At Hullabaloo, digby writes Heartless:
From the Sins of the Fathers file, here's Sarah Palin being the hideous heartless horror she's so proud of being:
PALIN: The immigrants of the past, they had to literally and figuratively stand in line and follow rules to become U.S. citizens. I’d like to see that continue. And unfortunately, the DREAM Act kind of usurps that-the system that is a legal system to make sure that immigrants who want to be here legally, working hard, producing and supplying revenue and resources for their families, that they’re able to do that right and legally. Unfortunately, the DREAM Act doesn’t accomplish that.
You know what the rules were?
Today, over 100 million Americans — one third of the population —can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who first arrived in America at Ellis Island before dispersing to points all over the country.
Generally, those immigrants who were approved spent from two to five hours at Ellis Island. Arrivals were asked 29 questions including name, occupation, and the amount of money carried. Those with visible health problems or diseases were sent home or held in the island's hospital facilities for long periods of time.
Had she and the family taken to standard tour they would have known that. They would also know that the DREAM Act refers to human beings who had no choice in the fact and were brought here as babies and children and grew up just like her precious little ones as Americans. They had no more choice in the matter than her children did.
What kind of a person can't at least summon up some compassion for these kids? Honestly, this one really separates the human beings from the asses.
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At Daily Kos on this date in 2006:
That's just the thing. Republicans will talk a good game about returning money to taxpayers, yadda yadda, but they are hard pressed to make the cuts. Because ultimately, at the end of the day, people like things like parks and swimming pools and libraries. Republicans may consider such things "non-essential", but most people consider those places community hubs.
So Republicans, when in power, cut taxes and starve government, but they rarely have the balls to actually cut popular programs. Because if they did, that would be the end of their political careers. And when their agenda sees the light of day, like it did in Lincoln, Nebraska, Republicans find every excuse to disavow that agenda.
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