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GOP candidate's call for labor camp

RushlimboRushlimbo Posts: 832
edited June 2006 in A Moving Train
Gotta love today's GOP !! You guys are asswads.

GOP candidate's call for labor camp rebuked
By JENNIFER TALHELM, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jun 23, 10:05 PM ET

A Republican gubernatorial candidate's call for creation of a forced labor camp for illegal immigrants drew rebukes Friday from two GOP lawmakers, who labeled it a low point in the immigration debate.

Don Goldwater, nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, caused an international stir this week when EFE, a national news agency of Spain, quoted him as saying he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them "as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they're polluting."

The article described Goldwater's plan as a "concentration camp" for migrants.

Goldwater, a candidate for governor in Arizona, said in a statement Friday that his comments were taken out of context. He said he was calling for a work program for convicted nonviolent felons, similar to "tried and tested, effective and accepted practices" used by state and local jails.

But two Republicans, Arizona Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) and Rep. Jim Kolbe (news, bio, voting record), called Goldwater's comments "deeply offensive" and asked state Republicans to reject his candidacy in the Sept. 12 primary.

"That Mr. Goldwater is either unaware of or indifferent to the loaded symbolism, injustice and un-Americanism of his 'plan' to address the many serious issues caused by illegal immigration reveals his flaws as a candidate and a stunning lack of respect for the basic values of a generous and decent society," McCain said in a statement.

Kolbe said that if the comments are true, Goldwater "has demonstrated his complete unworthiness for public office, and I am confident he will be soundly rejected by Republicans from the party of Barry Goldwater, who consistently demonstrated his compassion and respect for all people. This is a sad day in the national debate on immigration policy."

McCain and Kolbe favor a guest-worker program for illegal immigrants.

Goldwater made a similar comment at an April anti-immigration rally.

"Build us that wall — now!" Goldwater said, referring to a proposal to add 700 miles of fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. He promised then that if elected, he would put illegal immigrants in a tent city on the border and use their labor to build the wall.

Barry Goldwater, the former Arizona senator, was the Republican presidential nominee in 1964.
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  • darkcrowdarkcrow Posts: 1,102
    why dont they jsut skip the labour camps and go straight to genocide??
  • moeaholicmoeaholic Posts: 536
    it's one person that suggested it. and here you are, claiming that the entire party is screaming for it.

    who's the asswad?
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  • DPrival78DPrival78 CTPosts: 2,250
    do these camps already exist?

    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/camps1.htm
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  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    Rushlimbo wrote:
    Gotta love today's GOP !! You guys are asswads.


    But two Republicans, Arizona Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) and Rep. Jim Kolbe (news, bio, voting record), called Goldwater's comments "deeply offensive" and asked state Republicans to reject his candidacy in the Sept. 12 primary.

    ".

    Is the GOP full of asswads b/c they are asking for republicans to reject his candidacy? That's a terrible thing to say. Or is the whole party an asswad b/c of one stupid person speaking?
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  • miller8966miller8966 Posts: 1,452
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    Good spin job buddy
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  • You do realize it was one person who suggested this, don't you? The GOP is the body that's REJECTED this bogus plan.
  • miller8966miller8966 Posts: 1,452
    You do realize it was one person who suggested this, don't you? The GOP is the body that's REJECTED this bogus plan.

    OMG! The democrats lead by Howard Dean would have sanctioned this labor camp!

    I can spin just like rush limbo
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  • RushlimboRushlimbo Posts: 832
    miller8966 wrote:
    OMG! The democrats lead by Howard Dean would have sanctioned this labor camp!

    I can spin just like rush limbo


    LMAO ! Good one Miller. Tell us what it is like to have Dean's cock in your big fat ass. Perhaps he gives you a reach around every now and then just to keep you thinking he likes you for your hillbilly wit. Most of us know that he loves you best because he likes the way it foams out your nose when you give him blow jobs.
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  • kenny olavkenny olav Posts: 3,320
    Find me a country on this planet that doesn't in some way benefit from a forced labor camp and I'll determine that 1 + 1 + lemon meringue pie = jalapeno tortoise water.
  • MLC2006MLC2006 Posts: 861
    Rushlimbo wrote:
    Gotta love today's GOP !! You guys are asswads.

    see, if you really knew anything you talk about, you'd know that half the republican party, including Bush, want amnesty for the illegals. so you are a Bush supporter, but hate the GOP, is that it? so you're going to make such a statement based on some article you found on ONE politician. you strike me as a fucking idiot.
  • RushlimboRushlimbo Posts: 832
    MLC2006 wrote:
    you strike me as a fucking idiot.

    You strike me as a cock smoking right wing zealot. Maybe it is your repression of these sucking urges that make you hate homosexuals so much. Lighten up and lossen those cheeks.
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  • Rushlimbo wrote:
    You strike me as a cock smoking right wing zealot. Maybe it is your repression of these sucking urges that make you hate homosexuals so much. Lighten up and lossen those cheeks.

    He made a valid point, you should try listening. Oh, and maybe responding to the part of the post that dealt directly with the topic at hand, it works a lot better than just insulting anyone who opposes you time after time...
  • RushlimboRushlimbo Posts: 832
    He made a valid point, you should try listening. Oh, and maybe responding to the part of the post that dealt directly with the topic at hand, it works a lot better than just insulting anyone who opposes you time after time...


    Shove your advice up your piehole.
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  • OutOfBreathOutOfBreath Posts: 1,804
    It's refreshing and sortof confusing for an european that your right-wing nutters in the US actually on general endorse immigration. Then again you have a special history in that department. Over here, extreme right-wingers can't stop immigration fast enough, and cant paint spooky scenarios of muslims overrunning and out-fertilizing us in the next 100 years fast enough.

    I'll give your republicans that at least. :) And, yes, republicans jumped all over their own guy here, so I'd say they were spot on really. A stupid statement is a stupid statement no matter partisan membership.

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