Fox News Whackjob Sarah Palin Falsely Claims Hispanics Don’t Support Immigration Reform

Sarah-Palin1I’d call Sarah Palin a racist, but that would require a deliberate mental attempt to discriminate.

When she makes an ignorant comment, I don’t believe it’s based on a deliberate mental anything—it’s just an ignorant person showcasing their ignorance.

Now granted, racists are ignorant people—but Sarah Palin is a different type of ignorant.  She’s simply clueless.  And while I don’t like to use the word “stupid,” sometimes you just have to call a spade a spade.

Palin decided to address the ongoing debate in Congress about immigration reform.  This time to attack Republicans who she claims have “abandoned blue-collar Reagan Democrats.”

Blue-collar Reagan Democrats.  In other words, the last remaining remnants of Southern Democrats.  You remember “Southern Democrats,” right?  Those people who supported segregation, racism and were the primary targets of Republicans and their “Southern Strategy” once the Democratic Party began to embrace civil rights and equality.

Basically, what Palin said is that the Republican Party is abandoning the old, Southern white racist Democrats of decades past.

Now is she purposely trying to be racist with this comment?  Honestly, I’m not sure.  What I really think is that she’s just so absolutely clueless, that she has no idea that saying this equates to a call for embracing racism.

And lets not forget, Reagan supported an amnesty bill of his own while president—but I’m sure she’s willfully clueless about that as well.

Then there’s her implication that “legal Hispanics” don’t embrace this immigration reform.

Yeah, about that.

Not only do 90% of Hispanics/Latinos favor immigration reform, 61% of Republicans — and 71% of Americans overall — favor immigration reform which gives a path to citizenship for those who are already here if they meet certain requirements.

What Hispanics, and many Americans in general, seem to oppose is the Republican insistence that we build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

She uses the argument that essentially says, these “amnestied” immigrants will take jobs, for less money, from “hard-working Americans.”

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that someone like Palin, who advocates fewer regulations on big business to “create more jobs with better pay,” seems to feel that big business will hire the cheapest labor possible—screwing over the “hard-working American worker?”

It seems as if she’s implying that big business would favor cheap labor from unskilled, newly legal immigrants.

And I’m pretty sure she’s against the minimum wage.  Oh, you could cut the irony with a knife.

A person that advocates for fewer regulations, and against the minimum wage, opposing an immigration bill because she feels big business (the same big business she says will act ethically with fewer regulations and no minimum wage) would choose the cheapest labor possible, costing “hard-working Americans” thousands of jobs.

Nothing like attempting to attack an immigration bill, while blowing a giant hole in your party’s entire economic policy at the same time.

But then again, contradicting oneself is seemingly a requirement to be a member of the Republican Party.  You know, the “pro-life” party which brags about the frequency at which their states execute felons.

This is just another example of Sarah Palin proving to the whole country why we’re all glad she’ll never be President of the United States.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Palin is right that the bills (Senate and House versions) disrespect Latinos. But of course not for the reasons she dumps on them (that’s just willful, racist ignorance. You’re correct there, Allen, of course). In fact, anybody paying attention to Congress’ willingness to further militarize the border when so many die trying to cross it as it is, or getting back taxes for those already having lived on the edge of extreme poverty.

    It’s thanks to push-back from White Nativists like Palin and her kin that this is possible, of course…

  • D.J. Diebold

    I agree with what the author says but he uses a racist expression himself. Calling a spade a spade as an extremely racist expression. Spade means a black person in the derogatory form just like the N word.

    • wiseassanism.

      actually D.j., the phrase calling a spade a spade is used to call things as they are…now,…a spade is a shovel… is you who have imposed a racist expression here,…not the author…you see most people know what a spade is….and it is you who is using the phrase incorrectly.

      • Jonathan Holt

        DJ is absolutely correct on the racist origins of that phrase. It has everything to do with the color of playing cards, and not one thing to do with shovels.

    • Beverly Haley

      Actually it means..To call a spade a spade, which means, ironically for this discussion, ‘to speak plainly and bluntly; to speak without euphemisms’…look it up. Not everything is racist.

      • Joe Walsh

        “Everything” most certainly is racist, provided the observer in in a frame of mind to ascribe racist connotations.
        Much like myself and perversion. Rarely do I see things that cannot inspire dirty thoughts…

      • Chuck Reed

        I completely understand and agree!

      • Chuck Reed

        Not everybody is but DJ Diebold certainly is.

    • joe

      D.J I’m a black man and i did not see anything racist in the way he used the word spade.what it looked like he was saying to me was he was talking about her level of intelligence while at the same time trying not to call her stupid because he does not like the word but with the statement she made he had no choice but to call a spade a spade. hell the woman is just plain stupid.P.S a spade is a shovel with a blade used for digging a spade is also suit in playing card marked with black figure resembling an inverted heart

      • Hadassah Nicole DeJack

        well said.

