We need a thread like this, and we don’t have one.
Let’s get this ball rolling with a report from Time that:
The pro-immigration reform group backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is launching an ad campaign against Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, accusing him of “attacks on American soldiers and the military” for his staunchly anti-reform stance.
The broadcast and digital ad buy in Iowa features King’s comments from an interview with Breitbart News saying he would oppose efforts to allow illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, so-called DREAMers, to gain permanent residency by joining the military. “As soon as they raise their hand and say ‘I’m unlawfully present in the United States,’ we’re not going to take your oath into the military, but we’re going to take your deposition and we have a bus for you to Tijuana,” King said.
“Instead of supporting our military, Steve King, a Republican member of Congress, insults the brave soldiers who are immigrants and those who would proudly serve,” the ad says. “Steve King’s attacks on American soldiers and the military is wrong.”
Do not be fooled. This is a clear case of attacking one thing to attack another. The Zuckerbergians could not care less about the US Military or American soldiers (and if I’m wrong and they do care about the US Military or American soldiers, it’s even worse, for there is no more infectious breeding ground for techno-fuckery than the military). But they do want that immigration reform that would bring lots and lots of cheap immigrant workers to Silicon Valley. But it is a good strategy for the Zuckerbergians: pretend that Congressman King is making America weak in the hope of rallying to their cause all the anti-immigration rednecks, because what American redneck would want to weaken America?
(The ad itself can be found here.)