The right-wing goes haywire on immigration

News & Politics
Crooks and Liars finds WorldNetDaily arguing for patterning ourselves after the most efficient culture-cleansers, the Nazis, to solve our immigration problems:
Not only will [massive deportation] work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.
Um, yikes. Digby notes: "These same people, not a year ago were obsessed with terrorism. I guess the thrill of screaming about the Islamofascists wore off. Now they want to follow lead of the Germano-fascists to 'rid themselves' of the mexican vermin. It's all part of the same great racist roar." Too true. It doesn't even matter who they're hatin' on, as long as they get to hate on someone.

Meanwhile, Glenn Greenwald takes a look at the fiery debate in the conservative blogosphere over impeaching Bush for "his failure to stop the 'Mexican invasion' and protect our nation's borders. He also offers some thoughts on why this passion for immigration now.
I think a lot of the Malkin types have become bored with the whole "War on Terror" business, which provided them good, strong emotional sustenance for the last four years. But September 11 is now almost five years away…
Iraq is so muddled and ambiguous, and not all that emotionally satisfying. It's pretty depressing, actually, to think about how everything they said would happen there is not happening, and trying to figure out solutions, ways out, is just not very invigorating stuff for those who thrive on Hating and Warring Against Evil.
As a result, attention gets turned to immigration…
Like I said, doesn't matter who they're hatin' on. They've just gotta hate.

(Crooks and Liars, Hullabaloo, Unclaimed Territory)

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