Mike Huckabee disses Americans, Mexicans, promotes illegal immigration
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...When people say illegal immigrants take jobs from Americans, Huckabee said he asks them to name someone "who cannot get a job because a Mexican illegally here has taken the job they want."He really hit them all:
"If that's the case, if you can get me their name and phone number by five this afternoon, I can have them making a bed, plucking a chicken, tarring a roof or picking a tomato by the morning at 8 o' clock," he said.
No one has been able to give him a name, he said. Illegal immigrants have jobs Americans don't want, he said...
1. Appeal to ignorance.
2. Support for illegal immigration.
3. A McCain-style disconnect.
4. Dissing Mexicans, as if they're genetically predisposed to being our maids and gardeners.
5. Dissing all the American citizens who are maids, gardeners, and the like in states and areas without a large illegal alien population.
America has a right to know who's here and why, he said. But federal immigration laws "are so antiquated and the process so cumbersome, it would take some people 10 to 20 years to go through the legal process."Our rights aren't just limited to knowing who's here, they include deciding who's able to come here in the first place. George Bush, the GOP, and the Democrats have taken that right away and Huckabee would just continue that de facto policy.
Then comes the usual false choice between an amnesty and mass deportations:
Creating a system to process people properly and thoroughly would cost money, but certainly less than it would cost to "round up 13 million people and deport them," Huckabee said.He continues with the Bushian/Feinsteinian redefinition of amnesty:
He said he doesn't believe in "blanket amnesty," but illegal immigrants here should be given a way to pay a fine and apply for legal status. They should be required to speak English and pay taxes, he said.Then, the Rovian/Schwarzeneggerian call to just relax:
He said the debate has gotten too emotional.And, for good measure, some sanctimony combined with more support for illegal immigration:
"Tonight, when you get home, get on your knees and thank God you live in a country people are trying to break into rather than a country people are trying to break out of," Huckabee said. "If we start there, we might have a possibility of getting a solution."Previous coverage starts in Mike Huckabee: opposition to "comprehensive" immigration reform isn't racist