Sometimes you've just got to consult the Rude Pundit to (literally) probe the depths of Republican depravity and insanity. Today the RP once again dons the hazmat outfit and tries to figure out just what leading GOP lights such as McCain, Cruz and Paul have to say about the child refugees.
He begins with this from Rand (any liberal who considers him sane is an idiot) Paul.
"Right now, we have a humanitarian nightmare down there, with every child from Central America wanting to come across the border. You can't have a beacon to the whole world to come unless you have a secure border."Aside from the mindless hyperbole of saying "every child," there's that second sentence. Rude Pundit: "What the hell does that mean? You can't invite everyone unless the door is closed? You can't offer blow jobs to the entire football team unless you wear a mouth guard?" A border variation on the practices of Catch-22's Major Major Major Major.
A classic right wing conundrum -- trying unsuccessfully to meld being a tough guy with supposed, but phony "compassion."
Then there's (in the Rude Pundit's words, "America's Grumpiest Lawn Gnome") John McCain, who wisely advises "we should have [the kids] go to our embassy, go to our consulate, apply for asylum." The Rude One: "Absolutely. Little Maria who has been raped and held captive most of her life must know all about how to fill out I-589 and submit it to the local embassy."
Finally, Ted Cruz (you can look up RP's description of him -- accurate but disturbing) who says: "The children will not stop coming, and will not stop being subjected to this horrific physical violence and sexual violence unless and until this administration begins enforcing our laws."
There are non-sequiturs and then there are most things said by Ted Cruz. The Rude Pundit notes: "How enforcement of our nation's laws will stop the mutilation of children in another country is left unexplained, but, hey, he went to Ivy League schools, so he must know."
I look forward to further explanation of the views of these wise legislators when they appear on my TeeVee this Sunday.
Meanwhile, thanks Rude.