Would someone please parse this quote from near-candidate Fred Thompson:
“Twelve million illegal immigrants later, we are now living in a nation that is beset by people who are suicidal maniacs and want to kill countless innocent men, women and children around the world.”
I get the fact that the conservative candidates in the Prez-i-dential sweepstakes need to trip all over each other getting to the front on the ‘demagogue the immigrant issue’ train, but isn’t this a bit over top of the symbolic fence?
If this is true, then shouldn’t we be spending every waking moment trying to ferret out these suicidal maniacs?
As anyone who knows me or has ever read this blog (God bless ya), I’m not a fan of the current President. The immigration bill he’s proposing certainly is far from perfect, but at least he’s realistic that we aren’t really going to sweep up the 12 million or so illegal immigrants sharing our country with us. Sure we need better border scrutiny and enforcement, but this emperor of a problem does wear clothes and they’re probably working right down the street from you, and you, and me.
Classifying many of them as maniacal murderers doesn’t seem to advance the issue anywhere beyond red-meat scape-goatery. I expect more of Thompson than this.