“Illegal immigration exacerbates hatred. But my opponent wants you to believe that everything of dissatisfaction in your life is a result of illegal immigration. Nobody likes a creep who takes advantage of bad things, and that’s what illegal immigration is.”-Congressman Paul Kanjorski
More choice quotes from the TL:
Kanjorski argues that Barletta would be a freshman congressman of the minority party in Congress and – because Kanjorski believes Barack Obama will defeat John McCain for the presidency – he will have no ally in the White House.
“If I call the White House, no matter who will be president, I will have access,” Kanjorski said. “If I’m not re-elected, this area will have to wait 24 years to get that kind of seniority.”
Kanjorski says he has brought more economic development money to the district than it has ever seen.
“I’ve asked my constituents who they would want in Congress if another Agnes disaster (1972 flood) occurred and they overwhelmingly said they would want me,” Kanjorski said.
Lou Barletta responds by saying “People want change.” Hmm, where have I heard that line? And then he blames immigrants for Hazleton's problems. Last week the Mayor Lou camp sent out yet another press release attacking Kanjorski over illegal immigration that cited something he said to an obscure local blogger 2 years ago.
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