Migrants walk towards the Austrian border after resting in a makeshift camp in the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Oops! Smarter lefties realize they have a losing hand on Syrian ‘refugees’

Kevin Drum of Mother Jones is an old hand on the left and has seen enough politics that he realizes what a big looser of an issue the Syrian “refugee” inflow is for the Democrats and the left.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    And if you read the comments section for that article at Mother Jones or the WaPo, you will see the lunatic left is having none of that “moderation” nonsense.

    I predict that the Dems will go down in flames in 2016 as they are so divorced from reality these days.
    I hope!

    • Alain

      I so hope you are right, but after what just happened here with the latest federal election I am afraid to predict anything based on common sense and thinking most voters have a modicum of common sense.

    • Let them own their messes from the get-go. Let them house these “refugees” and pay for them themselves.

  • V10_Rob

    The left keeps trying to cast this as irrational xenophobia. No, it’s RATIONAL xenophobia.

    I was in university when Sept. 11th occurred. Even then I was right-wing, but I was willing to swallow the lie that this wasn’t ‘real’ islam, that it was a handful of zealots who had perverted their faith, and that most of their co-religionists had turned their backs on them.

    A decade and a half later, my arm has long since gone numb holding out a hand of understanding and brotherhood, waiting for a reciprocal gesture. The ‘peaceful majority’ of muslims, here and abroad, have not distinguished themselves as seriously rejecting the jihadist message.

    There’s a lesson in there, leftists. You can have multiculturalism, but when you keep demanding we respect and tolerate people who want to subjugate and kill us, it becomes impossible for us to play along.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This might be a losing issue for the Democrats, but like lemmings, they will still follow Obama over the cliff. That is, unless Hillary’s political nose smells a rat.

  • Hard Little Machine

    One tactic the left can employ is street violence to keep people at home on election day.