If At First You Don’t Succeed . . .

Bill Greene had a campaign protest the other day outside a Salvation Army. The Metro Spirit, not exactly an unbiased source, chronicled the protest and, contrary to Greene’s claims, claims that no illegal aliens actually use the job board for day laborers at the Salvation Army.

Bill Greene, founder of rightmarch.com — a right-wing answer to “the socialist wannabe’s [sic] at MoveOn.org” — says illegal immigration “is the most pressing issue we have today.”

Last Friday at 3 p.m. “sharp,” the Republican candidate held a press conference with Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox outside the Salvation Army on Greene Street. Greene’s campaign called it “a notorious ‘day laborer’ pickup site in Augusta.”

“I didn’t pick this spot,” Greene told reporters. “Local Minutemen picked this spot.”“We know what’s going on. We know what’s happening here,” he said. “We need to secure our borders now. We can’t afford amnesty.”

The site is indeed a gathering point for casual laborers. But they are there with the blessing of the Salvation Army, which posts contact information for day-labor employers on its front door. Those who wait for work by the railroad tracks every morning are, by and large, black American men.

5 comments

  1. drjay says:

    this seems like a very underwhelming performance from the race’s only “full time candidate” there may be illegals getting day work in augusta but i doubt they are hanging out by the salvation army downtown

  2. profg says:

    This was the same very liberal reporter (Corey Pein) who made the following statement as his “question” at the press conference:

    [This comment has been removed after communication with Corey Pein verifying he did not make the comments. — Erick]

  3. I Am Jacks Post says:

    Ahhh, attacking the messenger . . .

    You failed to include this exchange:

    [This comment has been removed after communication with Corey Pein verifying he did not make the comments. — Erick]

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