Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hispanics? What Hispanics?


Shall we?

This bitch just watched the latest ad by Roy Blunt.  The ad features Blunt walking along a fence on the border between Mexico and what I assume is Arizona while talking about how he supports the Arizona immigration law and would do blah, blah, and blah to enforce our laws and finish the fence.

Blink.

Bluntology is built on the seasoned foundation of his multiple decades in politics – he’s careful to praise legal immigration even as he makes it clear that he supports Arizona’s controversial immigration law and that border fence.  Roy Blunt is the very definition of careful…skilled at the game…and not likely to commit the kind of verbal malfunction that would reveal his true feelings about immigration beyond saying that he supports the new Arizona law.  The only other clue we have to his views is that he’s running the ad in the first place – Missouri isn’t a border state, Missourians are our state’s largest export and Blunt was in Congress long enough to own a lot of the financial fubar that has fueled the exodus and cost those of us who remain our economic stability. 

But clever editing and well crafted copy delivered in a calm well schooled voice make Blunt sound reasonable as he endorses the most unreasonable state immigration law on the books.

In contrast, Sharon Angle is as prone to verbal malfunctions as Blunt is to carefully walking the line.   

Angle’s latest dance with wrongness was her defense of her advertising featuring Hispanics – Angle recently told a group of high school students"You know, I don't know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don't know that."

Blink.

‘Tis fascinating to watch the difference decades in Washington can make for a candidate.

Those decades might not have cured Blunt of ig’nance, but they sure as shit have taught him how to take a shit in the middle of a room and get out before folks notice that it stinks to high heaven.

6 comments:

libhom said...

In this society, it is generally considered acceptable to say bigoted things as long as they are expressed in thinly veiled code. It is so warped.

Jeffrey Ricker said...

"Missourians are our largest export."

Not that I ever thought of myself as a Missourian, but I'd sure as shit like to be exported....

Aimee said...

Oh my god, she did NOT! I have to check that out. It's surely amusing to watch these tea pastures stick there feet in their mouths, but then it's sobering to realize that they can SAY shit like that and still be considered viable.

wickedwisdom said...

ABB,
I think the issue that Americans won't address when it comes to immigration is the NEED for people to do the "heavy lifting" in this country.

Blacks did the work the whites haven't wanted to do, Chinese built the railroads & were paid the least & had the most dangerous jobs, Latinos are now the low ones on the totem poll doing the jobs that the rest of us deem "beneath us."

Minorities in this country have worked harder than the white man to make this country great, yet we get no credit for what we've done.

Let's put this in the dialogue too.

Rottnkid said...

Why, why , why do these type of people exist? But on the flip side, people know exactly who their dealing with when dealing with her.

Tiger Coach said...

Dear BB,

I think of the good-hearted Congressmen who proposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the U.S.Constitution. How they were worked diligently to incorporate our disenfranchised African-American countrymen.

My guess is that they never anticipated how the laws that were meant to benefit one group of people, would in fact be twisted and manipulated to fit those who enter the country illegally, then have children on U.S. soil.

To politicize this issue is to, in the best spirit of the amendments, do nothing more than disgrace those poor souls it was intended to benefit. I wonder which of these candidates are truly looking out for the best interests of the American people?

Respectfully,
BD