Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lies from the Left

Sometimes, a disgusting lie is accomplished simply by leaving out a word.  The cry from the left to justify illegal aliens stealing resources paid for by citizens and lawful residents is, "We're a nation of immigrants!"  We absolutely are.  Immigration of people who want to come here to become part of this nation, who want the freedom to implement good ideas are crucial to this nation.  They refresh us.  Their excitement at the opportunities they find in the U.S. is refreshing and renews our own enthusiasm.  We're a nation of lawful immigrants, immigrants we welcome with open arms.

So, it's particularly aggravating when pandering political hacks like Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lie about conservatives by omitting a word.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in his Democratic National Convention speech that immigrants would find life so intolerable under a Mitt Romney administration that they would, “self-deport.”

“Instead of supporting their dream, Governor Romney wants to make their lives so miserable, so oppressive, so intolerable that they would leave behind the life they’ve built and ‘self-deport’,” he said. “But we believe we’re a better country than that. And thanks to President Obama, as we keep on fighting for the DREAM Act, they can remain in the country they love.”
The article continues here.

He did what the Left always does.  He left out, "illegal."  I'd be okay with illegal immigrant, even though "immigrant" suggests lawful entry, so "illegal alien" is more appropriate.

The best analogy I've ever heard to illustrate the point is that calling conservatives "anti-immigrant" is like calling Mothers Against Drunk Driving "anti-driving."  That missing word is critical.  Leave it out and you're painting a strong cause supported by most people as some sort of fringe group to be ridiculed and shunned.

It's a clever tactic, but one that exposes the Left as liars who can't win their argument without deception.

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