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GOP Lawmaker Suggests Latinos are Too Uneducated to Support Republican Policies


GOP Lawmaker Suggests Latinos are Too Uneducated to Support Republican Policies

President Obama promised immigration activists that reforming America’s broken immigration policy would be one of his highest priorities during his second term, and it looks like he Barlettaintends to follow through on that promise. Republican senators are now working on a compromise and some, like John McCain, believe that enacting comprehensive immigration reform will help them win the Hispanic vote in the next presidential election.

But as usual, the establishment GOP is being upended by legislators on the far right, who have no desire to see comprehensive immigration reform come to pass.  One such Republican is Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), who doesn’t believe there is any chance for the GOP to win over the Latino vote:

“It’s amnesty that America can’t afford,” Barletta said Monday. “We have to stop people from coming in illegally. This will be a green light for anyone who wants to come to America illegally and then be granted citizenship one day.” […]

“I hope politics is not at the root of why we’re rushing to pass a bill. Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken,” Barletta said. “The majority that are here illegally are low-skilled or may not even have a high school diploma. The Republican Party is not going to compete over who can give more social programs out. They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.”

This isn’t the first time that Bartletta has espoused anti-immigrant positions, which makes him very much at home in the GOP.

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  1. Terrence the Pterodactyl

    January 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Tea party and gop are last defense for the white ruling class. Black folks better get it together while Obama is in office.

  2. Darryl Cox

    January 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up! LOL.

  3. Pastori Balele

    January 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Now you have it from Rep. Lou Barletta. Republicans are not interested having Blacks and Latinos in their tent. Once you vote for them they will kick butts. Did you hear what McCain also said on immigration reform? We want only their votes – not them to be presidents. Now can you really believe GOPers are going to nominate Rubio or Jindal as their WH wannabe? Not them. Women and racial minorities are tokens In GOP. They are tricking both Rubio and Jindal. Once they use them they will dump them – just like they did with Herman Cain, Michael Steele, Michele Bachman and Candy Rice.

  4. Onesilverbac

    January 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I can hardly believe people, a year ago you were told you have to vote for it before you know whats in it. (Obama’s Health Care Program) and foolish you did just that, hook line and sinker! I know it was found to be constitutional however none of the states want to implement it. Just wait until 2014!

    The same thing with the illegals, Obama say’s their are 11 million of them when their are closer to 25 million, he’s not securing the border so they will keep coming, you know it’s all being done for the vote! Now just how many slices do you think are in this pie? You all think it’s the right thing to do, this open door policy i s messed up. Where else in the world , name any other country that allow 10’s of millions of people to just come into the country and are given all the benefits and food, housing, monthly checks.

    We think, well just raise the tax on the rich, they just did that and all 60 billion went to the Sandy storm victims.

    You have allowed Obama to run wild, 6 trillion in debt in four years, and at this rate another 10 Trillion by the end of this term. Where do you think the $$ will come from? With up to 25 million new people on the rolls, I guarantee we will get less of everything and will remain on the bottom rung.

    You who think Obama is one of us, wrong, perhaps in color only. You seem to be quite happy when he out foxes the Repubs. but you don’t see what all of the borrowing and spending is doing to the nation. If you understood economic’s you wouldn’t think things are so great, and that Obama is doing such a wonderful job. Obama can’t even lower the cost of gas that’s doubled under his watch. Think! Stop being a lemming following the media and the so called black leaders!

    • Samdromeda

      January 30, 2013 at 5:02 am

      Psychodrama is all that it is doing to the nation. The whole planet lives o other peoples money and it is paid back with interest to the Central Banks which are privately owned. The business cycle is controlled by these institutions. Arguments over money have destroyed marriages. It can also destroy nations. The most valuable commodity on this planet is the people. Money grows wings and flies away like the pollution that rises from our tail pipes. There is an old saying…Pray for you leaders so that you can live your lives in peace. Speak for your own or receive nothing at all. On this planet all destructive cycles and purposes are well funded. Constructive purposes are suppressed
      because it makes the money go away. A purpose fulfilled has no further need of intervention. Cures prevent healthcare. With the banks we will always be renting money unless we learn to grow it like our corn.

  5. Samdromeda

    January 30, 2013 at 4:36 am

    The Latino intelligensia said a long time ago that they would take over. The right wingers monitored and knows this. They see it as a Latino insurgency. They fail to see that oppression leads to the oppressors being removed from the land. I wonder what Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, who is Latino , would say about this.

  6. David2001

    January 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

    There was a time not so long ago that republicans and a lot of white people loved Latino’s. They held them up as a model minority who was hard working, industrious and willing to do any type of job for little pay. This back handed compliment which many Latinos enjoyed was mainly meant as a racial insult to black American citizens who are viewed as being lazy for fighting for equal rights and equal pay. But now that Latinos are demanding immigration reform, citizenship and equal rights they have fallen out of favor of white republicans who once loved them. So long as Latinos were willing to be the frighten low paid (practically slave labor) workforce they were the favorite pets of the republican party.

    With double digit unemployment among blacks I would think the last thing that a president that we gave over 90% of our vote to would support was amnesty for illegals immigrant workers. President Obama should simply have his Attorney General Eric Holder crack down on business owners who break the law by hiring low paid illegal slave labor instead of American workers.

  7. Samuel Ojomo

    January 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This clueless congressman forgot that his Italian descendants are worse that these modern day immigrants education wise. Most of these new arrivals today, at least in many ways, are better than those shoemakers, carpenters, painters, bricklayers that came from Italy and uneducated, please congressman don’t get me started.

  8. Mother-Nature

    January 31, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Most of the GOP Congressmen and Reps are clueless about Latinos, Blacks and women. And that is why they lost more than 75% of those votes. For this man to say that “Latinos are not educated enough to vote Repub. is silly.” The real deal is that Latinos are not duped by the stupidity of the GOP.

    Of all the political parties we have…it is the GOP …the rightwingers…Conservatives….who do not like SCIENCE, FACTS, RESEARCH or any type of evidence. They are notorious for ignoring what 98% of the world’s scientists…climatologists, environmentalists, conservationists…have warned about the dangers of global warming.

    We have been watching the WEATHER go wild…such as the 1000 mile long storm that just hit the country …. stretching from MI to NOLA and out to the East Coast. It was not long ago that the monster hurricane (Sandy) hit the NY – NJ area. And the summer of 2012 was the hottest on record EVER….with numerous wildfires and drought.

    BUT THE REPUBLICANS keep promoting the lies about CLIMATE CHANGE….which is the result of too much pollution, gas emissions …leading to a much warmer planet. The ECO-SYSTEM is design to maintain certain temperatures…and when the Earth gets too warm…the STORMS ERUPT.

    Republicans are the LEAST KNOWLEDGEABLE of all the politicians.

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