A Tale of Two Cities
Poor JAByou know, the one from the Double-widehas had this note sitting in the Czar’s mailbox for over a week.
|Dear Your Czarness:
So I saw that our Pres. Obama had a meeting with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss the flood of minors from those countries wending their way to the US through Mexico. The number seems to be around 57,000. So far, that is. Words like “overwhelming” and “surge” are being used to describe the situation. Governors of border states like Arizona and Texas are calling for the National Guard to be deployed. So it is good to know that Obama has a plan. Per The Wall St. Journal, he’s gonna open “…a limited refugee program in Central America, for the first time allowing young people to apply for entry without first making the dangerous trek north.” That should do the trick. Our immigration officials are being “overwhelmed” by young Hondurans, and he’s going to open an office that’s more convenient for them than Laredo.
With apologies to Charles Dickens, I offer “A Tale of Two Juan’s”:
It was the best of times,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the spring of hope,
we had everything before us,
Yours from the Double-wide,
To put it mildly, the influx of illegal aliens into the country and the total lack of intelligent response is a body blow to Democratic credibility. Yeah, the Republicans are doing a lousy job of addressing this from a law enforcement perspective, and the two parties have a lot in common: the further away a politician is from the border, the less he or she has a clue what’s going on. The closer to the border a politician is, the more likely party lines will blur. Democrats in the Southwest are pretty much in agreement with their Republican colleagues from the same area. That says a lot.
But what says the most is that the Democratic party, as a
whole, is showing no ability to manage the issue they created. Let’s be clear: the entire crisis is a political stunt intended to bring generations of future voters to the Democratic party. Once again, the Democrats have totally unanticipated how much this disgusts Americans: polls show the trick didn’t work, and now there are serious problems all over the country as a result. And there is of course no fix, because Democrats are great at manufacturing crises but pretty piss-poor in solving anything.
The Republicans are, and should be, doing the bare minimum here: stay on message about the economy, about taxes, and about jobs. The immigration problem? The Republicans ought to be screaming bloody murder about this being the responsibility of the Executive Branch who created it and who needs to solve it. Nobody is buying the President’s tired argument that a Do-Nothing Congress is in any way responsible for this mess.
You know who’s to blame? The American voters who put this dolt back into the White House. No, not all the voters, of course. Just the 4 million ostensibly Republican voters who decided to stay home in November, 2012, because they just couldn’t warm up to a President Romney since, you know, he was once governor of a heavily liberal state.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.