Republican leader predicts immigration backlash
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, leader of House Republicans opposed to a guest-worker program supported by President George W. Bush, said the May 1 walkout by hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and supporters was destined to backfire.
"I couldn't be happier (with the protests) because every single time this kind of thing happens, the polls show that more and more Americans turn against the protesters and whatever it is they are trying to advance," Tancredo told Reuters in an interview.
"I think 50,000 people protested in Denver, Colorado (on Monday)," he said. "Remember, when the Broncos won the SuperBowl in 1998 there were 600,000 people in the streets."
Ha, that's funny. When I talk to people who have been dealing with this issue for quite a while I get a unanimous opinion: these protests/media attention are good for our side.
It's like a neighborhood that puts up with thugs walking in the streets for a while until they commit a high profile crime and then the reaction is a huge crackdown. Americans are ready to crack down.
NOTE: I went to Wal-Mart in Woodburn yesterday and talked to the store manager who said that he had a full staff and there was no large group of people who skipped work. He said that several people called in sick but no more than usual for the number of employees he had.