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Geraldo: Latinos who vote for an anti-amnesty candidate are “Uncle Toms”
Hot Air ^ | 05/27/2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/27/2008 9:00:53 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Noteworthy, not because this is the first time he’s said something this vile but because it’s not. He floated it to our favorite liberal in February during an interview on Fox News radio (and, sad to say, wasn’t called on it) and thought so highly of his bon mot that he recycled it for his new book. Either no one’s taken him aside to explain how disgusting it is or someone has taken him aside but he thinks it’s so important and righteous that he’s going to keep deploying it anyway. I don’t 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. He’s 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 commonwealth’s rare opportunity to explain itself and amplify the growing importance in the larger nation’s 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 ICE’s draconian workplace campaign. Leaving a trail of broken hearts and disrupted communities is not the way to fix America’s broken immigration system.

Note the casual reference to “our” votes; I’ve said my piece before about his crude, one-dimensional approach to this issue but it’s nice to know, a year later, that nothing’s 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 can’t be bothered with the clip, read Heather MacDonald’s 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 higher—94 percent—if 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 Geraldo’s “Uncle Tom” comment featured?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; antiamericanism; geraldorivera; hispandering; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; invasion; jerryrivers; liberalbigot; macacamoment; plantationdemocrats; racebaiting; stopsnitchin; theutword; whorealdo
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1 posted on 05/27/2008 9:00:53 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: Liz; calcowgirl; Calpernia; indylindy; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; pissant; SoConPubbie; ...

Hispandering PING.


2 posted on 05/27/2008 9:02:16 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Gerald Rivers...AKA Jeraldo Rivera....AKA Racist extroardinaire.
3 posted on 05/27/2008 9:02:35 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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Race baiting: injecting race into a debate where it has no legitimate place, for the sole purpose of heightening and exploiting racial tension, in order to stifle the debate. Those who engage in it are by definition racist.
4 posted on 05/27/2008 9:04:38 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Kinda sounds like Juan Mcloon...


5 posted on 05/27/2008 9:06:41 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Unfortunately, he claims to represent and speak for all Americans of Hispanic descent.

Geraldo does NOT speak for me!


6 posted on 05/27/2008 9:07:51 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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!!


7 posted on 05/27/2008 9:10:31 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

No, Jerry, they’re “Americans”!


8 posted on 05/27/2008 9:10:52 PM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: JRios1968
A half-Jewish/half-Puerto Rican upper middle class kid from Lawn Guyland claiming to speak for anyone with an "ez" at the end of their name.

Rich, coming from guy who started his career as Jerry Rivers.

9 posted on 05/27/2008 9:11:34 PM PDT by Clemenza (Why do I Find Myself Attracted to Amy Winehouse?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

That would be Tio Toms wouldn’t it?


10 posted on 05/27/2008 9:12:28 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: NRA2BFree
"This is further proof that Geraldo has lost his mind."

You are assuming he had one in the first place.

11 posted on 05/27/2008 9:13:16 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

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...)


12 posted on 05/27/2008 9:21:06 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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!


13 posted on 05/27/2008 9:23:01 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: Clemenza

“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.


14 posted on 05/27/2008 9:25:21 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: SAJ
"I wish there were a more elegant way of saying that...)"

You just did exactly that. The truth is always elegant.

15 posted on 05/27/2008 9:30:00 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Do us Spaniards count as uncle toms too? Or is it only hispanics? I’m confused


16 posted on 05/27/2008 9:33:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Jerry, as a total idiot, you have no dog in this hunt.


17 posted on 05/27/2008 9:35:05 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“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!

http://dontspeakforme.org/ourstory.html


18 posted on 05/27/2008 9:35:41 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: STE=Q

“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.


19 posted on 05/27/2008 9:40:26 PM PDT by Thomas W.
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Uncle Tom was a hero. And Jerry is an idiot.


20 posted on 05/27/2008 9:49:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rottndog

I’ll never forget when, about a year ago, Geraldo told Bill O’Reilly that the Illegal Immigrants were “our honored guests”.

What a ding-bat.


21 posted on 05/27/2008 9:51:42 PM PDT by no dems (90% of Blacks vote for the only Black candidate; isn't that racist?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Gerardo Legree, why not go help out another country instead of bothering the one you hate?


22 posted on 05/27/2008 9:56:24 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Geraldo, like Obama, constantly pimps for “street cred” amongst a group they really care nothing about, but are happy to exploit for their own personal gain.


23 posted on 05/27/2008 9:58:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

And what does he call REAL immigrants who choose to vote for pro-immigration candidates instead of his anti-immigration ones ???

Jerry Rivers is anti-immigration...

Illegal aliens and their enablers are anti-immigration...

AMNESTY pushers are anti-immigration..

