Where does the Republican/Tea (GOTP) Party find these people? Seriously, a United States Congressman, Mo Brooks from Alabama, actually said “As your congressman on the House floor, I will do anything short of shooting them. Anything that is lawful, it needs to be done because illegal aliens need to quit taking jobs from American citizens”?
You’re killing me Smalls!
Brooks made his incredible statement during an interview on WHNT, an Alabama TV station on 29 June 11.
During the interview Brooks went on to say, “They (illegal aliens) have no right to be here. They are clogging up our emergency rooms, and making our education system more expensive. If you go to the Madison County Jail, there are far too many illegal aliens there because they have victimized Americans.”
So, once again a GOTP politician has decided to blame his state’s ills on illegal aliens; according to Brooks, illegals are responsible for problems in health care, and education and are roaming around victimizing “real” Americans; thus he feels his violent rhetoric is acceptable. When American politicians begin to use one group of people – easily identified by race – as the cause of all ills they take steps down the same road a political party took in Germany in the early 1930s.
They are advocating people be arrested if they can’t prove their citizenship – show me your papers.
They are advocating “anything short of shooting them” meaning beating them is OK? Stabbing is OK? Lynching is OK? Anything short of shooting is an awfully big anything.
Congressman Brooks was wrong to say what he did, and his ignorance is showing. Maybe folks in Alabama think this is OK, or at least the folks in Brook’s District might, but someone, somewhere in the GOTP needs to stand up and say “enough is enough”. Someone in that party needs to grow up, be the adult and reclaim it from the lunatics on the fringe.