Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hypocrite Series: Immigration

The fact that we're addressing immigration so centrally to this election cycle is just absurd. Like one of the John Edwards' bloggers said last week, it's a distraction. Now I'm not saying there's not a problem. Of course there's an illegal immigration problem. What I am saying is that it's rather convenient that it has become such a major issue for the Bush administration at this point in time. As such, it really feels like a distraction from larger issues like domestic spying, the Iraq War, health insurance, the weakening dollar, deficit spending, etc.

In my opinion, there are two important issues in this election:

  1. Foreign Relations: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Russia, etc.

  2. Health Care

The more time we spend allowing politicians, news media, and the candidates distract us from those issues, the less likely we are to elect the right person for the job.

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