"I Agree"

Via digby, Paul Ryan on "anchor babies":

Paul Ryan is big on civility when discussing immigration. He very civilly refers to "anchor babies" and endorses a racist schpiel. But he is very civil as he "agrees" with the racism.

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    Civility is fine -- to a point. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 01:50:00 PM EST
    But we need to also remember that civility can also be used to conceal sociopathy or immorality in a cloak of banality.

    Most certainly, Bernie Madoff was far more civil in his personal demeanor than, say, those two bank robbers who shot up a North Hollywood neighborhood in a running gun battle with LAPD a number of years ago. But the sheer amount of damage Madoff caused, and the number of people whose lives were ruined as a result, was far and away more extensive.

    Fine with the racism but gets bent outta shape... (3.67 / 3) (#1)
    by Dadler on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 10:27:36 AM EST
    ...when one woman has the gall to speak her free American mind and call his language out as racist and prejudiced in general.  Heaven forbid, in a free country, we should have intense and forthright debates that possibly, gasp, anger some people.  

    I need a mimosa.  Or a bucket of driving range balls and a sledgehammer.

    US versus China (none / 0) (#3)
    by diogenes on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 06:53:49 PM EST
    Is it really offensive to say that undocumented women in the US are as smart as their Chinese counterparts?
    From the Washington Post blog, in another context
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/china-and-hong-kong-battle-over-babies/2012/02/01/ gIQA5julhQ_blog.html

    Now, the Hong Kong territory's most popular newspaper Apply Daily -- with a long habit of poking China in the eye -- has run an ad picturing
    "Mainland Chinese" descending on Hong Kong like locusts. According to the China news blog Shanghaiist, the ad demands an immediate stop to the "unlimited infiltration of Mainland Chinese couples into Hong Kong."
    The ad takes aim specifically at the growing practice of Mainland Chinese women flocking to Hong Kong to have their babies because hospitals there are considered cleaner, safer and with more personalized care. Babies born in Hong Kong can receive a Hong Kong identity card, allowing them more freedom to travel abroad. And Hong Kong-born babies do not count under China's restrictive "one child policy," which is being increasingly challenged.