    • Jim Flindt

      D.J. The Cards were in place LONG before the term was transferred to the Black Populace. Calling a Spade a Spade is to speak honestly and directly about a topic, specifically topics that others may avoid speaking about due to their sensitivity or embarrassing nature. It had nothing to do with the color of a person..Sorry.

    • Jordan Windham

      The phrase “call a spade a spade” traces its roots to Plutarch, who – having lived in Ancient Greece – probably wasn’t trying to put down black people with its use.

    • Context means everything here, as in what context was he using the word. Many words have neutral and offending meanings, it’s just the context one uses it in, like… spook? or spade? or _______ (Fill in the Blank). Context!

    • memeremalek

      Actually “calling a spade a spade” refers to the suits in a deck of cards, calling things as they are. That cliche’s use of the word “spade” has nothing to do with the derrogatory word “spade” as in describing a black person. The quoted statement used for playing cards came first, while “spade” as a racial slur came long after the card palying statement.

  • bade falade

    just watch the GAME CHANGE and see how dumb she is . clueless and ignorant, betcha .

  • Alex

    While the author is certainly right about Palin in general, the big factual error he makes early on (and on which he proceeds to base his argument) is embarrassing at best and damaging to his point at worst. “Reagan Democrat” almost never refers to Southern segregationists, but usually to Northern (often Rust Belt) ethnic whites.

    • goober

      whats an ‘ethnic white?’


    It seems that people can’t seem to get their thinking around the roots of the parties in our country. The Democrats, in the old sought especially, were the extreme, racist, conservative, slave-owning plantation owners, and the Republicans, starting with Lincoln, of course, were the liberals. Since then there has been a complete role reversal, but too many members of either party still think like they did 150 years ago. The Southern Dems, for instance, are the same party they were in 1850, and the farm country and New England Republicans are the pretty much what they were under Lincoln. Of course, there are changes, but both parties, the Republicans especially, play on this. Southern Democrats are no more modern-day Democrats than they were Republicans back in the day, but they claim the party has left them. Rather, they should leave the party that doesn’t exist any more; they can’t change it. Same, of course, for the other side. We can only hope it happens soon, and maybe then the terrible polarization that’s pervading our country will die out a little.

  • Socialmedic

    An excellent way of putting it that Republicans have been voting against their own interests all along.

  • Jim Flindt


  • Pat n

    I would like to know how long it took Rupert Murdoch to get his citizenship? What would make him so special?

    • Michael Emery

      Really?!? What makes him special?!?
      Ok, nevermind, I didn’t get the sarcasm right away!

    • Chuck Reed


  • terry

    I really do not know how women in the republican party, can continue voting for republican candidates, who continue their barrage of anti-women legislation. Are they Stepford wives, or just plain stupid?

    • Nathan Buchanan

      The answer to your question is: Yes.

    • Gregory Walker

      Stockholm Syndrome.

  • sdfsdf

    what do you expect from a woman who is not even smarter than a 5th grader? nada!

  • katherine norton malek

    She’s constantly missing her true calling. She’s clueles from a factual perspective. Every time she opens her mouth, drivel spews out. But her delivery is magnetic. Thousands of ppl cheer, hoot & whistle when being told unutterable BS by SP. The theater – that’s where she belongs. In the make-believe fantastical realm of movie making. Or, her own sitcom. Some realm where delivery is all that matters and fact is fiction.

    • lessthantolerant

      Katherine you need to take the dick out of your mouth, you sound so stupid.

      • SyntheticPhylum

        Wow. Maybe you need a dick IN your mouth.

      • lessthantolerant

        Silly faery feels empowered I see.

      • SyntheticPhylum

        “Silly faery.” Hm. Well, while I AM bisexual, I think that my wife might disagree with calling me a “silly faery.” I’m quite butch, actually. Bit of a bear, really.

      • lessthantolerant

        LOL! Amazing what deviates can convince themselves of.

  • Al Simmons

    I find it amazing that anyone listens to this air head. She’s a taker and she’s taking the teabaggers and the republicans right to the bank.

  • PJ

    Is it just me, or does the outcry for a “fence” along the border smack of the Berlin Wall?

  • Link

    It’s because she can see Mexico from her backyard.

  • lessthantolerant

    Allen, you need to stop sucking so much dick, the sperm has drown your few brain cells.

    • SyntheticPhylum

      Why? Is Allen getting in the way of your dick sucking? I’m sure there’s more than enough cock to go around, so you don’t have to worry about missing out!

      • lessthantolerant

        I rest my case, you poor deviates suffer from brain damage self inflicted.

      • SyntheticPhylum

        self-inflicted brain damage? You’re the one who seems to be obsessed with sucking cock; I was just enabling your cock-sucking fetish/obsession! I’m certainly not offering MY cock up to be serviced by you; I’m not into getting my dick sucked by self-hating closet cases.

      • lessthantolerant

        tube steak love huh?

  • JoseAllegro

    Just saw a poll asking “Should Sarah Palin run for the Senate?” I think they misspelled one of the words. The correct questions is, “Should Sarah Palin run FROM the Senate?” A definite YES on that!