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Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush “Speaks Mexican”. So What?

donald trump speak mexican“Jeb Bush is crazy, who cares that he speaks Mexican, this is America, English !!”

This is what Donald Trump said about Jeb Bush last night.

Normally, I don’t like to defend Jeb Bush, whose right wing, pro-corporate policies I object highly to. However, in this case, I think it’s important that we understand the context of Trump’s attack on Bush.

Anyone with a solid high school education understands Donald Trump’s mistake in saying that Jeb Bush speaks Mexican. Bush speaks Spanish.

When Trump says that Bush speaks Mexican, he demonstrates his cultural ignorance. Trump was born into money, and was kept in a cocoon from a young age until he was allowed to burst out into the world, fully uninformed.

The United States shouldn’t be led by a person with this kind of ignorance, but simple ignorance isn’t the main problem with what Trump said. The cultural context is.

Jeb Bush became Governor of Florida instead of Governor of Texas because of a systematic anti-Latino bigotry. His wife is from Mexico, and endured such a huge torrent of racist remarks while living in Texas that they fled the state for someplace less hateful toward Hispanics.

Donald Trump has built his political campaign upon this same fervent bigotry, making people from Latin America scapegoats for every challenge the USA has to deal with. Trump has made this anti-Latino prejudice the main plank in his strategy for defeating Jeb Bush in the Republican primary. In July, Trump tweeted that, “#JebBush has to like the illegal Mexicans because of his wife”.

To refuse to acknowledge that the language most Mexican people speak is Spanish is to to refuse to acknowledge a long history of brutal colonial control of Mexico by the Spanish Empire. It isn’t just ignorance of the moment. It’s an ill-informed systematic cultural distortion.

That distortion doesn’t just affect Mexico and its people. It warps political culture here in the United States as well, as reflected by the English Only demand at the end of Donald Trump’s message last night. When Donald Trump demands that Americans speak only one language, he prioritizes ethnic hatred above freedom. There is no freedom of speech in a country that tells people that they aren’t allowed to use words from languages other than the one approved of by political elites. Besides, there are huge parts of the United States where Spanish has been spoken for a much longer period of time than English, or any other European language.

It would be one thing if Donald Trump simply slipped in his language, and accidentally failed to correctly identify the language Mexican people speak as Spanish. That’s not what happened last night. Donald Trump didn’t just write his tweet about Jeb Bush speaking Mexican. That tweet was almost immediately criticized on Twitter, and Trump campaign staff have seen the tweet. Nonetheless, the Trump campaign hasn’t taken the bigoted tweet down and apologized for it. In classic Trump fashion, Trump is proudly keeping his hatred and ignorance on full central display.

Sadly, it’s Donald Trump’s distinctively unapologetic bigotry that is winning him the support of so many Republican voters. It’s just 7:25 AM, and Trump made his angry, ignorant tweet at 11:00 PM last night, but already, there are thousands of Trump’s supporters retweeting and favoriting his message that Jeb Bush speaks Mexican and that Americans should only be allowed to speak English.

36 thoughts on “Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush “Speaks Mexican”. So What?”

  1. ella says:

    It is understandable that, in today’s environment of political correctness, that this criticism is forthcoming. People in Texas and Oklahoma at least have ever called it Mexican. There is another dialect, Texican. Both are combinations of languages. Mexican is a cross between native Central South American languages and Spanish. Texican is a cross between English, Central South American, and Spanish. Sometimes with modern German and French included. Pure Spanish is spoken in Spain and is taught in some American schools. Castillian is the upper class Spanish and is seldom taught in American schools or spoken outside of Spain or Europe/The EU. I don’t, but I suspect that Jeb Bush can speak the Mexican or Texican dialects. Donald Trump is not a politician of the politically correct sort, but a politician of the old school sort. Perhaps he is trying to get a rise out of Bush, make him come forward and be noticed. He respects Bush and has said so, if quietly. What I am wondering about is why Trump is teasing a certain FOX host, Megan. If she has done something to offend him, maybe he ought to say so. He really sounds like a school boy who sees a pretty girl and…well.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Ella, you kind of sound like you’re making this up.

      What language is Central South American? I can’t find anyone talking about a language called Central South American.

      I can find no reference from any linguist who says that there is a language known as Mexican. There are linguists who talk about native Mexican languages, but that’s not what Jeb Bush speaks. There are also linguists who talk about Mexican Spanish, but they’re talking about a Mexican variety of Spanish – not Mexican being a language.

