Archive for the ‘Illegal Immigration’ category

Mike Lott endorses Delbert Hosemann for SOS

October 2, 2007

I would like to thank the many people who helped me in the recent campaign for Secretary of State. From the phone calls I have received since the election, it is clear that we truly “turned some heads” politically and earned the respect of thousands. To all my opponents I say, “Thank you for running a clean race.” As candidates, I believe the best strategy is one of integrity and character; I think it was clear to voters that the Republican candidates for Secretary of State truly respected each other and stood on our own qualifications. The day after the election, I contacted Delbert Hosemann and pledged my support to his candidacy for the November general election. I did so with confidence that he and I are on the “same page” concerning the key issues.

The person who becomes Mississippi’s next Secretary of State will have the opportunity to help mold some of the most significant legislation in our state’s history. There are several reasons why I can support Delbert Hosemann as the person to hold this position. First, Delbert expressed his support for voter identification and other voter integrity issues that I have pushed strongly in the legislature for eight years. Secondly, as our campaign progressed, he made a pledge to address illegal immigration as it relates to voting. As most of you know, I have been the legislative leader in the fight against illegal immigration in Mississippi for almost three years; so, I will assist him in this effort any way I can. Finally, most all changes will take legislation, and Delbert Hosemann has said he will work closely with the legislature to get the job done, and I believe he will stay true to his word.

In closing, let me remind you that the Secretary of State will be the Chief Elections Officer for all voters, not just for one political party. That is why it is important to elect someone who understands this and who will commit himself to protecting the right to vote for every U.S. citizen who lives in Mississippi. On November 6, I ask that you exercise the great American right to vote and cast your vote for Delbert Hosemann for Secretary of State.

Representative Mike Lott
Mississippi House District 104
Forrest and Lamar Counties

I think this gesture shows a lot of class on the part of Rep. Mike Lott, I was hard on Mike (after initially supporting him) in the primary but he just bought some goodwill from me with what appears to be a sincere showing of party unity.  Sometimes i think we get so wrapped up in primaries we forget that we are all Conservatives first and formost, and this race is important for a Lott of different reasons. -ROM

Phil Bryant Illegal Immigration Direct Mailer

July 25, 2007


Phil Bryant Illegals FRONT

Phil Bryant Illegals REVERSE

Friend of mine got this in the mail today from the Phil Bryant Campaign,

As is becoming their trademark Phil’s big smiling mug is right on the front.

“It’s Delbert” Delbert Hosemann TV Spot up

July 16, 2007

I like it, by far the best political ad of 2007 so far.  Good job repping of the name, and humor is too often forgotten in campaign commercials.

Grade: A+

Phil Bryant and marketing 101

June 28, 2007

Looks like Phil Bryant is up on the air not long after his opponent.  My confusion lies in the fact that he is releasing and running 2 different commercials.  I’m pretty sure my marketing professor told me that when introducing a new product pick a message and push it to saturation.  

Family Bio and an Illegal Immigration spot”S”

Link Below

Phil Bryant Illegals

Phil Bryant Family Bio

Sorry Senator Lott… I had to do it

June 21, 2007


Sorry for the rushed Photoshop Job but this really had to be done!!


I want an electrified goat fence!!

June 21, 2007

Give us a goat fence! Goats are tough, agile and can chew through just about anything not unlike my cousin Larry.  Please Senator Lott at least a “goat fence” would be a start in the right direction.

“Now people are at least as smart as goats,” -Senator Lott

Everyone has seen this but here you go again-Sun Herald original story!


June 4, 2007

I expected this would happen, but this is earlier than I expected. Looks like the gloves are off in the Lt. Gov Primary. This is BAD NEWS for our party. This race will split neighbors and activists and fracture our party. Too early to get nasty gentlemen seriously would someone please stay above the fray???? -ROM

CONTACT: Neil Forbes (601) 955-3366

New radio ad by Charlie Ross is a blatant lie about
Phil Bryant’s position on illegal immigration.

(Jackson, Miss.)-You can always tell when a political campaign is in trouble when they start attacking and lying about their opponent. That’s exactly the case with Charlie Ross’ most recent, blatantly false radio ad.

In one of Charlie Ross’ new radio ads regarding the pending immigration bill in Congress and amnesty for illegal aliens, Charlie Ross says “Phil Bryant says it’s a good bill.”

“I challenge Charlie Ross to produce an audio or video tape with Phil Bryant saying that, and because he won’t be able to produce it, Charlie Ross should take this false ad off the air if he has any sense of decency whatsoever” said Neil Forbes, campaign manager for Phil Bryant. Phil Bryant’s position was recently misstated by WLBT-TV, not by Phil Bryant. Phil Bryant has never said he supports amnesty for illegal aliens.

To clear up this situation, the following is a direct quote from Wendy Suares, reporter at WLBT-TV in Jackson:

“I can absolutely verify there is no audio or video of Phil Bryant saying he supports amnesty for illegal aliens. In numerous interviews I have done with him on the issue, he has clearly stated that he supports immigration reform on the federal level in order to strengthen the border, etc., but he is very against any legislation that would grant amnesty.”

Phil Bryant for Lt. Governor
9 River Bend Place
Suite 110
Flowood, MS 39232

Mike Lott….takes a beating over his own press release.

May 31, 2007

Red/Blue: Secretary of State (click on link)

Honestly I am so tired of this race already I cant wait until August 8th.  That being said since I posted Mike Lott’s release I should do my duty and post the column that mocks it.

Andy Taggart & Jere Nash tell Mike Lott that he is missing the point.

 I am 100% against any form of AMNESTY for Illegal Aliens any State or Federal Benefits to Illegals, I am pro building a fence and locking down the border PLUS Deportation BUT… I am also against this kind of pointless political grandstanding.

Note to Rep Lott supporters and campaign.  Feel free to comment but yall are running for a statewide office now, welcome to the big leagues. I appreciate your stance but disagree with your tactics.


The race to replace retiring Secretary of State Eric Clark has gotten off to a bit of a strange start on the GOP side of the primary contests.

State Rep. Mike Lott, who is a very fine and impressive guy and an attractive candidate, has been beating the drum like crazy about illegal immigration. Now that issue has real legs, no doubt about it; I believe the immigration issue is one of the three big heartbeat issues (the War in Iraq and gasoline prices being the other two) that will drive a lot of votes on election days both this year and next.

But for the life of me, I can’t figure out how Mike can get enough traction out of that single issue to move folks to vote for him in a race for Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State watches over public lands — no connection there to immigration. He monitors securities sales in the state — hardly a hotbed of immigrant activity. The office is responsible for regulating lobbying activities in the Capitol — no, no and no.

About the only connection between the job and the immigration issue that most observers can come up with is that as the state’s primary election officer, the Secretary of State maintains the state’s voter rolls and collates election results as they come in from around the state. In that role, he would certainly want to guard against voter fraud and related activities.

But honestly, does anyone see a real threat of illegal immigrants — who, of course, don’t want to be identified to begin with — going to the polls to vote in significant numbers and by doing so undermine the integrity of our elections? Maybe folks in our state do fear that happening, and maybe that fear translates into votes in a Republican primary race for Secretary of State. Maybe.

Nash after the jump