In recent weeks, state agency heads appeared before legislative committees detailing what they had found. To those Republicans, it appeared they were making progress by bringing attention to an aspect of illegal immigration that hadn't been considered.
This isn't sitting well with Karen Ray or the rest of the National Republican leadership. The intellectual elites of the Republican Party don't want to upset the big businesses who profit from illegal immigration, nor do they want to upset any illegals who could in the future vote Republican.
In one e-mail to Ray, Woods related that he'd talked to Tyson's Archie Schaffer, who apparently didn't like all the attention on illegal immigration. Woods said in the e-mail that Schaffer had told him he would oppose bills dealing with immigration.
That evoked a response from Ray, in which she began lecturing the lawmaker:
"I understand that fighting hard for your constituents' wants is very important. But I think as an elected official, it is more important that you fight for what they need, not necessarily what they want." "I'm going to side with the businesses on this one. Be careful!!" she warned.
Naughty, naughty Jon, you're not suppose to work for the wants of the people, you suppose to work for the needs of the Republican Party leadership. Karen Ray has make it quite clear that the Republican's leadership in more concerned with the state's special interests than the legitimate concerns ordinary citizens have on an increasingly important issue.
From David Sanders
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