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Demand Rep. Paul Ryan Apologize for His Offensive Slur Against US Citizens - Please Sign!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rep. Paul Ryan, GOP, slur, immigration reform, illegal citizens, immigrants, children, constitution, right wing )

- 1810 days ago -
While attempting to pitch immigration reform to conservative constituents in his home state of Wisconsin, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan astonishingly referred to the US-born children of undocumented immigrants using an ugly slur -- "anchor babies."

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Angelika R (143)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:13 pm
Rep. Ryan offered no apology, and even suggested amending the Constitution so that these children are denied naturalization at birth.
As a former vice-presidential nominee and key player in the GOP's future, Rep. Ryan knows better than to resort to language that only serves to rile up the fringe, anti-immigrant segment of his party.

If he wants to attract Republican voters to truly bipartisan reform efforts, this isn't the way to do it. Demand Rep. Ryan apologize for his offensive words today.

Laura H (964)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:53 pm
Lyin' Ryan is a Koch head; need I say more?

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:21 pm
NO Laura ...

JL A (281)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:56 pm

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 6:47 pm
Petition gladly signed with thanks Angelika. The more Ryan speaks, the less I care to hear it!!! ~~

Animae C (514)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 9:17 pm
3 signatures

Susan L (150)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 1:24 am
Happily signed the petition! Paul Ryan is a real piece of work, and I don't mean that in a good way.

Ben O (171)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:40 am
Laura said it! -Signed of course...

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:49 am
Did his ears grow or did his brain shrink...noted and gladly signed. Thanks Angie.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:54 am
S&N Get this guy out of office.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:12 am
Thanks for signing! Nothing this insensitive fool says surprises me anymore. That these jerks keep getting re-elected has me more concerned. There are always going to be insensitive fools, but do the American people need to support them and encourage them?

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:05 am
Dandelion-as you say "There are always going to be insensitive fools"- ALSO among VOTERS ! Still TOO MANY !

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:30 am
Isn't there a petition that ask Ryan to apologize for being offensive - period? He should resign and get a part in some vampire movie - preferably one where he gets a stake thru the heart. Signed.

. (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:30 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing. Politicians really need to be more careful when they are speaking in public.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:44 am
Arielle-non that I have seen yet-how about creating one ?

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:48 am
Who listens to him?

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:51 am
@ Arielle --- That presumes he has a heart!

Personally, I think he lacks all heart, compassion and integrity. He is soulless! He is not capable of representing his constituents, let along being POTUS or Vice POTUS.


Jason R (67)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed with: We are getting real tired of you elite punks.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:55 am
Besides, isn't he an "anchor baby" himself, dropped off by his godmother Ayn ?

. (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:03 am
Signed & posted

Jason R (67)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:10 am
Lol Angel! Yes, he was.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:24 am
I signed, we are all born equal, he needs to respect all lives & apologize for his ignorance! Thanks Angie.

Robert K (31)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 12:47 pm
Paul Ryan IS an offensive slur. He'd need an extension ladder to reach the level of pond scum. Why does anyone take this twit seriously? If he ever had a worthwhile idea his brain would break.

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 1:34 pm
What Mr. Ryan is isn't even printable.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 1:58 pm
Want to give it a try Barbara? In that case I'm as insensitive as he is ..

Charlene B (4)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:31 pm
These children were born here.It is not their fault. What a JACKASS

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:32 pm
I agree with Dandelion G. There will always be insensitive fools, people and politicians. My biggest concern is that they keep getting re-elected. That is the real problem and concern!

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:32 pm
signed & noted

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:57 pm
What about a petition to Pope Francis to excommunicate him? Anybody game?

Mike M (43)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:59 pm
That's the GOP's Boy!

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:22 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Many thanks, Angelika.

Wayne W (12)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:22 pm
The more he talks the more people vote Democratic.

On a related topic, here are some Amendments attached to the immigration bill by Republicans:

Require individuals applying for provisional legal status to regular income or resources” above 400 percent of the poverty line (more than $92,000for a family of four). Jeff Sessions (R,AL)

Allow undocumented immigrants to be hired, but only as domestic workers, specifically including cooks, waiters, butlers, governessess, maids, valets, gardeners, footmen, grooms, and chauffeurs. (They're going to have to work a lot of hours to make $92,000). Mike Lee (R,UT).

Undocumented immigrants can never become citizens. Ted Cruz (R,TX).

