Friday, April 29, 2005

Left Wing Extremist Deceptions

Wow! That's a loaded title.

Allow me to explain.

As an activist and soon to be author, I am on a number of conservative and Left wing email lists in order to keep up with the latest news and opinions.

One of these bloggers, is a member of the Center for American Progress, CAP, a Left Wing think(less) tank, David Sirota.

Sirota is an occasional guest on Franken's radio show when CAP regular, Christy Harvey, is unavailable. In other words, he's bench warmer, and his blogs and opinions reflect that.

Here's an email 'alert' I received this afternoon:

Alleged Visa Violator Bashes Immigrants

In the last two weeks, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has unleashed a series of vicious attacks on immigrants, demanding the border with Mexico be closed, and trumpeting the so-called Minutemen, a group so radical even President Bush has denounced them. Republican immigrant bashing isn't interesting unto itself - sadly, it's standard operating for conservatives. As one California state legislator noted, "Scapegoating and immigrant-bashing is the last refuge of a wounded politician" like Schwarzenegger, who is plummeting in the polls.

Let's go through his points:

1. Unleashed vicious attacks on immigrants: Sirota provides no examples of any of these attacks, not to mention that these people are not "immigrants", but foreigners who are attempting to infiltrate our country illegally. Even Hillary Clinton has called for tougher border controls. Minuteman, a group so radical...: So radical? says who? These are law abiding citizens acting as patrol and lookouts for the authorities. Notice how Sirota provides no examples of their "radicalism"?

3. ...Immigrant bashing is the latest refuge of a wounded politician: The fact is, an overwhelming majority of Americans support border control and more vigilance against illegal's coming to our country.


At 6:44 AM, Blogger PERPER said...

If this is the best you can do to "debunk" a story, then Al Franken and us liberals have a very bright future.

Thanks for the encouragement.


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