Over the weekend, Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News that Obama lacks the "cojones" to take on illegal immigration (first link below). First of all, she's wrong on the substance: It's not a lack of "cojones" on Obama's part but rather a lack of any political will -- much like George W. Bush -- the do anything about our porous border with Mexico, while meantime it's doubtless that dozens or perhaps even hundreds of Al Qaeda operatives have already poured over that very border in recent years.
Let's talk turkey without any bull$hit or sugercoating (since I've grown rather sick of playing nice with these two awful parties and the idiot ideologues who support and apologize for them): Obama wants the border wide-open because the democrat party loves the idea of even more potential democrat party voters flooding into the US. Meanwhile, jerkwad republicans like Bush don't give a rat's behind about the border (instead only lip service) because of powerful business interests who want the cheap illegal immigrant labor. So the border remains dangerously unsecure, and few in these two parties really care.
But I digress, since that's not even my main point today. The use of a term like "cojones" by a top political figure, and in particular accusing another political figure of "lacking cojones," has absolutely no place in any manner of civil political discourse amongst mature human beings. But alas, we have very view civil or mature human beings in either of these two parties. Recall, by way of just one of probably hundreds of examples, the report of Obama's use of the vile term "teabaggers" last May (second link below). I might typically be inclined to laugh off some of this kind of foolishness from these politicians, but I'm not in much of a joking mood these days -- not while I continue to watch these two parties flush this wonderful country down the toilet on a daily basis.