The Democratic Party isn't serious: Ray Buckley of New Hampshire on illegal aliens
Posted Thu, Sep 9, 2005 at 12:06 am
As further proof that many of those in the Democratic Party just aren't up to the task of leadership, consider the case of Ray Buckley, vice chairman of New Hampshire's Democratic Party. Responding to the arrest of illegal aliens in that state on trespassing laws, he plays the race card:
...Buckley was quoted in Sunday's State House Dome column as saying that New Ipswich Police Chief W. Garret Chamberlain and Hudson Chief Richard Gendron "are trying to scare the bejesus out of brown-skinned people who are minding their own business."
When we called to ask if he could elaborate, he said that the chiefs targeted Hispanics because the chiefs are racist.
...Ray Buckley has a history of saying outrageous things, but this just might take the cake. Buckley's only evidence of "racism" is the arrest of a few illegal immigrants. Moreover, our porous borders are an obvious national security threat...
That it is a concern the No. 2 official in the state Democratic Party does not share says plenty about the party's priorities.