Obama uses his weekly address today to compare Syrian refugees to the Pilgrims.
“And I’ve been touched by the generosity of the Americans who’ve written me letters and emails in recent weeks, offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL. …” he says. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims — men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance.”
What is ironic is that liberals of his ilk have for years slandered the Pilgrims as rapacious, land-stealing, disease-spreading invaders who murdered the peaceful natives and foisted on the survivors their religion of conquest and slavery.
Comparisons can be taken to their logical or illogical, as the case may be, conclusions, depending on your view of history.