      Besides, what if we accept what you’re saying about what people in Texas and Oklahoma? People in Texas and Oklahoma have a long tradition of calling African-Americans “niggers”. They have also referred to Latinos as “wetbacks”. That doesn’t make it right.

      This isn’t about being politically correct, Ella.

      It’s about being correct.

      It’s about being culturally informed.

      Donald Trump looks to the rest of the world like an ignorant, bigoted blowhard. I don’t want someone like that in the White House.

      1. ella says:

        Okay, J Clifford, Mexican is a reference to the people who came from the country of Mexico. A Mexican/American mix, in Texas, is called a Texican. Spanish is not used in Mexico very much, in fact I have asked native Mexicans that work in the Valley of Texas, if they speak Spanish. They looked at me like I was dumb. “I talk Mexican” is the answer of choice. They still live across the boarder, just work in the US. What you refereed to as ‘wetbacks’, only they come across the boarder legally (for the most part) as they have work permits now. We like to call languages as they are in the native country, Spanish/Spain. But the difference is like night and day in reality. They are different languages today with some resemblance. Like Cuban is ‘Spanish’, Puerto Rican is Spanish. Costa Rican is Spanish. And they all have things in common, but are not alike, neither are they proper Spanish. It’s like Canadian French, it is French, but not as it is spoken in France. While you are being culturally correct for Spain, and JEB speaks Spanish very likely, he has learned his wife’s language.

        1. J Clifford says:

          Ella, you’re just making this stuff up.

          Most Texans know perfectly well that Spanish is the predominant language in Mexico.

          From Beaumont, Texas, radio station KIKR describes itself asKIKR-AM (1450-AM) “the only local Spanish language station in Southeast Texas,” not the only Mexican language station.

          Abilene station KKHR describes itself as “the only FM Latino (Spanish/Bilingual) station between the DFW Metroplex and the Permian Basin,” though they describe themselves as playing “Mexican” music.

          KTXZ in Austin describes itself as a “Spanish language station in Westlake Hills broadcasting Tejano music.”

          KOKE in Austin is “a Spanish language Norteño music format” radio station.

          KROY in Boling, Texas says, “We speak English on the air, although DJ’s may offer bilingual English/Spanish programming from time to time”. They don’t say, “We speak American on the air, although DJ’s may offer bilingual American/Mexican programming from time to time”.

          Ella, show me a linguist who talks about the predominant language in Mexico as “Mexican”.

          Look, Ella, other confused people have asked this question, and they’ve received answers: https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100510165124AA2pGp2

          When someone talks about people speaking “Mexican”, it’s ignorant and racist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSsw23RUmBg

          Why are you working so hard to defend a billionaire who denigrates women as well as ethnic minorities?

  2. Charles Manning says:

    The most important thing Trump said recently was that he would remove any and all “illegals” from the U.S. and then allow some of them back in if they’re good people. I was amazed that the media never questioned the wisdom of uprooting all those people who should be allowed back in (according to Trump), causing them to lose their employment, taking their kids out of school, forcing all of them to return to places where they haven’t been for year (or never have been, if they’re children born here), and causing all sorts of other disastrous problems — not least the cost of it all to U.S. taxpayers and to U.S. moral standing in the world — only to invite back those who should never have been deported in the first place.

    Irregular Times is the only place where tough questions get asked, as far as I can tell. But there are more important tough questions than the ones you’re asking about his sorely lacking education. Thanks anyway.

    Of course, while I’m at it, I must also thank Trump for waking up millions of Americans to the fact that all the candidates except him, and Bernie Sanders and about 800 other unknowns who are running for president, are puppets of wealthy donors. At the same time, when Trump puts his own ignorance and prejudice on display, he shows, as a former contributor to mainstream candidates who was never questioned about his views until he decided to become a candidate, how our democracy has been weakened by big donors, many of whom may be just as ignorant and prejudiced as Trump.

