I think we are seeing a major trend developing where it seems that Democrats are more willing to say NO! to refugees while some Republicans fear mentioning the word, or as in the case of Grover Norquist and his Republican pals are actually pushing for more refugees in America!
Just yesterday we posted the World Net Daily story about mayors across the country questioning refugee resettlement and most of the mayors with guts are Democrats also, go figure!
From the News-Sentinel reporting on a Congressional candidate debate for the 3rd District of Indiana:
In a follow-up question [about Syria—ed] Kuhnle was asked, given northeast Indiana’s welcome of refugees in the past, should we welcome Syrian refugees here as well.
Kuhnle, who has some background in social work gave a surprising answer for a Democratic candidate.
“I would be hard pressed to accept that.” he said, adding “When we look at the needs of what northern Indiana has it can’t continue that open door policy. We must look to the need of our own citizens first.“
Kuhnle suggested it would be better to help them, in Syria.
This Congressional district in Indiana includes Ft. Wayne so that helps explain the answer. We have an extensive archive on Ft. Wayne going back for seven years—the US State Department and its contractors have swamped the city with needy Burmese refugees.
Remember the 2010 spitting and urinating in the laundromat brouhaha. People remember stuff like that!
What do you bet Kuhnle gets a visit from “Welcoming America” for a little mind-readjustment!