Friday, June 15, 2007


The New Gays

WorldNetDaily -- the right wing online paper that features an ad for the book "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self Defense" which asks the question, "Should Christians be armed?" -- reports that "White House spokesman Tony Snow ran into a little more than he perhaps was expecting when he appeared on "The Laura Ingraham Show" as she relentlessly asked the American public's No. 1 question: What is the U.S. government doing to stop the invasion from Mexico?

Actually, illegal immigration isn't the American public's No. 1 question. It isn't even close. The issue ranks well below preventing future terrorist attacks, improving the economy, strengthening public education, improving the job situation, making Social Security and Medicare financially sound, and protecting the environment. In fact, immigration isn't even in the top 10 among the issues that most concern Americans today.

Moreover, a majority of Americans want to provide a path to citizenship for those undocumented workers who are already in the country.

What does the constant drumbeat of anti-immigration propaganda from those who promote the "ultimate biblical exploration of self-defense" mean?

Only that immigrants are the ultra-right's new gays.


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