I arrived at Friday night's monthly LV Tea Party meeting just in time to hear Northampton County DA and Fear Monger John Morganelli warn a 300-plus crowd that a "tidal wave" of illegal aliens is coming our way. He was singing that song four years ago, so it must be an awfully slow tsunami.
According to a Pew Hispanic Center study, the number of illegals has actually dropped in this country by nearly a million. No jobs. They're illegals, not stupid.
But to hell with facts. Morganelli made points with tea drinkers by slamming both Bush and Obama for lacking the "political will" to do anything about this problem. Morganelli incited the crowd with accusations of "a number of sexual assaults by illegal aliens. They should not be here. ... No one wants to do what has to be done."
What's that? The final solution?
The DA claims they're everywhere, kinda' like bed bugs. "Go to any job site and you'll see people who are not home grown Americans."
Blame the Statue of Liberty! The damn French gave us that.
I wonder what "home grown Americans" look like. Didn't we kill most of them? Well, I'm not too worried. My grandson has lots of Hispanic friends. Most of them are much worse that illegals - they're Puerto Rican. But they like me and even gave me a nickname - Apestoso Pedo. Sounds impressive, right? Whenever I mention this to Spanish-speaking people, they start laughing right away.
It's probably my accent.
On a roll, Morganelli jumped from illegals to demanding that parole be abolished for rape, murder and other violent crime. He noted Governor Ridge's parole boards required violent offenders to serve 80% of their sentence before considering parole, but Rendell has "filled the parole board with liberal-minded people."
He points to quadruple-murder suspect Michael Ballard as an example of what happens when someone is unleashed too soon. "These guys are getting out of prison sooner and sooner."
John brought the crowd to its feet a few times as he played them like a violin. As he left, I thought how senatorial he sounded.
Just like Senator Joe McCarthy.
Is he grooming himself for Corbett's job again?