Alaska lawmaker apologizes for racial...

Alaska lawmaker apologizes for racial slur

There are 19 comments on the Seattle Times story from Mar 29, 2013, titled Alaska lawmaker apologizes for racial slur. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

Alaskan Rep. Don Young, one of the most senior Republicans in the House, has apologized for using the racial slur "wetbacks" in referring to Hispanic migrant workers.

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Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Mar 29, 2013
It's a circumstantial observation. It's not racial at all. Their backs get wet when they cross the river to get here. That's all it means. It's not about race. People are stupid. It's like calling an Italian a spaghetti bender. Who cares? Really. At least Italians aren't thin skinned babies. They just laugh.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#2 Mar 29, 2013
The inherent dishonesty of Political Correctness wins another Battle.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#3 Mar 29, 2013
Even as the country moves forward after electing and re-electing that first African American President; as the demographics shifts towards a majority minority country, and as 'We the People' reject hate, racism and bigotry, there are still right-wing ignorant fools who desperately need to believe that they are superior, entitled and in control...
This disgusting racist commit is just another nail in the right's political coffin.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Mar 29, 2013
Benghazibacks?
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#5 Mar 29, 2013
babybacks?

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#6 Mar 29, 2013
Oh, by the way... we don't accept your apology... bigots need only get the hell out of my country.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#7 Mar 29, 2013
Don Young speaks for the GOP to let hispanic voters know how much they are valued.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#8 Mar 29, 2013
Hispanics are encouraged to vote for anyTHING with a D beside it's name on a ballot. They are reminded that there is nothing in the Constitution that says you have to consider their own children's best interests.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Mar 29, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
It's a circumstantial observation. It's not racial at all. Their backs get wet when they cross the river to get here. That's all it means. It's not about race. People are stupid. It's like calling an Italian a spaghetti bender. Who cares? Really. At least Italians aren't thin skinned babies. They just laugh.
And I suppose calling someone a "darkie" is just an observation of their skin tone.....

What really funny is the GOPasaurs STILL can't understand why hispanics vote overwhelmingly for the Dems!

Keep up the good work Republicans!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Mar 29, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Benghazibacks?
Mainerbacks?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Mar 29, 2013
Bob Lewis wrote:
Hispanics are encouraged to vote for anyTHING with a D beside it's name on a ballot. They are reminded that there is nothing in the Constitution that says you have to consider their own children's best interests.
With comments like this moron made, can you blame them?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Mar 29, 2013
This would be like Democratic candidates campaigning in the south talking about poor white crackers!

Cracker Barrel- for the cracker in you!!
AntiMelting

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 29, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Oh, by the way... we don't accept your apology... bigots need only get the hell out of my country.
Does that include your President?
Bob Lewis

AOL

#17 Mar 29, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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With comments like this moron made, can you blame them?
Fact is that in the days when the term WetBack was commonly used in the SWest....it was coined by LEGAL Guest Workers from Mexico to define the ILLEGALS who were sneaking across the Border and taking the legal guest farm jobs and doing their work for LESS $$$.

But, I think the term is offensive and so does Speaker Boehner who demanded an apology.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Mar 29, 2013
Bob Lewis wrote:
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Fact is that in the days when the term WetBack was commonly used in the SWest....it was coined by LEGAL Guest Workers from Mexico to define the ILLEGALS who were sneaking across the Border and taking the legal guest farm jobs and doing their work for LESS $$$.
But, I think the term is offensive and so does Speaker Boehner who demanded an apology.
Like it matters who originally coined the phrase. The simple fact is it's a pejorative term and EVERYBODY knows that no matter what context it was used in.

Once again a GOPasaur got in trouble for getting caught telling the truth about how he feels about minorities.
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#20 Mar 29, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
It's a circumstantial observation. It's not racial at all. Their backs get wet when they cross the river to get here. That's all it means. It's not about race. People are stupid. It's like calling an Italian a spaghetti bender. Who cares? Really. At least Italians aren't thin skinned babies. They just laugh.
I dont know about Italians all their murders were paid cover for. Nobody suspected them and they killed locals and innocent for the Itlian Leagues crime sin Madison Wisc area SAD story

Any way what about TAFFY PULLERS What antion was that a derivative of, Im to lazy to look, BIGGER then GYSPY magic thats for sure, Damn night and shadwow weilders sacrey HANG for real And a real portion of taffy is about the size of a jolly rancher for real.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#21 Mar 29, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Oh, by the way... we don't accept your apology... bigots need only get the hell out of my country.
This is coming from a moron who says that four people dying at Benghazi is a "non issue" but shytes in his britches about this. We see what's important to a pretend Marine.

The man was condemend by all republicans...you did not condem jackson jr or ray nagin for their theivery. You have not comdemed biden for his stupid bigot gaffs..."my state was a slave state so they should vote for me."

You have advocated drone attacks on other Americans here in the US, you have advocated concentration camps for people who are repbulican...why don't you get your lying commie ass out of our country, fool?

Honor, loyalty and respect???????? You don't know what those words mean...real Marines do.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#22 Mar 29, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
This would be like Democratic candidates campaigning in the south talking about poor white crackers!
Cracker Barrel- for the cracker in you!!
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." Joe Biden 2008

Biden's "clean and articulate" comment earned him bipartisan condemnation. His office issued an apology, saying, "I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Sen. Obama."

Why don't you demrats practice what you spew??

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#23 Mar 30, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." Joe Biden 2008
Biden's "clean and articulate" comment earned him bipartisan condemnation. His office issued an apology, saying, "I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Sen. Obama."
Why don't you demrats practice what you spew??
Yeah, because like that's anywhere NEAR the same as calling people wetbacks!

The simple fact that you can't grasp the HUGE difference between those two examples is why blacks continue to vote for the Dems while hispanics have abandoned the GOPasaurs in droves since Shrub got 50% of their vote.

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