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Posted by 20score in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Apr 29th 2010, 12:56 AM
Your group does have a knack for identifying problems – I’ll give you that – but you get all discombobulated when you shout out solutions and try to assign blame. As with all of your very loud objections and complaints, your support of the new immigration law in Arizona is both counterproductive and antithetical to your professed beliefs. Remember that Constitution you so recently discovered? The one Beck told you about, but neglected to say what’s in it? Well, here’s something that might interest you. The fourth amendment:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It is still part of the Constitution, for those of you aren’t familiar.

What is the acceptable level of harassment? When does your expressed love of the Constitution outweigh the need for vindictiveness? There is a solution that would allow the idea of a free nation to remain intact. We could make it unprofitable to hire illegal aliens, but that does take out all the fun of punishing someone. That’s the drawback.

I mean, in your world, didn’t these illegal immigrants crash the economy? Well, when you’re not blaming the Democrats, that is. So they must deserve all the bad things that come their way. Ignoring the five billion dollars spent on lobbying to deregulate the financial industry is what good Americans do, right? I suppose you could combine the Democrats and the Mexicans – let’s be honest, you don’t give a damn if someone is here from Sweden illegally – to say that both groups crashed the economy. And all you have to do is ignore the obvious. I know the right-wing talking point is “The Dems have held the power of the purse since 2006.” The only problem with that is you have to ignore reality, again. The Democrats took power, of congress, in January of 2007. The recession started in December of 2007. Before any programs – that Bush would have vetoed – even took effect, never mind affected the economy. Obviously the Dems gave way too much money to the Illegals. (The only thing a Democrat hates more than families is seeing someone work, who could be taking taxpayer money.) But hey, it’s not like you to let reality ruin a good talking point.

The fact that this was all figured out in the 1930’s and numerous people predicated the crash, plus common sense and history made the collapse inevitable, is no reason why a person should blame the ones in power. Nope, brown people did it. Them and those damned libs!

It is hard not to get upset when everything one group does is not only mean spirited, but counter-productive. Today’s teabaggers wanted to fight terrorism a few years ago, and they did it by invading the wrong country, creating enemies and future terrorists. They wanted prosperity and they did it by helping to trash unions and facilitating free trade which shipped jobs over-seas. They cheered tax cut which ballooned the debt, but now cry about that debt and attribute it to a stimulus bill that happened after the fact. Teabaggers say nothing if a multi-billion dollar company pays no taxes, but scream bloody socialism if a single mother barely scraping by on thirty thousand pays the same.

I could go on, but the word on the street is you’re now just concentrating on figuring out ways to make Bush look smart. Good luck with that.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/06...



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