There's been a lot of arrant nonsense spoken since the Paris attacks, but Margaret Carlson's might just take the cake . . .
On today's Morning Joe, Bloomberg columnist Carlson suggested that because the US is better than Europe at assimilation, potential terrorists sneaking into our country might not carry out their plots. Said Carlson: "maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they're not going to do because we do have an acceptance of these people." Great point, Margaret. If only we'd had a little longer to hug it out with the 9/11 terrorists.
Sounds like Carlson is saying: open the floodgates. Doesn't matter if the odd terrorist gets through. We'll just snuggle him into submission.
If was Bobby Jindal's comments about immigration without assimilation constituting "invasion" that sparked Carlson's comments.
BOBBY JINDAL: Where I think what my party needs to be, the Republican party, the conservative movement needs to be is specific solutions and also taking on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Bret, we've got a president who is a community organizer at a time of war. He doesn't even want to say the words "radical Islam." The reality is, earlier this year I went abroad and I went to Europe and I gave a speech. I came back here and said Europe has a problem. They're not assimilating many of these Muslims, we must not let that happen here. Now the left hated that. The reality is that we've got to continue to tell the truth. Immigration without integration is not immigration. It's an invasion. We must not let that happen here.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: And that really is, Margaret Carlson, that really is a key, the assimilation, the United States has been so successful at because we've had about 230 years of experience at it.
MARGARET CARLSON: And a lot of immigrants who built the country. So, we do know how to do it. Europe doesn't know how to do it. France especially doesn't know how to do it. England not very good at it. And so, we have less of a problem. You know, those people who have snuck in, that, I don't know if they've snuck in [Ed.: God forbid Carlson should unjustly accuse a terrorist of sneaking in], but maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they're not going to do because we do have an acceptance of these people as Congressman Ellison said. They're more patriotic because they're here and they work harder.