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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:49 AM

Yeah, the GOP really wants to attract hispanic voters...

GOP congressman uses ethnic slur to describe laborers

A Republican congressman from Alaska on Thursday used a slur referring to immigrants, particularly Mexicans, in an interview with a public radio station in his home state.

Amid a hot-button debate in Washington over how to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, Rep. Don Young, a 21-term lawmaker, referred to immigrant workers as "wetbacks" a term that could threaten to inflame the debate about immigration reform.

"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," Young said in an interview with radio station KRBD. He was discussing the number of jobs that have been made irrelevant due to advances in automation. The interview was first surfaced by Buzzfeed.


http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/29/17509106-gop-congressman-uses-ethnic-slur-to-describe-laborers?lite

The GOP can't change, it is so mired in its own bigotry which makes it impossible for them to change.

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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 09:19 AM

1. It's almost sad. NOT!

They sometimes don't even seem to know that they're bigots. That's dangerous, maybe more dangerous than the ones that know and do it purposely. Whatever the case, that whole party needs to just hurry up and age out.

Oh what the hell, why use a euphemism. They need to just hurry up and die off like the dinosaurs they are.

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