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AUDIO-- Rep. Paul Broun: Georgia will only go Democratic if "all these illegal aliens" get to vote

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Note: Apparently the audio code is messed up, so please follow the link below for audio.

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said the following on a local radio show, via the Hill:

"It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually they're on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent on the federal government so they can continue their radical, big government agenda. They want to get people so that they're looking to for bigger and bigger government.

"The only way Georgia's going to change is if we have all these illegal aliens in here in Georgia, give them the right to vote. It would be morally wrong, it would be illegal to do so, under our current law. Actually, all these illegal aliens are getting federal largesse and taking taxpayers' dollars. And that's the only way that this state is going to become Democratic again, in the next number of decades."

One: Hey Paul Broun, they are not "illegal aliens," they are people. People who are trying to make it. People with families. People who pay taxes. People who scrub other people's toilets and take care of other people's kids. People who are kids themselves, trying to get an education so they can contribute to society responsibly, unlike yourself. People who scare the crap out of you, because without their votes, you and what's left of your party are toast.

Two: STFU.

Three: If you, Paul Broun, are fundraising off of this kind of disgraceful disparagement, then it is you who is the moocher, the taker, benefiting politically on the backs of those who are struggling to make a better life for themselves. Without them, this country's economy would sink. By the way, genius, check out the image at the top of this post.

Here are all our Paul Broun posts if you want to read more about this brainless, soulless, compassion-less, racist ignoramus.

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VIDEO: Teens confront Boehner who said, “We have no intention of ever going to conference on" immigration bill

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Speaker John Boehner is doing everything he can to doom his own party's chances in future elections. Apparently, the changing demographics that reflect a more diverse America don't phase the guy. He is intent on making them feel less than, and as unwelcome to the Republican party as possible.

In other words, don't even try to crash the white guy's party; besides, we're not all that interested in improving the economy or the country as a whole, especially by including your skills and devotion to America. Plus, we certainly don't want to hand President Obama another victory.

How's that GOP outreach thing workin' for ya, Boehner? Start at about 8:45...

You heard him. He has "no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill … I want us to deal with this issue, but I want to deal with it in a commonsense step by step way as we develop the principles, we’ll figure out how we’ll move ahead.”

Wrong answer, Speaker Wrongie McWrongerson. Big mistake:

Change Nation:

Carmen Lima, 13, of Arizona, and Jennifer Martinez, 16, of Washington state, confront Speaker Boehner at breakfast. Carmen, who hasn't seen her father since she was ten, and Jennifer, whose father was detained for several months by ICE, tell Speaker Boehner how our broken immigration system affected their families and ask for his support on immigration reform.

Think Progress has the transcript of the video above, which has audio that is a little hard to hear:

[T]wo teenagers from the pro-reform group Fair Immigration Reform Movement Youth In Action, approached House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at a diner [and] asked Boehner to advance immigration reform and he responded that although he was committed to moving the bill, it would not “be an easy path forward.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responded in a tweet, “Actually it is easy, @SpeakerBoehner. With 190 cosponsors on H.R.15 and 28 Rs vowing support, we have the votes to pass #immigration reform.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney also responded, “I think [reform] could happen this year..."

If immigration reform doesn't happen soon, and if GOP gerrymandering doesn't completely disenfranchise Democratic voters, then next year the 2014 elections may very well give The Boehner and his fellow obstructionists a whole lot of heartburn.

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An immigration op-ed by a former GOP OK governor that will make conservatives gag

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Frank Keating, former Republican governor of Oklahoma, current president and chief executive of the American Bankers Association, wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.

In that op-ed, he goes all Saint Reagan on us about immigration, but he does make several valid points. Too bad the Republican party is too narrow-minded to open their tightly closed beady little eyes long enough to see how bigoted and racist they look (and often are).

So much for that GOP outreach thing, huh?

Of course, if you need a good laugh, you can always watch this video: GOP Chair Reince Priebus "We're Going To Be The Party That Is Fresh and New In 2016."

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But back to the op-ed. In the spirit of even-handitude, welcome to a Moment of Reagan/Keating Show and Tell:

We cannot support open borders for trade but not for people. [...]

Just as immigrants helped fuel the engine of America's emerging industrial economy 100 years ago, today they are filling two critical job gaps: high-skilled professions in science, technology and advanced manufacturing, and low-skill service and industrial jobs in fast-growing regions. We need immigrants of all skill levels to help build the 21st century economy. Offering opportunities to new Americans doesn't take jobs from citizens. The economy is not zero-sum. It's dynamic, and bringing new talent to American jobs will enlarge the economy for everyone. [...]

Immigration would also help address a critical long-term gap in funding for America's two signature entitlement programs: Social Security and Medicare. [...]

Immigrants are coming here to work, not to become dependent on the state. [...]

America was the world's first nation to be based on principles, not ethnicity.... It is unconscionable to leave a class of neighbors who share our values in perpetual second-class status.

Sadly, the GOP is so intent on struggling to maintain a (rapidly diminishing) white majority, they feel so threatened by anyone who doesn't sound or look like them, and they are so concerned about a growing diverse population that tends to vote for Democrats, that they're willing to continue to give each other soothing anti-immigration sponge baths despite the political and economic consequences.

How mature and statespersonlike of them.

More here.

