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Daily Beast Article Ignores Unity On Immigration Issue and Plays Race Card

Using a tactic typically employed by Media Matters For America or the race and poverty pimp crowd Michelle Cottle of The Daily Beast writes a headline and a lede, and fires off assertion after assertion that she cannot fully support with facts in the article.

[Title] The Shady Group Behind the African-American Anti-Immigration Rally
by  Michelle Cottle  Jul 12, 2013 4:45 AM EDT 

[Lede] Among the tangle of groups, funders, and leaders in the black anti-immigration effort are many seasoned activists who have long been conducting the same crusade. Is their movement being used as a token front for a racist immigration agenda? Michelle Cottle reports.

This article is akin to asking someone, "When did you stop beating your wife?" The person asked that question has to defend a negative. Certainly not everyone involved in the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) comes from the same lane on the immigration issue or side of the political aisles. It is of note that the right,  left and independents have united on a key problem with the Senate Immigration Bill. The problem rarely discussed or debated is the bills effect on the more economically depressed segments of the American population. 

With respect to Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson there is no question that he has made some offensive comments. They are on the record. Applying the meter of the left when it comes to hyperbole and offensive statements, at least Jesse Lee Peterson owns up to his statements. The First Amendment is not about agreement. 

America needs to focus on the facts and analyze the potentially detrimental effects of another comprehensive approach to a problem in Washington, DC. Legislative history, and the latest passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, should teach us it doesn't bode well for many if not all. 


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