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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

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    Disagree with that last. The actual leadership of the party has many times gone a different way than Rush cheerlead for on his show. He's not a political leader, just as Bill Mahr isn't, just as Steven Colbert isn't.
    "I respect Rush Limbaugh, he is a national conservative leader, and in no way do I want to diminish his voice," Steele said in a statement late Monday. "I'm sure that he and I will agree most of the time, but will probably disagree some as well, which is fine.
    "The Democrats are doing everything they can to find ways to take people's attention off of their massive 36-billion-dollar-a-day spending spree that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have embarked on. To the extent that my remarks helped the Democrats in Washington to take the focus, even for one minute, off of their irresponsible expansion of government, I truly apologize."

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Nope, talking about the same time as well. Many Mexicans had 6 months jobs and came and went as their work permits allowed. It wasn't until the programs were scrapped and or greatly restricted that 'they' started staying rather than risk being denied re-entrance to this country. The jobs are here but the family back in Mexico... guess which way the flow went?
    Well then you have it wrong. There were no "guest workers" in that era - they were called green card holders and the agricultural variety were called migrant workers. They were allowed to be here and to follow the picking season and then went home (wherever that was for them) and came back the next season. By picking a season they would be able to make enough to support their families back home for the rest of the year. Rinse, repeat. The ones deported (and not allowed back the next year) are the ones who skirted the registration process. They didn't bring families because there was no space for family and no support for that family (they lived in migrant housing supplied by the farmers).

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    I remember when I was a little kid, before the interstate system there were several small houses just a little south of Indy used for migrant workers. In the late 60 or something the interstate (I465) was literally built around them. They were probably there until the late 90s as rentals when there were finally tore down and a motel was built there. Ooops I wandered off, I said all that to agree, there were only inhabited back then during harvest season.
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well then you have it wrong. There were no "guest workers" in that era - they were called green card holders and the agricultural variety were called migrant workers. They were allowed to be here and to follow the picking season and then went home (wherever that was for them) and came back the next season. By picking a season they would be able to make enough to support their families back home for the rest of the year. Rinse, repeat. The ones deported (and not allowed back the next year) are the ones who skirted the registration process. They didn't bring families because there was no space for family and no support for that family (they lived in migrant housing supplied by the farmers).
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well then you have it wrong. There were no "guest workers" in that era - they were called green card holders and the agricultural variety were called migrant workers. They were allowed to be here and to follow the picking season and then went home (wherever that was for them) and came back the next season. By picking a season they would be able to make enough to support their families back home for the rest of the year. Rinse, repeat. The ones deported (and not allowed back the next year) are the ones who skirted the registration process. They didn't bring families because there was no space for family and no support for that family (they lived in migrant housing supplied by the farmers).
    you seem to have a poor grasp of the Bracero program which was a guest worker program. And yes didn't allow wives to accompany, but you was the one saying the rules were changed so the guest workers could bring wives and thus stop one key reason to continue the border crossing. I say no, the ending of the program in the mid 60's was the game changer as agriculture still wanted pickers but it was too risky to continually cross the border each season. So the men at first and then their families came over and wouldn't risk returning. The ones who skirted the regulations were not deportees but rather the many more workers agribusiness demanded but the quota limit wouldn't allow.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Not at all I'm comparing the responses. Not my problem you can't see hypocrisy when it shines so bright.


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    Are you really comparing an elected official to the 18 year old son of an actor with a high political profile.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Just as much as one congressman represents all Republicans or conservatives. How much of that are you swallowing?


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    Wait, Sean Penn's kid represents all liberals? Um...I didn't even know he had one to be honest.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Not at all I'm comparing the responses. Not my problem you can't see hypocrisy when it shines so bright.
    of course the response is different. One is an 18 year old kid with a politically vocal actor for a parent; the other is an elected government official.

    Why would anyone lend the same importance to what they say?

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Just as much as one congressman represents all Republicans or conservatives. How much of that are you swallowing?

    I think it's possible to condemn the language used by one individual without tarring all Conservatives with that same brush. Are you going to defend the "wetback" remarks just because the guy's a Republicant?


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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

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    I sincerely do not give a ****.
    Says alot about you.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And you're a dope, that's how all liberal minds think. How's that for a generalization?
    Man, enough with the clever repartee.

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