What is it with Republican-leaning websites and GOP politicians and their fascination with offensive terms like “wetback”?!Monday, August 13th, 2012
This is insane. Then the Republican Party wonders why Latinos are leaving the GOP in droves.
Latinos are oh too familiar with Arizona politicians who use the term “wetback” loosely when the ousted Senator Russell Pearce welcome Operation Wetback. Back when I was a Republican (I left the Party for good and registered as an Independent voter) I personally told Pearce that the term “Wetback” is derogatory. See that video here, where you can hear Pearce say that this is not a demeaning term but a great “operation”.
Wow. Then the Republican Party wonders why Latinos leave their party for good. The rhetoric is repulsive.
Now we see more Republicans/Conservatives using this term as if it is not offensive. Recently, a writer for the National Review Online via Jay Nordlinger used a derogatory slur against Latinos.
“Truth is, some conservatives lamented that he [Reagan] had indeed ‘grown’ in office. He had gone out of his way to accommodate liberals and moderates, and to accommodate the Kremlin. He was raising taxes, spending like crazy, welcoming wetbacks, pursuing arms control. One common cry from the right was, ‘None of this would be happening if Ronald Reagan were alive.’ “
I think it is safe for all of us to say that the Republican Party can no longer call themselves the “Big Tent” Party. Simply put: Nordlinger is a bigot.
In fact, let’s just call it what it really is when it comes to the bigotry-filled Tea Party members who have become obstructionists at everything the current administration stands for. They really can’t handle a half-white and half-African American President can they? Their hatred has consumed them and this is unfortunate.
Ah yes, how I do miss the days of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil days. How we wish we can go back to bipartisanship. It’s no wonder why more and more Americans are leaving both parties and switching their affiliation to the independent one.
As an Independent registered voter, I can assure you that I would rather have 4 more years of ObamaCare than 8 years of RomneyCare!