La Diferencia (The Difference)

This past week, Barack Obama figuratively established in blood his friendship with Mexican President Felipe Calderón, a stark contrast to the relationship he has fostered with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In what was unknowingly - to Obama - a test of cojones, the Mexican President used a ceremony at the White House to criticize the state of Arizona's new immigration law even has he presides over a nation that has some of the most draconian immigration laws in the world.

Unsurprisingly, his friend Obama -- who's fairly good at losing cojones contests -- did nothing, which should embolden him for his next visit, when he can bring a bulldog with him, feed him a can of Goya beans, and then take him outside so that the dog can accomplish the same feat on the White House lawn.

Then, Calderon took his cojones to Capitol Hill, where he continued his criticism of the new law, and blamed Mexico's illegal drug and violence problems on our country; his speech included a call for a ban on assault weapons, i.e. an erosion of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

After a long,hard day of flaunting his anti-Americanism, Obama's friend from Mexico was treated to a glamorous black-tie gala, featuring White House favorites, Wagyu beef and R&B diva Beyonce Knowles -- wife of one of Obama's other friends, Jay-Z.

Contrast Calderon's visit with Netanyahu's visit to the nation's capital in March.

There weren't any ceremonies, no photographs, no Capitol Hill speeches, no Beyonce, and if Obama had Wagyu beef the night of the prime minister's visit, he had it alone because after he realized he couldn't force a written promise of concessions on settlements on Netanyahu, he walked out of their meeting to have dinner.

The special relationship between Israel and the U.S. is over -- at least for now -- and has been replaced by a new union with Mexico, defined by the new-fangled reality that our nation is no longer defined by its borders.

Whereas Obama looked into the whites of Calderon's eyes and proclaimed, "trabajemos juntos!" (let's work together!), he did the same to Netanyahu, but declared, "vete a la porra!" (go to hell!).

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com
This past week, Barack Obama figuratively established in blood his friendship with Mexican President Felipe Calderón, a stark contrast to the relationship he has fostered with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In what was unknowingly - to Obama - a test of cojones, the Mexican President used a ceremony at the White House to criticize the state of Arizona's new immigration law even has he presides over a nation that has some of the most draconian immigration laws in the world.

Unsurprisingly, his friend Obama -- who's fairly good at losing cojones contests -- did nothing, which should embolden him for his next visit, when he can bring a bulldog with him, feed him a can of Goya beans, and then take him outside so that the dog can accomplish the same feat on the White House lawn.

Then, Calderon took his cojones to Capitol Hill, where he continued his criticism of the new law, and blamed Mexico's illegal drug and violence problems on our country; his speech included a call for a ban on assault weapons, i.e. an erosion of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

After a long,hard day of flaunting his anti-Americanism, Obama's friend from Mexico was treated to a glamorous black-tie gala, featuring White House favorites, Wagyu beef and R&B diva Beyonce Knowles -- wife of one of Obama's other friends, Jay-Z.

Contrast Calderon's visit with Netanyahu's visit to the nation's capital in March.

There weren't any ceremonies, no photographs, no Capitol Hill speeches, no Beyonce, and if Obama had Wagyu beef the night of the prime minister's visit, he had it alone because after he realized he couldn't force a written promise of concessions on settlements on Netanyahu, he walked out of their meeting to have dinner.

The special relationship between Israel and the U.S. is over -- at least for now -- and has been replaced by a new union with Mexico, defined by the new-fangled reality that our nation is no longer defined by its borders.

Whereas Obama looked into the whites of Calderon's eyes and proclaimed, "trabajemos juntos!" (let's work together!), he did the same to Netanyahu, but declared, "vete a la porra!" (go to hell!).

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com

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