Fifth District Congresswoman and dominatrix Virginia Foxx got her bill passed yesterday punishing illegal immigrants, their families, and their employers. Madame Foxx, who likes her torture over easy, wants to put up vast walls along the border with Mexico. Gosh. When's the last time you saw a society put up walls against hated outsiders and do so successfully? Certainly, it's devastatingly good PR, no? Ask East Germany.
Some 36 Democrats joined 203 Republicans to vote yes for the madame's bill (including Harold Ford of Tennessee and Mike McIntyre of N.C.), but 17 Republicans sided with the rest of the Democrats.
They can't start building the wall until the Senate acts, which won't be until early in 2006.
Meanwhile, Madame Foxx spent how many thousands of our tax dollars publishing a big tri-fold brochure which she mailed to every household in her district, as though we needed reassuring that she's doing everything she can to protect us from the brown hoards south of the border ... who are right now no doubt plotting terrorist acts against next year's Christmas tree crop.
For a summation on the new law, we turn to Congressman Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who voted for it but evidently hates himself this morning: "We owe a little more honesty to our constituents. This bill means those who are here illegally will stay in the shadows. That's unacceptable. That's not enforcement. That's a charade."
We too often feel negative about ourselves after a night of playing charades. It's not the hypocrisy so much as the wood alcohol.