  3. ella says:

    Oooh, Charles, well said. Just consider how much all of those illegal immigrants are costing American citizens right now. They are clothed, fed, housed, and schooled – all from American tax money. They are allowed American Social Security checks, Medicare checks, Medicaid, and Medicare. If they commit a crime (and are caught) they are placed in taxpayer funded jails. If they steal, they are costing American businesses money. They are taking American jobs and still are not legally citizens. Please tell me now which would cost more. The problem is that they are being sent back to their homes, at American taxpayer cost, with new clothing and money to boot, with whatever immediate needs are sent with them, on luxury jets – at taxpayer expense. Then they return to commit crimes or do what ever they want to, on American taxpayer money – to get to do that ride ride home with their goodies all over again – courtesy of Obama. They learn a lot here, gain power and take it home. Nice Americans who have lost their homes and jobs! Fools, those Americans who bend over and say let me give you even more! Here, they are taught by those who have learned how to make Americans feel guilty about not giving them everything they want, made them keep giving until they have nearly bankrupted their nation! Then they plan to take that nation away from them. Stupid Americans, they laugh and sneer at you.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Luxury jets?

      Ella, listen to yourself. Can you find a citation for that?

      When you start making stuff up in the future, please try to keep it plausible.

      This blabber about how immigrants from Mexico are wrecking America and sucking Americans dry and living like kings from our tax money reminds me of the kind of nonsense that the Nazis spread about the Jews.

      You can’t get away with lying here, Ella. Show us the evidence of Mexican immigrants being flown in luxury jets, or retract your statement, please.

      1. ella says:

        Hold on, the news item came from the southwest, and was shown on national TV. Don’t call me a liar on that one, J Clifford.

    2. J Clifford says:

      Ella, here’s what I get when I search for photographs of illegal Mexican immigrants being flown back to their countries in luxury jets:

      1. ella says:

        That is such a cute picture. Cats and dogs get along well – sometimes.

    3. J Clifford says:

      Ella, enough of the blood libel nonsense.

      Where is this plan to take away the United States of America from us.

      Show us the plan, Ella.

      What evidence do you have for this plan?

      Show us the evidence, or apologize for making stuff up.

      1. ella says:

        That I wish I could. You will have to find a video of Obama, taken this year, addressing a political group of African men, and listen carefully to everything said, by the audience. You will find it if it has not been edited out. Obama replies with “I have come to far to quit now.”, the statement is just before that. You are on your own with that one, I will not retract my statement concerning it.

        1. J Clifford says:

          Wait a minute, Ella. You’re proposing that there is a plan, run by Barack Obama, to hand the United States over to Mexico, and you can’t come up with any evidence for it, but you say that somewhere, sometime, there was a video, and in that one video that you can’t find, Barack Obama details this plan in one short statement?

          Are you hearing yourself, Ella?

          If someone came up to you and told you this tale, would you find them credible?

          1. ella says:

            It’s possible, but that isn’t what I said and you may continue your innuendo if you wish, but please try to stick to what has actually been said, or I need to interpret my own statements. I am not going to call the network TV stations and request newscast for your benefit. I couldn’t upload it anyway. Here’s something you can chew on. http://personalliberty.com/the-coming-deflation-could-destroy-america/

          2. J Clifford says:

            There’s no innuendo in what I’m saying, Ella. I’m saying it right out in the open: You are allying yourself with a dangerous racist ideology that is founded upon lies.

            Please, step away from the Trump.

          3. ella says:

            What tale?

    4. Charles Manning says:

      Ella, I agree with J Clifford that it’s fatuous to claim that “illegal immigrants . . . have nearly bankrupted [the U.S.]” and plan to take the U.S. away from citizens like you. I also agree that you should cite some evidence for the “luxury jets” theory.

      Speaking of plans, I’m still waiting for someone to address Trump’s outrageous plan to remove people from the U.S. — millions of them — and then figure out a way to let the “good people” back in. That’s about the most incredibly dumb idea I’ve heard coming from any conservative in years.

      1. Jim Cook says:

        I agree, Charles. It reminds me of the old saying that we should just “bomb ’em all, and let God sort ’em out.”

        1. ella says:

          Someone really ought to go back and read what I said. “Just consider how much all of those illegal immigrants are costing American citizens right now. They are clothed, fed, housed, and schooled – all from American tax money. They are allowed American Social Security checks, Medicare checks, Medicaid, and Medicare. If they commit a crime (and are caught) they are placed in taxpayer funded jails. If they steal, they are costing American businesses money. They are taking American jobs and still are not legally citizens. Please tell me now which would cost more. The problem is that they are being sent back to their homes, at American taxpayer cost, with new clothing and money to boot, with whatever immediate needs are sent with them, on luxury jets – at taxpayer expense. Then they return to commit crimes or do what ever they want to, on American taxpayer money – to get to do that ride ride home with their goodies all over again – courtesy of Obama. They learn a lot here, gain power and take it home. Nice Americans who have lost their homes and jobs! Fools, those Americans who bend over and say let me give you even more! Here, they are taught by those who have learned how to make Americans feel guilty about not giving them everything they want, made them keep giving until they have nearly bankrupted their nation! Then they plan to take that nation away from them. Stupid Americans, they laugh and sneer at you.”

