Moral Contradictions

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Some contradictory questions...

What part of "it's impossible to deport 11 million illegal immigrants" do conservatives not understand? Do they think they're going to line up at the nearest police station for the next bus back to their home country?

If we did a not-so-hot job of stopping them at the border, what makes the conservatives think it'll be easy to find them and send them back?

Some on the fringe (at least, I pray it's the fringe) advocate German style roundups.

And he (President Bush) will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."

Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.

Are you kidding me? Since when does that Nazi model have anything to do with how we handle issues in this country? How pervasive is this sentiment?

I also wonder how on one hand Mr. Bush can say "we must respect the rule of law" yet on the other break them when they get in his way?

Where did this immigration issue came from in the first place? Is it meant to distract us from the weekly scandals? Has Karl Rove noticed the poll numbers are in the low 30s meaning even card-carrying Republicans feel betrayed? Was the base finally understanding that the President isn't a fiscal conservative or even trust-worthy and thus the Administration is going for the emotional jugular to shore up support?

Those in the middle and on the left have long noticed how the President wants things both ways - the religious right and ultra-conservatives are just now getting the news.

(h/t Crooks and Liars)

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