The topic of what we should do in this country about illegal immigration often sparks quite the heated debate. While most Americans agree that something needs to be done, there’s clearly a huge gap between many of us on exactly what we should do. On one side we have those who support a sensible path to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants who are here now, while others want a giant wall built between the United States and Mexico that’s guarded 24/7 by our military.
And then there’s the Republican candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina’s 6th district, Mark Walker. Mr. Walker apparently has no issues with potentially starting an all-out war with Mexico.
During a campaign event Walker said, “I will tell you, if you have foreigners who were sneaking in with drug cartels to me that is a national threat and if we’ve got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don’t have a problem with that either.”
He was also asked off-camera about a potential war with Mexico. He responded by saying, “Well, we did it before. If we need to do it again, I don’t have a qualm about it.”
Yes, that’s a Republican congressional candidate suggesting that he’s not against an all-out war with Mexico as an option to deal with illegal immigration.
What the hell is wrong with these people? Republicans often talk about war like it’s some kind of a video game. As if using our military should almost always be an option that’s on the table, no matter what the issue is that we’re talking about.
These are the kinds of candidates we’re seeing more of within the GOP. These right-wing radical lunatics that have absolutely no business being anywhere near our government. Candidates that just a few years ago would have been laughed off the ballot – even by most Republicans.
But not anymore. Nowadays not only are these candidates not being laughed off the ballot, they’re often being proudly embraced. Because, ultimately, that’s what the tea party did. It gave a voice to the most ignorant and ridiculous among us. And now they won’t shut up.
Watch his comments below via Daily Kos: