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American politicians have failed Kristaps Porzingis, and therefore America

Once again, Latvia > America

There was a great deal of talk in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate about the meaning and importance of "New York values." While we could easily lay aside the words of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, on account of them being megalomaniacal douchebags, it is important that our politicians understand the true essence of that phrase ... because not one of them has done a damn thing to promote New York values.

You know who understands New York values? The president of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, who posted this on his official account:

Or how about Latvian MP -- and friend of the site -- Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, who retweeted this masterpiece:

We already knew that Latvian politicians were superior to our own in every possible way, but the sycophants and cowards hiding in their ivory towers in Albany and Gracie Mansion should be ashamed. Why haven't we seen any public support for Kristaps from either Mayor Bill de Blasio or governor Andrew Cuomo? I asked them as much in this exclusive interview:

I didn't watch last night's debate, but I can guarantee that none of the candidates came out in support of Kristaps. Are these people really so antagonistic toward immigrants?

And don't think I've forgotten about you, Obama ... the quote-unquote "basketball fan." Fellow SB National Tom Ziller has started a petition to get Obama into the 2017 celebrity game:

Well I say nobody should sign that petition until Obama tweets a vote for Kristaps. This is politics -- you give a little, you get a little.

Our so-called leaders always speak about uniting the country. You know what unites people? Love of Kristaps. If they can't put aside their partisan bickering and vote Kristaps Porzingis into the 2016 All-Star Game, America will never be great again.