Barack Obama speaking to the National Council of La Raza
When communities are terrorized by ICE immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel, when all that is happening, the system just isn’t working, and we need to change it.
Ed Morrissey at Hotair then writes–
So now the US government is a terrorist organization? Not only does this demonstrate his demagoguery on immigration, it also shows his cluelessness in the war on terrorists. If he can’t tell the difference between al-Qaeda and ICE, then not only should he not be President, but Illinois needs to answer for his selection as a Senator.
I think Ed is overstating the use of the word terrorize. Terrorize isn’t just for use as in terrorist attacks, but for situations where people are frightened or scared.
A yahoo news I conducted using the word terrorize finds examples such of tbese-
Dogs in Port Richey and people who take food they aren’t supposed to on at a entertainment studio must not like being associated with al-Qaeda. Maybe they can sue the members of the MSM who libeled them.
Another thing Ed wrote-
I missed a news story, ICE agents do not tear babies from nursing mothers’ breasts. Does Obama have a citation for that, or does he just feel like lying to people to make ICE agents sound like Nazi brownshirts?
They don’t? A google search I conducted using the words ‘nursing mothers ICE’ found the following article.
Federal immigration agents were searching a house in Ohio last month when they found a young Honduran woman nursing her baby.
The woman, Saída Umanzor, is an illegal immigrant and was taken to jail to await deportation. Her 9-month-old daughter, Brittney Bejarano, who was born in the United States and is a citizen, was put in the care of social workers.
A google search for ‘breastfeeding mothers ICE’ found a followup article to the above.
CLEVELAND: U.S. immigration officials said they have enacted a new policy to show greater consideration for breast-feeding mothers, days after authorities arrested a Honduran woman in Ohio on an immigration violation and separated her from her crying baby.
Sayda Umanzor, 27, admitted to being in the United States illegally when sheriff’s deputies and federal agents knocked on the door of a house in Conneaut, Ohio, on Oct. 26.
Umanzor was breast-feeding her 9-month-old daughter, Brittany, at the time, and the baby cried as her parents were led away.
On reading those articles, I think i’ve given some slight basis for anyone to compare ICE’s tactics to Nazi brownshirts. Ed asked for citations, and I got them in exactly two google searches.
I believe in deporting illegal aliens, at the same time I strongly believe they have a right to be treated humanely during the process. Also I will note by taking out the safeguards of allowing people accused of being illegal from having legal representation, you’re opening up the possibility of legal aliens and US citizens being deported or coming dangerously close to it. It has happened, click here and here.
I’m a registered Democrat, but as I’ve declared at least once on this blog, I have no intention of voting for Obama in November. Obama doesn’t impress me in the slightest, he could be another Jimmy Carter Some people who dislike Obama so much see a need to put his words and actions in the worst possible light. If this is meant to convince people Obama isn’t someone to vote as our next President, Ed or other who use such examples fail badly. If Ed or any blogger is just directing this towards a certain group of readers who want to read disinformation, you have to wonder if their views are authentic or just a means to get readers.
Update- Isn’t this freaky. Now Cassy comes along posting on the same Obama speech, quoting the same blogger, but taking the opposite viewpoint of my own.
In honor of this occassion I herby present this.
Differing viewpoints at the same blog. Crossfire lives at Wizbang I guess, and isn’t it wonderful? Isn’t this a great blog or what?