Return to Sender: GOP Pol and Protesters Hilariously Mistake Y Campers For Dreaded (Albeit Short) Brown-Skinned Invaders
The growing humanitarian crisis that is the influx of thousands of unaccompanied kids stranded at our borders after fleeing poverty and violence in Central America has been met with the usual compassion from right wing racists - including an astonishing, incoherent Michelle Bachmann rant - hysterically screaming about an "invasion" of "illegals forced upon us." There have been, as well, reasonable people who have moved to welcome the no doubt terrified children and insist that "we're better than this" vitriol. Still, when news spread of the expected arrival of 40 (short) invaders to a shelter near Oracle, Arizona, protesters gathered to yell epithets and Tea Party congressional candidate Adam Kwasman drew himself up to speechify that, "This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law." Later, he mournfully told a reporter he'd seen the children on the bus and "the fear in their faces" and the "sad state of affairs." Except, umm, actually, what he saw was a busload of good ole American kids from a local school district going to a YMCA day camp - and reportedly gleefully taking pictures with their iPhones of the media storm - not migrant children. Priceless video of political idiocy in action.
Kwasman's response when told the kids were Y campers: "They were sad too."
Bonus: Jon Stewart likewise savages GOP jerks who have declared the plight of these children an "invasion," noting, “I’m not a military expert, but generally an enemy invasion force is not particularly dangerous until it can reach and open its own cereal.” America, he notes, has always been “a nation of immigrants who hate the newer immigrants.”