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laliberal March 29th, 2013 11:48pm

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) recently referred to Hispanics as "wetbacks". Innocent comment or Guilty comment?

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ishady 86451132020
03/31/13 12:48 am

This is an example of latent racism. While the guy may not be actively a racist, I'm sure he and his buddies enjoy a good n***** joke.
It's a way of thinking your better than a whole race of ppl. Education will defeat this. And not a worthless religious one.

RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
03/29/13 9:09 pm

I'm dying to know how anyone with a 3rd grade education or higher can "innocently" call anyone a "wetback"?

skinner Wisconsin
03/29/13 7:24 pm

He shouldn't have said it, but It's Alaska so he will win anyways. Alaska is to conservatism, as Massachusetts is to liberalism.

akgoat UniversityofAlaska
03/29/13 7:31 pm

Not quite, definitely more libertarian here. Gary Johnson won a higher percentage here than his home state of New Mexico.

akgoat UniversityofAlaska
03/29/13 7:35 pm

Most people are just blind to the necessary part if politics and only care about how much money the politicians bring into the state. This state gets much more back per tax dollar than we put in...

laliberal Baton Rouge, LA
03/29/13 7:48 pm

Akgoat your state produced Palin. I would be SO embarrassed.

akgoat UniversityofAlaska
03/29/13 9:25 pm

See my comment below. She isn't even the worst up here.

laliberal Baton Rouge, LA
03/30/13 5:28 am

If that's not worst I'm worried for you. Lol but I'm a blue living in a red state. 8)

skinner Wisconsin
03/30/13 5:46 am

Move here its a liberals paradise:
1. We banned honor roll because it makes people feel bad.
2. We banned swearing because it might offend someone
3. You can be married at age 12 to your first cousin
4. We give our prisoners sex changes
5. We are a one-party state, reps never win.

laliberal Baton Rouge, LA
03/30/13 5:51 am

I find all but #4 unlikely. Citations?

skinner Wisconsin
03/30/13 5:57 am

Well actually I didn't look these up these are facts I heard on the local news but I will see if I can find them on the Internet for you.

skinner Wisconsin
03/30/13 6:05 am

3. I'm not sure if this website is accurate but wiki.answers.com/Q/How_old_do_you_have_to_be_to_get_married_without_a_parent_in_Massachusetts#page2
5. Is just an opinion but if you look at the number of rep politicians from mass you will find that I'm right.

susanr Colorado
03/29/13 7:39 pm

I admire your directness and efficiency with words.

susanr Colorado
03/29/13 6:00 pm

He said it in the context of his youth, when it was (according to him) the commonly used term. He said he didn't intend it disrespectfully. I don't see how a grown man in public service could NOT understand that it's disrespectful & probably was in his youth as well. If he'd used the term...

susanr Colorado
03/29/13 6:02 pm

..."n****r" just as casually, would anyone have not wondered what the hell was the matter with him? Oh, and put it in this context: he said this in a radio interview, not in a casual private conversation with a couple like-minded buddies.

laliberal Baton Rouge, LA
03/29/13 7:49 pm

Exactly. You can't put the genie back in the bottle.

akgoat UniversityofAlaska
03/29/13 5:44 pm

All Alaskan politicians are an embarrassment to the state.

laliberal Baton Rouge, LA
03/29/13 7:50 pm

Everybody. Apparantly you don't though.

Angela12 Anyang, South Korea
03/29/13 5:14 pm

That is such an insulting term! And definitely nothing something that just slips out.

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forte6627 Ugh
03/29/13 5:08 pm

Guilty guilty guilty!

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oubobcat Ohio
03/29/13 4:49 pm

Everybody knows that's a derogatory term. Looks like he may have let a word he uses in private slip out in the public sphere...