NV-Sen: Angle Attacks "Asians"*

The Brown Willie Horton ad:

* Reference here.

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    The focus on English being spoken (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by MKS on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:13:37 PM EST
    reinforces how racist this attack is....

    If it were only about illegal immigration, there would be no concern about English.  That concern is a cultural concern that there are too many brown people who speak Spanish, whether or not they are here illegally.

    It was a dog whistle in Nevada :) (5.00 / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:23:15 PM EST
    If you are unemployed it can't be Larry Summers fault.  It is because of brown Spanish speaking bandana wearing gangstas :)

    I (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by lentinel on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:13:38 PM EST
    thought "Alien" was better than "Aliens".

    I agree (none / 0) (#26)
    by cal1942 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 09:55:17 PM EST
    Alien was better than Aliens.

    What's the issue with language? (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by observed on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:21:59 PM EST
    I thought teaching Latin in school was a GOOD thing.

    Elitist.... (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by MKS on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:55:27 PM EST
    oh my! (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 04:45:02 PM EST
    well, at least she didn't accuse him of raping anyone. with her, that counts as the moral high ground. kind of.

    Oh my is right... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by kdog on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:05:50 PM EST
    dark alleys, mug shots, menacing score...a 9.5 on the unintentional comedy scale!

    Then you remember how well it plays...jokes on us.

    I can't wait till Election Day is over...


    Where do you get such a menacing (none / 0) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:26:22 PM EST
    in the shadows shot of an old fart like Harry Reid.  I thought he was going to whip out a pistola too and shoot me down.

    I think there was a mistake in the ad. (none / 0) (#2)
    by observed on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:02:45 PM EST
    The reference to "President of Mexico" should have been "President of Asia" (h/t Dan Quayle)

    Is it ugly out there or what? (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:20:49 PM EST
    Do actors for these commercials alway know what is going to be done with the clips?  It WAS really bad acting though, I almost burst out laughing.

    Wow, I thought I spent ten (none / 0) (#10)
    by jeffinalabama on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:38:33 PM EST
    years married to a hot Latina from Colombia. Now I find out she was from Asia... or have I been flying to 'Asia' instead of 'Colombia?'

    Or was it Area 51?

    It's a replay of MK Ultra, I tell ya, and she blew the lid off of it! No wonder I go all in when I see a red queen!


    So everyone here (none / 0) (#11)
    by CMike on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:45:34 PM EST
    favors an open border with Mexico? How about allowing any Haitians who want to come here to work be allowed to enter the country? Filipinos? The Thai?

    Do you think there should be an affirmative action program for Americans who don't speak English if their unemployment numbers stay higher than the national average over the coming decade?

    I want a border that resembles (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:50:19 PM EST
    the borders of the EU at some time.  That is my goal.  I would like to work toward that.

    I'm with you, MT, (none / 0) (#13)
    by jeffinalabama on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:54:11 PM EST
    borders have lost significance over time. Let's look for a mutual future, not to some 19th or 18th, or even early 20th Century definition of State or Country. Boundaries have been in flux since the creation of the USA, why not the significance of them?

    What does that mean? (none / 0) (#14)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:54:14 PM EST
    It means the New World Order is (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by MKS on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:01:48 PM EST
    out to getcha.....The UN is coming!

    Technology is making borders harder to enforce....Labor and money cross borders much more now...

    Legal and accounting services are being performed in India for Pete's sake.


    I would like an arbitrary border (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:02:42 PM EST
    The English only people are (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by MKS on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:59:33 PM EST
    not teaching ESL courses....

    It is not about helping Latinos learn English....It is about pushing them down, not having to hear their Spanish being spoken.


    Yes, (5.00 / 3) (#21)
    by andgarden on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 07:52:07 PM EST
    Next question.

    Open borders... (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 08:26:21 AM EST
    I say we roll with it, let freedom ring.  It's a fantasy to think we can close borders like faucets anyway, lets face and deal with reality.

    Can't say I support your affirmitive action employment proposal for non-English speakers,  I'm simply for a fair shot in a square game.  That being said we would all be better served getting on the bilingual train, knowledge is a good thing...this fear of the espanol is ridiculous.


    I've met many native-born Americans (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by Harry Saxon on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 08:35:36 AM EST
    whose grasp of the English language was and is execrable, while my wife, who was born in the Philippines, has an excellent command of the language after living here for 18 years and sees many mistakes in written and spoken English made by her co-workers at work, most of whom, yes, were born here.

    So, in answer to your question, yes, even if it affects the employment of native-born Americans adversely.


    Non Sequitur CMike (none / 0) (#20)
    by Politalkix on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 07:23:25 PM EST
    If Republicans get their way on economic matters, I would worry more whether China keeps an open border for American job seekers "over the coming decade", instead of getting agitated about border issues with Mexico :-)
    Hopefully Democrats will be able to keep Republicans away from the controls....

    Papa Bush (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by christinep on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 08:35:00 PM EST
    There was a reason that Nixon went to China: and, there was a reason that trade climbed with the Bush I presidency.  Say goodbye to controls on safety and controls on worker protection and controls on any kind of outsourcing with China with a Republican majority.  (I guess we will all gripe about it then.)

    Some people are not fit for politics (none / 0) (#19)
    by Saul on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:57:41 PM EST
    Angle is one of them.  I know that any one can run but you got to have at least basic politics 101 in your resume.  She does not.

    Ignorance is the new normal. It started with (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Angel on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 08:36:37 PM EST

    Elitist, you! (none / 0) (#22)
    by Erehwon on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 08:13:47 PM EST
    C'mon, you are expecting some education from these folks.

    Kidding aside, it's scary to think such overt bigotry has become mainstream. I recall the days that David Duke was an anathema even in many sections of the GOP.


    only because (none / 0) (#27)
    by cpinva on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 12:28:06 AM EST
    I recall the days that David Duke was an anathema even in many sections of the GOP.

    he was so upfront about it. republicans used to prefer their racism served with a side of sublety.


    Funny, Angle seems to me likes she's from... (none / 0) (#25)
    by Dadler on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 08:52:42 PM EST

    Has she noticed that her state's major city's name (none / 0) (#30)
    by esmense on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 01:05:25 PM EST
    isn't in English? Frankly, centuries long Hispanic history and influence is one of the few things that makes otherwise often quite god-forsaken parts of the Southwest interesting.

    Of course, without legalized sin, nuclear testing and military spending there wouldn't be much reason for anybody, of any nationality, to spend time in Nevada.

    And without its long history of cheap, cheap often illegal labor there wouldn't be anywhere near as many retirees who could afford retiring to Arizona.