New Model Inclusive GOP, Alaskan Division

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 9,893 Senior Member
One of the House of Representatives’ longest-serving Republicans now says he meant “no disrespect” when he used the term “wetbacks” to describe migrant workers his family once employed.

His comment, which drew a strong rebuke from the House speaker, flies in the face of his party’s effort to improve outreach to minority groups.

In an interview with a local radio station Thursday, Alaska Rep. Don Young was discussing how advances in technology have reduced the need for some types of employment and referred to farming his family once did in California.

“My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” he told KRBD. “It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”


http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-don-young-rebuked-over-slur-20130329,0,965914.story
Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Pinchy Gringo.
  • dryfliedryflie Senior Member Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    And those machines are sneaking over the border from China.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    it's not what you believe that's important it's what you can fool 'you people' into to believing what you need them to think you believe about them
  • FlykuniFlykuni Senior Member Posts: 799 Senior Member
    Rubio gains at CPAC, Alaska blows it back.

    Go GOP! Go! Back....

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