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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    All Americans called them wetbacks. The country had a program called Operation Wetback under Dwight Eisenhower and over a million of them were deported.
    Got a link for that?

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Which non-Hispanic people come here illegally, through water?
    i will await your answer to that question
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    GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i will await your answer to that question
    None that I know of, although it could. Now answer my question.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    None. Now answer my question.
    none. now, notice how you were wrong when you posted that wetback was not applicable to a race or ethnicity:
    Except 'wetbacks' isn't a racial or ethnic slur. It's a term to describe illegal immigrants who get here via water.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Got a link for that?
    I have many, the same ones you could find in less than one second on the most common search engine on the internet.

    No charge.
    Last edited by Ray410; 03-30-13 at 04:23 PM.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Except 'wetbacks' isn't a racial or ethnic slur. It's a term to describe illegal immigrants who get here via water. Water is wet, and when people come here illegally through water, their back gets wet, hence the term Wetback.
    I'm aware of where the term comes from. It's an ethnic slur delivered at Mexicans. Do we call the ones that cross the desert in Arizona "Drybacks?"


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    That's an excellent analogy for a Democrat.
    Republicans know those words too. If they didn't, this thread wouldn't exist.


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    GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    none. now, notice how you were wrong when you posted that wetback was not applicable to a race or ethnicity:
    No, I wasn't wrong. If people started swimming here illegally from Europe, Africa, etc., they would be wetbacks as well. Cubans are also wetbacks. They come here illegally through the water.
    Last edited by The Man; 03-30-13 at 04:22 PM.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Yup really. He never switched to the GOP and only went third party because of the hubbub after his failed party coup against JFK in the 64 nomination cycle. After the assassination his attempt to take party control was shelved. Finding no home with the GOP or the dems he tried third party in 68.

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    GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Do we call the ones that cross the desert in Arizona "Drybacks?"
    We could. That wouldn't be a racial or ethnic slur either.

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