I certainly figured that the Olympic gold medal won by Henry Cejudo, an American citizen whose parents are undocumented aliens from Mexico, would have created a groundswell of outrage among certain of the looney-tunier quarters of the blogosphere. Michelle Malkin, the sworn nemesis of all “anchor babies,” I imagined, would be feverishly posting demands that the U.S. renounce the gold medal won by this alleged U.S. citizen. Similarly I imagined that Derbyshire and other Cornerdomites would go one step farther and demand that Mexico be disqualified from the Olympics for having illegally snuck a Mexican onto the U.S. team. Strangely, though, there was not a peep about any of this from any of the usual suspects. Apparently, “anchor babies” aren’t U.S. citizens when they are attending elementary school but are more American than St. Ronald Reagan and his blessed helpmeet Nancy when they’re busy winning gold medals.
Of course, it wasn’t long before Debbie Schlüßelstücke was on the Cejudo case like jack cheese on nachos, offering a classic wingnut “heads we win, tails you lose” take on the affair: the U.S. keeps the medal and it deports Cejudo’s mother. And you thought compassionate conservatism was dead.
Is it just me . . . or are you also bothered by the mainstream liberal media’s heavy coverage of Henry Cejudo’s Olympic gold medal win in wrestling? Usually, no-one cares who won the gold medal in wrestling. … But Cejudo is different. Why? Not because he won the 55-kilogram men’s freestyle event in Beijing. But because his parents are illegal aliens from Mexico
Yeah, that’s the only reason the medal was reported. It was absolutely irrelevant that the young and photogenic Cejudo, who burst into tears when he won, was one of only six U.S. citizens ever awarded gold in this event and the youngest American to ever win Olympic Gold in wrestling.
Kudos to him that he won an Olympic gold medal. … But [his mother] took jobs from and lowered wages for American citizens. And she was breaking the law by being here.
You have to wonder how many jobs his mother took so that she single-handedly lowered wages for U.S. citizens.
And was Cejudo’s Olympic gold medal worth anything to American taxpayers versus the cost of services his parents likely took from American tax-funded coffers?
Of course, not only did she take so many jobs as to lower wage rates but she was on the public dole too.
Most illegal aliens and their birthright citizenship-endowed kids–anchor babies–are not Olympic gold medalists or Harvard-bound valedictorians.
Of course, most U.S. citizens (including Frau Schlüßelstücke von Michigan herself) aren’t Olympic gold medalists or Harvard-bound valedictorians either, so her point is here, shall we say, just a little murky.
The result of Debbie’s free-style frothing, of course, worked her commenters up into torch-and-pitchfork frenzy, calling explicitly for what Debbie was implicitly urging: pack up Cejudo’s family and put ‘em on a one-way bus ride to Tijuana:
So Cejudo’s parents are illegal aliens, and now this illegal family has gotten a lot of publicity. Why don’t any of these media hacks call for the immediate deportation and/or imprisonment of these illegal aliens in his family. If we follow the law, especially with these now-prominent people, the law would be applied to these criminals immediately.
Commenter “samurai” thinks even that’s not enough:
Deporting doesn’t work. You must send them to a horrible detention center such as could be done on, oh maybe Devils Island, it held Pappilon for a while. Anchor babies would go with them.
Is this the part where we cue up the song “Proud To Be an American”?