Friday, May 21, 2010
Our Anti-American Congress
It would be difficult to object to the first minute and a half of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's speech before a joint session of Congress yesterday, but I take exception to his comments thereafter about the new Arizona Immigration Law. His harsh criticism of the right of the Arizona state legislature to pass a law that has overwhelming support not only in Arizona but throughout our entire country is worse than bad manners; it is absolutely insulting. His actions and words, though, pale in comparison with the actions of the Democrats in the audience who stood and applauded his ignorant statements about the Arizona law. Calderon obviously was not the only one in the room who had not read the Arizona law.
Every member of Congress and every administration official (Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Ken Salazar most prominent among them - Joe Biden at least hesitated before standing up) who stood and applauded the disparaging of our great state of Arizona by the president of a failed country should be ashamed - but I'll bet they're not.