Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Huckabee Plays the Race Card

Governor Mike Huckabee has shown himself quick to play the race card on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens. In a move sure to please big business donors who rely on a steady supply of illegal labor to drive down wages, Huckabee said that "One of the great challenges facing us is that we do not commit the same mistakes with our growing Hispanic population that we did with African Americans 150 years ago and beyond. We're still paying the price for the pathetic manner in which this country handled that,"

"I think frankly the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before," Huckabee said. His comments were made the the Little Rock "Political Animals" club.

Governor, not only are you playing the race card in an effort to silence rational debate on an important issue, your analogy is outrageous and offensive to everyone who respects the rule of law- a large group of Americans which does not include yourself.

What are you doing with your second chance to make up for what was done to African Americans? I'll tell you what you are doing. You are wronging them again by bringing in a new underclass to drive down wages and opportunities for our own underclass- a group which disproportionalty includes the descendents of those same African Americans you speak of. And then you have the gall to pose on your moral high horse and look down on those of us who seek to protect our working class when you do it.

Repent, hypocrite, and do not add to our sins against the slaves by cheating their descendents at the behest of your corporate masters, and most of all, for the sake of your own soul if nothing else, do not blaspheme the Lord by invoking his Name for your lawless corruption and self-righteous blather.

There is a world of difference between people who were kidnapped and brought here against their will and made slaves versus people who snuck into our country without our consent and in violation of our laws. To both groups, we owe justice, but justice for the latter includes deportation. The main mark for their favor, and their main point in asking for lenient treatment is that corrupt Government officials like you have been sending mixed signals to them that it is OK to break our laws and come here, cutting in line in front of honest immigrants who work hard and play by the rules.

11 Comments:

Blogger Vanishing American said...

Huckabee's sermonizing on this subject looks like pharasaical posturing to me. It's distressing that Republicans are now sounding more and more like Democrats on these issues. Where's the choice for the majority of us? We get to choose between two liberal parties.

1:00 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to group every black person into a group that earns low wages.

Racist.

You make me sick with your ranting. You, my friend, are the only one who will ever help YOU out.

With your attitude, you WILL lose your job to an illegal alien. And then you'll really be able to complain.

7:45 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article, Mark. Huckabee looks down his long nose at those he calls "racist" while he has actively worked for 10 years to ensure that there is a high degree of hostility between law-loving Americans and shameless foreign invaders.

11:01 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Roland said...

I am proud to say I am ambitious enough, as is my wife, that if we were born in Mexico we'd already be living here, legal or not.

If you wouldn't say the same thing, I feel sorry for you. That may be one reason why you feel threatened that a Hispanic will take your job.

Every man and woman has a God-given right to go where they need to go to find a better life. We see that with the Israelites over and over.

Bottom line: As we treat aliens, the poor, the sick, so do we treat Jesus.

11:22 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Mark M said...

What's your address Roland? I'm moving in with two partially housebroken cats who fight quite a bit. I know you won't mind because I have a God-given right to go wherever I need to in order to get a better life.

An Roman statesmen once said, "Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent". In your conceit, you imagine me cruel and yourself merciful. In fact we are both cruel and merciful. It is just a question of who we wish to be merciful to, me the innocent and you the criminal.

11:32 AM, December 07, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

roland has no concept of what it takes to build a country.

roland believes in luck. He just "happened" to be born in America. Others just "happened" to be born in Mexico. America just "happens" to be better off in many ways than Mexico, so it is wrong, in roland's eyes, for anyone to so much as slow down a Mexican's entry into the U.S.

If luck-worshippers like roland get their way, they will see America's "luck" run out.

11:47 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Roland said...

Mark, you aren't innocent. You're a sinner like the rest of us.

Mr. Toast, hell yes I believe I am lucky to be born in the U.S. If I were born rich that would have been even luckier.

If you want a level playing field where luck doesn't factor into it, I suggest you start in this country by getting behind a 100% estate tax.

There's nothing worse than a spoiled little kid who was born rich and thinks they're better than everyone else, especially those who were born poor.

Or someone who deludes themself into thinking that there's no such thing as luck in the tide of human events.

If you don't believe in luck, move to Iraq and see how lucky you feel.

2:49 PM, December 07, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

"Luck" is for lazy men and foolish atheists.

The attribution of blessings from God to nebulous "luck" is a major reason why America is being destroyed piecemeal.

5:16 PM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illegal immigration problem won't be any better under Both Ways Beebe. He proposed no plan in his campaign for dealing with this. So all the Republicans who voted for Beebe just to "get back" at Huckabee, they just shot themselves in the foot because Beebe will be a heck of a lot worse....on this and SO many other issues.

7:33 PM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Beebe didn't pretend he was more righteous than you about it. At least, when Holt pressed him, he released an opinion that the scholarships for illegals bill was itself a possible violation of federal law.

4:43 AM, December 08, 2006  
Blogger Harvey Edwards said...

Where are the applications to sign up to forfeit my American Citizenship and to become an Illegal Alien? I need the tax breaks and free everything that goes with it. It is hard to be a struggling American. It may not help that I am of Native American origin. They got the short end too.

10:29 PM, December 08, 2006  

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