It is the "fashion" in the very liberal left to coddle and nurture illegal immigrants. These same elitists would not want the immigrants living next door, but to put on a big show of "how much they care about PEOPLE", they lean into the Hyperbola Zone anytime immigrants are mentioned.
As a centrist call for sanity, and after hearing Thom Hartmann report McCain's comment in a "Crazy Alert", I'm disappointed in Thom's take on the AZ fires comment McCain made.
Y'know, the Far Right Authoritarians are the ones (and should remain the ONLY ones) who distribute the poison of lies mixed with the sugar of truth, and hyperbola to soothe the wacked out needing Iron Fist Papa leadership. They paint wif one colur at a tym, and a biggBoy bRush.
Progressives, on the other hand, need not get into the hyperbola game. Progressive people do not respond to poorly thought-out comments and repeated dogma. We have the intellectual ability to enjoy complex aspects and to understand them.
So, when Thom gives this "knee-jerk", "everything the other side says is always stupid or crazy" response, and doesn't listen carefully to what was said (and not said), it makes progressives seem as stupid as Faux Snooze listeners.
The fact is, immigrants DO set up camp fires for warmth and cooking. When wind picks up the embers, guess what happens. Guess how most forest fires are started; poorly tended campfires. Nobody said immigrants were careful or judicious in campfire building. McCain did NOT say they did this on purpose. It was just careless and it happened - end of story. Not crazy when thought out, Thom.
The Right Wingnuts say everything we say is crazy. Don't give 'em ammo.
You might also put liberal hyperbola in check by checking out the crime stats for places where Mexican immigrants (illegal or not) congregate here in the US, and you might take a trip into REAL Mexico and not just the clean-n-fun tourist cities of Puerto Viarta, Cancun, Acapulco, etc.. Go into any REGULAR Mexican town and see how things go. If you come out with money and your head still attached, good.
Mexicans can be nice people, but if they ALL were nice, their country would not be in absolute turmoil with many fleeing. Some leaving to here, like malignant tumor cells, are part of the problem, and they ARE bringing it here. When someone says Mexicans can be a problem, don't get all "oh no you di-int!"