President Obama’s speech in Mexico City this morning. It’s basically a globalist-establishment-left laundry list.
Some Americans only see the Mexico depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings.
Some Americans pay attention.
Some Mexicans may think America disrespects Mexico, that we seek to impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty, or, alternatively, wish to wall ourselves off.
Rush was right when he said today that this “impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty” was a dog whistle of approval to the reconquista-on-the-brain Aztlan nuts. “Or, alternatively, to wall ourselves off” is the total polar opposite to “impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty,” so it would seem.
I see a Mexico that is creating new prosperity. Trading with the world. Becoming a manufacturing powerhouse—from Tijuana and Monterrey to Guadalajara and across the central highlands—a global leader in automobiles and appliances and electronics.
That’s because we gave our manufacturing base to them. Remember NAFTA?
Indeed, I see a Mexico that has lifted millions from poverty.
I see a Mexico that has dumped its impoverished on us.
In you, Mexico’s youth, I see a generation empowered by technology. I think I see some of you tweeting and WhatsApping right now.
Our ooks and ookettes tweet. BFD, as Obama’s hand-picked Vice-President would say.
And I see a Mexico that is taking its rightful place in the world. Standing up for democracy in our hemisphere. Sharing your expertise with neighbors across the Americas—when they face earthquakes or threats to their citizens or go to the polls to cast their votes. You’ve joined the ranks of the world’s largest economies, and became the first Latin American nation to host the G-20, another confident step on the world stage.
Relative to the rest of the world, Mexico is in pretty good shape. Ben Jonson was a great English playwright…who had the great misfortune of having William Shakespeare as a contemporary.
In the United States, we recognize our responsibilities as well. We understand that the root cause of much of the violence here—and so much suffering for many Mexicans— is the demand for illegal drugs, including in the United States.
True, but that’s a two way street. Of course, on a diplomatic trip, did you expect Obama to do anything but blame his end of the street for that problem?
Now, I do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer; instead, I believe in a comprehensive approach—not just law enforcement, but education, prevention and treatment. And we’re going to keep at it—because the lives of our children and the future of our nations depend on it.
Except when you need the votes of young doobie aficionados to win a few states. Then you hitch your train to the weed legalization or decriminalization movement.
We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.
They mostly come from the international black market. Most of the ones that come from America come from Obama and Co. practically giving them away. And also, there’s this inconvenient matter of the kind of Mexicans that use guns to commit violence, i.e. gang and tribe oriented Indos.
In America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms, and as President I swore an oath to uphold that right—and I always will.
Someone ask him: If the Second Amendment was not already part of the Constitution, would he advocate putting it in?
Meanwhile, we’ll keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico, and we’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong—behind bars.
Who has gone to prison for Operation Gunrunner?
We’re grateful to Mexican Americans in every segment of our society—for teaching our children, running our companies, serving with honor in our military, making breakthroughs in science, and standing up for social justice.
Yep, we gringos are so dumb that we can’t find our asses with both ends on our butt cheeks. We needed Mexico to show us how to accomplish anything. Pray, if Mexican-Americans do everything for us and accomplish everything of note in America, why is Mexico itself such a sad case, at least relative to America?
As Dr. Martin Luther King told Cesar Chavez, we are “brothers in the fight for equality.” Indeed, without the strong support of Hispanics, including so many Mexican Americans, I would not be standing before you today as President of the United States.
Our shared future is one of the reasons that we in the United States also recognize the need to reform our immigration system. We are a nation of laws, and like every nation we have the responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld.
But we also know that, as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the United States now doesn’t reflect our values. It separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s led to millions of people living in the shadows. It deprives us of the talents of so many young people—even though we know that immigrants have always been an engine of our economy; starting some of our greatest companies, pioneering new industries.
Ironically, a Martin Luther King protege (Ralph Abernathy), Chavez himself and Walter Mondale once led an anti-illegal immigration protest at the Mexican border, in 1969.
Tell me how two-digit IQ Chicano-Mestizo-Indos are going to start great companies and pioneer new industries.
As far as this business about “without the strong support of Hispanics…I wouldn’t be standing before you today as President of the United States,” well, I just blogged about that this morning.
That’s one of the reasons I acted to lift the shadow of deportation from DREAMers—young people brought to the United States as children.
“Shadow of deportation.” First off, hardly anyone is actually deported. But second, out of the other side of his mouth, Obama tried to get away with trying to make us think that he actually engaged in record numbers of “deportations,” even though that has been proven to be such a deceit that the only person who believes it anymore is John Engelman on AR.
To net it out, I have no problem with President Obama going to Mexico…