Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fearmongering Buffet

According to Arkansas GOP senate candidate Tom Cotton, ISIS is coming to get you by way of Nogales:

The problem is with Mark Pryor and Barack Obama refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and refusing to secure our border.  I’ll change that when I’m in the United States Senate. And I would add, it’s not just an immigration problem. We now know that it’s a security problem.  Groups like the Islamic State collaborate with drug cartels in Mexico who have clearly shown they’re willing to expand outside the drug trade into human trafficking and potentially even terrorism.

They could infiltrate our defenseless border and attack us right here in places like Arkansas. This is an urgent problem and it’s time we got serious about it, and I’ll be serious about it in the United States Senate.

¡Ejole!  Does Lindsay Graham know about this?

Okay, so he’s checked off one big story of the summer — immigrant children — and conflated it with the other big story — ISIS — to make a boogedy-boogedy sandwich.  All we need is a side of Ebola and we have a right-wing nutsery combo platter.  Beverage not included.