Skip to comments.Geraldo: Latinos who vote for an anti-amnesty candidate are “Uncle Toms”
Posted on 05/27/2008 9:00:53 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Noteworthy, not because this is the first time hes said something this vile but because its not. He floated it to our favorite liberal in February during an interview on Fox News radio (and, sad to say, wasnt called on it) and thought so highly of his bon mot that he recycled it for his new book. Either no ones taken him aside to explain how disgusting it is or someone has taken him aside but he thinks its so important and righteous that hes going to keep deploying it anyway. I dont know which is worse. Bear in mind, though, that even demagogues on the order of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tend to shy away from rhetoric in this vein when applied to simple voting preferences. Hes actually out-race-baiting professional race-baiters.
I have previously written in His Panic, Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S. that, any Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom. In view of the pending Puerto Rico Democratic primary and the island commonwealths rare opportunity to explain itself and amplify the growing importance in the larger nations future of the Latino vote; it is time to say to all three candidates that our votes will go to the presidential aspirant who has the courage to defy the mob and call for an immediate cessation of ICEs draconian workplace campaign. Leaving a trail of broken hearts and disrupted communities is not the way to fix Americas broken immigration system.
Note the casual reference to our votes; Ive said my piece before about his crude, one-dimensional approach to this issue but its nice to know, a year later, that nothings changed. Read the whole post, too, as his alternative to raids on illegal immigrant workplaces is handing out summonses giving the recipient a time and place to appear for a deportation hearing. Michelle addressed that subject in an interview once upon a time with Neil Cavuto, but if you cant be bothered with the clip, read Heather MacDonalds essay on criminal illegal aliens (which might help Geraldo understand why ICE is armed) and look for the paragraph on run letters. Quote: [I]n 2001, 87 percent of deportable aliens who received run letters disappeared, a number that was even higher94 percentif they were from terror-sponsoring countries. Exit question: In which chapter of that Media Matters report on fear and loathing in immigration rhetoric, do you suppose, will we find Geraldos Uncle Tom comment featured?
Kinda sounds like Juan Mcloon...
Unfortunately, he claims to represent and speak for all Americans of Hispanic descent.
Geraldo does NOT speak for me!
This is further proof that Geraldo has lost his mind. There are NO anti-amnesty candidates. ALL presidential candidates support amnesty. Basically, illegals have won. If he weren’t so busy spewing his racist BS, he would have noticed!!
No, Jerry, they’re “Americans”!
Rich, coming from guy who started his career as Jerry Rivers.
That would be Tio Toms wouldn’t it?
You are assuming he had one in the first place.
Quite right, and WELL said. A race/ethnicity pimp is never more or less than a race/ethnicity pimp. (I wish there were a more elegant way of saying that...)
So I guess that mean 33%-40% of Latinos are Uncle Toms. I got a Conservative co-worker who is Latino, but born and raised here, and hates gangsters and tell me about the north vs south battle between Mexican gangs......I intend to inform him that he is Uncle Tom! LOL!
“A half-Jewish/half-Puerto Rican upper middle class........”
Well, the whole class-identity/separation-for-benefit plan in America was started by the ‘Jerry Rivers’ half of that demographic mix. Nice that they are coming over to our side in greater numbers currently, now that the Frankenstein they created is threatening to impact them. But I remember.
You just did exactly that. The truth is always elegant.
Do us Spaniards count as uncle toms too? Or is it only hispanics? I’m confused
Jerry, as a total idiot, you have no dog in this hunt.
“any Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom.
Tell that to these people... Whorealdo!
Any Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom.
As a half-Mexican, I must correct y’all: The correct term is “Tio Taco.”
Although now they mostly call you “coconuts”: brown on the outside, white on the inside.
Me, I’m pinkish brown on the outside and mostly red on the inside, with some pink, some grayish-green bits, some purple, a dash of beige, and a little pinkish yellow.
Uncle Tom was a hero. And Jerry is an idiot.
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