Great toon, Lisa! Sums it up perfectly.
Immigration reform would create jobs, help balance the budget, save billions, level the playing field for American and immigrant workers, and put social security on a more firm footing. Naturally, Republicans are still opposed, for reasons that they cannot articulate. Because you can’t use those words in polite society.
If the President wants amnesty he should seek to establish it openly through legislation. This would be the time to do it, as he could use the upcoming election to pressure vulnerable members of congress to support his bill.-The fact that he is thinking of taking the exact opposite course – weakening our immigration laws by executive fiat, and then only after elections have occurred so that his party will not suffer any repercussions from the maneuver – indicates that he is not a great believer in the democratic process, or in accountability.
All of the talk about how great the country would be after amnesty ignores a few things: these people have violated our laws just by coming here or overstaying their Visas. Why do we want to encourage more of this and penalize the better educated and more highly skilled workers who have been trying for decades to come here.
Yes, we need comprehensive immigration reform. Begin by shutting down the border so that we know who is coming. Next, modify the system so that people who want to come and contribute may do so without multiple years wait.
Next we need the ability to track everyone with a visa, so that we know that they are doing what the visa says that they are here to do.
Next, for those who want to become citizens of this country, streamline the requirements to make the process go more smoothly and quickly.
“Oh, very good Old, your lying, misleading comment is directly based on Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, Chapter 3. Stalin and Goebbels would be proud of you.”Communism: The Republican boogieman of choice since 1917!
None of that changes the fact that Republicans use the notion of communism as a boogieman. The Red Scare of the 1920s and the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s are 2 prime examples of using the fear of communism as a means to gain political power. And now Republicans link it to Democrats, as you did by way of Saul Alinsky. Coworkers who’ve linked Obama to Saul in conversation couldn’t even tell me who he was when I asked them. They were just parroting a meaningless talking point they heard on TV, as you did. Stalin wasn’t a communist. He was a brutal, paranoid dictator who cared only about maintaining his power. That the government he was in control of was communist meant nothing to him. He was just in it for the power. Nice touch adding Nazism, btw. It’s the icing on your bull sh-t cake.
“Communism under Joe Stalin slaughtered over 50 million people many of them Citizens of the USSR. Same thing in Mao’s communist China only there the mass murders exceed 80 million and is still growing. A more recent example would be Pol Pot’s slaughter of 25%, one fourth of Cambodia’s population, 3 million people in his killing fields.”-Well said. Communism has also caused misery, suffering, and dysfunction in smaller ways wherever it has been tried. It has wrecked the land and the water it controls without accountability or control. It has trapped people in prisons of fear and paranoia. It has fostered cultures of personal and spiritual emptiness. It is an evil ideology and Republicans have been right to vigorously oppose it in all of its forms.