Will GOP again trust Democrats’ promise?
As we begin the immigration debate, it would be nice if we heard something new. Like “Groundhog Day,” it’s deja vu all over again. This is the third time in recent memory we have dealt with immigration and, like before, it is the same actions.
The GOP is full of cold, heartless SOBs who are white, rich racists — this is a good debating technique. That alone will make me say, let them all in and let’s do it again in 10 years. And that is the rub. Our history is as an immigrant nation, but always lost in that is people did it legally.
We could discuss the economic issues, the pros and cons of immigration reform, but let’s just get to the chase. Will the GOP portion of the Gang of 8 be naive and once again trust a promise by the Democrats? What’s the promise? If you allow the illegal immigrants to have amnesty, we will protect the borders soon, we promise. Reagan trusted O’Neil, nothing happened. Bush trusted Pelosi, nothing happened. Obama has his pen uncapped, but hopefully the Senate Republicans have even a short memory and are not suckers again. Because if they bite, 11 million will be added to Obama’s Gimme Economy and, within another decade, there will be 11 million more people making us feel “guilty and uncaring.”
I don’t blame the people who have come here, and you cannot deny the fact the economy has used many of them, but the point is nowhere else in the world would a country allow a porous border and use as its solution to naturalize the immigrants when they become too many to ignore.
I guess it is just, “Let’s be full of compassion and forget about borders and open them wide.” Welcome now and in the future.
Mike Moran, Kokomo
Will GOP again trust Democrats’ promise?
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