The Woman who had the Testicles to say Testicles
Who knew Immigration Reform Could be Entertaining
I thought using dirty words in politics wasn't allowed. Shish, I guess I was mistaken. It is strange to hear a woman tell a man that he doesn't have the balls to do something. Sarah Palin did just that, however when calling out President Obama on immigration reform. I am not sure what compelled President Obama to respond at all on this highly emotional subject by accusing Palin of demagoguery.
For those of you who don't have your dictionary handy, a demagogue is one who brings up topic that people are emotional about and uses the people's emotions to forward the topic. Those who don't want to deal with the topic at hand pull out that fifty cent word that sounds terrible to, by connotation accuse the other person of manipulating the crowd.
Anyone who has lived near the boarder, however (or even those who have spent any time talking to immigrants who want to be naturalized who use the word "cojones" only when they really want a fist fight), know that this isn't a powder keg that required too much rearrangement to make it flammable. It is in fact something that only takes a match to set off because the fuse is already attached with a detonation cap.
Does this make anyone right or wrong on this issue? Heck no but the high brow and low brow name calling sure is entertaining. I am sure President Obama feels just a little awkward addressing immigration reform due to its complicated ins and outs, and the fact that he is currently facing heat in the courts about his life's experience with this issue. President Obama has a point though. Jumping on this band wagon and lighting the fuse is kind of a cheap shot at the President when he is already facing massive PR issues over just about every other issue he has touched of recent.
If there was ever a time to turn on the news networks and find out who really has the "cojones" to see this subject through to a solution (that has alluded people in this nation for better then two hundred years) it is now. So sit back. Grab some popcorn and you might find watching CNN, Fox News and C-Span more entertaining then Monday night RAW. In this contest of wills, at least, there aren't any fixed results. Oh - and you might want to bring your dictionaries... in all the languages these contenders are fluent in to thoroughly appreciate each verbal jousting round.
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