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Yeah, probably, just not to who we should expect.

From The West Wing (2001):

[….] Bruno Gianelli: Because I’m tired of working for candidates who make me think that I should be embarrassed to believe what I believe [….] I’m tired of getting them elected. We all need some therapy, because somebody came along and said, “‘Liberal’ means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we’re gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn’t have to go to work if they don’t want to.” And instead of saying, “Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave It To Beaver trip back to the Fifties…”, we cowered in the corner, and said, “Please. Don’t. Hurt. Me.” No more….

Yesterday in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

GOP, Koster call for blocking refugees after Paris attacks
By Rudi Keller
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Three Republican candidates for governor, joined by their leading Democratic rival, on Monday used the terrorist attacks in France to call for blocking the entry of Syrian refugees into Missouri.

In response, refugee advocates called their statements an irresponsible attempt to portray people who have fled war and terror as dangerous….

So, who are they listening to?

This is nothing new in American history:

….Two-thirds of Americans polled by Gallup’s American Institute of Public Opinion in January 1939 — well after the events of Kristallnacht — said they would not take in 10,000 German Jewish refugee children….

If we could only ask the people on the MV St. Louis in 1939 what they thought.


Humanitarians (November 16, 2015)