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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:54 AM

Laura Ingraham condemned after saying immigrants destroy 'the America we love'

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/aug/09/laura-ingraham-fox-news-attacks-immigrants

Laura Ingraham condemned after saying immigrants destroy ‘the America we love’

Erin Durkin

Thu 9 Aug 2018 17.34 BST

A Democratic congressman has condemned remarks attacking legal immigration into the US by a leading Fox News host as “racist”, amid reports that the Trump administration is working on plans to limit it.

The conservative Laura Ingraham used her TV show to blame immigrants – legal and illegal alike – for destroying “the America we know and love” in comments Wednesday night that drew a swift backlash.
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The California representative Ted Lieu was among those blasting Ingraham’s remarks as racist.

“Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements,” Lieu, an air force veteran and immigrant from Taiwan, said on Twitter. “America is not a race or demographic. It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You @IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are.”
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“Let me shorten this for you Laura: you’re racist,” said Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress.

Some fellow conservatives also joined the condemnation.
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Reply Laura Ingraham condemned after saying immigrants destroy 'the America we love' (Original post)
nitpicker Aug 2018 OP
Cha Aug 2018 #1
democratisphere Aug 2018 #2
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2018 #3
Dennis Donovan Aug 2018 #13
Hekate Aug 2018 #15
WePurrsevere Aug 2018 #4
Tiger58 Aug 2018 #5
LittleGirl Aug 2018 #6
whistler162 Aug 2018 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2018 #8
edbermac Aug 2018 #9
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #11
Achilleaze Aug 2018 #10
RandiFan1290 Aug 2018 #12
IronLionZion Aug 2018 #14
Timmygoat Aug 2018 #16
IronLionZion Aug 2018 #17
oberliner Aug 2018 #18
phylny Aug 2018 #19
Major Nikon Aug 2018 #20

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:08 AM

1. "conservative" is a long ass word for Conjob.

laura ingram is a stupid piece of racist shite.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:17 AM

2. Actually ingraham promoting her racist propaganda and lies

is destroying the America most of US love.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:29 AM

3. Immigrants built this country

Often quite literally!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:41 AM

13. Good point!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:42 AM

15. Irish dug the Erie Canal and Chinese built the railroads out West. Both jobs were man-killers...

There have always been jobs "Americans don't want to do." In the latter half of the 20th century, migratory field work was that job -- the Okies and Arkies who were driven from their homes by the Dust Bowl got back on their feet in California the next generation, and a steady flow of Mexicans took their place.

America's a funny country that way. You'd think we'd be more grateful.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:31 AM

4. Condemned? On any other TV station she'd be fired and...

in a just world she'd be black balled from working for any decent corporation and she and her fans would be shoved back under whatever rock they crawled out from under.

Her remarks are incredibly racist, stupid and reflective of her ignorance of American history and of all the current/recent immigrants making important, and sometimes even life saving, contributions to our food production, medical research, military, fire fighters, etc.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:49 AM

5. tigerram

She would be right if she was talking about the Trumps !!!

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:31 AM

6. She speaks to those that are racist

because that is what they are.
Have you heard any of them say that they wanted to take back America and make it great lately?
Not since President Obama left office.
they all suck.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:33 AM

7. How does Ingraham translate

from whatever Native American tribe she hails from?

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:35 AM

8. Pure hypocrisy...Ingraham's grandparents were 'Undesirables'

US Editorials called the Polish immigrant Grandparents of Laura Ingraham ‘Undesirables’
Juan Cole 08/10/2018

See: https://www.juancole.com/2018/08/editorials-grandparents-undesirables.html

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Laura Ingraham’s maternal grandparents were immigrants from Poland, Michael Kozak and Carolina/Caroline Mazur. Her Polish-American mother worked as a waitress into her early 70s.

The white Protestant Kansas City Star saw Polish immigrants as uneducated, lacking in skills, lazy and in general “undesirable,” and called for a halt to immigration from Poland as early as 1895:

“Time to Call a Halt.” Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri) • January 26, 1895.

Excellent article by Prof. Cole on some of the immigration cycles the US has experienced and the racist backlash against most of them.

Republicans apparently think they can put the time machine in reverse........

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:06 AM

9. Here's the America that you love, Laura.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:19 AM

11. The ancestors of many of the biggest mouth racists

were not even here in the U.S. when the above picture was taken (i.e., before WWI - I think that pic is from 1908).

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:15 AM

10. Why do republicans hate America?

I mean, really? They piss on American democracy, they coddle our enemies, and they demean our allies. Why are republicans so hell bent on weakening America and American values and ideals?

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:34 AM

12. They are also working on changing the Constitution. nt

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:42 AM

14. Diversity makes America great

and it is openly racist to think that any race or demographic owns this country and that other legally documented US citizens are somehow "less American".

A lot of people think minorities are perpetual foreigners even if born and raised here.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." 14th amendment

Republicans only care about the 2nd amendment. They think the rest of the constitution is toilet paper.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:49 AM

16. Funny

I always thought Laura Ingram was polish (like her grandaddy)
How about Trump (grandson of a con-man and a pimp) whose village in Germany will not admit to owning him!

I think great americans are the ones who gave up everything to build the country as slaves, and then even went to war to defend the country, we do not know the individual names but they are the heroes.

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:55 AM

17. Yes, they like white immigrants from Slovenia like Melania

They don't like brown or black or other types of immigrants because they don't want to lose their white privilege. Or lose their electoral advantages in some states as more minorities might vote for the party that doesn't call us criminals.

Dems electing a record number of minorities has bothered a certain type of people who are worried that the future is going to be less great than the past. That's why Trump and his "MAGA" slogan resonates with people who think life was better in the past, when it really wasn't for many other types of people.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:39 AM

18. The only "fellow conservative" identified is SE Cupp

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:15 AM

19. She adopted her beautiful, brown daughter

from Guatemala.

Dolt. Laura, not her child.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:22 AM

20. In defense of LI...

It's not always easy to keep the dog whistle just out of audio range, and most of her audience is old, half deaf, and not particularly adept at veiled meanings. Things like this are bound to happen from time to time.

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