cons are using some very dangerous rhetoric re: the border problem. "invasion" "hordes" "disease-ridden" these are people.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 28, 2014
Oliver is an Obama blogger and a writer for Media Matters. He always has the latest OFA talking points. Apparently they have decided that telling the truth is “dangerous rhetoric” these days.
What is taking place on our southern border is an invasion by hordes of people from Mexico and Central America, many or whom are carrying diseases. Those words are 100% accurate. It is a major crisis.
Democrats and progressives would prefer that we only use nicer sounding words and phrases when we talk about the crisis. Words like “refugees” or “undocumented workers.” If they can control the language we use then they can control the debate.
We have borders for a reason. The Western Roman Empire fell in 476 AD because they could not or would not control their borders and they were overrun with invading hordes of barbarians. Those barbarians were people too.
There was a time when we could accept huge numbers of immigrants. That was a time when we had open frontiers, lots of unclaimed land and a rapidly growing industrial economy that needed workers.
Times have changed. We have a stagnant economy and high unemployment. We simply cannot absorb millions of new immigrants every year. It is NOT about racism. We could not absorb millions of immigrants from England, Ireland and Germany either.
This latest crisis was caused by the words and actions of Barack Obama. He led these people to believe that if they came here now Obama would let them stay permanently. Now they’re here and (surprise, surprise) Obama doesn’t know what to do with them. Many of them are unaccompanied children.
Yet somehow this is all the Republicans’ fault.