This fished off the Houston Democrats web site:
"Somebody's getting fired over this
Let's make it be Lamar Smith:
Immigration needs to be considered in the context of: (1). Media Bias, (2). Animosity toward the president and (3) the feelings of the Republican base."
Here's a little background on the radical right-winger representing TX-21, for those of you who may not be familiar:
a.) He's one of Tom DeLay's best buds in Congress. He has raised money for, and taken money from, the slimepit that is TRMPAC, and he donated $10,000 to La Cucaracha Grande's legal defense fund.
b.) He also came to The Federal Government's rescue by replacing a "moderate Republican" -- yes, I know it's an oxymoron -- on the House ethics committee, which we all know is the hardest working in all of Washington.
c.) Lamar Smith has been on a crusade to rid the nation of the scourge of illegal aliens since at least 1996 -- years before it became fashionable for brown people to be openly blamed for American society's ills -- when as chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, he authored the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act.
The Supreme Court has been busy overturning much of that legislation ever since.
Speaking of bad legislation, Lamar loves -- realllly loves -- the USA Patriot Act.
d.) Smith lists a condominium as his 21st District address, but he spends most of his time away from Washington at a $3.5 million estate on Cape Cod (apparently he prefers Massachusetts liberals as neighbors over Texans, even if both are mostly rich and Caucasian).
e.) And his goal is to become chair of the House Judiciary committee, where he's chomping at the bit to take care of those "activist judges".
The Congressman recently had a rough reception at his town hall meeting in the district, so it appears that his contituents are wising up to him.
Want to know more about the man running against him?
While this race is outside the purview of this blog's typical readership, any friend of Tom DeLay's is no friend of ours. We'd like to see him retired as much as his Bug-hole buddy, and the same goes for all the rest. Coast to coast.
Besides, they've all got lucrative careers as lobbyists waiting."
POSTSCRIPT: Visit John Courage's campaign web site, and donate.
He is running against Lamar Smith for U.S. Congress.