The Republican way, “must’ve been a foreigner”?

17 Apr

According to one Republican Tea Party (GOTP) member of Congress – Steve King from Iowa – the Boston Marathon bombings show that immigration reform could endanger the public. So, what’s the “Congressman” alleging? Oh nothing, just that the bombings were probably the work of some foreigner, never mind the fact no suspects had been named when King made his claim.


“Some of the speculation that has come out is that, yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa,” King said to the National Review’s Robert Costa. “If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.”

King says the Boston bombings should slow movement on immigration reform because that’s the standard grumpy old white guy, or GOTP, response; let’s blame the Asian, Mexican, Black, or Muslim … anyone but who it might be.

“If we can’t background-check people that are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background-check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where?” King mewed.

So, another uber-conservative shoots his mouth off without having the facts, and without thinking – GOTP standard operating procedure.

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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Boston Bombing


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