Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fertile Ground

From TPM:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a longtime immigration reform advocate, said Friday that because immigrants are “more fertile” they are a crucial source of labor for the United States.

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, as quoted by the Washington Post. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

Not only is “the smarter Bush” on the wrong side of immigration debate for the right-wing nutsery, his inartful “fertile” comment makes it sound like he’s encouraging people to come here and have babies.  Great from the pro-life point of view, but not exactly tactful.  And again, it shows an unhealthy obsession with other peoples’ sexual activities.

Besides, this goes straight to the blooper reel.

One bark on “Fertile Ground

  1. And then there are people like Pat Buchanan who don’t like the fact that whites will be the minority in a few decades. Seems like the Repubs can’t keep their story-lines straight… Color me unsurprised.

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