Tea Party Supporters Cheer the Thought of 11 Year Old Girl’s Father Being Deported

scott-desjarlaisBelieve it or not, I try to be civil when dealing with Republicans.  Sure, they don’t think I’m trying, but I actually am.

And I know when it comes to Republicans, the “tea party Republicans” are generally some of the worst of the whole bunch.  But if the entire political party doesn’t want to be judged by the biggest clowns at their circus, then they need to stop letting them be the ring leaders.

But sometimes, it’s really hard to fight the urge to call these people despicable parasites.  Creatures that simply lack the ability to think for themselves.

Case in point, cheering the idea of letting the father of an eleven year old girl get deported.

Now I don’t care what your stance on immigration is, cheering the thought of an eleven year old girl having her loving father stripped way from her is disgusting—period.

At a town hall meeting in Murfreesboro, TN, tea party Congressman Scott Desjarlais (the same “pro-life” hypocrite who urged his mistress to get an abortion) was asked by an eleven year old girl what she could do to help her father, who happens to be an undocumented immigrant, stay with her:

“Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’s undocumented.  What can I do to have him stay with me?”

So, what was Rep. DesJarlais’ response?

“Thank you for being here, and thank you for coming forward and speaking.  This is a big, intimidating crowd, and I appreciate you coming forward and asking a queston. But the answer still kind of remains the same.  We have laws, and we need to follow those laws, and that’s where we’re at.”

In other words, “Sorry, but your dad should be deported.”

To which the crowd cheered–and of course they did.  These people seem completely unable to think outside of the small box in which they live.  Living with such a narrow-minded view of the world, these people often seem to lack even the slightest ability to comprehend any idea other than those which fit neatly on your ordinary bumper sticker.

Now, is Rep. DesJarlais correct in his assessment about our laws and how they pertain to this little girl’s father?  Yes, he’s absolutely accurate in his statements.

But that doesn’t make him right—and that’s the problem.  Which is why we need sensible immigration reform, and we needed it yesterday.

It makes absolutely no sense to tell people who’ve been living here for years, have been good-standing contributors to their neighborhoods and have families here which might be legal American citizens, “Hey, get out.”

Heck, think about those who were brought here as very small children that were raised as Americans, never knowing they were actually here illegally.  You want to send them back “home?”  This is their damn home.

So while many oppose any thought of sensible immigration reform which would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants who have been solid members of a society, these people are simply living in some delusional bubble where they think it’s feasible to round up and deport 11 million human beings.

Reality check: That’s never going to happen.  So get over it already.

Logic and rational thought (two enemies of Republican ideology) dictate that the best course of action is a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally but have been solid “citizens.”  If they comply with the required steps put forth by sensible immigration reform, they should be given a path to citizenship while remaining in the United States.

It’s time people like this eleven year old girl stop living in fear because our laws simply don’t make any sense when dealing with over 11 million undocumented immigrants.

So while Rep. DesJarlais might have been accurate when he told this eleven year old girl her dad would be deported under our current laws, his remorseless response was void of any actual substance—because, to him, the only positive solution to the girl’s question is to have her father ripped from her life and sent out of the country.  And that highlights the exact type of cold-hearted ignorance which is standing in the way of sensible immigration reform.

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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