The White House continues to insult opponents of the immigration bill, either with bad names or attribution of bad motives to opponents, or by deliberately mischaracterizing their arguments. Just this afternoon, yet ANOTHER fact sheet came out from the White House that used, as its NUMBER ONE point, this bit of irrelevant idiocy:
· FACT: Mass deportation is not a workable solution. Deporting the millions of illegal immigrants who are already in the country would be impractical, harmful to our economy, and potentially devastating to families with deep roots in their communities.
Again and again this White House shoots down the idea of mass deportation — but nobody of ANY stature anywhere in the country (to the best of my knowledge) has advocated mass deportations. This is an absolute straw man, having nothing whatsoever to do with anything actually being debated or argued in any responsible forums.
The next “fact” from the White House reads thusly:
· FACT: Keeping our Nation secure requires bringing the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already here out of the shadows and into a regulated system.
Well, I happen to agree with that — but it is not a fact, it is an opinion. The same goes with the very next “fact”: It, too, is a statement I happen to agree with, but it is an opinion, not a fact:
· FACT: To help meet the needs of our growing economy, there must be a lawful and orderly channel for foreign workers to fill jobs that Americans are not doing.
And this White House wonders why fewer and fewer people even bother to take it seriously…..