McCarthyWatch: Florida Hispanic Reps. outraged about inoffensive joke about illegal aliens
Posted Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 1:12 pm
State Representative Don Brown sent an email to colleagues with the following joke:
"Don't forget to pay your taxes -- 12-million illegal aliens are depending on you!"Now, his illegal immigration-supporting racial demagogue colleagues are outraged:
The Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus issued a statement saying it "took serious offense."Unfortunately, Brown has apologized instead of doing what he should have done: politely tell them to stick it.
"It was wrong. It was offensive," said House Speaker Marco Rubio, R-Miami, the son of Cuban immigrants.
Rep. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, said the Brown e-mail showed "an ignorance as to the founding of both this state and our country. It deeply saddens me that this mentality still exists in what we consider to be a forward-looking government."
Rep. Juan-Carlos Planas, R-Miami, said Brown's remark was "not just racist on its face, but it's not true... It's that type of mentality that is prohibiting passage of a reasonable compromise immigration bill in Washington... As long as that festers, we're losing what the American spirit was all about."