Monday, June 04, 2007


Chavez Insults Those Who Oppose Amnesty

I want to start this morning by calling for the repudiation of longtime GOP leader Linda Chavez by the Republican National Committee. Chavez put forth the following characterization of conservatives who don't support the Bush-Kennedy immigration bill:

"Some people just don't like Mexicans – or anyone else from south of the
border. They think Latinos are freeloaders and welfare cheats who are too lazy
to learn English. They think Latinos have too many babies and that Latino kids
will dumb down our schools. They think Latinos are dirty,
diseased, indolent and more prone to criminal behavior. They think Latinos are
just too different from us ever to become real Americans. ..."

"Unfortunately, among this group is a fair number of Republican members
of Congress, almost all influential conservative talk radio hosts, some cable
news anchors – most prominently, Lou Dobbs – and a handful of public policy
'experts' at organizations such as the Center for Immigration Studies, the
Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, in addition to fringe
groups like the Minuteman Project."

Is this what the Republican Party thinks of conservatives and those who wish to see the laws of the United States enforced? I am quite serious in calling for a reaction by the RNC (and FoxNews, which oft uses Chavez as a "political analyst") and a distancing of the official party from Chavez's stereotypical and ignorant remarks.

Of course, Pat Buchanan believes it's not Chavez that must go, but that it is Bush who needs to be repudiated by the GOP base.

I agree with Buchanan - treat conservatives like the proverbial whipping boy at your own peril, GOP.

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