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RUSH: The two proposed referendum drives challenging Arizona’s new sweeping law targeting illegal immigration are being abandoned, organizers said Monday. …Andrew Chavez, a professional petition circulator…’ Where do you go to get a degree in that? Where do you go?

‘Andrew, what do you want to be when you grow up?’

‘Daddy, I want to be a professional petition circulator.’

If your kid told you that he wanted to be a professional petition circulator, where would you tell him to go to learn how to do it? Harvard, and it would cost you how much? And look what we get out of there. So, anyway, ‘Andrew Chavez, a professional petition circulator involved in one of the efforts, said its backers pulled the plug after concluding they might not be able to time their petition filings in such a way as to put the law on hold pending a 2012 public vote.’ So basically this is community organizing-speak for ‘we ain’t got the signatures.’ This is community organizer saying: We can’t even fake ’em! ‘Jon Garrido, the chief organizer of the other drive,’ who apparently does not have a degree, here, because they do not call him a professional petition circulator, ‘attributed its end to a belief that the law would have been subject to legal protections under Arizona’s Constitution if approved by Arizona voters.’

However, ‘Chavez said his clients, whom he would not identify,’ because they probably work in the White House (laughs) ‘launched the effort in the belief that they could put the law on hold until 2012 by not filing petition signatures until it was too late for state elections officials to place a referendum on the November ballot. However, the backers decided over the weekend to end the referendum campaign when they concluded there still might be a November vote, not giving them enough time to be confident about being able to wage a successful campaign against the law, Chavez said,’ meaning they don’t have the signatures, they couldn’t come up with them, and they certainly don’t have any way to stop the law. But that’s okay because Obama has led the world now in accusing everybody in law enforcement in Arizona being a profiler.

So now we have this story on CNN. Headline: ‘Cop Watchers Look for Racial Profiling on the Streets of Phoenix — Margarito Blanco trains his camcorder on the officer approaching a Chevy pickup, while his friend Andrew Sanchez furiously scribbles notes on a pad. They are not working for the police. They’re watching them. It’s about 8:10 p.m. on a recent Thursday and the turquoise S-10 is pulled over at a Circle K gas station in Phoenix. Anywhere else in the United States, this might appear to be nothing more than a routine traffic stop. But Phoenix is ground zero in the battle over illegal immigration, and to Blanco and Sanchez the stop represents a potential opportunity to catch a member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in the act of racial profiling.

‘CNN accompanied the pair as they cruised around Phoenix looking for traffic stops to document on the Thursday after Gov. Jan Brewer signed what’s being called the nation’s toughest anti-immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. Although critics nationwide say Arizona’s law allows police in the state to detain people based on race, grassroots activists like Sanchez and other self-styled ‘cop-watchers’ say racial profiling is nothing new here. They say SB 1070 stands to make matters worse.’ So you know what’s going to happen now? What do you think is going to happen now? Because Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going to know this is going on. (interruption) Well, he’ll pull over the cop watchers but what he’s going to do is be pulling over a bunch of 55-years-old, white, gray-haired ladies in front of the cop watchers.

They’ll pull over these ladies who haven’t done anything, and the cops going to say, ‘Sorry, ma’am. I got a bunch of people watching me and I gotta make it look like I’m not profiling any other people.’ What else do you think is going to happen? You know, the reason why they’re so against profiling — stand by Media Matters! (laughing) Stand by anybody listening to this program 15 hours a week to catch a syllable that you don’t like. The reason why they profile? It works! That’s why we can’t do it. Well, you show me the last 75-year-old that tried to blow up Times Square. Show me one! Show me any of the people being wanded and overly searched at an airport who have tried to smuggle a bomb in their shoes on an airplane or in the underwear. I know you’re not supposed to say these truths in public. That’s why this show exists. More on Arizona.

‘Given the anger sparked by Arizona’s immigration bill nationwide — including protests and calls to boycott Arizona — the campaign promises of Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis could be seen as a bit of a surprise. He has vowed to follow Arizona’s lead and pass a tough new anti-illegal immigration law. ‘We are stopping the retreat. No more retreat,’ he said in a local radio interview. ‘Federal government, if you are not going to do it, we are going to do it.’ Mr. McInnis’ comments are but one example of how the Arizona firestorm has hardly scared off politicians in other states around the country. In some cases, it might actually be encouraging them.’ Imagine that! Well, it just shows you that the so-called first news of all the outrage was a bunch of trumped-up crap from the usual hellholes of liberal protest.

Of course you can go to San Francisco and you stop any lunatic on the streets and say, ‘What do you think?’ ‘I hate it! Boycott!’ You know where to go to find this minority viewpoint. A nation that refuses to secure its borders will not be a nation, folks! Like I told you last week (and if I don’t remind you that I told you nobody else will tell you that I told you, so I have to be the one that told you that I told you) if 70% of the illegals were potential Republican votes the Democrats would have already built an Acela train from wherever in the southwestern United States all the way down to Peru. They would stop at Mexico City, and they’d be rounding these people up — profiling them whatever it took — to get them the hell out of the country. You know it and I know it. And for the president of the United States to go on television at a town meeting and accuse police officers of profiling when the law does not permit profiling. It specifically does not. They cannot stop people on the basis of somebody’s appearance — attention Media Matters — even though it works. Did you get that? E-v-e-n, t-h-o-u-g-h, i-t, w-o-r-k-s. And put quotes around it.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Let me ask you a serious question here, folks. I am filled with serious questions. (interruption) No, Snerdley, please don’t distract me. Look, I get profiled every damn day as a conservative, I get profiled. People who do not know me slander and libel me every day, it’s profiling. I’m a conservative: racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, and I’m not alone. All conservatives are profiled, slandered and libeled each and every day. Now, how are we gonna ever be able to close the border and stop illegal immigration, even if we give everybody here amnesty? How are we gonna ever stop it? Even if we give them amnesty, it’s just going to increase the flow. We did it in 1986. How can we ever close the border and stop illegal immigration without doing at the very least what Arizona is planning to do now? Do you realize what Arizona is planning to do is federal law already. Look at the absolute deranged, irrational, delusional reaction to this, and yet the simple truth is that if we don’t do what Arizona’s planning we’re never going to stop it.

How many of you are trying to get friends, family members into this country legally, how many years does it take you and how much does it cost? I have had friends who have had people working for them for years have to be deported. They can’t get back in. I got people trying to get in from the Philippines just on a temporary visa. It doesn’t happen. I said, ‘Just have them come through Mexico.’ The dichotomy here is so great. It’s a very difficult thing to get in here legally, and yet the people who are breaking the law, the federal government and this regime are on their side. And we all know why. But it’s very simple. How can we ever close the border and stop this if we don’t do what Arizona’s trying to do? It will still be profiling, would it not? If we close the border, the same people are going to object, the same people are going to march in the streets. So it appears to me that even if we grant everybody here amnesty, we’re still going to have to accept a future of illegal aliens continuing to stream into the country for the rest of time because we’re not going to close the border, because to close the border is discrimination, it’s profiling, it’s all of these horrible things that political correctness is demanding, that we censor ourselves, punish ourselves, not do the best for ourselves. If enforcing the law is wrong now, it’s always going to be wrong, is it not, even after amnesty. If it’s wrong to enforce the law now, somebody explain to me how it’s going to change.

The Israelis are masters of profiling. When’s the last time one of their airplanes blew up?

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