Skip to comments.Geraldo Rivera calls Republicans 'a party of scolds' in Fox News interview
Posted on 02/05/2013 3:40:18 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
"The Republican Party nationally has drifted away from the party of business, the party of free enterprise, the party of 'Come on, use your native abilities to pick yourself up by your bootstraps,'" Rivera said on "Studio B with Shepard Smith."
"And we've become a party of scolds," he added. "The party of 'No, you can't have an abortion. No, if you're gay, you can't be married. No, if you're an immigrant, you can't possibly think you are going to get on line to become a citizen of the United States.'"
"We've got to go back to the party of inclusion," Rivera said during the Shepard Smith interview. "The big-tent Republican Party where we say to the Democrats, 'Listen, we're not forfeiting the black vote to you just automatically, or the Latino vote, or the Asian vote.' Those are people who are among our strivers, who are energetic, vibrant. They want the best for themselves and their families."
"I want to reach out to all the people of the very diverse state of New Jersey," he said, "and say the Republican party is more than the cliche that you've been understanding and hearing lately."
Rivera also slammed what he called the "nativist" wing of the party for abandoning former President George W. Bush on immigration reform.
"They made the brown skin people and other immigrants the enemy, talking about machine guns on the border and self-deportation and concepts like that" Rivera said. Why would a Latino person want to vote for a Republican under those circumstances?"
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Geraldo hears the truth and feels scolded.
And Jerry Rivers wants it to be a party of mewling sycophants begging for democrat crumbs. He’s just one more Uriah Heep “republican”.
Theres no reaching idiots like Geraldo. Just smile and wave.
No you can’t have a slave. No you can’t make citizens slaves to the Socialist state. No...
Same Sex Marriage ain’t about equality. It’s about tearing down the institution of marriage, the patriarchy, religious traditions... The Leftists who started down this road in the 1960s were quite clear and specific about their goals with it.
I think he forgot “No, you can’t own a gun”, “No, you can’t drink that large soda”, “No, you can’t have Twinkies in your school lunches”, “No, you can’t smoke”, “No, you can’t buy your own health insurance”, “No, you didn’t build that!”..
The Line is pretty doggone long already....US admits one million plus immigrants every year granting them “green cards” aka permanent residence visa. Then after 5 years the green card holders become eligible to apply for citizenship.
Those 11 million illegals can go back at the end of that line which is probably 6 to 7 years long waiting period already.
When did he become a Republican? He always seemed to be a far-left lib to me and I’m sure I heard him say he was a Libertarian not too many years ago. He’s no more a Republican than Bernie Sanders!
Aside from many other things this twit has done he gave away the troops position on live TV and never was held accountable for it in my opinion.
He is another scourge on the planet in my opinion.
A BIG part of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’ is being told NO , You can’t have a FREE RIDE(Immigration along with the welfare perks that certainly will follow) and then dealing with it.
Living ain’t easy...and some will have it harder than others..
An acquaintance of mine went to school with Jerry Rivers here, and told me that he didn’t become “Geraldo” until after he graduated, when he discovered that he could game the system better with a Spanish sounding name.
Rivera should just come out of the closet and admit he’s a demo along with Powell. When he says Republicans think immigrants shouldn’t be allowed to become citizens he was speaking democrat because he conveniently failed to mention the word ILLEGAL.
Stealin' when he should have been buyin'
LOL I was thinking of the Dickens character but the song works too.
Reminds me of another a$$hole called Barry...
Maybe because a Latino person is an American: and wants our sovereignty protected.- tom
No don’t die. No death isn’t good. No theft isn’t right. No don’t abandon children.
Or ride a bike without a helmet, or carry a Bible in school, or have a 3.5 gallon toilet...How dare we oppose killing babies, perversion, and lawbreakers!
Take me across the water 'cause I need some place to hide.
I done the rancher's daughter and I sure did hurt his pride.
Jerry Rivers IS both stupid and ignorant. Plus I think he is a pedophile and a closet dresser too.
We call fathers of unwanted chil’run DEADBEAT DADS when they refuse to pay child support for 18 years.
But a woman who KILLS her baby is “empowered”.
Same as how a woman who uses is a vibrator is “empowered” but a man who has sex with an inflatable doll is a loser.
We have reason to scold as the liberals “force” things on us that are completely opposite of our religion. If they would leave us alone we would have no need to scold.
Somebody list all the nos that have been forced on the American people and slip it over to Jerry.
I’m no fan of Geraldo but he is right.
Gerry is myopic.
His party says no to guns, no to keeping your estate when you die, no to religion (except Islam) in schools and science (NASA), no to choosing your own healthcare, no to choosing your own diet, no to 5 gallon toilets, no to 75watt lightbulbs, no to domestic oil production, no to...
Geraldo is a democrat lying whore.