"I consider myself closer to the illegal immigrants than to the Minutemen."
Ángel Rodríguez @ Babalu, Sept. 17, a Cuban-American commenting on Arizona's rabid xenophobia, inflamed and and exploited by the state's Know-Nothing Republican party.
I remember when Cuban-Americans were strong supporters of Newt Gingrich, Georgia's other great gift to American politics. His anti-Castro rhetoric left nothing to be desired. Then he rammed through Congress his "Contract On America," which deprived not only illegals but legal immigrants of all social benefits, including social security. Miami led the country then in the number of suicides among the elderly. Perhaps Fred Thompson will deny non-citizens (legal or otherwise) the right to have driver's licences or deprive the U.S.-born children of foreign-born parents of their citizenship and bar them from attending public schools (both Republican proposals that have been on hold in Congress for a more than a decade).
Useful idiots are not only those who support Communists.