Thursday, November 19, 2015

Why I Am a Democrat and Not a Republican- Part ten million

The House vote today to deny entry to Syrian refugees:
No comment needed, really.


the yellow fringe said...

So very very brave.

Jerry Critter said...

Wha a disgusting display of fear, bigotry, and anti-Americanism by republicans. They all should be voted out of office.

Mister Sterling said...

Well, you shouldn't be a democrat either. Considering today's party is to the right of Ronald Reagan. But that's just my opinion.

Zog said...

The vote total makes the Republicans look much better than they are. One of the two GOP "No" votes came from Steve King, who hated the bill on two grounds:

(1) Congress has authority over migration, according to the Steve King version of the constitution, and should not cede it to the Presidency.
(2) Under the act, the Obama Administration could still let jihadists from Syria and Iraq into the country. Thus, it's too weak.

The other ""no" vote came from Walter Jones, who has announced he will vote against any bill with funds for resettling Middle Eastern refugees. He finds the bill problematic because it's limited to only Syria and Iraq.

Jerry Critter said...

Let me add...we should vote out the democrats that voted in favor of this bill too. They are no better than the republicans.

Magpie said...

Meanwhile an actual terrorist arrives by airport in expensive sports shoes with a passport, perfect travel documents, the air of intent to spend a lot of money and lots of places to stay.

But what brave Republicans to agitate to keep America safe from, say, a traumatised 7 year old child and her terrified parents.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me"

- ah who cares? It's a French statue anyway...

Scope the total lack of faith in America that the country could engender in anyone the gratitude to, one day, want to repay it by discovering a new cure, or building a new facility, or serve in the armed forces. The annulment of any pride in the transformative qualities that America might bestow on anyone who comes there with a mindful of terrible memories and a simple hope for a more normal life, like all those generations before.
That we used to read about.
That used to be an American tale.
Or the story of an American family.

no, no.... shit all over that soppy junk. It polls well with all them 'good Christian folk' to incubate a nation of fearful little bigots.
With lotsa guns... "to protect myself, y'know?"

'No such thing is a free pretzel, kid - fuck off and die'.

joseph said...

Russia has taken in exactly two refugees, so there is that.

Green Eagle said...

Kick out the Muslims- put them on lists- put them in camps. If protesters interrupt "rallies" for candidates that propose such things, beat them up, and they deserve it too. And on and on.

If this does not remind you of Germany in 1925, you surely know very little about European history.