Jul 14 2008
Boy, if you want to lose an election in the United States of America the best way I have seen is to take the ludicrous position that America terrorizes those who have illegally entered or stayed in this country:
When communities are terrorized by ICE immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel, when all that is happening, the system just isnâ€™t working, and we need to change it.
Emphasis mine (and Ed Morrissey’s). Enforcing our laws is not terrorism, but for those radical elements who want to violently resist law enforcement the Wunderkid just gave them a green light to do so.
Immigration is a hot button issue, one which I tend to lean towards the McCain-Bush solution of a comprehensive approach that includes border security, a guest worker program (with background checks and tamper proof IDs and continuous monitoring that ensure people leave when their time is up) and some sort of solution to the long term illegals who stayed out of trouble and set down long term (more than 3 years) roots in our communities. But while this moderate position bugs the hell out of the Amnesty Hypochondriacs on the right (see my posts here) it is not a position that supports anarchy.
Large majorities of this country want a fix to the illegal immigration problem. Large majorities support legal immigration and dealing humanely with the problem. But large majorities also want the laws enforced. Obama has clearly come out on the opposite side of these large majorities, and in the process made John McCain’s positions much more palatable than raising the revolutionary cry of oppression when all there is are actions to enforce the rule of law.
Is anyone being beaten or bombed? Is anyone being oppressed because they broke the law? Hell no. And to insult those who are doing what they can to stem the tide of illegals by equating them with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas and others who really do ‘terrorize’ people just shows what a panderer Obama is. I cannot also help but note how much these comments echo those of the Weather Underground from the 60’s, who decided to use violence against America. Obama is clearly having a “Bill Ayers moment” here.
Stick a fork in this fool – he is toast.