With Arizona's controversial immigration law positioning Democrats as the defenders of Latinos, Republicans worried about losing the Catholic-conservative Latino vote are in a tight spot. The Plum Line's Greg Sargent points out, "the onerous Arizona immigration law puts Republicans on the spot, forcing them to choose between enraging (even more so) the Tea Partiers and setting back the GOP’s Latino outreach efforts for a generation."
That may be why former Arkansas Governor and one-time Republican presidential contender formulated such an elegant way of denouncing the Arizona law without coming off as harsh or antagonistic. His solution? Look to Disney.
I understand why it was passed and why 70 percent of the people of Arizona support it. They're angry, they're frustrated, and they're scared. There are a half-million illegals who have poured into their state.
America is a lot like Disney World in that once you get a ticket, you're in. You don't have to keep showing your ticket to keep riding the rides. That's the whole point of liberty.
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