustrate that Vaught ever made any such statement.


Blogometer: OBAMA II: He’s Related To An Illegal!


OBAMA II: He’s Related To An Illegal!

Several conservative bloggers were outraged to learn that Obama’s aunt is living in the U.S. illegally:

  • Carpenter: “There’s so much that’s personally and politically offensive in this story I don’t know where to start. First, the millionaire Obama leaves his aunt to live in the projects. Obama became rich through his best-selling books based on his own life story. Seems like he could have at least helped the aunt who helped make that story better to tell. So much for spreading the wealth. Second, he takes her money even though she’s an illegal alien. That is against the law. His campaign can’t even screen out illegal money from his FAMILY MEMBERS. This underscores what a huge problem his campaign has had in the campaign finance department. Last, I thought deportation was supposed to be inhuman and undoable. Wasn’t that Obama’s whole rationale for amnesty? He’ll stick up for millions of other illegal aliens but not lift a finger to sponsor his own auntie to stay?? Cold.”
  • NRO‘s Victor Davis Hanson: “How many laws can one break? […] How ethical is it for someone who is in violation of immigration law, and receiving some sort of public subsidy, to then donate money, illegally again, to a campaign? Message: defy immigration law; ignore a deporation order; obtain, again illegally, public assistance; donate illegally to a presidential campagin; and then count on the press attacking those who worry about such serial flouting of the law.”
  • Malkin: “Turns out Aunti Zeituni Onyango, one of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama’s many relatives made famous in his memoir, is an illegal alien. And not just a run-of-the-mill illegal alien on welfare. She’s one of the hundreds of thousands of deportation fugitives — absconders — whom I’ve been reporting on for the past six years. […] Lucky for Aunti, anyone who thinks she should face the music and get the boot is considered a ‘hater’ and a ‘xenophobe’ and a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST. Lucky for Aunti, she can always take up shelter in a sanctuary-offering, rule-of-law defying church.”
  • NRO‘s Mark Steyn: “When first I heard about the Undocumented Auntie, I thought I’d finally figured out how this spread-the-wealth thing works: The government taxes Joe the Plumber to fund public housing agencies that illegally provide welfare and accommodation to illegal immigrants thereby freeing up their cash flow to enable them to make illegal campaign contributions to any nephew who might chance to be running for president and get him elected so he can tax Joe the Plumber even more to fund even more public housing for even more illegal immigrants to make even more illegal campaign contributions… Etc.”

Newsweek: Gateway Pundit: Figures. Obama’s Dear Auntie Onyango Is an Illegal Alien …Update: Obama Camp Silenced Auntie Onyango(?)

Newsweek: Gateway Pundit

Figures. Obama’s Dear Auntie Onyango Is an Illegal Alien …Update: Obama Camp Silenced Auntie Onyango(?)

This explains why she was not used as a prop on the campaign trail. It also explains why she refused to talk to reporters until after November 4th. Obama’s dear Auntie Onyango is an illegal alien. Zeituni Onyango lives in a disabled-access flat in a South Boston slum. She has lived in public housing for 5 years . ( Times Online ) The AP did not mention anything about the legal status of long lost Uncle Omar who was evicted from his Boston home in 2000 for not paying rent. Where can you find a good Ohio investigator when you need one? Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew’s presidential bid.

WSJ: Obama’s Aunt May Provide Fresh Dustup


Obama’s Aunt May Provide Fresh Dustup

Late Friday night the Associated Press citing “two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcement official” reported that Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman named Zeituni Onyango, who has been living in public housing in Boston, is in the U.S. illegally after a judge turned down her request for asylum for years ago.

Obama and “Aunti Zeituni,” as he refers to her in his memoirs, don’t appear to be close. He doesn’t discuss the 56-year-old woman who is his half aunt on his father’s side at events or on the campaign trail as an influence on his life.

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton says “Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed.”

Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod told reportesr after a rally that “people are suspicious about stories that surface in the last 72 hours of a national campaign and I think they’re going to put it in that context.”

Immigration hasn’t been a central issue in the general election campaign but the reports could thrust it to the forefront in the final days of the race.

Obama supports a comprehensive immigration plan that would, according to his campaign’s website, “fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy.”

Right Wing News: Sarah Palin And Illegal Immigration

Right Wing News

Sarah Palin And Illegal Immigration

Some people are upset that Sarah Palin is coming across as more than a little squishy on illegal immigration lately. For example, here’s Palin talking to Univision,


Governor, let me ask you about immigration. How many undocumented immigrants are there in Alaska? 

I don’t know, I don’t know. That’s a good question.

As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported?

There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant -there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants – not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with illegal immigration.

Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?

No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They’ve got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this.


Should anti-amnesty advocates freak out over this? No, they shouldn’t.





AS SADDENED AND CYNICAL as I have become about humankind in my life, I still nurture a belief in the human heart and the sense of Right. I still feel that in most cases of wrong being done, all it takes is thinking, feeling people getting the real facts of a situation. And the facts of this situation are shocking and revolting to a thinking mind and feeling heart.

Buried in the final paragraphs of this article*, the Democratic Speaker of the House offers the LA Times a shocking idea: That millions of immigrants now in the USA—who are currently a deeply-enmeshed part of our commerce and communities—might be relegated to a permanent status of neither citizenship or deportee. What is left after you strike those two possibilities? As Duke said, an indentured class.

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.”

Pelosi says Congress unlikely to approve tax rebate before President Bush leaves office


Latino Journal: Hispanic immigration still too politically incorrect

Latino Journal

Hispanic immigration still too politically incorrect

While some of Arizona’s key political races this year are dominated by illegal immigration, the issue has virtually disappeared from the presidential campaigns and debates.

Republican Sen. John McCain, who championed a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill three years ago, has barely addressed the topic even though it remains a hot-button controversy in his home state. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, who also supports an overhaul, has been nearly as mum.

During three presidential debates, the word “immigration” was uttered only once, according to a check of transcripts posted online by the Commission on Presidential Debates. In that one instance, McCain accused Obama of misrepresenting McCain’s position on the topic. There was no further discussion.

Brooks Jackson, director at Annenberg Political Fact Check, chuckles when asked about the lack of discourse about national illegal immigration. “It has not been an issue aimed at the larger electorate,” he says. Both candidates, he says, have run Spanish-language ads targeting Hispanic voters on the topic.

‘Why is it off the radar?’

By contrast, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeks re-election in the Phoenix metro area based largely on his effort to round up and deport illegal immigrants — an enforcement program condemned by Hispanic leaders and Mayor Phil Gordon as “racial profiling.”

Arpaio is the top law officer in a county that, at 9,200 square miles, is bigger than New Jersey, and has a larger population —3.8 million — than half of the states.

The sheriff mocks both presidential candidates for dodging the issue: “Where did it go? Why is it off the radar?” he says. “I’m not an expert on politics, but I think it has to do with (getting) the Hispanic vote.”