Thursday, September 20, 2012

Differences, differences! Is it all about ‘the wall?’

Some copy that perhaps everybody ought to read – a quickie summarization of the differences toward immigration-related issues between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
OBAMA: Citizenship help for many

This particular story seems to stress the idea that Romney would only be willing to extend something resembling a path toward U.S. citizenship for those non-citizens who do a successful (as in an “honorable” discharge) stint in the U.S. military.

ALTHOUGH MY ATTENTION was captured by the “bullet item” concerning a barricade along the U.S./Mexico border.

Romney wants a “high-tech fence” erected along the whole 1,900-mile stretch of the border, while Obama was the official who stopped construction after only 53 miles of work – largely because the “high-tech” elements work sporadically; if at all.

Of course, it can also be pointed out that Obama as a U.S. senator in 2006 was among the members of Congress who voted “yes” to the nonsensical idea of  a barricade being built in the middle of the desert – largely because Obama didn’t want to give the ideologues now begrudglingly backing Romney an issue to use against him!

As though any kind of barricade is going to separate a region that really is one. Or that any device can be created that someone else couldn't figure out a way to circumvent. Just think back to then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and her remarks about “51-foot-high fences” over “50-foot-high walls.”
ROMNEY: Just the military

BUT BEFORE I ramble on any more here, perhaps you should read the story for yourself. It likely would be the most informative few minutes you would experience on Thursday.

And considering the low level to which much of the ideologue rambling delves to on this issue, it may be the most intelligent thing you have read in months. Which isn't saying all that much. 



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