First from Raw Story:
“Hispanics are not Democrats, don’t vote Democrat because of immigration,” the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer said in video posted by Right Wing Watch on Tuesday. “It has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. They come from Mexico, which is a socialist country. They want big government intervention, they want big government goodies.”
“Now they want open borders — make no mistake — because they’ve got family and friends that they want to come up and be able to benefit from the plunder of the wealth of the United States, just as they have been able to do.”
He continued: “Republicans can pander all they want to Hispanics, to immigrants and it will not work. There is no way on Earth you care going to get them to leave the Democratic Party. It’s one reason we got to clamp down on immigration.” (Bolding is mine)
Let’s follow the link over to Right Wing Watch:
In the wake of last week’s devastating election losses, Republican leaders and conservative activists are beginning to rethink the party’s traditional hardline stance on the issue of immigration. Sensing that the GOP can no longer win national elections by just appealing to white male voters, conservative leaders have started to suggest that taking a more moderate stance on immigration might help the party make inroads with Latino voters … but Bryan Fischer is having none of it.
On Friday’s program, Fischer said that America never had a problem with immigration when the bulk of the immigrants came from Europe because they shared our heritage, values, and worldview. But recently, most immigration has been coming from non-European third-world countries where people do not possess the Protestant Work Ethic and expect the government to take care of them. (bolding,blah, blah, mine)
“America never had a problem with immigration when the bulk of the immigrants” were white. Just say it, Bryan. While certain sane factions of the GOP are coming to grips with the demographic shift in the nation and realizing that the “southern strategy” has become a millstone around the neck in national elections, Bryan doubles down on the “otherizing” of a racial group. They aren’t “Real Americans.” They are lazy socialists. They need to be defeated, not included.
I’m sorry Bryan, but it is hard to feel that Christian love when it is surrounded by so much hate.
The video is after the jump.