Roy Beck is the founder of anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA, a guy who would like nothing more than to bring immigration to pre-1965 levels. He did his best John McCain “making the media rounds” impression by appearing on 10 radio stations to make his small-minded case.
And how did he do that? By comparing the vile work he’s doing on his nasty little anti-immigration mission to the real work immigrant day laborers do. Because, you know, they’re so analogous.
Here’s what Beck (a common name among GOPutzes) said to the National Journal while saturating the air waves during his media blitz:
“It’s a little bit like being at a day labor site,” he said, describing the event.
“Or like speed dating?” I asked.
“It is like speed dating, that’s true,” he said. “But it is like a day labor site, you’re just there. The little pickup truck drives by. Drives real slowly. And I go, ‘I’m available! I’m cheeep!‘”
No bigotry or stereotyping there. I wonder who mows his lawn or cleans his toilet for him.
NumbersUSA has been responsible for some of the most virulent anti-immigrant tactics, including claiming that Americans’ quality of life was ruined by immigrants. The group has also made concerted efforts to try to drive a wedge between African-Americans and immigrants.
And to think that in one day, listeners were exposed to this jerk’s toxic message on nearly a dozen radio shows.