Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The President's Patriotism Question

It's high time the President realizes he's not the final word on what is patriotic.

I support the President's immigration policies. I think they're what's best for America, but I don't support the President attacking this opponents, claiming they don't want to help America. That is questioning their patriotism and I don't question the patriotism of people like Lou Dobbs, Tom Tancredo, Dana Rohrabacher, etc. It's not question they believe their ideas are good for America, even if I don't or the President doesn't.

I'm used to hearing the President attack the patriotism who disagree with his opinion of war, but to attack anyone's patriotism who disagrees with him on ANYTHING is ridiculous.

What's even worse is that the President contradicted himself. First, he gave a rational for those who disagree with his immigration plan;

"A lot of Americans are skeptical about immigration reform, primarily because they don't think the government can fix the problems,"

then later on, he said this;
"Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like. If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it. You can use it to frighten people, or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all."

so what is it Mr. President? Is it that they don't trust the federal government's immigration plans, or is it that they don't want to go what's good for America? Or is it both? Is it that not trusting you means not wanting what's best for America because YOU and ONLY YOU know what's best for America?

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