Mexico Is Not As ‘Stupid As They Look’
Will Alexander Posted: Jun 10, 2019
There’s a scene in the movie “Tombstone” where Kurt Russell’s character, Wyatt Earp, was surrounded by cowboys who told him to “turn loose” one of their partners who had just murdered the town marshal. Earp, standing alone and determined to enforce the law, had to think quickly as he was about to be rushed by several cowboys – including Ike Clanton, who had threatened him earlier against all the law stuff: “Hey Law Dog, law don’t go ‘round here.”
With no options, Earp pointed his gun at Ike’s forehead and said, “You die first, get it? Your friends might get me in a rush but not before I make your head into a canoe; you understand me?” Ike understood and called off the cowboys.
“You’re not as stupid as you look, Ike,” said Earp.
In the Mexico tariff standoff, Trump – America’s chief law enforcer – was in an Earp predicament. He was not only being rushed by a complicit Mexican government, but by hordes of illegal aliens, lawless “immigrant rights” groups, the liberal-leftist media, cowardly and ill-willed politicians in both parties, and a myopic U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They’ve all been stopping him from enforcing the law. So, Trump picked up the only weapon in his holster, pointed it at their heads, and promised to pull the trigger if they kept it up – not knowing if things would end well.
“You first, Mexico. Get it?”