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VIDEO: The most important election you haven't heard of

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Chris Hayes:

In August, [the mayor of Pasadena, Texas] started pushing a plan to shrink the number of districts from eight to six, and replace those two with at large seats to be voted on by everyone in Pasadena.

And by everyone, we mean the town's white voting majority.

One of two Hispanics on the council, Cody Ray Wheeler.:

He decided to make a full power grab and he didn't care who you'd have to step over to get it.

Hayes:

To the community, the goal of the plan was clear: Dilute the power of the Hispanic vote and hand two seats to the majority white voting population, ensuring the citywide majority white voting population could band together and retain their power.

Wheeler:

What this effectively does is give the south part of town, the Anglo part of town, the majority of the council.

Hayes:

It turns out this is precisely the sort of thing Section Five of the Voting Rights Act was designed to block. In fact, Ruth Bader Ginsburg cited this precise type of discrimination from a pre-Section Five world when the Voting Rights Act came before the court earlier this year.

Justice Ginsburg:

These second generation barriers including racial gerrymandering, switching from district voting to at-large voting...

Hayes:

Did you hear that? At-large voting. It's the oldest trick in the book and it's so immediately recognizable that when a neighboring Texas town of Beaumont cooked up a similar at-large plan, it was blocked by the Justice Department in December 2012.

But then, the Supreme Court killed Section Five of the Voting Rights Act...

Now that Section Five is dead, there are thousands of potential Pasadenas all across the South.

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Brown v. gray: "The real fight under way isn't primarily about the size of government but rather who benefits from it."

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Ron Brownstein wrote an op-ed that was in today's L.A. Times, but true to form, the Times failed to post it online. Here's a link I dug up that takes you to the National Journal instead.

He makes a point many of us have been emphasizing for some time about the white majority becoming the minority, one that ironically discriminates against current minorities.

Brownstein refers to the loudest and clashiest conservatives, the reckless Rafael "Ted" Cruz radicals, as the desperate "kamikaze caucus." This group includes those who are convinced that America is being transformed into "something unrecognizable."

Back in 2010 Rachel Maddow described the growing clamor among older, white, fearful Republicans as "Negrophobia." Here's the video: “Be afraid, white people! The black people are coming for you!”

That doesn't sound very outreachy, does it?

The fight we're seeing over the Affordable Care Act and the government shutdown is not about Obamacare or Big Government. It's about who gets what.

Here are a few excerpts from Brownstein's op-ed:

Veteran Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg... concluded that the roaring sense of embattlement among the almost all-white tea party and evangelical Christian voters central to the GOP base draws on intertwined ideological, electoral, and racial fears. [...]

Greenberg's analysis echoes the findings of other scholars, such as Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol, whose studies have concluded that the tea party's most ardent priority is reducing government transfer payments to those it considers undeserving. Earlier United Technologies/NJ Congressional Connection polling has found that the older and noncollege whites now central to the GOP coalition mostly see health care reform as a program that will benefit the poor rather than people like them (though, in fact, many working-class whites lack insurance). [...]

[O]ur latest polling shows older and downscale whites overwhelmingly resist changes in Medicare or Social Security, which they consider benefits they have earned—and pointedly distinguish from transfer programs.

Those findings suggest that the real fight under way isn't primarily about the size of government but rather who benefits from it. The frenzied push from House Republicans to derail Obamacare, shelve immigration reform, and slash food stamps all point toward a steadily escalating confrontation between a Republican coalition revolving around older whites and a Democratic coalition anchored on the burgeoning population of younger nonwhites. Unless the former recognizes its self-interest in uplifting the latter—the future workforce that will fund entitlements for the elderly—even today's titanic budget battle may be remembered as only an early skirmish in a generation-long siege between the brown and the gray.

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Illinois Black Suburb Can't Even Afford a Library as America Is Privatized and Foreclosed

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Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

If knowledge from books is power, then the predominantly white status quo doesn't have to worry about young people in Ford Heights, Illinois, empowering themselves at the library anytime soon. That is because there is no library and no books to be checked out in one of the poorest suburbs (about 95% African American of what's left of a village that once had 5000 residents) in the nation.  Ford Heights is like a mini-Detroit [...]

Nothing is likely to change.  There will be no happy ending to the library-less library district in Ford Heights.

That's because, quite simply, America has written off young economically limited blacks as expendable. They are just a stereotype -- with some exceptions for the ones that make it through due to special circumstances (think of Barack Obama attending the most prestigious private school in Hawaii).  Yes, there is still a bit of upward mobility wiggle room for poor minorities, but that maneuvering space is contracting as the middle class erodes.

What you are left with is a surfeit of pawns in the great economic shift of the nation's wealth into the hands of a few.

And blacks have long been in the position of being a commodity in a white man's game.

Young minorities in Ford Heights may never read about that; they may never learn the historical context of their plight.

They have no access to a house of public literacy: a library.

Please read the entire post here.

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VIDEO snarkitude: "George Zimmerman's Vigilante Training Academy"

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One of my Twitter pals, @ChrisMcGuire, aka Schlepp Films, tweeted me a link to his new YouTube. It's chock full o' snarkitude.

My Twitter stream has been filled with vile racists and hate-filled tweets since the verdict, and it's abundantly clear that there is no such thing as a "post-racial" America. It's as disheartening as it is disturbing. Let's hope that, as President Obama suggested, younger voters really do get it, and that they'll soon change this country for the better.

As my name says, GottaLaff... or you cry.

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