Last week, President Calderone of Mexico spoke before a joint session of Congress, and did what any foreign dignitary, asked to speak before a joint session of the Congress or Parliament of the host country would do – he criticized a law passed by a sovereign state of said country. And Democrats (and maybe even some Republicans) did what the elected representatives would do while a foreign leader bashed the laws of its own country – they stood up and cheered.
Believe it or not I actually try to stay away from over-the-top hyperbole on this blog, but this is one of the most disgraceful moments in our Nation’s history. How can members of Congress actually stand there and cheer while their own country is criticized by a foreign leader? Even if you agree that this law is mistaken, this was a tactless, disgusting display, and the only proper response would have been to stand up – and walk out.
I’ll say a bit more on the Democrats in a bit, but first let’s look at what President Calderone did. Not only did he engage in a bit of cheap demagoguery, and not only did he display a complete lack of tact in challenging the state law, but he made himself look like an utter fool and hypocrite. But what I really don’t understand is how the President of Mexico has the audacity to get up and criticize a law related to how people born in his country who are desperately trying to flee it are treated in another. You would think that the fact that his country is such a filthy, corrupt cesspool that it drives millions of people to risk their lives and get out would give him pause before bellyaching about the laws of another country. Instead of kissing this guy’s ass, couldn’t a member of our government our press simply ask President Calderone what he intends to do to make his country less shitty so that a significant portion of its population aren’t driven to desperate straits in order to get the hell out? Does he not see the complete absurdity of this entire situation? Do any of the concerned progressives pushing for open borders and standing up and cheering (metaphorically, perhaps) with the Democrats not see the absurdity of it all?
Imagine that after some amount of time things become abysmal in this country – unemployment reaches nightmarish scales, for example – while Canada becomes a booming powerhouse. Sure at least one part of the scenario strains credulity, but just suspend disbelief for a second. Millions of Americans, fleeing their corrupt hellhole of a Nation, cross the border in the middle of the night and sneak into Canada. Most Canadians, while perhaps welcoming these hosers from the south, are not at all pleased with the manner in which these Americans have decided to enter their country, and therefore Manitoba cracks down and passes stringent laws that encourage their police to check into the immigration status of these not completely pasty-skinned people when stopped for other crimes. Imagine then the President of the United States, who has done didley squat to address the causes that have motivated so many people to flee his country, comes to Canada and bashes the Manitoban government. Wouldn’t there be a fair number of Americans outraged that the President is more outraged by the Manitoban law than the fact that millions of Americans are trying everything in their power to get out of the country? Just wondering, is all.
But back to the Democrats. Actually, I almost want to give them props. They have tried so hard to keep up appearances and pretend that they actually don’t hate the country that is almost refreshing to see them let their hair down and do everything but openly confess that yes, the US is a crappy little imperial dirtbag of a country, and ain’t it great that this wise and enlightened foreign leader is here to put those hicks from Arizona in their place?
Do these people have any sense of honor or shame? A foreign leader has just implied, in essence, that the citizens of one of your states are a bunch of racist Neanderthals suppressing human rights. Call me crazy, but this is not the sort of diplomatic remark that ought to be greeted with wild applause. Unless of course you agree with him, and by their actions they condemn themselves, don’t they?
I know that everyone does not agree with the Arizona law, and I respect that. What I don’t respect are the outrageously inflammatory things said about the law, the comparisons to Nazism, and the complete demagoguery of most of the critics of this law. And what really galls me is the shamefaced actions on the part of the leaders of our government who have not even a scintilla of respect for this country. Let’s face it, we are led by a group of people that hate what this country is and what it stands for. Let’s not mince words any longer. This is a treasonous political class, and a feckless regime. These people are willing to sell our country out, and just tickled pink when someone else gets to do the heavy lifting by openly bashing the laws and citizens of this country.
Our President has engaged in world-wide apology tours. He’s kissed the asses of tyrants like Ahmadinejad, Kim, and Putin, but then turns his back on our allies. He is eager to radically transform the very nature of this country, and he has several hundred willing accomplices walking the halls of Congress.
It’s only been 16 months, and not 14 years like back in 1946, but I have to ask: Had enough?