Congressional Kabuki Theater McCaul and Miller are playing their roles
American Patrol Report -- April 11
The play began on March 20 when representatives of the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that it couldn't define border security.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, long an opponent of any immigration law enforcement, was incredulous. "What I'm hearing here is not really a definitive game strategy," she said.
What few understood was that this little episode was part of a Kabuki Theater designed to fool the American people.
Those DHS bureaucrats were sent to Congress to act as sacrificial lambs --- made to look bad so that the committee could react to correct the sins of the evildoers.
Jackson Lee is now supporting legislation aimed at correcting the problems at DHS by imposing border security requirements. It is so vague as to be unenforceable.
One can only imagine the behind-the-scenes game playing that went on with Reps McCaul and Miller to get them to sign on to meaningless border enforcement legislation. (Get the DVD of the movie "Lincoln" to get an appreciation of what a president can do to members of the House to get his way,) Kabuki "refers to an event that is designed to create the appearance of conflict or of an uncertain outcome, when in fact the actors have worked together to determine the outcome beforehand."
How true. Related: Last night Dianne Sawyers told America there are "650 miles of steel fence on the border." She was lying.