Quote: "The Illegal Alien Anthem." Columnist Michelle Malkin.
Figure of Speech: tapinosis (tap-in-O-sis), the nickname put-down. Also epideictic rhetoric, the speech of tribal identity.
A group of Hispanic music stars have recorded "Nuestro Himno," a Spanish version of the national anthem. The anti-immigrant crowd has labeled the song with a belittling nickname called a tapinosis ("demeaning").
A national anthem is the ultimate tribal language. Aristotle called this kind of rhetoric epideictic, or "demonstrative." It’s the speech of sermons, funeral orations, and patriotic songs. Demonstrative rhetoric states a group’s values and helps define who’s in and who’s out of the tribe.
So you can understand why some patriots might object. Singing the national anthem in Spanish is a contradiction in terms. Literally.
Snappy Answer: "Pero no nos ocupemos más de este hija de mala madre."