Mandatory DNA testing. Orrin Hatch (R,UT)

In-person interviews for 11 million immigrants. Jeff Sessions (R,AL)

Enforces head-of-household deportation and causes family separations. Chuck Grassley (R,IA)


Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:40 pm
@ Wayne W --- I wonder what would have happened had the First Nations imposed those rules when Europeans first started showing up on American shores?

An interesting thought!

Republican/Teabaggers are a bunch of elitist thugs and VERY unAmerican

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:17 pm

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:26 pm
Excellent job, Wayne-thx for that info-speaks volumes, huh? No wonder they were in the boat so fast with reform.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:42 pm
Don't these idiots ever think before they speak ~ Ryan can apologize all he wants, but once it's said it is already out there. Noted and signed ~ Thank you Angelika!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:59 pm
Oh yes they DO, Beverly, they speak exactly what they think !

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:34 pm
We don't think he wants to have more Voters maybe he' s DONE???
He sure isn't looking at the People that may Vote!
His family wasn' t here when the Indians were so they were immigrants too!
Most of all of our families were immigrants years ago!
He sure hasn't given that any thought!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:40 pm
Bill and Katie-are you SURE he even knows of real American history? For him that probably starts with Ayn Rand

Munro Tapper (80)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:46 pm
The state of Wisconsin has a very bad case of ALEC. This punk and the jerk governor says it all.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:49 pm
Yes People like him Worship her! She sure isn't a guide at all! Too many like that!
He's all they said he was and probly more!!
We sure don't need anybody in office like this!


Robert O (12)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:52 pm
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.

Signed. Thanks Angelika. Paul Ryan is a piece of work that should be ashamed of himself (but isn't). Using derogatory terms only makes him look worse than he already does.

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:55 pm
So nice to share our insane, moronic politicians with you. Wisconsin says enjoy!

2 sigs

Jeremy S (3)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:02 pm
This is all a clever appeal to Rep. Ryan's own (shrinking) fan base, to portray him as a lone voice against the evil masses, the 99.999 percent of the population that will never vote for him again. This will ensure he gains at least a few "sympathy" votes.

Sarcasm intended, but there's truth in there as well.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:36 pm
Thank you Angelika......and Thank you Wayne W.....for putting the cherry on the top. A sad commentary on the lawmakers of our country......Paul Ryan has never added a good idea. He is getting worse.....rude and totally callus. It appears that his disdain for "man" encompasses practically everyone.....but his party co-horts...and we all know what they stand for !!!!!!!

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:20 pm
The politically correct thought police should stop trying to censor free speech.

Scott haakon (4)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:24 pm
look it's the truth. Many have their children here to get citizenship. Then bring the family in on that child's citizenship.

Billie C (2)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:29 pm
they are anchor babies, they sneak across the boarder to have them just so they can get a foot in the door.
once they have that kid they get all kinds of benefits. they are lined up at the local social security offices so they can get that card to move on to the other departments like welfare and food stamps. then they use that card to buy cars so they can drive with no license and no insurance. every baby they can pop out gets them more benefits.

Emma S (239)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:11 am
Done! Thanks, Angie.

As for Craig, Scott and Billie - it's called Care2. The clue's in the name...

Toronto Moving (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:20 am
I will share it more

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:10 am
Actually, it shouldn't be a reason to anchor someone here.

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:06 am

Dana B (140)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:43 am
Signed, thank you

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:15 am
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Jim P (3257)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:12 am
Petition signed.

Ryan needs to apologize immediately.

Ty, Angelika.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:13 pm
Absolutely, Jim. An apology is need but will not be forthcoming (as we know).

Kathryn Niell (112)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:30 pm
I detest this moron and the rest of the Republican party. They are so out of touch with the problems of the country and the 99%. He is a disgrace to humanity and should go crawl back under the rock from which he emerged.

Heather O (12)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:08 pm
He just keeps showing us why he wasn't fit to be Vice President and makes me glad I didn't vote for them. He needs to drop off the scene he will never be President or Vice.

Alicia N (87)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:04 pm
gladly done

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:23 pm
thanks ~ I'll sign anything against this freak sociopath. Thanks for signing!

Susan B. (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 7:11 am
NO. DO NOT APOLOGIZE! This whole PC BS is getting on my nerves. Call them what they are. They 'anchor' their illegal family members here. It is not a derogatory term it is the truth. If the media needs to find something to rally over they should find the term 'fetus' and 'blob of cells' offensive. Unborn babies are neither!
Need something else to be offended about? I am an immigrant who learned English. So I am bilingual. But I have to learn Spanish to get a job in this darn town. I find that offensive. I learned English and now I'm supposed to learn Spanish because they can't assimilate into this society they choose to live in? THAT'S OFFENSIVE!
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