Skip to comments.Rove Flatters Racists
Posted on 07/13/2006 4:55:12 AM PDT by conservativecorner
Just been listening to Karl Rove's address to La Raza ("The Race"), the far-Left white-hating Hispanic lobbying group. You can hear the address here . It's 23 minutes and change.
It was pretty much WH boilerplate on immigration. "Hispanics, and all immigrants, are real Americans [So I guess illegal immigrants are 'real Americans'.] ... Mindful of the dignity and value of every human being... shared values... The President understands that immigration is a benefit for America... Current immigration system is broken [No it isn't. It just needs E-N-F-O-R-C-I-N-G]... Needs comprehensive solution... First, we must secure the borders [Five years after 9/11, we must secure the borders. Great idea!] ... The system's broken... Biometric ID card... All these measures will come to naught without a temporary worker program... Match willing employers with willing workers for jobs Americans will not do [And so long as the willing workers are Hispanic, I guess. Why shouldn't Chinese, Africans, Indonesians, Bangladeshis, Egyptians, etc. have a shot at being 'matched'?] ... Out of the shadows... We must address the status of the undocumented...
There was an odd little contradiction. At one point Rove seemed to claim that Mexicans just want to stay here a while to save money, to start a business in Mexico (which, said Rove, costs $5,000). Five minutes later he was talking about "Illegal immigrants who have roots in America... who want to stay..." What happened to those sojourning entrepreneurs, Karl?
And then there was the standard snow job on illegals "getting in line behind those who've applied legally..." Those who've applied legally, Karl, are waiting patiently **in their home countries** for the chance to come live in the USA. Some of them have been waiting for DECADES. If illegals are to wait in line behind them, then they too should go back to their home countries to wait. Seen from abroad, the great prize is not US citizenship; it's US residence. You are giving this tremendous prize away to law-breakers, many of whom couldn't care less about citizenship.
Rove's address included a long and implausible parallel between 19th-century Norwegian immigration (his own forebears were Norwegian) and present-day Hispanic immigration. "Norwegian immigration didn't occur without a backlash..." etc. The population of Norway in 1900 was 2.2m. Current population of Latin America: 470m. First rule of immigration: NUMBERS ARE OF THE ESSENCE.
The seems to be a lot of heckling and booing. Rove just talks right through it (making it hard to follow some of the address). He got a big cheer at the end when he mentioned Bill Richardson, though. Why? Because Richardson is half-Mexican. It's race, race, race. That's why they call themselves "The Race." My guess is that most of the people in that convention hall don't know where Norway is, and couldn't care less. As La Raza's sister organization Mecha says: "For those in the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing." Race, race, race-that's what these people are all about. This is an outfit the administration wants to court?
It is shameful, shameful and disgraceful, that a senior adviser to our Republican President should be truckling and pandering to these Hispano-racists.
"Senate bill seeks more pay for aliens" [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Senate bill seeks more pay for aliens
By Charles Hurt Washington Times July 13, 2006
The Senate immigration bill would require that foreign construction laborers here under the guest-worker program be paid well above the minimum wage, even as American workers at the same work site could earn less.
The bill "would guarantee wages to some foreign workers that could be higher than those paid to American workers at the same work site," says a policy paper released this week by the Senate's Republican Policy Committee. "This is unfair to U.S. workers, inappropriate, and unnecessary."
ME: Senators, you guys are going to regret the i word come November.
Be aware that Rove is the hidden hand behind RINO Rudy Guiliani's bid for the presidency which means Guiliani would be expected to carry-out the racist immigration atrocity Rove is advancing here.............in addition to RINO Rudy's support for gun grabbing, promoting tax-paid abortion on demand, and gay marriage.
No candidate could be more wrong for America than Guiliani.
You would expect anything else out of this President? I support him on the WOT, but he is only giving lip service to border control and a whole host of other hotbutton issues.
A conservative he is not.
You can't seem to accept the fact that people can have legitimate differences of opinion.
"American". By every definition I have used since kindergarten EVERYONE in the Americas is American. Half my mon's sisters were Canadian, half were US. All of them and all Canadians and others in the Americas have alwasy been "Americans".
This is a debate like people from my Fundamentalist background claiming that only Protestant Fundamentalists are "Christian" and that Mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics and Orthodox Catholics and Coptic Catholics are not "Chrisitan".
There is a broader meaning to the words "American" and "Christian" that is used by most people. Then there is a narrower meaning to each word.
Should Rove be criticized if he appears before Catholics and includes them as "Christians" ?
Mr. President: What the H are you thinking?!?
The problem is that we KNOW what definition he is using.
"You just have a problem with brown people." Karl Rove
Actually, I just have a problem with Karl Rove and the traitorous actions he pushes.
I have no problem with "any color" people. I do have a problem with the Constitution being trampled upon and wide open borders 5 years after 9/11.
No. It's not "legitimate differences of opinion" that I cannot accept. It's the pandering to a very extreme group that is dedicated to the undermining of our distinctly American culture and our national sovereignty.
La Raza are fellow travelers with Mecha and the Aztlan advocates. Rove should not be pandering to a group such as this. It's up to them to prove that they hold to the American idea.
"Should Rove be criticized if he appears before Catholics and includes them as "Christians" ?"
Rove should espouse conservative ideas and agitate for them. That's all I ask.
My problem with Rove is "race baiting" a "law & order" issue.
If you don't already know this, the quote I posted was what Congressman J.D. Hayworth says Karl Rove told him.
When it is a question between the paymasters who put W. in office and the voters W. has never, ever, ever, ever chosen the latter. Why change now?
Those New Republican Voters? LOL LOL
Karl Rove (Republican) at the La Raza conference:
But he drew scattered boos when he highlighted Bushs recent approval of $1.9 billion in funding for more border security, including deployment of National Guard troops, and was disrupted twice by hecklers who unfurled antiwar and anti-Bush banners.
Bill Richardson (Democrat) at the La Raza conference:
New Mexicos Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson outlined his own immigration plan which was strikingly similar to Bushs. Unlike Rove, however, he was not booed when he promoted tougher border security to crack down not only on illegal immigrants, he said, but also on drugs and violence.
If the GOP doesn't smack this idiot down quick, they've lost my vote. Forever.
It looks like LaRaza is holding a political beauty contest -- an the Republican Party seriously thinks that they can compete. The only thing more futile is a Republican presidential candidate speaking before the NAACP. Why go when you're not really welcome?
I tried to explain to a poster the other day that we only got 40% of the Hispanic vote in the last election. Their reply? Ya, but it's an ever growing 40%. LOL! I kid you not.
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