Monday, The Washington Times reported on the Homeland Security
Inspector General's finding that detention facilities for illegal
border-crossers are teeming with diseases because the guests don't know
how to take medicine or use toilets. By Tuesday, there were more than
is a mark of how utterly useless the national Republican committees are
that roughly half the comments questioned whether Republicans would be
any better on immigration than the Democrats. Any party that is
incapable of capitalizing on this justified rage about our country
being overrun with illegal aliens doesn't deserve a Senate majority.
That's a lot of comments. Articles on ISIS usually get between five and
True, a month ago, a CNN poll reported that 90 percent of Americans
said they believed ISIS was a direct threat to the United States. What
else could they say? You'd feel awfully silly if you told a CNN
pollster ISIS wasn't a threat and, the next day, the group set off a
bomb in Times Square.
When it comes to what Americans are angry enough about to post more
than a thousand comments, there's only one issue. It's immigration.
But the Republican leadership won't touch it. Their consultants have
kids who are going to need college tuition, and the donor class wants
So instead, the big thinkers of the party give us the same soporifics a
5-year-old could produce. In Karl Rove's recent Wall Street Journal
piece announcing the main issues Republicans needed to raise to win
back the Senate, he listed tax cuts, regulatory reform, spending
restraint, the Keystone pipeline and national defense ... Zzzzzzzz.
Anything missing? Maybe something that would produce 1,173 comments on
a single article in The Washington Times?
Here's a representative sample of the comments:
-- defiant1: All the more reason
why they should not be in the US; these illegal alien lawbreakers need
to be deported immediately; I am tired of paying for this human
Sorry, girls, Defiant1 is married.
-- Erminilildo Zenga: After the demographic shift, this will be "the