First, other American cities decide to attack the economy of a fellow state during a recession.
The state responds to one particularly vehement city with a reminder that if they really want to boycott, they should go all in, reminding them of some other contracts they should consider cancelling. The bluff is called and both sides end up retreating into their respective corners.
Then a foreign head of state is not just allowed to chastise us for our own laws, but he is given a standing ovation by our government.
But wait, there's more! John Morton, head of ICE, steps in with his two cents on the matter, saying they may just refuse to process illegals from Arizona. Because, after all, it's not like their refusal to enforce the laws in the first place put Arizona in their dangerous, $2.7 billion per year predicament, right?
And now, like the sickeningly sweet cherry on top, the democrats have found a new gimmick to signal their disapproval. Bracelets.
Yes, that's right, bracelets. Apparently it's the thing for the season. Eeeevrybody's wearing them in DC. Expect bedazzled versions to pop up in Hollywood in 3...2...1....
How lame is this? Well, waaaaaay back in 2009 Remy Albillar from the Arizona Daily Wildcat said it best:
But for all those “protesting X cause by raising awareness through X,” stop kidding yourself. Your commemorative, fashionable armband, pin, t-shirt or hat is not a legitimate form of protest. It’s an excuse to give yourself a pat on the back.