This is Linda Chavez's latest column, which has cause a lot of discussion among the Republicans who were attacked:
Some people just don't like Mexicans—or anyone else from south of the border. They think Latinos are freeloaders and welfare cheats who are too lazy to learn English. They think Latinos have too many babies and that Latino kids will dumb down our schools. They think Latinos are dirty, diseased, indolent and more prone to criminal behavior. They think Latinos are just too different from us ever to become real Americans. ... .Townhall.comLatino Fear and Loathing, By Linda Chavez
And this is a parody of the White House spin on opposition to amnesty by Frank J. semi-pro humorist:
IMMIGRATION BILL FAQ
Q. I'm concerned that the immigration bill focuses more on giving illegal immigrants amnesty than border protection. Does the President share these concerns?
A. The President doesn't hate brown people.
Q. This isn't a racial issue. Many people think this bill will only encourage more illegal immigration and leave our borders open and dangerous. What are the answer to these charges?
A. To answer your underlying question, I'm afraid the the President is against your proposal to commit genocide against Hispanics.
Q. This isn't about Hispanics! This is about our laws being respected and our national security!
A. Unfortunately, America has had a long history of closed-minded bigots like you who hate all immigrants and want to keep the nation white and pure. To answer what we can only assume will be your next question, no, jackboots aren't tax deductible, but have fun in your neo-Nazi march anyway.IMAO: IMAO Exclusive: The White House's and WSJ's Immigration Bill FAQ
Frank J. is not only funnier than Linda Chavez, but he's not trying to get people to take him seriously. However, we hear people who talk like that for real all time.
But there are a couple of points, one of which is that some of the people from "south of the border" are Muslim terrorists. The most recent terror plot uncovered included as one of the conspirators Russell Defreitas, described (by the Associated Press) as "a U.S. citizen native to Guyana," or in plain English, an immigrant from south of the border.
Also, while Bill O' Reilly sounds like he's wimping out when he says "I think Linda Chavez is on to something. I don't know how much. It's so hard, but I think there is some basic racism on the right. We don't like Latinos, you know, for all the reasons Linda listed. Am I wrong?" he had a very interesting counterpoint, just before he said that:
Now on the other side, the open border people want a huge influx of foreign nationals to become American citizens, because they don't like the white Christian male power structure that's in place now.
Right! America is too white, too Christian, too American for a lot of people, and we need to remember that while there may be some people who "don't like Mexicans," (not that there's anything wrong with that, it's a free country) there are also a lot of people who don't like Americans, and would prefer them to be replaced.