From an e-mail from Gary Odom:
Former Congressman to speak in the wake of increased national visibility and attention following appearance at CPAC 2011
The newest member of the Constitution Party’s National Executive Committee, former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, made a splash at the recent C-PAC 2011 event when he appeared on a panel with Tom Tancredo, Bay Buchanan and Pennsylvania Congressman, Lou Barletta. The panel discussed the topic of whether immigration would “kill the GOP” and in the process Goode’s remarks sent leftwingers everywhere into a frenzy! Apparently just having this topic discussed was enough to send the left-wing blogosphere into a state of near hysteria. A single highly slanted story “reporting” the event circulated among and was shared by most of the “usual suspect” blogsites after the event. That story describes some of Goode’s remarks in the following paragraph:
Not to be out done, Goode maintained that immigration in general “will not only kill the GOP but will kill the United States of America.” He went on to say that Democratic politicians support undocumented immigration only in order to introduce “socialized medicine” and gain future voters. The Virginia firebrand maintained that the majority of Americans favor his fervently anti-immigrant views, and wanted every state to emulate Arizona’s SB-1070. He asked, “Who could really be against doing away with birthright citizenship?”
Constitution Party News and Information simply asks, “So, what’s the problem?”
Virgil Goode continues to demonstrate the courage needed to speak out boldly on the critical issue of immigration (both illegal and legal) and other serious problems facing America. The Constitution Party appreciates his courage, is encouraged by his ongoing participation in and support of the Constitution Party and welcomes him as the newest member of the Constitution Party National Executive Committee.
Note: There was no link to the “highly slanted story” in the e-mail. I’ll look for a link.