I’ve about had it with The Wall Street Journal. I’ve read that paper for years now, even though it’s pretty expensive. But I thought they provided some valuable insight into the economy. I was trying to overlook their editorials on immigration, but this one can’t be overlooked. On the eve of Independence Day they went so far as to smear conservative opponents of “comprehensive immigration reform” with a Nazi reference.
The Wall Street Journal editorial page has attacked opposition to the immigration bill that passed in the Senate last week, urging the Republican-led House to “improve” the bill, “not kill it.” The bill’s border security provisions, theJournal argued, were not weak, as conservatives had charged, but were “wretched excess,” the result of “the Republican party letting its blood-and-soil wing trump its supposedly free-market principles.”
It might seem odd to attack “blood-and-soil” conservatives (a phrase of Nazi provenance, evidently) on the eve of July 4th. But one need not wave the American flag or protest the obviously offensive connotations of the insult to defeat the Journal‘s arguments for the Senate bill. By arguing that economic growth should drive immigration reform, the Journal actually undermines the “Gang of Eight” legislation it attempts to defend.
Read the whole thing at Big Government, where you won’t be compared to a Nazi if you believe the government should just enforce the immigration laws already on the books.
So anyway, now the WSJ is apologizing to their readers for not being tough enough on Obamacare in 2010. When will they apologize to us for comparing us to Nazis? When they realize they’ve lost us all? In three years when they realize that we’ve turned into a banana republic? When? Until that apology comes they won’t be getting any more of my hard-earned dollars. Maybe IBD would like them.
H/T to reader Physics Nut