Stupidity has no ethnic bounds:
When Helen Beristain told her husband she was voting for Donald Trump last year, he warned her that the Republican nominee planned to “get rid of the Mexicans.”
Defending her vote, Helen quoted Trump directly, noting that the tough-talking Republican said he would only kick the “bad hombres” out of the country, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Months later, Roberto Beristain — a successful businessman, respected member of his Indiana town and father of three American-born children — languishes in a detention facility with hardened criminals as he awaits his deportation back to Mexico, the country he left in 1998 when he entered the United States illegally.
“I wish I didn’t vote at all,” Helen Beristain told the Tribune. “I did it for the economy. We needed a change.”
Really, don’t expect any sympathy from me, because:
- The economy was fine and growing and would have done much better if the vermin in the GOP hadn’t spent the past eight years undermining everything Obama tried to fix.
- We didn’t need a change. You needed a fucking brain. What the hell did you expect from the dwarf-digited douche.
Get your ticket to Mars now!
The utter failure of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and that he will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism.
He signed into law a comprehensive national health insurance bill, a goal that had eluded progressive presidents for a century — and built it strong enough to withstand assaults from the Supreme Court and avoid repeal from a Republican administration. He got surprisingly tough reforms to Wall Street passed as well, not to mention a stimulus package that both blunted the recession and transformed education and energy policy.
He’s put in place the toughest climate rules in American history and signed a major international climate accord. He opened the US to Cuba for the first time in more than half a century, and reached a peaceful settlement to the nuclear standoff with Iran.
You can celebrate or bemoan these accomplishments. Liberals hail them as moves toward a social democratic welfare state and a foreign policy more skeptical of military intervention; conservatives critique Obama’s efforts to expand regulation and the government’s reach, and accuse him of abdicating America’s role as world hegemon.
But no one can deny that the changes Obama has wrought are enormous in scale.
And it was only four months ago.
Think of this daily:
Lock him up! Lock him up!
I would now like to place bets on whom the man with the “K” voted for in the past presidential election.
Here’s what you need to take from yesterday’s massive failure by the GOP. They shat on Obamacare for eight years, and they never even considered putting a plan together as an alternative. They just slapped something together after Election Day because they were certain the tiny-fingered, orange-glazed Richie Rich was going to lose to the qualified smart lady.
Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation’s health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern.
What doubts? I knew they couldn’t govern.