‘You lie!’ – Republican Joe Wilson felt so strongly about illegal immigrants during President Obama’s speech on health care, that’s what he shouted when the President mentioned it. The President was explaining that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to benefits under his reform proposals.
But there are so many angles to this story I’m wondering what the biggest issue is…
Is it about the rights of illegal immigrants? Should immigrants give up their rights when they enter a country illegally? This blogger thinks so “Just because someone wants to work, doesn’t give them the right to undercut our system for all of our legal citizens.”
Or is it about health care and who should pay? We’ve discussed this before on WHYS.
The row is affecting President Obama’s popularity as he struggles to get support. Political scientist, James Morone, thinks it could make or break his presidency and according to a new survey more than half of Americans now disapprove of his handling of the issue. So is the question one about leadership? Do you need to be popular to be a good leader?
What do you think the issue is and where do you stand on it?