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Some Republicans See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Immigration reform, racism, congress, government, republicans, corruption, dishonesty, lies, ethics, politics )

Carrie
- 518 days ago - buzzfeed.com
"I hate to say this, because these are my people -- but I hate to say it, but it's racial," says a Republican congressman.



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Terrie Williams (782)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:33 pm
Well, DUH...just now dawning on ya is it?.............
 

. (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:57 pm
How did immigration fall on one party? Immigration reform was alwaya a bi-patisan issue. This article is in actuality giving only half a story.
 

Barry B. (26)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 4:48 pm
Republicans see racism in every mirror. Except those who have no reflection at all.
 

Debbie A. (33)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 5:00 pm
I'm neither Democrat or Republican so who cares....they have to make everything political these days, wah wah pointing the finger at each other like school kids....they should ALL be fired.
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 8:11 pm
Oh, WOW! Ya think???
Terrie - Again, I'd "star" you - but I just did -
 

Jason R. (73)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:32 pm
Like they said SOTU night…"If the democrats are for it, we have to oppose it".
Like Eisenhower warned us.
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

That indeed is what we are dealing with. Stupid, racist, children.

 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday January 31, 2014, 12:35 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 31, 2014, 1:21 am
At last we have a Republican who has admitted that his party is racist pity he didn't have the guts to identify himself.No doubt because he is afraid of the reaction he would receive from his own members.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday January 31, 2014, 6:20 am
To be honest I think the racist part began the night of Obama's first Inauguration when the Repugs got together and decided to oppose anything and everything that Obama was for even when it was Republican in origin. Another part of the racism is from the fact that actually doing what is right and necessary on immigration reform requires that the Repugs finally admit to themselves that America has not been for quite some time, is not now and will never again in the future be WASP majority or WASP controlled.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Friday January 31, 2014, 9:36 am
Huh, I would never had thought... LOL but also a pat on the back of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican who dares to admit it, in public and being a Southerner at that. So he should know ;-). What he doesn't admit to is that it is racial in two distinct ways: the old traditional way by which the South has always been openly racial, if you can call the hooded KKK "open") and the Republicans of the North being more conspicuous about it, and the new way, inspired by the first African-American President who has to be blocked, opposed and put down at every opportunity.
 

Diane O. (195)
Friday January 31, 2014, 10:09 am
Alan, it's difficult to understand the way some liberals think. It isn't racism no matter what Lindsey says. These people entered our country illegally...broke the law. If you think the economy and unemployment is bad now just wait. This is about the math.

By the way, if you want to see runaway immigration research France and England. They have become Arab nations.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday January 31, 2014, 11:06 am
Alan, listen to Diane Of the Parrots of lies at your own peril. Call it racism or ethnic separatism just plain fear of "otherness" either way immigration was bipartisan until Obama was elected over the newly found anti-immigrant stands of McCain and Romney. When Diane and her ilk of the Repug/Tea Bagged they are not talking Cubans, Asians, Haitians et alia they are very specific about Hispanics, especially Mexicans and they never worry about the economic impact that results from their Corporate Pimps using and abusing undocumented labor to cut the cost of labor or the effect that has on the income of working Americans. The unemployment numbers in the US are due to the Repug Recession and their opposition to all means of actually fixing it, the undocumented are not applying for the same jobs and have no effect on the fact that there are 3 American citizens for every available job. The Economy, dear god of the ignorant help me! Consider the economic impact all of the State and local Anti-Immigrant laws in just 2012 $9 Billion in Ag Revenue left to rot in the fields and orchards . 70% of the 1.2 million people who harvest crops in the US are undocumented the laws in AL and SC cost NC ~30% of their $2 Billion, in WA fully 10%+ of the $8 Billion apple and grape crops were left to rot. GA's HB 87 caused a $40 Million drop in their AG revenue because blueberries, onions, melons, peaches et alia were left to rot with no one to pick them.
Yes Diane it is about math unfortunately while entitled to your own opinion you are not entitled to your own math. The food left to rot drives the cost for American consumers up not down. The lower volume of Agricultural exports cost the American Economy and drives the trade deficit up not down. Hell the wages paid to immigrant workers is so low that in GA even the work-probation prisoners said, "NO!".
 

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Friday January 31, 2014, 11:16 am
Ugh, the gov't.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Friday January 31, 2014, 11:22 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

GGmaSheila D. (174)
Friday January 31, 2014, 11:32 am
Agree with Terrie...DUH - it seems to take some people longer to get the point of thngs. Too bad most of the time it's our elected officials.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Friday January 31, 2014, 12:37 pm
Diane, I have no problem with you're drivel as long as you limit it to the US, because I know the Care2 members who comment on Carrie's posts are well enough informed to see through it and dismiss it. However, I do take exception to the fact that you now claim to have "knowledge" of Europe, and England and France in particular, claiming them to have become Arab nations. Please do not restrict yourself to the 'truth' on the websites of the likes of Tommy Robinson, Nigel Farage and Marine le Pen before coming to bore us with their Extreme Right populist views.
 

Jason R. (73)
Friday January 31, 2014, 2:50 pm
Fräulein Diane. We are having NO problem understanding how you think.

FYI Liberals use reason, common sense and facts in their thinking. If it stinks, we use our independent minds to make sense of an issue. As more and more generations get dumbed down, the scales should tip in your favor but not without a fight from the Progressives.

I don't know if you are aware. I suspect you know exactly what you are doing but you are and have been parroting the same message for years. That is what is called "spreading propaganda".

Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.

Propaganda | Define Propaganda at Dictionary.com
propaganda (ˌprɒpəˈɡændə) —n: 1. the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc

We would like you to stop.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Friday January 31, 2014, 7:19 pm
Well finally a Republican admitted that the stall on immigration is because there is racisim involved! As if we didn't already know that. But he deserves credit for saying it. Thanks Carrie.
 

Diane O. (195)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 3:25 am
Once again, the liberals take one man's personal opinion as if he speaks for the GOP. He speaks for himself.

There are large Arab communities in these two countries. You may want to do a bit of research.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:09 am
Yes, Diane, there are a lot of people originating from Arab countries and other Muslim countries like Pakistan - how can you forget those! - living in both Britain and France. However that is not the same as "large Arab communities". But that is not even what you reported first which is " They have become Arab nations.". That is your conclusion entirely. I rest my case.
 

Jason R. (73)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 9:02 am
She buys into the fear. Freedom means nothing now.
 
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