Friday, April 30, 2010
NumbersUSA Immigration Watchdogs Give De Facto Endorsement To Utah U.S. Senate Candidate Cherilyn Eagar, Proclaim Her A "True Reformer"
The sputtering campaign of Cherilyn Eagar to replace Bob Bennett in the U.S. Senate received a significant boost on April 29th, 2010 when NumbersUSA gave her a de facto endorsement, pronouncing her a "True Reformer". Media story HERE.
NumbersUSA takes a hard line against illegal immigration, believing in a mix of enforcement through attrition, sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegals, and the elimination of any benefits for illegals such as in-state college tuition rate for their kids. NumbersUSA takes no issue with legal immigration, and so they've escaped the wrath of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been unleashed upon ALIPAC and FAIR. The SPLC has designated both ALIPAC and FAIR as "hate" groups, although ALIPAC has taken affirmative measures to distance itself from the White Nationalist community, so convincingly in fact that it led me to question whether or not ALIPAC boss William Gheen might be a false-flag operative.
This doesn't mean that Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater are "wusses" on immigration; both have clearly established their desire to repatriate illegal immigrants and protect our borders. But NumbersUSA believes, based on the three candidates' responses to their survey, that Cherilyn Eagar BOTH talks the talk AND walks the walk. View the NumbersUSA comparative survey results HERE; Eagar grades out best on the following immigration issues:
-- Attrition Through Enforcement
-- Border Security
-- Defund Sanctuary Cities
-- End Birthright Citizenship
-- End Chain Migration
-- End Visa Lotteries
-- Fund Entry/Exit System
-- Oppose Amnesty
-- Reduce Total Immigration
-- Stop Worker Visas
-- Support E-Verify
In contrast, Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater responded more equivocally and uncertainly. Remember, if the trumpet giveth an uncertain sound, who shall join the battle?
Whether NumbersUSA's endorsement comes in time to revive Cherilyn Eagar's flagging campaign and propel her to at least a primary slot in the May 8th Republican convention remains to be seen. Lee and Bridgewater have momentum and polls on their side; a series of recent delegate polls discussed HERE and HERE show Lee and Bridgewater to be right in the thick of the battle, with Eagar lagging in fourth place. But there are enough undecided delegates that this NumbersUSA endorsement could make it a four-way once again.
One other cause for renewed optimism about Cherilyn Eagar's campaign: A just-released Dan Jones poll shows 65 percent of respondents favor an Arizona-style immigration law for Utah in one form or another. Since Eagar now has been identified by a national lobby as strongest on immigration, she's likely to benefit.