A failure to embrace comprehensive immigration reform? Is kinda like saying you dig slavery.
And that’s just coming from the right.
I don’t have much more to offer than Ace and Mr Carroll already put forward, except to say that one of the consequences of adopting the left’s tactics when it suits our purposes is that “our” purposes are not always uniform, and they’re not always even “ours,” broadly speaking.
So it isn’t shocking to me to see some on the right take lessons from the left and deploy certain rhetorical tactics when they feel put upon. In fact, looked at generally, that’s the very definition of pragmatism or realism — using whatever is at hand to win the argument (or force your opponent on the defensive, so that he gives up and cedes the argument, however reluctantly) and advance the policy.
What is shocking is that some on the right seem taken aback when the methodology is aimed at them.
One of the advantages of having core principles is that you always have firm ground on which to take your stand. And when you do, you won’t feel dirty for having done so.
(h/t geoff B)