Troy Edgar didn't quite know what he was in for when he showed up at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) meeting in Garden Grove last night. Perhaps the Republican 72nd Assembly District candidate was not aware that CCIR has been labeled an extremist hate group, led by venom-tongued zealot Barbara Coe and followed by such upstanding citizens such as the Neo-Nazis.
The xenophobic crowd shook their heads, whispering amongst themselves as the mayor of Los Alamitos rambled on about small business and job creation; with only a few mentions of fences, deportation and all things illegal alien.
¿Qué pasó? Isn't that what he was here for?
Alas, and perhaps to the disappointment of the gathering of extremist bigots, Edgar revealed his pragmatic and docile approach to the immigration issue. The young wide-eyed candidate stuck with the “secure our borders” rhetoric with no ideological rants and more importantly, without regurgitating vile hate speech! Where's the fiery anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim, anti-welfare-queen diatribe?
For the love of Jesus Cristo, this crowd needs hate to keep themselves awake!
Perhaps Edgar, who showed up over an hour late and way past the geriatric crowds' bedtime, needs to be caught up on what he missed during a panel discussion in his absence.
The meeting started with Coe's expressed “devastation” over the Supreme Court ruling of Arizona SB 1070, a prayer for Attorney General Eric Holder to be held in contempt by Congress and of course, self-hating Mexican Lupe Moreno droning on about illegal alien welfare moms–then proceeding to invite everyone to a fiesta at Centennial Park in SanTana a.k.a. Anchor Baby Central!
But the winner for best hate-monger of the night (other than Coe herself) was one Hawaiian shirt-wearing gabacho who riled up the haters proper before the moderate politician's grand entrance into the shabby, run-down meeting hall.
Making the declaration that “we are being colonized,” he said what you would expect from a proud Anglo-Saxon: it's about time everyone admits that there are certain racial groups that are better than others. Don't get him wrong, he is not that nasty r-word!
The subsequent Q&A session turned out to be a call for the candidate to be more controversial and aggressive in his approach (see: racist, bigoted, close-minded), but Edgar responded saying it was not his style – he'd rather work with political opponents to find common ground on the immigration issue.
Obviously, the hate group was not the least bit amused by this fuckery.
Welp, it doesn't look like Edgar will get a swooning endorsement from the CCIR for his campaign anytime soon. Especially when the group of right-wing hysterics find out he was (not surprisingly) a registered Democrat in the not-so-distant past!