April 11, 2009

Democratic strategist and progressive blogger James Boyce appeared on MSNBC yesterday to discuss Obama's plan to deal with illegal immigration. Boyce shocked host Contessa Brewer and fellow strategist (though for the GOP) Ben Port by suggesting that the reason that Obama may be in for a battle on some commonsense reform because the Republicans--in addition to being reflexively obstructionist--have a wee bit of a racism problem when dealing with immigration.

What? Republicans haven't been beating the whole racism drum when it comes to immigration? Then tell me why so many Republicans refused to get behind GOP presidential candidate John McCain on the basis of his immigration stance?

Be honest, Contessa, the Limbaugh Party is hardly known for fighting racism. Does the fact that Californian Republicans are resurrecting Prop 187 make you wince, even just a little bit?

Macaca, anyone?

Can you think of any other flagrant examples of Republican racism? Leave them in the comments and I'll forward a link to James to back him up next time he's questioned by those pearl-clutchers.

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