Borderline Personalities: Rightbloggers Vs. Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]

A whole lot of kids from Central America have been dashing over the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, and rightbloggers blame them on Obama. (They also want them sent back to the hellholes they fled, but mainly they want to blame Obama, because that's pretty much what their lives are about anymore.)

As the Obama Administration has deported at least two million aliens, and on immigration matters is basically following a federal law signed by George W. Bush, that's pretty rich. But since Obama's a liberal and liberals are notorious bleeding hearts -- plus which he's not white, either! -- rightbloggers still accused the President of flooding the nation with dangerous brownskins for some nefarious purpose.

The rise in immigration of the less-than-formal variety from Central America became a hot topic when amateur border patrollers in Murrieta, California confronted busloads of detained immigrants, mostly women and their children, and forced them back to the luxurious federal centers where they were being kept.

That the immigrants were mothers and children did not soften the brethren's outraged reaction, because they are convinced the kids are reverse mules, here only to suck up sweet federal largesse ("FEDS DOLE OUT HEALTHCARE AND CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS FOR FOREIGN MINORS" howled and send it who knows where, thus weakening America for its eventual Aztlan takeover. Let's face it, once the huddled masses fail the paper bag test, that Statue of Liberty shit goes right out the window.

See, they don't even look abused -- they're just hopping the fence to mess with Nobama. That's why we have to send them back to whatever drug lord they belong to. (Via.)
Prominent conservatives flocked to their traditional media outlets to exploit audiences' fear of dusky hordes; for example, in a twofer from hell, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Congressman Louie Gohmert co-ululated on Fox News. Rightblogger Nice Deb transcribed: "[Pirro] continued, 'so this week, P____ Obama refused to go to the border to see the crisis he created, Instead - he'd rather run off to the golf course, or play pool.'"

Nice Deb thus explained her bizarre rendering of Obama's title: "I don't use the word 'President' and the community organizer's name in the same sentence on this blog. In the past, I've transcribed the words, when someone else has uttered them, but I can no longer stomach that. Hence, the blank space.'" Well, we all do what we can for La Causa.

Obama sent Congress a proposal to handle the Latino mega-ingress, but it wasn't punitive enough for the Republicans, who bottled it up; some Congressional Texicans have since introduced an alternative that would kick the kids out faster. In fact, America has already begun throwing them out, but we expect this will still take a while; addressing the crisis isn't as important as keeping the base as inflamed in election season, and with this rightbloggers were happy to help.

Under the evocative headline "Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes," The Daily Caller's Neil Munro reported that the migrants were "exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States" and that "experts" -- all left unnamed -- "say that President Barack Obama's administration has failed to close the loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals" -- actions which, in another context, would probably be further proof he's a tyrant -- "despite the high unemployment rates among American Latino, African-American and white youths" -- thoughtful of Munro to get them all in there -- "and the strapped budgets of many cities and towns." What has Obama got against our cities and towns?

Munro also pitted the "frightened citizens" of Murrieta against "Obama's allies -- such as La Raza, an ethnic lobby for Latinos," and added: "Both New York Times articles [on the subject] described the border-crossing illegal aliens as 'immigrants.' In fact, 'immigrants' is the term for people who legally migrate into the United States." Good thing Daily Caller readers have an honest broker like Munro to fact-check the New York Times as well as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

As he has written a book called Mexifornia and complains in his columns that Mexicans steal his chainsaws and copper wire ("I was told by neighbors that reports and descriptions of the law-breakers focused on youthful thieves casing the countryside... in the neighborhood politically-incorrect patois 'cholos'"), we knew the contribution of Victor Davis Hanson would be a dilly.

In his National Review column, at first Hanson used the immigrants' plight to tease the America-hating liberals who live in his head, pointing out that the immigrants did not run to their local "communist utopias or to socialist spin-offs" for socorro, but to the good ol' U.S.A., even though "they have often been taught back home [that America] is the source of their misery," probably by soreheads over-reacting to death squads, CIA coups, and stuff like that.

But soon Hanson got down to cases: Obama was flouting the law, because that's what all Obama ever does ("Who in the pen-and-phone era of Obama gets to decide which law to follow and which to ignore?"); also, if you think the people blocking the buses in Murrieta were bigots, what about racist, chainsaw-stealing Mexicans? "For that matter," thundered Hanson, "how does the racialist term 'La Raza' survive as an acceptable title of a national lobby group in this politically correct age of anger at the Washington Redskins football brand?" There's really no end to the persecution of white people in this country.

In closing, Hanson told us that liberals are rich and live in Manhattan or San Francisco, whereas real Americans are simple sons of the sod who need protection from immigrants who seek to steal their chainsaws.

Last week Obama went to Texas via Colorado to address the issue, but did not visit the Texas border itself, where many armed rightwing nutcases (including the state's governor, Rick Perry) have congregated. Sane people may think that, given the relevant precedent, sending a Democratic President to a politically explosive scene deep in the heart of Texas is a bad idea, but rightbloggers thought the President was copping out.

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