What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Sometimes it reverberates across the country. I call this story, “Grandpa Got Run Over by an Illegal Alien.” Emotional personal stories like this mold public opinion. That’s why Obama doesn’t want you to hear this illegal immigration story. This is another “Willie Horton story” updated for the 21st century. If handled correctly, this story leaves Obama’s “amnesty for illegals” plan DOA- Dead on Arrival.
When it comes to immigration, Obama loves Las Vegas. Obama announced his amnesty plan here in my hometown of Las Vegas. And the centerpiece of his speech announcing executive action on amnesty for illegals was the story of Astrid Silva, a young illegal immigrant gal in Las Vegas studying for her Master's Degree.
“Do we want to deport her?” he asks. “Is that the kind of country we are?” Obama is trying to say that this young Vegas gal represents “the American Dream” and she is representative of all illegal aliens. Brilliant. He’s playing on our heartstrings. No facts, just emotional personal stories.
Well two can play at that game. I’ve got a compelling personal story from Las Vegas for the GOP to use. Thanks to my friend Chuck Muth for passing on this story. Chuck is one of the great conservative activists in this country. He’s also one of the few conservative leaders who understands how to sell conservatism- with personal and emotional stories. This one is a powder-keg. This story isn’t about the American Dream…it’s about an American nightmare.
In Las Vegas, days before this past Thanksgiving, a Las Vegas grandfather named Michael Grubbs was walking his granddaughter in a stroller alongside the road and was struck and killed by a reckless, possibly drunk, driver.
Worse, that driver never bothered to check if the grandfather or the baby was alive. The driver gunned the gas and sped off, leaving a good man to die in the street. That’s called “hit and run” -- one of the most heinous crimes in our society.
Days later, Galina Kilova decided to turn herself in (through a lawyer). Did she wait days because she was “under the influence” and wanted all drugs or alcohol to clear her system? We’ll never know.
What we do know is this terrible person, this alleged hit-and-run driver is an illegal alien. The Las Vegas Sun reported, "Records show Kilova entered the country in 2006 on a nonimmigrant visa, which permitted her to stay in the country for six months…"
We know she was arrested before, back in 2007, on charges of -- can you guess? "Driving without a valid license, failure to use due care and driving under the influence of alcohol."
Was she deported then? Of course not. Why? Perhaps she was working on her master’s degree.
If the law had been followed and this illegal alien deported then, Grubbs would still be alive and would have celebrated Thanksgiving with the family he loved. One-year-old Brooke would grow up with a beloved grandpa. But now that will never happen. Brooke will never even remember her grandfather. Grandpa Michael will never see or hear or touch his family again.
Worse than even that, after turning herself in on a felony hit-and-run charge, this illegal alien was soon released from jail. Again. The system doesn’t work. Why? Because of liberals, lawyers and radical community activists like Obama.
Finally, on Dec. 9, a week after being released on bond, the Bulgarian-born Kilova was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
This is the story that needs to be told by the GOP day and night. Make 18- month-old Brooke Trinidad and her dead grandpa, Michael Grubbs, the face of the anti-amnesty story. Facts tell, but stories sell. It’s time for conservatives to use the same emotional personal stories as Obama. And this story is a nuclear weapon that blows Obama’s dreams to smithereens. Shout this story from the mountaintops. Put the faces of Michael and Brooke on TV commercials 24 hours a day. Like Willie Horton, the murderer paroled by Michael Dukakis, that obliterated his 1988 presidential campaign, this emotional story will obliterate Obama’s illegal amnesty.
GOP are you listening? Facts tell, but stories sell. Obama tells only one side of the story to the American public. But Google “illegal alien kills American citizen.” I dare you. There are dozens of stories. How about “illegal alien driver kills pedestrian.” There are dozens of stories. How about “Illegal alien murders cops.” There are stories there too. The Michael Grubbs story is one of many. Perhaps hundreds. Maybe thousands. There’s even a memorial online dedicated to victims murdered by illegal aliens. I guess Obama forgot to mention that. Honest mistake.
Illegal aliens commit crimes every day in America. Yet they aren’t deported. To the contrary, Obama lets them out of prison by the tens of thousands.
Then he announces amnesty and only tells one side of the story.
But forget all the other stories. We only need one. There were plenty of other murderers in the 1980’s let out of prison by bleeding heart liberals, only to kill again. But the GOP only needed one- Willie Horton- to destroy Michael Dukakis. The Michael Grubbs story is the perfect story to kill amnesty. If only the GOP would have the courage to use it.
Wayne’s latest book is: “The Murder of the Middle Class.” Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and conservative media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.
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