As the right wing continues to freak out about the presence of about 50,000 kids who are refugees from Central America, Joe Miller, a former Senate candidate from Alaska and Tea Party darling, says that their presence in this country is a threat to our very survival!
In an interview with Steve Deace last week, Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller said that “our national integrity is at stake” from the influx of Central American child refugees at the southern border and claimed that President Obama is intentionally exacerbating the crisis in an effort “to act contrary to the interests of this country.”
“This is something that does put the very survival of this country at stake,” he added.
Uh, why? Seriously, spell out exactly how they threaten the country’s survival. Are they going to join together to form some unstoppable Transformers-type weapon? Do they have nuclear bombs hidden inside their bodies? Even if we keep every one of them here, feed them and clothe them and give them an education, what will happen? Well, they’ll grow up and mostly become productive citizens. How exactly is that a threat to the nation’s survival?
Do these people ever bother to think about what they’re saying? Do they even care whether it makes any sense or is true? I think the answer is no. They’re just demagogues spreading irrational fear. What else can they do? It’s not like they have any actual ideas or anything.