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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:01 PM
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Dobbs: Protests Against Ariz. Law Just "Theater"
Dobbs: Protests Against Ariz. Law Just "Theater"

Says Nationwide Rallies Called for Saturday Are Taking on Measure That's Now "Pristine," With New Amendments in Place


(CBS) Organizers say they expect hundreds of thousands of people to turn out at dozens of rallies across the country Saturday calling for federal immigration reform and protesting the new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona considered the nation's toughest.

But nationally syndicated talk show host Lou Dobbs says the events are nothing but "political theater" and brand new changes in the Arizona legislation make it "pristine," and not a license for police to engage in racial profiling, as critics charge.

The measure requires officers to question anyone they have "reason to suspect" is in the country illegally, and has been a lightning rod for both praise and condemnation since its recent enactment.

Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer Friday signed into law amendments strengthening restrictions against racial profiling, saying they make it "crystal clear that racial profiling is illegal and will not be tolerated in Arizona."

"Clearly," observed "Early Show on Saturday Morning" co-anchor Chris Wragge, "there was some question -- and she was concerned -- about the constitutionality of the law."

Dobbs deflected that, saying he's "always concerned about constitutionality," but that, "This (the planned rallies) is a political piece of theater going on -- the outrage, the attack on the state of Arizona. This is not about substance. And that's too often the case when we talk about illegal immigration and border security."

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/01/earlyshow/sat...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:04 PM
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1. And to think I had gone months not wondering what this racist piece of shit was thinking
Don't miss his face on my TV at all.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:05 PM
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2. I hear ya; I felt dirty posting it, but he's still out there spewing. nt
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:07 PM
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3. Just theatre? So were the storming of the Bastille and Winter Palace.
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IndianaJoe Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:07 PM
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4. Sweet Lou is supposedly mulling a Presidential run.
Maybe he can get Tancredo as his running mate.
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 04:02 PM
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5. Yet no doubt he sees teabagger protests as Democracy in Action. (nt)
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 04:03 PM
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6. Cindy Lou Who??
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