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Kooky Congressman Ted Poe Proposes Invading Mexico

The more I look at the statements made by Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe, the more clear it becomes that Representative Poe is a truly bizarre man. The bizarro meter for Ted Poe went off the charts, though, when I discovered that a week ago today, in a short speech Poe entitled “Maginot Line Of Indifference”, Congressman Poe essentially called for an American war against Mexico.

Poe invoked the story of General Pershing’s authorization to invade Mexico as an example of what he thought would make sensible policy today. Representative Poe then described Mexico as an enemy of the sort the U.S. military confronted in World War II in the form of Nazi Germany.

So, America needs to go to war against Mexico because it’s a moral cause on the order of the fight against the Nazis? Yes, that’s what Ted Poe really said. Read it yourself below, and look it up in the congressional record from June 10th if you think I’m making it all up:

“I am puzzled why we seem to ignore the thousands of trespassers, or invaders, if I can use that term, that come from all nations and cross our border without permission.

When Mexico invaded the United States at Brownsville, Texas, in 1846, we went to war to defend the southern border. When the outlaw, now folk hero, General Pancho Villa and his bandits came into the United States from Mexico to commit crimes in New Mexico, the United States sent General Blackjack Pershing to go after him, even if it meant going to Mexico.

That was during a time when our sovereignty was important to the Nation and to the Federal Government. But the invasion now is much worse. Some estimates put the number of illegals in the United States between 15 and 35 million people. Why don’t we have the same moral resolve we had in World War II and Korea to defend our borders from this stealth invasion?”

9 thoughts on “Kooky Congressman Ted Poe Proposes Invading Mexico”

  1. Sam says:

    Kooky? Well…those that come through channels are called immigrants. And are welcomed and supported. Those that sneak across borders uninvited are usually called insurgents or invaders. And they are the ones that should be shot on sight as such. Extreme? No….that’s how it works in Europe….NO ONE sneaks across a border without bullets wizzing by one’s ears. Since many progressives wants America to emulate Europe…I think that’s a facet we should embrace.

  2. Peregrin Wood says:

    Insurgents? Invaders? Shot on sight?!?

    What do you think this is? Communist East Germany?

    Talk about kooky.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Obama /Karl Marx 2008

  4. Junga says:

    Huh, what?

    McCain / Non Sequitur 2009.

  5. Sam says:

    Hey if it’s good for Europeans…why not?…say the Progressives…..

  6. Joe says:

    No one sneaks across a border in Europe without bullets wizzing by? Really? That was not my experience – which country, exactly was that? or is it all of them? what year?

  7. disconnect me says:

    the terrorists like to enter the EU through Romania which has the loosest border, once witin the European Union they can go anywhere.

  8. Sam says:

    Well I stand corrected….they have more of an open border than we….they also have Islamic riots in Paris…Shakiria(?) law in England…and…well…you get the point.

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