I think it’s time to call anti-immigration and birther Republicans what they are: Racists. I’ve seriously had enough of listening to people on the left pussy-footing around what the real issue is when it comes to conservative views on subjects such as illegal immigration.
While I’m not exactly a fan of illegal immigration, my reasons have nothing to do with race. NOTHING. Maybe I’ll write about my views in a Mini Fred Op-Ed one of these weekends, but in the meantime let’s talk about Virgil Peck.
Mr. Peck is a Republican state senator from Kansas who, this week, made one of the most despicably racist comments about illegal immigration that you’ll ever hear, when he suggested using an extermination method of shooting feral swine to combat Kansas’s problem with illegal immigration.
The direct quote was as follows: “It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works; maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem.’
After making the comment, Peck was unapologetic saying he was ‘just joking’ and ‘speaking like a southeast Kansas person.’ Note: Jokes are for comedians to make, not elected officials.
As one blogger said, it’s a real shame that after the Tucson shooting back in January, Republicans are continuing to use incendiary language and gun imagery to make points on various issues. To be a Republican these days has nothing to do with fiscal conservatism and everything to do with extreme racist, bigoted, violent, and illogical thinking.
I, for one, am sick of progressive liberals sitting back while our country continues to be hijacked by white, Christian, right-wing extremists, such as Virgil Peck. Just as they have become unapologetically extreme, I am ready to do the same in the other direction. As long as there are racist morons like Virgil Peck, I will continue to rail against the Republican party..without apology.