Crisis management guy not very good at crisis management, kind of dumb about law too
It was inevitable that, after weeks of hating on The Blacks for turning out and not-voting for current Teabagger hottie Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, then moving on to the trollops who are all slut-bags who can’t keep their whore legs together, that Conservatives would start looking for another group to turn their inchoate rage upon in order to make themselves feel better about their wretched lives.
And, oh hey, look over there! Immigrant children escaping poverty and abuse. Let’s go beat up on a bunch of starving dehydrated kids who crossed the desert in search of a better life, that should be fun!
Overwhelmed with a huge influx of kids entering the country from south of the border , the federal government decided to ease the overcrowding at facilities in Texas Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere by shuffling some of the kids to other locations while their cases are under review.
As expected, conservatives heard about this and completely lost their shit, accusing the kids of being everything from Junior Achievement gangbangers, ebola-carrying vermin, rapists, and worst of all: future voters for the Democratic Party.
Illegally, of course.
Cue the angry incoherent protestors with nothing better to do except show up and scream and wave Gadsden flags and poorly-spelled signs for the cameras, as epitomized by this lady, who otherwise seems nice:
— Tony Buttitta (@tonybuttitta) July 1, 2014
If you’re wondering where this latest paroxysm of nativism and ignorance — which has reached Peak Wingnuttery in Vassar, Michigan, — was birthed, look north of my hometown of San Diego to the city of Murrieta or, as we like to call it: Bakersfield with Cul de Sacs.
The protesters chanted “U-S-A, U-S-A,” and “Go back home” at the caravan, which was originally headed to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Murrieta carrying 140 undocumented immigrants, many of them women and children, who had entered the country after journeying from Central America. Federal officials put them on the buses after they were flown into San Diego from Texas earlier in the day.
“Send them back to their countries,” one unidentified male protester told KFMB. “Send them back to where they came from.”
Realizing that this made his community look a tad
fucked-up in the head mean-spirited, Murrieta mayor Alan Long whined, “We’ve heard some of those passionate people seeing the clips on the news and coming to a conclusion that Murrieta’s not compassionate. It’s a shame that two minutes of video time on the news channel really stereotypes our city.”
It should be noted that those few passionate ‘bad apples’ were invited to foam at the mouth and block the roadway for the cameras by … Mayor Alan Long.
Faced with the idea that some might compare the inland wasteland that is Murrieta with, oh, I don’t know, Little Rock, Arkansas, Long sought professional help.
Enter the X-Man:
As Murrieta Mayor Alan Long watched a pro-migrant demonstration outside City Hall on Wednesday night, he had an adviser at his side – a crisis management adviser.
Xavier Hermosillo said he has been assisting Long with a busy schedule of media interviews.
Assistant City Manager Kim Summers said in an email that Hermosillo contacted the city to offer help reaching out to the Spanish-speaking media, offering his services at a “deeply discounted rate.”
So how have things gone since the city employed discount-Lanny Davis? About as expected when you buy bargain basement..
Popular Hispanic cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, of La Cucharacha fame and writer for Seth McFarlane’s upcoming Bordertown series, offhandedly referred to Murrieta as “Hate City,” causing Hermosillo to forget to ‘accentuate the positive,’ and well, let’s say, he did something stupid and dropped a dumb-bomb for all to see:
Cartoon blood libel!
If maligning a city is ‘actionable,’ Cleveland would own all of our asses right now and wouldn’t need to host the 2016 Republican Convention in a sad attempt to appear desirable.
So, Xavier Hermosillo, you are very terrible at your job because there is an old expression that states “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel,” and, if I am not mistaken, that is also the first rule of Crisis Management Fight Club.
The second rule is: “Never be worse than Lanny Davis.”
You are worse than Lanny Davis, and at a “deeply discounted rate” no less…
[Image Lalo Alcaraz Instagram]