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Racist Rove Reveals Republican Reality

February 9th, 2007 | by Ken Grandlund |

From The National Review, a decidedly conservative magazine:

According to a congressman’s wife who attended a Republican women’s luncheon yesterday, Karl Rove explained the rationale behind the president’s amnesty/open-borders proposal this way: “I don’t want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas.” (emphasis added)

Gee Karl, that’s real good of you to finally expose the truth behind compassionate conservatism.
It seems like the party of Lincoln has really devolved quite a bit. I doubt that if Lincoln were running for office today he would even get past the vetting teams, because by golly, he actually had to work as a youth.

Excuse me for being offended, but I thought that in America we were an egalitarian society, where all honest work was similarly valued, if not in monetary compensation then at least in principal. I thought that the ‘new conservative agenda’ valued hard work and character building. I thought they stood for ‘the common man.” Guess what Herr Karl? The common man’s kids do make beds, and wash dishes, and clean up after others. Yet somehow, all that isn’t good enough for your kid? Guess we better get some more brown people to clean up after your lily-white ass, eh Karl?

When I was a teenager, getting a part time job in a restaurant or on a farm or in a grocery store or a hotel or mowing lawns was looked upon as good experience, character building experience, as a valuable part of moving towards adulthood. My family wasn’t rich by any means, but even my friends who were fairly well off had part time jobs of the kind that the Bush Administration now claims “American’s aren’t willing to do.”

But now we hear from the asses mouth himself the driving force behind the Bush Administration’s desire for more and less regulated immigration.

Again, from the article:

“This is why the president’s “willing worker/willing employer” immigration extravaganza is morally wrong — it’s not just that it will cost taxpayers untold billions, or that it will beggar our own blue-collar workers, or that it will compromise security, or that it will further dissolve our sovereignty. It would do all that, of course, but most importantly it would change the very nature of our society for the worse, creating whole occupations deemed to be unfit for respectable Americans, for which little brown people have to be imported from abroad. In other words, mass immigration, even now, is moving us toward an unequal, master-servant society.”

I don’t think I could have said it any better myself. If this country really needs immigrant labor, then fine. Develop and stick to laws to make it happen. But if the whole push for more immigration is so that Karl’s kid (and presumably the kids of all the neo-conservative/conservative/Republican jackholes) doesn’t have to wait a table or pick a strawberry, then it’s time to shut the borders up until we have 100% employment of Americans, including (especially) the young people who will one day lead this country. As we have tragically seen, kids who never have to work don’t really make good leaders. And they make incredibly poor presidents and presidential advisors.

[tag]Rove, Immigration, conservatism, class+society, National+Review, asshat[/tag]

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  1. 8 Responses to “Racist Rove Reveals Republican Reality”

  2. By SteveIL on Feb 9, 2007 | Reply

    Damn if Rove doesn’t sound like a liberal.

  3. By Alex on Feb 9, 2007 | Reply

    Actually, Steve, he sounds like Karl Rove.  Liberals don’t behave like that.  But way to stick to your guns.

  4. By SteveIL on Feb 9, 2007 | Reply

    I first saw a liberal (on another post on another blog; sorry, no link) say the same thing about their teenager working at a McDonalds, saying that to the liberal parent, it was beneath the value of their teenager to work for minimum wage.

    And I agree with Ken that this was racist.  Rove acted like a iiberal.

  5. By steve on Feb 9, 2007 | Reply

    Hey Alex…  Liberals act that way when writes laws that demean Samoan Tuna Canners.

  6. By steve on Feb 9, 2007 | Reply

    (Nice use of bad grammar, eh?)

  7. By Jet Netwal on Feb 10, 2007 | Reply

    SteveIL, I need to clarify here. Are you saying that if you’re a liberal, you’re a racist?

  8. By Jersey McJones on Feb 10, 2007 | Reply

    For SteveIL, the baiting and switching never stops.

    JMJ

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