Americans who want the border closed, are pro-immigration

Americans who want the fence built are pro-immigration

Americans who want the illegal aliens deported are pro-immigration

Americans who want aliens to come here through immigration are pro-immigration

Americans who dont want AMNESTY for 30,000,000+ illegal aliens are pro-immigration


24 posted on 05/27/2008 10:03:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JRios1968

just call me Tio Tomas...


25 posted on 05/27/2008 10:15:33 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: latina4dubya

You and me both...


26 posted on 05/27/2008 10:27:14 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Jerry Rivers weighs in, luckily we’re paying him by the ounce.


27 posted on 05/27/2008 10:29:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
any Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom

The only Uncle Tom in this context is Whoraldo

28 posted on 05/27/2008 10:55:24 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("If youÂ’re drawing flak, you know you're over the target".)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

George Shelby returns to his farm, where his father has died, breaks the news to Chloe of Tom’s death, and frees all his slaves, telling them to remember that they owe their freedom to the influence of Uncle Tom.
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/Uncle-Tom-s-Cabin-About-the-Novel-A-Brief-Synopsis.id-155,pageNum-7.html


29 posted on 05/27/2008 11:05:25 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Gerald Rivers is just frightened that he could lose his gardner, pool boy and personal masseuse....WITH happy ending.


30 posted on 05/27/2008 11:17:06 PM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: JRios1968
Unfortunately, he claims to represent and speak for all Americans of Hispanic descent.

No he really does not speak for most legal legal Mexicans.

31 posted on 05/27/2008 11:21:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Grunthor

What a great tagline! ;)


32 posted on 05/27/2008 11:25:44 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Geraldo the perpetual racist.


33 posted on 05/27/2008 11:39:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I truly despise this race baiting jerk. I like to watch a fair amount of Fox News programs, but there is no way I would watch his show. Any time someone has him on their show, e.g., Fox and Friends or O’Reilly, I change the channel.


34 posted on 05/28/2008 12:10:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Doesn’t he mean an Uncle Tomás?


35 posted on 05/28/2008 12:29:38 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Geraldo, that is bunk!


36 posted on 05/28/2008 1:11:13 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: JRios1968

Unfortunately, he claims to represent and speak for all Americans of Hispanic descent.

Geraldo does NOT speak for me!

NOR FOR ME!!!


37 posted on 05/28/2008 1:28:32 AM PDT by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: Zack Attack

And does that make Jewish Americans who vote for Barack Hussein Obama Uncle Tevyas?

Et tu, Jerry?


38 posted on 05/28/2008 3:34:40 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: Texas Eagle

el Tio Tomas?


39 posted on 05/28/2008 3:35:15 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Geraldo, what other laws do you feel should not apply to you and your illegal buddies?


40 posted on 05/28/2008 4:25:12 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Bigg Red

I enjoyed seeing that ‘War Stories’ with Ollie were on in his time slot Sat night. Also, Hannity’s America was on back to back on Sunday. Does this mean (hopefully) that he is finally gone from Fox?


41 posted on 05/28/2008 4:30:10 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: mathluv
I hope. But I have a feeling it is too good to be true. FOX should replace him with John Gibson who disappeared from FOX.
42 posted on 05/28/2008 4:41:22 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: SunkenCiv; F15Eagle; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Jerry Rivers can kindly go sit on an air hose and turn it on full blast. He’s more full of stuffing than a Thanksgiving turkeyl.


43 posted on 05/28/2008 4:45:19 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hillary, Obama, McCain. Curly, Larry, Moe. Decisions, decisions.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“any Latino who votes for a Republican or a Democrat who opposes rational immigration reform is an Uncle Tom.”

And any American who advocates open borders is a traitor.


44 posted on 05/28/2008 5:13:40 AM PDT by NTHockey
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

shame he got out Al Capone’s vault


45 posted on 05/28/2008 5:40:17 AM PDT by Reader Poster
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To: Reader Poster
shame he got out Al Capone’s vault

An early nominee for Post of the Day! ;)

46 posted on 05/28/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Why would a Hispanic who arrived here legally want to grant to other Hispanics the same benefits without their need to play by the rules?


47 posted on 05/28/2008 6:25:03 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Irish Eyes

He doesn’t even speak for all Puerto Ricans!


48 posted on 05/28/2008 6:29:38 AM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Race-baiting from Geraldo?

Or ethnic-baiting?

Nah, never!


49 posted on 05/28/2008 7:30:17 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Do us Spaniards count as uncle toms too? Or is it only hispanics? I’m confused

Funny how Political-Correctness-Speak has appropriated the name of the Roman province of Hispania to mean "Mestizo".


50 posted on 05/28/2008 7:37:43 AM PDT by Polybius
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