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  •  During the Bush Presidency (11+ / 0-)

    the INS famously slow-walked citizenship applications from Arizona, Texas, and Florida.  For exactly that reason.  INS's funding famously got minimized so that it would have a minimum of officers to process them as well.

    I'll guess that under Obama the INS (or whatever it's called now) is quietly and quickly clearing the backlog.  Arizona is the next state to tip Democratic on the basis of Hispanic voters, clearly, and its Republican machine is doing its best to obstruct that.

    45% of Arizona voters went to Kerry.  Democratic shift where there is population growth is on the order of 1% per year.  Which means, this is the year that tipping or at least some kind of permanent setback for Republicans would take place if they didn't suppress opposition in some fashion.

    The local Republican machine has now focussed its efforts on the legally and economically weakest point it can find in the Democratic voting coalition in Arizona.  The point where intimidation and harassment and abuses can achieve the numerically greatest suppression of votes.

    •  "I'll guess" ?? Why should we care what you (0+ / 0-)

      guess??  Don't bother typing unsubstantiated GUESSES.

      •  There's a difference between "unsubstantiated" (1+ / 0-)
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        and "unwarranted".  "Unsubstantiated" tends to mean "unwarranted".  I believe I have the warrants to make my claim, even though I did not write them out because they seemed pedantic in context.

        You have at best weak warrants for your assertion, if any, unfortunately.

        It would help if you understood the differences between claims without warrants, those with weak warrants, and those with strong warrants before you tried to tell other people that their arguments don't work.  Just a suggestion.

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