Author: Stephen D. Foster Jr.
July 17, 2013
Republicans have made no secret of the fact that they really hate the hispanic community. Despite losing the 70 percent of the hispanic vote in the 2012 Election, House Republicans have absolutely refused to pass the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed in the Senate, and conservatives across the nation have been foaming at the mouth to primary any Republican who votes for or endorses the legislation. It is a known fact that the GOP needs to do something to gain an increase of support among Latinos or they risk losing elections by large margins in the future. But many Republicans refuse to vote for any bill that gives a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants. Since the argument for reform began, the GOP has demonstrated a clear hatred of Latinos that has spilled into the open. From voter ID laws meant to suppress Latino voters to claims that Latinos have lower IQs than white people, to using the term “wetback,” conservatives don’t seem to care that their political existence is on the line. It was only a matter of time before racism would rear it’s ugly head again, and now it has.
During a “jobs” rally turned anti-immigration reform rally just steps away from the Capitol Building in Washington DC, a conservative speaker sang the praises of racial purity and compared Latinos to donkeys, saying that inter-breeding with them would stain the DNA of white Americans. Apparently that is a major reason why conservatives don’t support immigration reform, because it will lead to inter-breeding that will hurt the white race, and therefore the conservative voter base.
According to the Rachel Maddow Show, a reporter from The Nation magazine caught a not-yet identified speaker on tape saying the vile words which are as follows:
Here’s the video via MSNBC: (scroll down on page)
"From those incredible bloodlines, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, and John Smith, and all of these great Americans, Martin Luther King Jr., these great Americans that built this country, you came from them. And the unique thing from being from that part of the world, when you learn about it, you can’t breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby. You guys have incredible DNA , and don’t forget it."
To this conservative speaker, white Americans are prized racehorses and Latinos are donkeys that need to be prevented from breeding with each other to avoid tainting the DNA pool.
High profile Republicans Rep. Steve King of Iowa, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions were all in attendance at the rally and spoke at the event. All are major opponents of immigration reform. Will any of them denounce this clear instance of racism? Or do they share the same sentiments?
The Republican Party is no longer valid political party in the United States. The GOP values ideas that belong in the 1800s and clearly rejects the diversity of America that has made this country great. Overt racism will certainly not help Republicans in the long term as demographics swiftly change and the conservative base of white voters slowly shrinks and disappears. It’s a numbers game that minority voters are winning. Combine the growing power of minorities with the white voters who support Democrats and it’s a recipe that spells doom for the GOP. At this point, even if Republicans pass immigration reform in the House it will not help them with Latinos because the GOP has crafted a clearly anti-immigration message and will thus only be viewed as reluctantly passing the bill out of sheer desperation for political viability, proving that Republicans never cared about Latinos all along. And the words spoken at the DC rally embodies exactly how Republicans feel about Latinos.