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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wampum, As Usual, Makes An Excellent Point...

...where IS the White Liberal Blogosphere on the Immigration reform debate? Shouldn't they be out front denouncing Bush for abandoning his previous principaled stand in favor of the "A" word for the corporate dream of a permanent peon underclass (i.e., "gastarbeiters," or "guest workers")? Why aren't they pointing out that corporate Republicans only support "gastarbeiters" because it gives them the best of both worlds: new workers to drive down wages, but who will never be able to vote for Democrats to do anything about it? Why isn't there more denunciation of Know Nothing Republicans like Tom Tancredo for his blatantly racist pandering?

UPDATE: Political Animal, at least, is paying attention. Kind of.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know this is an important point. Personally, I am very confused by immigration law, and I try my best to put things in historical context, but it is really confusing.

The mainstream media also does a horrendous job on immigration.

Finally, I'ne got my own personal issues with immigration officials--my partner is an immigrant.

5/20/2007 12:01 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

In a larger sense, everyone who came to this continent after October 1492 is an immigrant, and an illegal one to boot.

5/20/2007 12:21 PM  

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