          There is no such thing as the entire group of people. There are so many people who come here legally and with good intentions. The idea that we need young foreign children to come and do our menial work and pay taxes is not new. But it begs the question, what is happening to the American children? Why are they not going to work. In the 1950’s young men went to work as bag boys, mowed yards, pick apples, or what ever, for extra money to help pay for their schooling and to learn a work ethic. These people come from areas where the work is hard, but does not pay well. They can come to the U.S. where the “streets are paved with gold and food is free.” Or something like that. In a way that has been true, in comparison to their native homes (for many), but not so for some. Find some statistics about how much it is costing. This country is not going bankrupt because of immigrants, but it is an unnecessary extra cost for the illegals that Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and California can attest to. This country is now around $18 Trillion in debt. What is the population of the United States. How many dollars is that per person, if it were given to the people. How much is it for the people to repay and that is who the Congress is depending on to repay it. I may have been rude and crude, but as a nation we do need to wake up and realize that the pie was cut and devoured. And much of that money was taken out, as an IOU note, of the Social Security Fund, because it had more money than they had ever conceived of. An American contract to the people, broken and re-written, and broken again. Now they want it all without care for how it is spent as long as they get back in office. Would any of those people give up everything they had, blindly using borrowed money they don’t really know if they can ever repay, to give borrowed money to someone who only believes it is “free” and will never go away? Has anyone gone bankrupt from that very some belief? The courts are full of people who have and do everyday.

  4. ellen says:

    also, ella, having waited tables, and worked with many illegals (who do you think cleans up after you? no one else will), they pay taxes so they can work. they use false ss#s and actually pay into a system that they DON’T get back from. they will not get social security benefits or medicare, yet they pay taxes to work. do you really think all those farmers etc are paying them cash????
    you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    1. J Clifford says:

      And suddenly, when asked to give actual evidence of her assertions, Ella goes silent.

      It’s important that we confront this nasty ideology of Donald Trump’s with a dose of reality.

      The Hispanic Panic does not stand up against scrutiny in the light of day.

      Thanks, Ellen, for your help in pointing this out.

    2. ella says:

      Sorry Ellen, a lot of us have waited tables, before others took those jobs, there has always been someone to clean up after those who are served, even you if you go out to eat. I believe that most are legal or citizens as well. It has nothing to do with people who come here honestly, there are stories that could be told of the desperate people who come across the boarder only to find the stories they have been told are not true. Honest people who only want to work and send money back to their families until they can either go home or bring their families north. Those are not usually the ones being deported. Those people are coming and going like the boarder is a revolving door and have for decades, it has just gotten worse in the last two or three decades.

      1. J Clifford says:

        Hey, Ella, if you’re going to join Donald Trump in encouraging anti-Mexican bigotry, demanding that everyone speak English only, you could at least use the English language correctly yourself.

        A “border” is a political line that separates two countries.

        A “boarder” is a person who rents a room, or goes on board a boat or airplane.

        When it comes to illegal immigration, I have to request once again that you stop making up facts just to support Donald Trump’s campaign of anti-Mexican scapegoating. Your prejudice is showing. Over the last decade, illegal immigration from Mexico has not “just gotten worse”. In fact, unauthorized crossings of the border with Mexico it have decreased since Barack Obama became President.

        The facts: According to the Pew Research Center, “The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.” That statement was made three years ago (http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/04/23/net-migration-from-mexico-falls-to-zero-and-perhaps-less/), but Trump is still acting as if there’s an immigration crisis. Updated statistics this summer show that the number of illegal immigrants in the United States from Mexico is still less than it was under George W. Bush 8 years ago.

        So, why is Donald Trump pushing so hard to build that border wall inspired by the totalitarian regime of East Germany? For the same reason that Adolph Hitler pushed to move Jews into ghettoes.

        … and you’re going right along with him, Ella. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

        1. ella says:

          Or I could learn to type and remember how to spell.

