Sorry, But It Needs to Be Said… *updated*
I usually wouldn’t write a post about this but instead just respond to each email individually and redirect them to the State Department, but given the HUGE amount of HATE MAIL I have been getting over the past several days dealing with Secretary Clinton’s comments about the Arizona immigration law, it needs saying:
THIS IS NOT THE STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. So for all you folks who have been going to the “contact me” page thinking you are writing to Secretary Clinton, take a deep breath and look around. On the “contact” page it specifically says this is not Secretary Clinton’s web site and I was even so kind as to refer readers/commenters to the official web site of the Secretary of State at State.Gov. Same goes for the “About This Blog” page. I even used different colors to attract your attention to the obvious. Also, all of that notwithstanding, could it be any more obvious that this isn’t an official government web site, since government web sites end with .gov? Do you really think the State Department would have some cheesy, free WordPress blog which contains no information whatsoever on any other employee at the State Department? Do you think that the official web site of the State Dept. has a sidebar that contains a blog roll with links to the most progressive sites on the internet, including sites which are sometimes highly critical of U.S. foreign policy? Sadly, no.
Here’s are two examples of the emails- and they are mild in comparison to some:
Seriously? You degraded an American citizen, Governor Jan Brewer, and an American State, Arizona, thereby denigrating the entire USA to a FOREIGN COUNTRY?? Shame on you!!
How dare you!!
Your citizenship needs to be stripped from you, and you need to be expelled from the USA.
BTW: Arizona’s law is an enforcement of an ALREADY EXISTING FEDERAL LAW!
There is so much wrong with that that I am not even going to bother pointing it out.
Here’s another one:
I read today about your stupid,irresponsible comments about the immigration law in Arizona.You have no right to go to another country and flap your jaws about the people in America,or what the almighty Obama and the federal government are going to do to them!Ignorant politicians like you and Obama believe the federal government should control us all.Put yourself in the shoes of the citizens of Arizona before you start criticizing them and the Governor.A lot of the American citizens who live on the so-called border with Mexico have had their land trashed by ILLEGALS coming across their land into the U.S.Some have had their homes broken into by ILLEGALS.Some have had cattle and pets killed by ILLEGALS.Some have had vehicles stolen by ILLEGALS.And,some have even been raped or killed by ILLEGALS!But stupid,air-headed libs like yourself don`t care about any of this.You`re after the votes of the Hispanics.
So what if American citizens have to pay the price!Just as long as you get enough votes to stay in power.Politicians aren`t interested in what`s best for American citizens.They could care less about the wishes of American citizens,just as long as they stay in power.There`s a vast difference in a politician and a real leader of the American people.And you and Obama are two of the very BIGGEST politicians in the history of this country!You`re a disgrace.Governor Jan Brewer is a leader.She has the best interests of the LEGAL citizens of Arizona in mind.States can make their own laws.You Washington libs should stay out of it.You people don`t even have the common sense to fix anything.You make it worse than it is to start with.
So,keep your noses out of Arizona,and your big mouth out of other countries.You only make yourself and America look bad.You should still be in Arkansas,living in the backwoods somewhere taking care of Bill.We don`t need you.Never have.Never will.The Governor of Arizona is only doing what the useless,bought-off politicians in Washington refuse to do.Making life a little better ( and safer ) for American citizens.So,either help,or stay the hell out of the way!
I love the bit about the Secretary of State having “no right to go to another country and flap your jaws about the people in America,or what the almighty Obama and the federal government are going to do to them…” That’s priceless.
Should I point out that there is a bit of shoot-the-messenger going on here? It’s the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT that will be filing any suit against the law, NOT the State Department. Is it me, or is that painfully obvious?
A quick note to these folks about strategy- given that a majority of the email I have been getting specifically dealing with the Arizona law contains expletives and hateful descriptions of women (including the “B” and “C” word), you might want to stop and take a look in the mirror because some of you look really, really unbalanced. Internet anonymity is one thing, acting like a full-blown, hate-filled nutcase is quite another. If you really want people (including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) to consider your point of view, how about acting like someone that actually has one? There are legitimate arguments that can be made for the federal government not interceding in this case but as of yet, not a single person has made such an argument in their email and that speaks VOLUMES.
Have a nice day!
UPDATE: Wonkette, as always, has a great take-down of events and in particular, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who naturally went on a whine-fest at which teevee network?…..Come on, you know which one….Fox News of course! Sorry to say, but it was gossipy Greta Van Susteren who gave her airtime. Of course. Sorry Greta fans, but you can count me out of the Greta love-fest, I don’t care how many times she interviews Hillary. Her not so subtle attempts to play defense for all things Sarah Palin-related and her slavish devotion to the wingnuttery of her boss, Roger Ailes, is rather off-putting to a lib like me. But worse, her blog is just an embarrassment. Really. I’m more of a Fareed Zakaria or Christiane Amanpour gal, being the liberal elitist, cat-loving, latte-sipping, yoga-practicing, East Coast snob that I am. Dick Morris, eat your heart out.🙂