As per TYTT's suggestion.
Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees
By Kevin Drum
http://www.motherjon...syrian-refugees (Mother Jones, of all places)
Here's the thing: to the average person, it seems perfectly reasonable to be suspicious of admitting Syrian refugees to the country. We know that ISIS would like to attack the US. We know that ISIS probably has the wherewithal to infiltrate a few of its people into the flood of refugees. And most voters have no idea how easy it is to get past US screening. They probably figure it's pretty easy
So it doesn't seem xenophobic or crazy to call for an end to accepting Syrian refugees. It seems like simple common sense. After all, things changed after Paris.
Mocking Republicans over this—as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream—seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. Not just wingnut tea partiers, either, but plenty of ordinary centrists too. It makes them wonder if Democrats seriously see no problem here? Do they care at all about national security? Are they really that detached from reality?
Overlooked point on public opinion with refugees: when Americans routinely see the administration ignore the law, they become skeptical.
Ron FournierVerified account @ron_fournier 5h5 hours ago
Odd: Republicans don't trust US government to screen Syrian refugees, but do trust US government to deploy grounds troops in Syria.
LOL..............he suggests critics see little daylight between the DOD and the people at State.
Government is government
Edited by B-Man, 17 November 2015 - 11:56 AM.