I had said earlier that many libs had manuevered themselves into a corner where the only position they can now defend on solving the illegal immigration problem, is to fully open the borders. This post proves that. They find themselves there because their touch-feely, "I'm more tolerant than you" attitude forced them to paint the Arizona law as nothing but pure racism. Even though it is nothing of the sort.
Because they had to march in lockstep and attack what was actually a reasonable response by Arizona to its growing frustration with the current situation, any support or defense of other future rational solutions would reek of hypocricsy.
That solution is based on a false view of the problem. It is not about "illegal immigration" - no one is worried about or harassing the many Eastern European workers we see in the food industry. Citizens and legal residents who are brown are under unbelievable pressure and subject to being seriously impacted by illegal arrests and detention.
It is racism, nothing more and nothing less...That's the hyberbole and exaggeration and outright misrepresentation that they chose to use to attack the law with. There are maybe one or two legitimate and thoughtful responses, the rest are all "open the border and everything will be fine". Which is the most assinine and foolish of all possible options, with reasons that are so self apparent, I don't even feel the need to list them.Could we, as Democrats and liberals and progressives, at the very least stop lying about this and denying the reality and stop fooling ourselves and others about it? You cannot possibly "solve" a "problem" when you are not being honest about it. The problem is that the country has gone into a crazed and viciously racist state of panic and hysteria, of bigotry and hatred.