Thursday, September 07, 2006

Politics, Hypocrisy: Flippity Floppity

Matt Mechtel is running for the US House on the Republican ticket against incumbent Earl Pomeroy. For all the flack that Democrats have received from Republicans regarding the issue of "flip-flopping", I found todays news article in The Forum to be quite funny. It pertains to the issue of immigration.

Back in March, Mr. Mechtel made a statement in an interview about illegal aliens and immigration.

March 29, 2006:
Interviewer: Sure. One quick follow-up. One thought that I’ve had and I wanted to get your thought on it, was a key to maybe making it less, providing less of an incentive to illegal immigrate might be to make our legal immigration process easier, more streamlined. Is that something you agree with?

Mr. Mechtel: Absolutely, absolutely. We can work on streamlining that process and you know to the point right now where we do have illegals in the country, you know, let’s, let’s give them an amnesty period to get signed up and go through a period where they can legalize themselves so we don’t criminalize the people that are already here. They’ve made it here, let’s give them the opportunity to get melded into the system, let’s give them the opportunity to be legal. That way we can get a handle on this thing right to start with. We’ve got to start somewhere and there’s no perfect solution to this so, you know, that’s definitely one way we could start.
September 6, 2006 he made this statement:
“No one who is here illegally will ever get citizenship. There will be no amnesty.”
I love the response of Jim Fuglie, Executive Director of the ND Dem-NPL:

Fuglie said it is “interesting that the first debate on illegal immigrants in North Dakota this year is between Matt Mechtel and Matt Mechtel.”


Anonymous said...

Thank you for listing Matt Mechtel's website.I just went and ordered one of his yard signs.We need a great Person like him to help clean up the mess that the Left wing fanatical nuts have done to our state! I can't believe they allow you to be teaching our children.I sure hope you aren't spewing your radical ideology in the classroom!!

Greg said...

You are most welcome. I'm glad my blog is a useful service to you. Let me be the first to applaud you for seeking a yard sign and showing your support for your candidate. We should be encouraging everyone to participate in the political process. I'm not sure who you mean by "they" or why "they" should or should not allow me to do anything. For the record, I do not teach children, I teach adults. I don't know if you can understand this or not, but politcs, religion, and my personal ideology have nothing to do with the science I teach. Why, on Earth, would you presume to assume I would bring that into a science classroom? I would never assume you spew your radical ideology in inappropriate places without evidence to that fact. By the way, I picked up a great quote today. Thought you might enjoy it: "A great many people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices." ~William James