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Cone of silence on immigration issue in metro-Atlanta 6th District congressional race

The Cone of Silence was a device from “Get Smart,” a 1960s TV comedy television series about an inept spy, Maxwell Smart.
The Cone of Silence was a device from “Get Smart,” a 1960s TV comedy television series about an inept spy, Maxwell Smart. audioholics.com

Middle Georgia readers may have an interest in what a lot of voters in metro Atlanta are asking: Where’s the immigration?

It seems like only last year that the issue was all the rage in a Republican presidential campaign. And that only yesterday the president ended the Obama the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents amnesty decree.

The campaign to replace Dr. Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th District has become rather comical — and obvious. In a state with more illegal aliens than Arizona, the immigration issue is apparently radioactive and avoided at all costs — by both candidates and the happy-to-oblige media.

This, despite the fact that an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll from last week showed that 67 percent of 6th District voters are more than a little concerned about illegal immigration.

Both the Democrats and the U.S. and Georgia Chamber have fought tooth and nail against immigration enforcement, including mandatory use of E-Verify.

We think this is due to the fact that there is little real difference between the Democratic immigration agenda and that of the U.S. and Georgia Chambers of Commerce which have largely financed the campaign of the Republican candidate, Karen Handel.

Here are two Handel campaign ads, one from Atlanta TV and one from Atlanta radio (both WSB) radio, both of which use Republican U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson as pitch man.

*Here is a one-minute radio ad — paid for by the Handel campaign.

*Here is a Handel TV ad, paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

For those who missed it, Neil Munro did a great write-up at Breitbart on this easy-to-grasp phenomenon.

It is worth noting that immigration isn’t “an issue” on the House website of already elected Georgia Republican congressman who was heavily financed by the chambers of commerce in the 2016 primary. Get it?

D.A. King is president of the Dustin Inman Society.

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