And it’s more conservative than Athens — by a looooooong shot. However, that didn’t stop Blake Aued, the Athens Banner-Herald’s government reporter, from doing a bit of wishing on the paper’s blog, writing:
It’d be nice to see a little ideological diversity in this race, just to make it interesting, wouldn’t it? Somebody to, say, argue for a path to citizenship for immigrants, rather than argue about whether we should skin them alive or merely deport them.
Um…note to Mr. Aued, and to all the rest who express the same sentiments and propagate the same meme? There is already “a path to citizenship for immigrants” — legal ones.
Lest Mr. Aued be taken out of context, I’ll go ahead and make the stipulation that his comments on the blog were not 100% serious (in fact, they were more likely than not entirely tongue-in-cheek), and were in response to the statement made by GOP candidate Bill Greene in a press release, which read:
I want my children to grow up in a country safe from Islamic radicals who seek to destroy our nation because we permit freedom of religion and freedom of expression. I want a nation where children receive a proper education, embrace the American culture, defend the sanctity of life, and marriage means one mother and one father.
I want a nation that will defend its borders, rather than roll over to big corporations and lawbreakers who violate our laws and exploit our social services. I want a nation where its citizens can keep more of their hard earned paychecks, rather than spend it on expanding the role of government.
Good things to say to a majority-conservative district. Too bad for Mr. Greene that there are four other GOP candidates at the moment, with more undoubtedly on the way. And too bad for Athens that the next Congressman from the 10th will most likely not reflect the unified’s politics in pretty much any way.