“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” – Nelson Mandela, proof that the final form of love is forgiveness.
It is rare that one soul can impact all of ours – and make us more patient, more powerful and more human. Mandela was such a soul. And he will never leave us.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
GOP Mouthpiece Insults and Trashes Latino/Hispanic Community
"Coulter singles out immigrants from Latin America as particularly “nitwitty,” saying they have too many babies out of wedlock, without citing a published source for the assertion. Nearly half of undocumented-immigrant households -- 45 percent -- consisted of a spouse or cohabiting couple with one or more children, compared to 34 percent of legal immigrants and 21 percent of the U.S. born, according to a 2010 Pew Hispanic Study.
Apparently unaware that Latinos do not depend disproportionately on government benefits, Coulter writes:
"That's a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of "reaching out" to the Hispanic community, effective "messaging" or Reagan's "optimism" is going to turn Mexico's underclass into Republicans … Rather than being more hardworking than American, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less."
Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 64 percent of the population in 2010 and received 69 percent of the entitlement benefits. In contrast, Hispanics made up 16 percent of the population but received 12 percent of the benefits, less than their proportionate share."
Just to remind us all of who this unfortunate woman is, here're some of her other thoughts and ideas that contribute to why Americans find much of what the GOP stands for repulsive:
"I’ll take 69 cents on the dollar [referring to the wage gap between men and women] or whatever current feminist myth is about how much we make, just to have to never have to pay for dinner. That seems like a fair deal to me.”
“If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it's the party of women."
"Gays are the molecular opposites of blacks," Ann Coulter tells a room full of gay men (some of them black), because "everybody likes the gays moving in next door." And yet, the self-proclaimed right-wing Judy Garland explains, gay marriage "is not a civil right — you're not black."
There are pages and pages of other outrageous quotes by Coulter, and many conservatives will defend her by saying she is just pulling liberals' chains by being controversial. She seems to have no confidence in actually using what's left of her intelligence to make cogent or convincing arguments, so she uses hyperbole and insulting rhetoric to get attention--that's her first motivation--and then get her point across. She's become a sad, stale clown. Her wit has been for years completely devoid of any wisdom and, instead, full of envy and contempt.
The longer she plays her tiresome political talking game, the more pathetic and irrelevant she becomes, because those groups she has insulted and slandered in her very long and withering career will be the groups that will be running the country.
Her comments are on the internet for eternity to remind us of what a yuk-yuk, inconsequential waste of human breath she is.