Just when you think there is no way the congressional GOP can do anything more mind-numbingly stupid than what they’ve already done — when you allow yourself to assume that they have reached the very zenith of oafishness — the pinnacle of moronic conduct beyond which no mere mortal can ever pass, they go and prove you wrong.
WASHINGTON — Cities and states that aid illegal immigrants without reporting them to the authorities risk losing millions of dollars in homeland security and other federal money under two spending bills approved last month by the House.
The bills, which fund the departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, State and Justice, were amended to refuse federal money to any city or state with policies that prohibit local government officials from alerting federal authorities about possible immigration law violators.
The article goes on to mention that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bit upset about the bill, noting the possibility it might cost the city antiterrorism funding:
Bloomberg said the penalty would aid terrorists. “New York remains the country’s top terror target, and if Congress passes this amendment, no one will cheer louder than al-Qaida,” he said.
Now, there’s a swift idea: In order to punish localities whose policies toward illegal immigrants offend Republicans in Congress, let’s cut off their Homeland Security funding.
Great idea, guys. That way when al-Qaida sneaks a nuclear bomb through the ports and sets it off in, say, New York City, those damn New Yorkers will be taught one hell of a valuable lesson.