Hey look, it’s Hispanic Racism One Upsmanship Day in the GOP, and nobody told us.
No mind, now that we’ve had a moment to catch up on the goings on, let’s take a look at the results from the early entrants. First out of the gate, George Will reminds us that he is a man of the people, unlike you:
Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their back yards at 3 a.m.
True indeed. Because outside of Arizona, it’s basically lawnmowers and busboys. The lot of ‘em. Amirite!
Not to be outdone in terms of rank douchebaggery, the regal one himself, Rep. Steve King , comments on Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s call for a boycott of Arizona in response to the recent trend toward a police state for certain minority groups:
“Well, it looks like the case is that, that he’s trying to scare the businesses out of Arizona, or he’s trying to get the businesses to change their position and press the legislature to reverse the law that was just signed by the governor the other day.
“I’m wondering if we look at the map of Congressman Grijalva’s congressional district if we haven’t already ceded that component of Arizona to Mexico judging by the voice that comes out of him, he’s advocating for Mexico rather than the United States and against the rule of law, which is one of the central pillars of American exceptionalism.”
Not bad. Extra points for insinuating treason, while plugging the “rule of law” that makes America exceptional vis-a-vis the rest of the world, while simultaneously defending the Sovietesque “show us your papers brown person” law recently enacted in that same America the Exceptional Law Loving Capital of the World.
But still, this is the GOP we’re talking about, and garden variety hate is…well, like rampant weeds in the GOP’s garden. Of hate.
To truly stand out on a day like today - to rise above the hum drum dog whistlers and clichéd code speakers – you need that dash of savoir* faire, that unvarnished fascist flare, that no-holds-barred thuggery. Enter Pat Bertroche, a Republican congressional candidate running in Iowa:
“I think we should catch ‘em, we should document ‘em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going…I actually support microchipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I microchip an illegal? That’s not a popular thing to say, but it’s a lot cheaper than building a fence they can tunnel under.”
You know, kind of like they do on Animal Planet. To “them.”
Dear readers, give this man a prize!