I was recently pondering our current immigration policy—the one with porous borders and an open invitation for anyone in the world to come on in—and I was reminded of a scene from one of my favorite comedies; Blazing Saddles. In order to take over the town of Rock Ridge, the crooked State Attorney General- Hedley Lamarr (played by Harvey Korman) and his flunky sidekick- Taggart (played by Slim Pickens) decide to enlist the help of a wide array of criminals. Here is the dialogue and a video clip for your enjoyment. Lamarr comes up with a brilliant plan on how to take over the town.
Taggart: What do you want me to do, sir?
Hedley Lamarr: I want you to round-up every vicious criminal and gunslinger in the west. Take this down. [Taggart looks for a pen and paper while Lamarr continues]. I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers, and Methodists.
Taggart: [finding a pen and paper] Could you repeat that, sir?
As you watch the video, imagine Obama as Lamarr and Eric Holder as Taggart. Not only have they invited the above list of criminals into our country, and our prisons, they’ve also supplied them with guns and ammo (Fast and Furious). Unfortunately, unlike the movie, this is scandalous rather than funny.