I admit it. I watch Fox News quite a bit, and the Fox Business Network even more.
And quite honestly, I just sincerely wish they would keep Geraldo Rivera's exposure on their networks to a minimum. Fox is known for its center-right leanings, and Geraldo Rivera (or Jerry Rivers, as Rush Limbaugh calls him) is pretty dang left of center.
But every time I turn on the telly, there Geraldo is, spewing his liberal crap that is painful to listen to. Lately he has been on a tear advocating that the children of illegal aliens ('Dreamers') should be left right where they are, to remain on U.S. soil to do as they wish, and live their lives unfettered by the fact that by law they should not be here at all. Donald Trump has said he will revoke Obama's executive order that allows these illegals to stay in the country.
"Where's the compassion, deporting someone who was born here, and are in the U.S. through no fault of their own, since their parents were the ones who broke US law?", Geraldo moans. 'Where is our compassion?'
Geraldo, I hate to inform you of this, but unlike what George W. Bush once famously and incorrectly said, 'compassion doesn't stop at the Rio Grande,' accordingly to our Constitution and national legal system, compassion does indeed stop at the Rio Grande. We have compassion for American citizens, but not for the whole dang miserable rest of the world. Let them set up a constitutional republic in their own festering hell holes, just like we did a few hundred years ago. Rather than invading us like a horde of Visigoths.
Imagine what Geraldo would say about the families of Mafia bosses, who eat on polished mahogany tables, set with the finest bone China and Sterling silverware, as these innocent Mafia family members, who never bumped off anyone, or never threw any bodies into the East River, feast on table carved Chateaubriand. All of those delicacies are ill-gotten goods, or fruit from the poisoned tree (Geraldo should know this concept, he is a lawyer). Would Geraldo be OK with these progency of criminals living high on the hog, at the expense of law abiding citizens who were victimized by the Mob?
This 'fruit from the poisoned tree' is exactly what these 'dreamers' are enjoying. Their parents broke the law, and now their children are enjoying the benefits of legal U.S. citizens. Imagine if Willy Sutton, famous bank robber, robbed a bunch of banks and then went out and bought his kids Porsche Boxsters. Would Geraldo make an impassioned plea that these innocent kids of Willy Sutton should be able to keep driving around in these posh Porsche Boxsters, because they had nothing to do with the initial theft?
He probably would. Liberals such as Geraldo Rivera are all about compassion, as long as this compassion is paid for with other people's money. I ponder just how ferociously Geraldo would defend these illegals if he and his like minded ilk would be solely required to pony up for their expenses, and leave tax payers off the hook to fund the illegal aliens' lifestyle here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
I suspect his views would change dramatically.
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