Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Once again Nick Coleman gets it wrong, shows his ignorance

In his latest tirade about illegal immigration, the blogshere's favorite punching bag tries to make it sound as if those who oppose illegal immigration do so because they are against immigration in general.

Also in denial mode was the office of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who recently poured gasoline on the immigrant issue with the release of a crudely overstated report designed to inflame opinion and make immigration into a wedge issue.

That last bit was opinion. But this is fact: Anti-immigration forces are working hard to raise resentment and to exploit immigration for political gain, cozying up to politicians who will help them fence the borders. (Source: Star Tribune, Dec. 28, 2005)


Come on Nick. You know as well as I do that it is the anti-immigration people you're speaking of are in reality anti-illegal immigration, not all immigration.

This great nation was built by immigrants, most of them coming here legally. To make the claim that there is a large anti-immigrant conspiracy in our state is ridiculous.

Coleman goes on to say that Gov. Pawlenty is trying to make this a wedge issue. In reality, Gov. Pawlenty is doing what any responsible governor would do, examine the costs and effects of illegal behavior. It's Coleman who's trying to make this a wedge issue.

Although I must give credit where credit is due. I was happy to see that Coleman could write an entire column on immigration and not use the term "undocumented citizens."


At 7:16 AM, Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said...

It must be easy to be a liberal like Nick Coleman. If you don't want to have an argument, you just mention a few of the buzzwords, such as racism or wedge issue. Then claim that you harbor neither of those alleged evils.

They are idiots for thinking that will be enough to get rid of this issue.


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