Out: Flag Pins. In: Demagogue Bracelets
Capping off a week wherein Democrats in Congress cheered and gave standing ovations to a foreign leader denigrating our country from our own house floor and the head of ICE said he won’t do his job because Arizona is yucky, now comes denigration jewelry! From Hot Air (emphasis Allah’s):
As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing wristbands inspired by the Lance Armstrong LiveSTRONG craze.
Baca put in an order for 2,500 of his version, which will be red, yellow and blue — the colors of Arizona’s flag — to be worn as a show of solidarity against the controversial law…
In Washington, Baca has gotten House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most members of the Democratic leadership to wear them, as they did — along with golfing legend Chi Chi Rodriguez — at a recent fundraiser for Baca. Baca said his office is fielding calls from people inquiring how they can get one of the wristbands.
“Everyone wants them,” Baca said. “They’re going like hot potatoes.”
That’s right. They are now adorning themselves – with pride, no less – with bracelets that show just how removed from reality they actually are. Look at Steny Hoyer, beaming with buffoonish pride! (image after the jump)
Demagoguing a state and American citizens with words wasn’t enough. They must now make it some lame fashion statement as well. I suppose it does help the majority of Americans who approve of the law, though; we can now ascertain one’s idiocy simply by glancing at their wrists. Less work for us!
I have an idea, Rep. Baca and buddies. Instead of acting like oh-so-hip college kids and reputed Hollywood celebrities with your feel good-y bracelets, try doing your jobs. I know, jobs is a bad 3 letter word (thanks, Joe Biden!) to y’all, but give it a try. In the alternative, get out of the way and stop disparaging those who are forced to do your jobs for you. Stop sneering in contempt – now even in bracelet form – at American citizens. And, if you can’t read the law itself, try reading some polls at least. You look like even larger fools than usual, prancing about with your “Arizona is yucky” bracelets when most Americans believe quite the opposite.