Arizona’s Pro SB-1070 Rally: Birthers, Anti-Obama Extremism

June 7, 2010

(ChattahBox)—A group based in Pennsylvania that opposes “illegal trespassers” who steal “our jobs” and “our welfare,” sponsored a rally in support of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law SB-1070 in Phoenix on Saturday. The group, Voice of the People USA, managed to recruit several hundred supporters from throughout the country, to carry nativist and anti-Obama signs, while cheering on speakers Tom Tancredo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and state Sen. Russell Pearce. Extremist xenophobe Tancredo energized the older tea party crowd with his attacks on Obama, as an ilegal alien and the claim that our president is a “greater threat to American liberty,” than “Russia with the atomic bombs.”

Organizer Dan Amato, said the rally was intended to show that the so-called “show me your papers law” is not racist. However, the speakers and the signs carried by attendees did little to bolster his non-racist goal. Signs spotted at the event, included “Don’t pander to non-citizens, “”Lawbreakers don’t love America” and “Deport Obama.”

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, who has been linked to a neo-confederate hate group, railed against President Obama during his speech at the rally, falsely claiming that Obama refuses to produce his birth certificate:

“I used to think, I used to believe that the greatest threat we ever had to this country — I remember when I was a kid, it used to be Russia with the atomic bombs, and after that it was al Qaeda — but there is somebody who is a greater threat to American liberty today than anybody else I can think of. His name is Barack Obama. He does not see the America that you and I see. He looks at a different place. He looks at the America that you and I love, he looks at the America that the Founders put together, and he says, “I don’t like that, I’m going to create something else.” And he says, when his friend, the President of Mexico is here, he says, “We are not defined by borders.” Well maybe he isn’t defined by borders. Citizenship is not important. I can understand why somebody like Barack Obama would say citizenship is not important since he refuses to even produce his own birth certificate!”

As noted by Think Progress, a rally opposing Arizona’s draconian anti-immigration law the previous weekend, attracted a much greater turnout, with an estimated crowd of 10,000 to 20,000.

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3 Responses to “Arizona’s Pro SB-1070 Rally: Birthers, Anti-Obama Extremism”

  1. Sulivan on June 8th, 2010 7:09 am

    Thats what they are Extremism!! Serously they are a way bigger threa to are country than supposably Barack Obama or undocumented immigrants.

  2. Roger on June 21st, 2010 3:06 am

    Government-Approved Illegals !

    Speaking of illegals, the government hasn’t built the fence high enough to keep out the un-American criminals who want to take away our freedoms.
    Yes, the government hasn’t built the White House fence high enough to keep out the un-American criminals who somehow got into the White House and who are now working hard to take away the religious, social, and economic freedoms of true American patriots!
    Here are two slogans that Obama would rather not think about: “Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms – and legs and ears and eyes, etc.!” and “Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!”
    If Obama should ever happen to Google “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right,” do you think he would feel guilty merely walking in the hallowed halls of that House where true Americans walked?
    Is it safe to assume that Mecca Wafers are Obama’s favorite candy? And is barack-coli a vegetable or a disease?

    (Neither Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi nor any other DemocRAT approved of this message!)

  3. Mike B on July 27th, 2010 4:13 pm

    Soooooo. let me get this straight if i dont like Obama’s policies and i dont believe ILLEGAL imigrants should pull jobs, medical, and other benifits from our state, and our country that makes me either and extremist or a white supremist?? Well then if thats the fact KKK sign me up. I am sorry but when there is a latino group (Arizona Latino Republican Association) supporting this bill then they must see the positive change for the US

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