Another day, another episode in the hatred of the GOP. Here's Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) talking about immigration reform (via Think Progress):
“It’s amnesty that America can’t afford,” Barletta said Monday. “We have to stop people from coming in illegally. This will be a green light for anyone who wants to come to America illegally and then be granted citizenship one day.” [...]
“I hope politics is not at the root of why we’re rushing to pass a bill. Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken,” Barletta said. “The majority that are here illegally are low-skilled or may not even have a high school diploma. The Republican Party is not going to compete over who can give more social programs out. They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.”
To sum it up, Barletta is saying the immigrants are dumb and will become Democrats. I'm sure the higher ups in the GOP will be lining up to condemn these words by one of their colleagues.
OK, anytime now???
Well I guess we won't be hearing that condemnation. Of course I was silly to think as much. This is very much how the GOP thinks. They have proven time and time again that Howard Dean was right when he called them the party of "old, white guys". Every action by the GOP, since those words were spoken, have done nothing but prove how truthful Dean was in his assessment.
So we won't hear Republicans get upset over what Barletta said. They might shake their heads or make some "if you were offended" faux apology, but deep down this is exactly how they feel!