New York activists, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, compared Arizona's new immigration law to apartheid, Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South - and vowed to shut it down with mass protests.Well, which is it? Nazi Germany or apartheid?
"We will bring Freedom Walkers to Arizona just like Freedom Riders went to the deep south 50 years ago," Sharpton said yesterday.
Standing with local clergy, elected officials and a leader of the Hispanic Federation, Sharpton said he would mobilize people from across the country to march in Arizona - and get arrested, if necessary - to stop the controversial new law.
"We cannot sit by and allow people to be arbitrarily and unilaterally picked off as suspects because of the color of their skin," Sharpton said.
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) signed a bill last week authorizing police to question individuals about their immigration status if they suspect they could be in the country illegally.
It now faces a slew of legal challenges and a review by the U.S. Department of Justice that was ordered by President Obama.
"When I heard about it, it reminded me of Nazi Germany," said Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodríguez López. "It reminded me of South African apartheid."
The Daily News jocksniffer turned political analyst also dug into his bag of smears with a Jim Crow analogy. Do these people ever step back and realize how hysterical they sound?
Meanwhile, the pro-illegal alien crowd is already becoming violent. Is anyone surprised by this?
Imagine if such menacing behavior occurred at a Tea Party. Why, they'd be compared to Nazis.
Can rioting and looting be far off?
State-controlled CNN called it a "largely peaceful" protest, but failed to mention the violence. If it was "largely peaceful" that means some folks were not peaceful? So why do they censor any mention of violent behavior?
Hundreds of people gathered outside Arizona's Capitol building on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against the state's tough new immigration law.Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link. She's got the Gallery of Open-Borders Extremists.
Chanting "Yes we can," waving American flags and holding signs reading "We have rights" and "We are human," demonstrators kept up a festive spirit as they denounced the bill signed Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer.
Funny, but I don't recall seeing Tea Partiers wearing masks or waving foreign flags at their rallies: