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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:25 PM

17. You Know, I Think He's Right. I Think A LOT Of Republican Congresscritters Think That Way

I am just about as appalled and incensed at Congressman Steve King's as most people here, but as much as I don't like to admit it, I suspect there are a LOT of REPUBLICAN congressional reps and their staffers, male and female, who DO think that way and are quietly giving Congressman Steve pats on the back for saying out loud what they think in private.

For the benefit of recent arrivals here, I'd like to point out that I do NOT agree with Congressman King's comments. I think they're nasty, bigoted slurs typical of that part of the political spectrum where the ultra-conservative Republican politicians and activists start co-mingling with the white-racist right. And, unlike those bigots who formed the Dixiecrat block of the Democratic Party (Who have long since departed the Democratic Party and turned Republican), they don't have to watch their mouths among their Tea-publican pals; there are few voices within the Tea-publican Party to challenge these politicians' utterances and views.

Most Dreamers came here as young children and grew up as Americans, even if they are not legal immigrants or US citizens. It's hardly the fault of young children when their parents take them across rivers or through miles of hostile desert. I believe that those DREAMers who grew up as Americans ought to be given the chance to become American citizens.

As many of us know, "illegal immigrant" is none-too-subtle right-wing code-speak for ALL Latinos, not just those folks who either came to the US without papers or whose parents lacked them. It is up to Latino voters to stand up to right-wing dog-whistle bigotry and repudiate it by registering and voting against the Republican congressional incumbents in their districts. It is up to the rest of us to do the same, by registering to vote (If we have not already done so) and vote in the fall 2014 elections to send Steve King's congressional buddies (and hopefully Steverino, too) packing.

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