Embattled rancher Cliven Bundy made some racist comments and because of this, all of his claims of government abuse are nullified. See, that’s how it works in this country. If you say something racially insensitive, you are completely discredited and your career is ruined.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. If you’re lucky enough to be on the left side of politics, it doesn’t matter what you say. Here are 25 examples of liberals, leftists, and leftist liberal entertainers saying some pretty racially offensive things:
#25 – “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.” – Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights
#24 – “Let me see one of you adopt one of those ugly black babies.” – Abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani
#23 – “(I get to) kill all the white people… How great is that?” – Jamie Foxx discussing his Django Unchanged role
#22 – “(Blacks and Hispanics) are too busy eating watermelons and tacos to learn how to read and write.” – Mike Wallace, CBS News
#21 – “Tell Yao Ming, Ching chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.” – Shaquille O’Neil before meeting the Chinese basketball player
#20 – “White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. It’s for the good of the country and for those who’re bitter for a reason and armed because they’re scared.” – Left-wing journalist Jonathan Valania
#19 – “You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent. I’m not joking” – Joe Biden to a man of Indian descent
#18 – “I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.” – Spike Lee
#17 – “I want to go up to the closest white person and say: ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.” – New York City Councilman, Charles Barron
#16 – “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.” – Former DC Mayor Marion Barry who was busted smoking crack with a prostitute
#15 – “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…” – Barack Obama
#14 – “(Obama’s) a nice person, he’s very articulate this is what’s been used against him, but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” – Dan Rather, CBS Evening News
#13 – “…cook him up with some barbecued dog…cook that yellow chump. I’ll make that mother f**ker make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.” – Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. talking about Philippine opponent Manny Pacqioa
#12 – “I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross.” – Useless socialite and porn star Paris Hilton from Neil Strauss’s book “Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead”
#11 – “I’d rather be called a N*gger than a Slave.” – Film critic Roger Ebert
#10 – “Sometimes I wish slavery was still goin’ on” and “I don’t need black fans anyway. Y’all don’t buy albums.” – white female rapper Kreayshawn. Followed by the apology: “I am sorry, I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN!”
#9 – “I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.” – Harry Truman in a letter to his future wife Bess
#8 – “Some junior high n*gger kicked Steve’s ass while he was trying to help his brothers out; junior high or sophomore in high school. Whatever it was, Steve had the n*gger down. However it was, it was Steve’s fault. He had the n*gger down, he let him up. The n*gger blindsided him.” – Roger Clinton, Bill’s hillbilly brother on audiotape
#7 – “A few years ago, (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.” – Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy
#6 – “You f*cking Jew bastard.” – Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray. And let’s not forget: “I love this quote. It’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years. Mr. Gandhi, do you still go to the gas station?”
#5 – “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” – Kanye West on the President’s handling of Hurricane Katrina
#4 – “White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” – Rev. Al Sharpton in a 1994 speech at Kean College, NJ
#3 – “Hymies.” And “Hymietown.” — Jesse Jackson’s description of New York City while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail
#2 – “The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him.” – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
#1 – “I’ll have those n**gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler’s book, “Inside The White House”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s review of the nation’s deportation policies may result in changes to a contentious program that hands over people booked for local crimes to federal immigration authorities.
But such steps are unlikely to satisfy advocates demanding dramatic action to help millions of people living in the U.S. illegally.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, offering his first public hints at the outcome of the review he’s conducting at Obama’s behest, said Thursday that the so-called Secure Communities program needs a “fresh start.” He suggested it might be revamped to focus on people who actually have been convicted of crimes, not just those arrested or booked.
“In my judgment, Secure Communities should be an efficient way to work with state and local law enforcement to reach the removal priorities that we have, those who are convicted of something,” Johnson said on PBS’ “NewsHour.”
“The program has become very controversial. And I told a group of sheriffs and chiefs that I met with a couple days ago that I thought we needed a fresh start.”
The program allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to run fingerprints of anyone booked for a local or state crime through a federal database for immigration violations. If there’s a match, ICE can ask local police and sheriffs to detain the person, and then decide whether to deport them.
