Wednesday, July 12, 2006

More Immigration Insanity

Following up on the last post, the state of Colorado brings out more Republican's for whom immigration brings out their psychotic side. The Rocky Mountain state just passed one of the toughest anti-immigrant laws in the nation (in fact, Lou Dobbs noted it with approval in the same article dedicated to degrading the testimony of Peter Pace in the name of defending him). Among other things, the bill deprives illegal immigrants of most non-critical governmental services. But the bill is a compromise, and one of the compromises is that children under the age of 18 are exempt. Some Republicans are aghast:
But Rep. Debbie Stafford, R-Aurora, said at the caucus that she was upset that the bill exempted children under 18.

"We're helping create the next generation of terrorists," she said.

Umm...what? I thought the tactic of appending "terrorism" to every conservative policy proposal had long since jumped the shark, but apparently some GOP lawmakers haven't gotten the memo.

So. Making sure children don't die because they can't get healthcare = training terrorists.

Welcome to the twilight zone.

H/T: Kevin Drum

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