Sunday, October 17, 2010
Joe Miller looks to Eastern Bloc countries for examples of how to keep illegal immigrants out of our country. Update: Miller's hired goons "arrest" reporter.
The town hall took place at Central Middle school in the heart of Anchorage, but a number of people in the audience were clearly plants that Joe had brought with him from outside of city limits.
However a few locals did manage to make it into the auditorium, even though the event only showed up on his website a few days ago.
One of those locals, a soft spoken woman, managed to ask Joe about the questions surrounding his military career.
Joe did NOT like having that question asked.
"You were at the last town hall meeting, and I saw you with Murkowski about just two days ago , and I understand you are working on that campaign." He responded somewhat angrily.
The lady asking the question denied this was true, but Joe was undeterred and went into his "we are the most disclosed campaign in recent Alaska history" (Oops, forgot about you again Sarah!) and then continued on to list his work history as a magistrate and attorney in Fairbanks, but never really got back to answering the woman's question.
There was another Anchorage person who called Joe a "Welfare Queen" and asked how he could be against the programs that he himself had taken advantage of. Miller said his problem was not with the programs themselves, but rather who was in charge of these programs. (Yeah that answer confused me too.)
In response to another question about the state's ability to take care of itself without Federal dollars Miller responded by saying that "there was EXTREME wealth in this state if only the government would just let people get to it." (I am guessing this was in reference to opening up ANWR.)
However it was a question posed to him by a like minded supporter that provided the most jaw dropping moment of the town hall.
A gentleman ask Teabagger Joe how he felt about the illegal immigrant problem, and made sure that everybody understood he was speaking of "illegal" immigrants.
Joe quickly went through his talking points about national security and the illegal activity engaged in by the people coming over the border from Mexico, and then reiterated that the first priority was to build a fence.
Then things got a little surreal.
In his xenophobic zeal Miller asked how hard could it be to build a fence? After all, and this is a direct quote, "If East Germany can do it, we can do it!"
Now just roll that statement around in your brain for a little while.
As many of you are no doubt old enough to remember, the barrier separating East and west Germany was no mere fence. It was called "The Iron Curtain", and it certainly lived up to that name and then some.
This so-called "fence" had armed patrols watching for anybody foolish enough to climb over. And they killed between 100 to 200 people who attempted to get around, or over, the obstacle to reach freedom in the forty or so years of its existence. Is THIS what Joe Miller envisions for the southern borders of California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico?
Is this the kind of eyesore he wants to subject people living along the border to, just to keep out people looking for work in this country?
Does Joe Miller really think it is necessary to to treat them like the communists treated the people of East Berlin?
What is wrong with these Teabaggers?
Update: Teabagger Joe's "security staff" placed the founder of the Alaska Dispatch under arrest!
Hopfinger was reportedly pressing Miller on whether the candidate had ever been reprimanded for politicking while working at the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008. Alaska Dispatch and other media have sued for the release for records related Miller's time at the borough. Various accounts of what happened next generally agree on this course of events:
* Two or three bodyguards told Hopfinger to stop asking questions and to leave the building.
* Hopfinger continued to ask questions while apparently videotaping the candidate.
* Bodyguards told him that if he persisted they would arrest him for trespassing, but refused to identify themselves to Hopfinger.
* Hopfinger asked why he was trespassing, as the event was at a public school. Seconds later, he was then put in arm-bar and later handcuffed and sequestered at one end of a hallway for at least 30 minutes. He was told, "You're under arrest."
* Anchorage Police arrived on the scene shortly after.
Police were still trying to sort things out as this was written.
Unbelievable! What does THIS guy think he needs a security staff for? Nobody wants to hurt him! They just want to ask him questions, which he refuses to answer! Jesus what an arrogant prick!
Update 2: ADN has the story about the "arrest" and you have GOT to read the comments! It looks like Alaskans are just about done with Teabagger Joe!
Update3: It is also over at the Huffington Post, and as of this post it is the TOP story. (The comments there are pretty great too.)