Skip to comments.Gutierrez (Ill RAT) plays 'Who's an American?' discrimination game on House floor
Posted on 06/27/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT by Libloather
Gutierrez plays 'Who's an American?' discrimination game on House floor
By Pete Kasperowicz - 06/27/12 10:52 AM ET
Rep. Luis Guterriez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning tried to demonstrate how difficult it is to decide which people are U.S. citizens and which are immigrants by showing pictures of celebrities on the House floor and asking viewers to guess who was born in America.
Gutierrez's game-show-like presentation was meant to highlight that Arizona's immigration law could lead to racial profiling. The Supreme Court on Monday upheld part of Arizona's law that allows the state's police to check whether people are lawful immigrants, but rejected other parts that allow police to enforce immigration laws in any way.
Democrats have said this decision will likely lead police to check papers based on whether people look like they might not be Americans.
"The idea that any government official can determine who belongs in America and who doesn't simply by looking at them is completely ridiculous, unfair and un-American," Gutierrez said. "And yet this absurdity is the law of Arizona."
To show how difficult it is, Gutierrez first showed a picture of Geraldo Rivera and Ted Koppel. He said that while some might guess that Rivera is a non-American "for some reason that clearly has nothing to do with the way he looks" Rivera was born in New York, while Koppel was born in England.
He then showed pictures of singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, and noted that Gomez was born in Texas, while Bieber is Canadian.
"Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers," Gutierrez said.
He also showed pictures of Jeremy Lin and Tony Parker, both NBA point guards, and noted that Lin is the U.S. citizen, while Parker was born in Europe. Gutierrez feigned confusion over Lin and Parker, and mockingly marveled at the skill Arizona police must have to tell the difference.
"I'm not an Arizona police officer who would know that Jermey Lin was born in Los Angeles and Tony Parker, whoops, Europe, Belgium?"
I’m so sick of these bigots and their selfish attempts at pity-party. If these were Europeans running over here this SOB would be screaming the loudest
OK Luis, now tell us which ones are here illegally.
Let’s play who is a retard and show Gutierrez’s picture first.
They need to re-check Gutierrez. He is dirty like Obama, Rezko, Blagojevich, Rove.
He sure made some money on some property...piece of chit.
Nothing better to do than play games on the House floor.
Everything in the past three + years: pre-revolutionary.
I know who used to be a gang banger. Little Luis Gutierrez, former Latin King. He was a little punk a## then and he’s a punk still.
Sir, you were driving 20 MPH over the limit, please show me your drivers license and registration.
"Sorry, I don't have them on me"
What is, "Can you prove you're here legally, Alex?"
Did Rosita, Big Bird and Elmo join the congressman in his lesson to the House?
In 1981 I was stopped by an Ohio State Trooper in my $400 1974 Gremlin rust bucket with Texas tags and everything I owned in the back (PCS to Germany). I had been in El Paso for 4 years and on the road for 3 days, no shave. He asked me for my Green Card. I gave him my military ID and said “This is the only Green Card I have”. He fell all over himself apologizing. I laughed and said “I’m glad you’re checking”
Now THAT’S a good story.
The point is, I was/am a citizen and I didn't/don't mind proving it. If you're not a citizen and don't like having to prove it - tough. GO HOME! Don't come back! Tell you amigos not to come!
If the Japs or Russians ever invaded this country or killed as many Americans at the same rates as the Mexicans, we would’ve nuked them so far into the stone age, they’d become muslim countries by default.
You paid $400 for an 8 year old Gremlin? You must have been in real need with no coin. The Trooper should have ticketed you for being a semi-moving hazard on its way to being toxic dump-site!
Thank you for your service, sir, in both the military and here at FR (1998 was a good year to join FR.)
Is that rabbit-toothed POS still using up oxygen that would more properly benefit his betters?