Left, Insurance Commissioner appointee John King with GALEO Executive director Jerry Gonzalez. Image: Facebook, GALEO.org
The below posted letter was sent here this AM. I understand many other conservatives have sent letters to Gov Kemp about this matter. I added a photo and a link and am happy to see that people use the info we post.
BTW: The email address for Gov Brian Kemp is email@example.com . His office phone is 404-656-1776.
June 19, 2019
Dear Governor Kemp,
John King, friend of GALEO, for constitutional office, really?
This is the second time in less than six weeks that I have felt it necessary to write a letter to you concerning the leftist GALEO group that fights against immigration enforcement and all things conservatives hold dear.
I had to read the news twice to fully soak up the fact that a Republican governor (you) who ran on “rounding up illegals” has actually appointed a man (John King) who helped GALEO raise funds to operate and who is a close friend of GALEO director, leftist Jerry Gonzalez.
Appointing someone to a high and powerful office because he was born in Mexico in a hope to produce more Hispanic votes is insanity. It is clear that the Kemp administration is operating on the “diversity at any cost” theory and has lost all commonsense. You may want to stop listening to the AJC’s liberal political insider and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on immigration and policy – and you definitely need to at least appear to honor your campaign promises on illegal aliens.
I see vote records on D.A. King’s website that show even the gift of amnesty did not help the Republicans with Hispanic votes since 1986. If I can see it, why can’t you? I offer some help in the form of facts from the Dustin Inman Society website that your advisors may be hiding from you:
“After the “one time” Reagan amnesty of 1986, Hispanics rewarded Republican George H.W. Bush with 30% of their vote – Trump got 29% in 2016.
Clinton finished the San Diego border fence in 1994 and still got 72% of the Hispanic vote in 1996. It doesn’t look like capitulation pays off for Republicans or that enforcement costs Democrats.
Stats from LatinoVoteMatters.org :”If one hopes to analyze current trends and anticipate where we’re going, one must understand where we’ve been. Below, you’ll find the Hispanic voter breakdown for presidential elections from 1980 to present.”
1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21
1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24
1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39
1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36
1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51
2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27
2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18
2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36
2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44
*2016 Hillary Clinton, 65% Donald Trump, 29% +36
*According to widely accepted estimates in the liberal Atlanta Journal Constitution and the conservative National Review.
And doesn’t this mean that Amnesty-en-Espanol John McCain and “Build the Wall” Donald Trump had the same spread?
If the amnesty prize doesn’t change the Dem votes to Republican, your bizarre choice of John King isn’t going to either.
Governor Kemp, my friends who are Hispanic and conservative already vote Republican. It looks like you are trying to change that fact. I wish I hadn’t voted for you.
It was pandering, weakness and political expediency that killed Dustin Inman. This appointment is a very good example of why I am a conservative who is not a Republican.
Shaking my head in anger and amazement,