Monday, May 21, 2007

Demanding perfection... rudely.

It seems the right is not only demanding perfection, they are being very rude about it. These folks have led the GOP to one election defeat, yet they continue scorched-earth tactics that will not only ultimately fail, but which will also eventually make Hispanic Republicans are as rare as black Republicans.

That isn't the only people who will be driven out of the GOP. Moderates, the business community, and farmers will also take their political support elsewhere. And thus, the hard-liners will have their pure party - and will also be a minority. If anyone needed any proof that the base of the Republican party is as blind on immigration as the base of the Democratic Party is about the global war on terror, one just has to look at how they are acting.

11 comments:

Robert said...

In the interest of fairness, I'm sure your post condeming McCain's language to Cornyn is coming next...or maybe not.

Harold C. Hutchison said...

As I have pointed out earlier in this blog, opponents of comprehensive immigration reform have called McCain and others "Quislings".

I, for one, wish I had the chance to vent at some of the critics that McCain recently had.

Ken Prescott said...

Robert, I feel no freakin' sympathy for Cornyn at this point. If you spend your time throwing crap at me, and someone else throws some crap at you, I'm going to be laughing at you instead of "feeling yore pain" whilst biting my lower lip.

Robert said...

I don't think Cornyn is looking for sympathy, nor was I extending him any. It's just a little bit of a double standard for the side saying F-you and calling their opponents nativist and racist to complain about the tone and decorum of the conversation. I don't think it adds to the argument of either side. Nor is it convincing to anyone who isn't already in agreement.

Some people on my side are idiots. So are some people on yours. Maybe the rest of us can ignore them long enough to actually discuss solving the problem.

Harold C. Hutchison said...

Robert, in an earlier post on this blog, I have linked to various sites and blogs where those on my side of this issue have been called traitors, Quislings, and agents of Mexico.

Quit complaining because one of your guys got a little incivility back at him.

Ken Prescott said...

It's just a little bit of a double standard for the side saying F-you and calling their opponents nativist and racist to complain about the tone and decorum of the conversation.

Let me see if I have this right: your side threw the first punch, and now you complain about the shiner. Nope, doesn't pass the giggle test.

Robert said...

I guess I'm not making this clear. I think the people who call the President Jorge Arbusto are wrong. I think calling McCain "Ho Chi McCain" was despicable, and said so. I don't think you guys are traitors, quislings, or a fifth column bent on destroying America. I just think you're wrong on a very important issue.

My complaint is not about "the shiner" or a "little incivility." It's that you act like only one side of this is engaging in insults and name-calling. It (sadly) is going both ways.

Ken Prescott said...

Robert, I really do not give a hoot about your bruised sensitivities. I've been on the receiving end of much worse from both sides of the debate, but you and your buddies are trying to act as if you are the only truly aggrieved parties. Why don't you complain about McCain dropping an f-bomb on that collection of brain drippings you refer to as your blog, and leave this one alone?

Robert said...

Extremism in defense of amnesty is no vice...got your point.

And for what it's worth, my sensibilities are not bruised, wounded, scrapped, bent, folded, spindled, or mutilated. I understand that you don't like my pointing out your hypocrisy, and will let it drop.

Harold C. Hutchison said...

Gee, Robert. You still don't get it.

Constantly calling those of us in the center-right who favored a comprehensive immigration bill unprincipled or traitors was eventually going to lead to a reaction.

Now, all of a sudden, the reaction comes in the form of return fire - and you can't take it. Maybe your side should have thought about that before they tried scorched earth tactics.

Ken Prescott said...

Extremism in defense of amnesty is no vice...got your point.

Robert, do you support making English the official language of this country?

If you do, then kindly refrain from reading and commenting on this blog until you learn how to do so in English. Until that happy day, begone.