Christine Jones, Paul Babeu, and Assorted Nativists Blasted in Dennis Gilman's Latest Video
Historians, psychologists, sociologists will all have a field day with the mass hysteria prompted by the child refugees from Central America, who came to this country fleeing poverty and violence.
Stoked by irresponsible politicians and a too-compliant press corps, the widespread panic, fear, and animosity has been shameful to witness.
America, which should be a beacon of hope to the entire world, betrayed itself and the innocents who sought its protection, with our leaders promising to send 'em all back, tout de suite.
Gilman offers a wry look at what went down in Oracle.
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordering 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to "protect" the Lone Star State from unaccompanied minors eager to give themselves up verges on self-parody. Like something out of a Monty Python sketch.
The irony is, the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in Texas is falling, "from an average of 355 per week to an average of 155," as one news outlet recently noted.
The facility in Nogales, Arizona, where up to 1,000 children were being kept at one time, is now empty. Overall, apprehensions in the Tucson sector are the lowest they've been in a decade. The minors everyone is so worked up about were crossing in Texas, not Arizona, for the most part.
And yet the insanity rolls on, with Republican gubernatorial candidates like Christine Jones and morally repugnant public figures like Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu pouring gasoline on the blaze for their own selfish ends.