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February 27, 2008

Dick Armey On Illegal Immigration

by Doug Mataconis

A great video from


“The biggest immigration problem we got in America is a government that’s not doing its job,” says Armey. “I don’t like illegal immigration, but I’ll tell you something: I don’t run stop lights. But you put me out on the road at two o’clock in the morning on the way to the all-night drugstore to get medicine for my babies, and you give me a stop light that is stuck on red, and no traffic in sight, and I’m gonna go through that red light.”

Why is it that politicians always make more sense after they leave office ?

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  1. The GOP of today would never elect a guy like this to a House leadership position.

    Comment by Ben — February 27, 2008 @ 8:06 am
  2. Ben,

    Sadly I think you are right.

    The GOP is close to becoming the Know-Nothing Party of the 21st Century.

    Comment by Doug Mataconis — February 27, 2008 @ 8:07 am
  3. Excellent speech by Armey, though…illustrated the situation very well I thought.

    Heh, heh…”Dick Armey”. :)

    Comment by UCrawford — February 27, 2008 @ 10:57 am
  4. “Why is it that politicians always make more sense after they leave office?”

    It’s something in the water…

    Comment by Quincy — February 27, 2008 @ 12:57 pm
  5. Al Gore would disagree with such a statement & remind you to bundle up for some Canadian winds coming in from the north-east of the Industrial Revolution.

    Comment by Nitroadict — February 27, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

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