This is an interesting and informative article I found on Huffington Post today. It seems that for all the demonization Republicans heap on Obama for not enforcing the illegal immigration laws, their claim might be up for debate. According to this article, the Obama Administration has deported more illegals than the Bush Administration did. One big difference is the percentage of criminal illegals being deported has risen under Obama. What are your views, thoughts and comments? Is Obama being a hypocrit or is he simply following our established illegal immigration laws and trying to resolve this issue the correct way? Indypendent
by fnord |
March 6, 2010 · 6:15 am
Thanks to the 2006 and 2008 elections, conservatives no longer control the American government. They do, however, continue to essentially control the American media. As a case in point, you’ve probably heard that part of the Obama administration’s plan to pass health reform is to use the budget reconciliation process. The reason you’ve probably heard is that the press has been obsessed with the topic, repeatedly labeling it a “controversial” move that would “ram” legislation via an end-run around the normal legislative process.”
In fact, though most bills do not go through the reconciliation process—typically because their subject matter makes them ineligible—the process has been invoked frequently since 1980. And the reason it’s remained obscure until 2010 is that until the health-care debate, the press never saw fit to go into conniptions over congressional procedure.
Some of the mainstream media coverage of the reconciliation issue has been bad. Some of it, like this excellent NPR story, has been good.
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by jammer5 |
August 12, 2009 · 10:14 am
A front page article in USA today considers the “Lone Wolf Initiative” started by the Obama administration soon after he was sworn into office. The initiative calls for federal authorities to attempt to find loners, like the one who killed Tiller. They plan on looking into large purchases of bomb making materials, associations with hate groups, which have risen from 602 in 2000 to 926 in 2008, checking prison release rolls for people with past associations with hate groups, and asking citizens to report suspicious activities.
All well and good, until one gets to the citizens reporting suspicious activities part. That strikes me as Orwellian in nature. With the hatred by both parties at an all time high, I would guess the feds will be swamped with calls concerning gossip, innuendo and hate. Separating the wheat, if any, from the chaff will be a time consuming job, to say the least. But my problem with that part of it is the big brother syndrome, and how it will effect the general population. Far be it for me to want some nutcase assassinating anyone, public or private, but could this lead to a British type system, where there are cameras on every street corner? Where people are rewarded for turning in a neighbor for perceived radical speech or actions?
What do the readers here think about this: does it make sense in this emotionally charged atmosphere, or is it big brother taking a visible foothold in America?