Thursday, September 04, 2008
The Great Wall of Shame and Politics
There is a clear divide between political parties as well. "Fifty-eight percent of Democrats opposed a fence on the Mexican border, while 66 percent of Republicans favor one. Independents mildly favor a fence, by a 55 percent to 44 percent margin,
For now, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will be able to play some golf in the University of Texas at Brownsville and point around the north side to the visible result of the secure border policy. They’ll have to win over the critics and explain how a barrier of this magnitude works. History is littered with examples of failed attempts, like the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall and the Israeli-Palestine walls. That won’t be an easy ball to hit.