Originally Posted by justsaying
Wow, just wow. I'm not saying you're wrong, but wow.
First you start by saying progressives. Then you end with liberals. From the sounds of it, your roommate is a liberal, not progressive. There is a slight difference between them.
Secondly, liberals tend to be more well-off financially than progressives. Progressives tend to be more of the working class people with maybe some upper class people. So again, that sounds like she's a liberal.
Third, I have no idea how old she is. I'm guessing in her late teens/early 20's. I also don't know about her background other than her being inherently rich.
As for her sources, I don't see anything wrong with that. Just as long as there are other sources that she refers to. For example, I watch CNN and MSNBC. But I also watch PBS and some Fox News. Additionally, Fox News isn't always fair and balance as they say. I do watch The Five now that they've gotten rid of Glen Beck. MAYBE what you can do is introduce her to certain Fox shows that are not too radical for her - like The Five.
About sanctuary cities, I heard about that on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. There are just some topics that are "hot topics" while others that are not. When Lou Dobbs was on CNN, he use to talk alot about the hot topics and I appreciated that. But look at CNN now. The landscape of that network has changed and I have to say, not for the good. If she's just now watching CNN, the programming of today is what's influencing her.
Regarding deportation, that's really a federal issue, not a state issue. Even though the state may reserve the right to deport someone, they may not have the money to do so. And the border security issue, that could have been handled alot better. I mean, who came up with the idea of a virtual fence? That person NEEDED to be smacked for that idea. How much money was wasted on that project?
Lastly, the Dream Act is conceptually a good idea. The details is where it kills it. I mean citizenship to an illegal immigrant? Not even residency, but citizenship to someone not born here. This is why we need to have a new set of laws like Class 1 Residency for amnesty purposes. Class 2 Residency for people who come here legally. And THEN citizenship for natural births or legal immigrations. But that's too simple of an idea for Congress to come up with.
Ask your roommate how would she address immigration in this country. See whether or not she actually understands the complexity of the situation. Then you can officially label her a liberal.
My roommate is about 50.
When a criminal illegal immigrant is released from prison, it is the state's responsibility to turn that felon over to ICE for immediate deportation. These Liberal Dems in sanctuary cities are REFUSING to turn them over for deportation! They are refusing to advice customs/immigration that they are being released, and refusing to turn them over, which by Federal law, they are supposed to do!
They usually "claim" that the reason they are doing this, is because by allowing these criminal illegals to return to their neighborhoods in these cities, that the Latino community will be so joyously happy, that they will 'begin' working with the local police to help capture local criminals or they will be more likely to give information to the police
Thats complete B.S.! Even in cities where they've been releasing criminal illegals back into the community for many years, there has been no increase in the Latino community's desire to help the police catch criminals or to be witnesses to crimes they've seen happen right in front of them! Look at LA and NYC. The Latino community are just as likely to refuse to help police than in the black community!
The real reason the left and Dms want illegal felons returned to the communities, is they believe they will garner more political support from the Latino community for doing so. Its the same reason they block every attempt at dealing with illegals in a law abiding manner, and its why they they always pander to the Latino community by giving them all sorts of taxpayer funded entitlements as soon as they arrive here usually!
They do it for VOTES!!!
They dont care what the consequences are to the communities, period!
We want the truth about Benghazi, not a cover-up!