The program, which was started in 2008 under the Bush administration but has been expanded under Obama, has led to complaints that people are being deported for immigration violations without being convicted of any crime, or with only minor offenses. Police and sheriff’s officials also complain people are afraid to interact with law enforcement and report crimes because they worry they’ll be deported.
States including California and local governments in Oregon and elsewhere have begun refusing to honor all detention requests, something that’s increased in the wake of recent court rulings raising questions about the program.
Many advocates, who have been holding hunger strikes and rallies to protest record-high deportations on Obama’s watch, want Secure Communities eliminated entirely.
“We’re skeptical that this is going to be the meaningful change that the community is asking for,” said Kamal Essaheb, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. “We don’t want any changes around the edges. This is a program that’s poisoned trust between police and immigrant communities.”
More than 150 civil and immigrant rights groups signed a letter to Johnson Friday urging him to end the use of immigrant detentions under Secure Communities.
Changes to Secure Communities also would fall far short of the sweeping action advocates are pushing to expand a 2-year-old program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to stay and work here legally. Johnson said he was still reviewing that possibility, but he sounded a note of caution.
“I would say that we have to be careful not to pre-empt Congress in certain areas,” Johnson said.
The Obama administration’s focus on executive action has come with immigration legislation stuck in the GOP-led House 11 months after Senate passage of a far-reaching bill that included billions of dollars more for border security, new visa programs and a path to citizenship for many of the 11.5 million people now living illegally in the U.S.
Republicans have warned that any executive action by Obama would destroy whatever chance remains to get their cooperation on immigration. Some see a narrow window for the House to act in the next couple of months, ahead of Congress’ August recess and the November midterm elections.
And some Republicans – who have criticized Secure Communities for deporting too few people, not too many – warn that Obama should not be taking steps to relax enforcement.
“We’ve witnessed President Obama and administration officials abuse their executive power to systematically dismantle the mechanisms to enforce our immigration laws that Congress has created. But still, the administration would like to go further,” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement. “The administration’s refusal to enforce existing laws has created a trust deficit with the American people and is effectively undermining Congress’ work to reform our immigration laws.”
President Barack Obama’s top adviser and confidant told a group of global elites on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has made a commitment to the White House to try to pass amnesty legislation this year.
After hailing the Senate’s amnesty bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, told attendees at the yearly invitation-only SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Boehner would help the White House make a push get immigration reform enacted in the next three months.
“I think we have a window this summer, between now and August, to get something done,” Jarrett said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus.”
Addressing attendees at an event described as conference where “investors and elite political donors” along with “hedge fund managers, political and business leaders and celebrities” can “speak freely,” Jarrett said that the Senate’s bill would pass in the House if Republicans brought it to the floor.
Jarrett, echoing the sentiments of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who has said that Democrats would want a piecemeal approach to immigration reform if they get all of the pieces of the Senate bill, said that there were “a lot of ways to skin a cat” and that there would be “mounting pressure” on amnesty legislation in the coming months. She also reportedly claimed the high-tech industry needed more “educated workers” even though numerous studies have debunked the myth that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers.
The Senate’s bill would double and possibly triple the number of H1-B visas that high-tech lobbying groups like Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us covet even though American colleges and universities graduate more workers in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields than there are job openings. In addition, illegal immigrants put on a path to citizenship and given work visas could qualify for any job, which would reduce the opportunities for Americans on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.
Boehner, who hired Sen. John McCain’s top amnesty adviser at the end of the last year, has previously told fundraisers in Las Vegas that he was “hellbent” on getting amnesty legislation done this year and then mocked conservative opponents of amnesty at an event in his Ohio district. Boehner also said that when he and Obama agreed the most on amnesty legislation when they met at the White House in February of this year. Obama also indicated this week that there were only “two to three months” to get amnesty legislation enacted this year.
House GOP leaders like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the GOP Conference Chair, have also floated an August deadline to get legislation on the House floor while business executives have said they thought amnesty legislation would be the”final act” of the lame-duck session. Even if Congress is pressured not to act on immigration legislation this year, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and GOP leaders said on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate would “absolutely” try to pass amnesty legislation again in the next Congress if Republicans win back the Senate in November.