Archive for December 8th, 2010

How To Get Republicans To Yes On Immigration Reform

I think we finally have a hook to get immigration reform passed!  Sarah Palin and Joe Lieberman have accidentally shown us the way forward with their very rational and well-informed responses to Wikileaks’ Cowardly Attack On The Very Foundations Of Our Civilization.

Sarah Palin:

Inexplicable: I recently won in court to stop my book ‘America by Heart’ from being leaked, but US Govt can’t stop Wikileaks’ treasonous act?

Joe Lieberman:

ANCHOR: What do you think of the Justice Department’s actions so far to not charge Julian Assange with treason?

LIEBERMAN: I don’t understand why that hasn’t happened yet.

And Sarah again:

No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics.  This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.

All we have to do is point out that if the GOP doesn’t allow undocumented immigrants to become American citizens, they’ll never be able to legally charge any of them with treason!  (Or call them un-American without looking like idiots, but obviously that’s not much of a deterrent.)

Thanks, Joe and Sarah, for showing us the way!  You are like two radiant beacons of stupid, casting your blinding light upon a sea of, well, mostly more stupid.

(Cross posted at MyFDL)

2 comments December 8th, 2010 at 10:38pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Immigration,Lieberman,Palin,Politics,Republicans

On Primaries, Cause & Effect, And Teddy Kennedy

I would submit to you that Jimmy Carter was not weakened because he faced a primary from Teddy Kennedy, but rather that he faced a primary from Teddy Kennedy because he was weakened.

The same applies to Obama: If he gets primaried from the left and subsequently loses the general election, that loss will not be the result of the primary challenge – it will be the result of the discontent that led to the primary challenge.

I would also say that I don’t buy the premise that a primary would cause Obama to move to the left. He might – might – do so temporarily during the campaign, but if he were to win the general election he would immediately revert to the same kiss-right, kick-left behavior he’s exhibiting now. In fact, he’d probably be a lot worse with a Republican Senate and an even more Republican House.

December 8th, 2010 at 11:36am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Obama,Politics


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