        2. ella says:

          Oi! You really do not understand what I said or I said something I don’t remember. I said that you can build the wall, and someone can tunnel under it. But that was in another thread. Oh, after reading what I said again it is easy to see how this got started. Yes, illegal immigrants are costing this nations taxpayers big time. Some are paying taxes and working jobs an American citizen would do, but not for those wages, there is a law against that. Those with work permits are fine and immigrants have long been the backbone of the nation, in restricted numbers per year. What has happened to the regulations is that a floodgate opened from the south and that limited number became more than the nation could absorb without harming those who are already citizens. No one is saying that those people have no reason to run from their homes, or various reasons. What is being said is that Americans did not do anything to deserve being put out of the jobs and in some cases because that, their homes. Even renters have to pay rent and eat. Okay, there are food stamps and low income housing. Both cost the taxpayers and low income housing has a looooong waiting list. The homeless in shelters with children do not do well. And those who came with nothing but the ‘word’ that everything in the U.S. is free are seldom disappointed unless they are caught before they make it. Those are some unhappy people. Is deporting them worse than leaving them in some less than nice circumstances? Those who are citizens have certain “unalienable rights” that are slipping away along with their tax dollars. Cry for the illegal aliens, but while you are at it, cry for the American citizens sleeping on those streets tonight.

    3. ella says:

      These are people whose dreams have gone down the tube. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3098952/Raised-America-dumped-Mexico-Mexican-born-criminals-grow-deported-Mexican-border-release-jail-life-gangs-drugs-guns-poverty.html, that would be better off being deported, or at least no worse off.

  5. ella says:

    IT is a lot more difficult to find those pictures of men being escorted onto chartered jets in the Southwestern US. Obama has cut back dramatically since it was publicized. Now the emphasis is on sanctuary cities. There are not but a few million illegal immigrants now and some are really in need of pity, but if there is no work for them or the citizens of this country, they have no where to turn but to crime or go home. And crime in the boarder states has climbed into the other states. Immigration is a serious problem that has only been partially controlled today.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/us-hospitals-deportation-immigrants_n_3139272.html

    http://tucson.com/news/local/border/most-deported-illegal-immigrants-from-latin-american-countries/article_2943c31c-00d0-11e1-aca9-001cc4c03286.html

    You are right, there is an amazing deficit of articles that mention the American deportation procedures to South American countries. This is a movement trying to stop the deportation in the UK: https://www.opendemocracy.net/shinealight/ourkingdom/phil-miller/dozens-of-fathers-among-migrants-forcibly-deported-on-uk-ghost-flight-tonight

    1. J Clifford says:

      I’m sorry, but what did you say? Did you say that you actually have no proof that Mexicans are being put onto luxury planes, as you claimed they did?

      I thought that’s what I heard you say. Look at the picture from one of the articles you yourself point to, Ella. This is what it shows:

      Not a Luxury Jet

      Does that look like a luxury jet to you, Ella? Is that how Donald Trump flies in his luxury jet?

      The one article you point to that mentions anything at all like a jet talks about how TWO people from Mexico were being deported without due process – which is exactly what Donald Trump wants to do – on a PRIVATE jet while they were comatose, after they were in a car accident. They weren’t exactly sipping champagne and eating bonbons. A PRIVATE jet is not necessarily a luxury jet. It’s just a jet that’s owned privately. Furthermore, taxpayers didn’t pay for the flight. The Iowa Methodist Medical Center did. The very article you point me to says, clearly, that such trips are “run not by the federal government trying to enforce laws but by hospitals”.

      So, you just made the whole luxury jets paid for by American taxpayers thing up, Ella. No luxury flights. Not paid for by American taxpayers.

      Stop the lies, would you?

      Why don’t you pay attention to the fact that you are repeating conspiracy theories for which there is no evidence, Ella?

      You don’t have to do this! You don’t have to march along with Donald Trump’s xenophobic circus!

      Please, Ella, take a minute to step back and consider how huge a gulf there is between Trump’s propaganda and the available facts. I know it’s difficult to admit that you’re wrong, but this is really important. You don’t have to run with the racist nationalists.

      1. ella says:

        Actually that is a picture of the train ride to the airport, but close.

  6. Steve S says:

    “Besides, what if we accept what you’re saying about what people in Texas and Oklahoma? People in Texas and Oklahoma have a long tradition of calling African-Americans “niggers”. They have also referred to Latinos as “wetbacks”. That doesn’t make it right.”

    Sounds like a “statistic” made up from a stereotype.

    And you fancy yourself an open minded individual right.

    I also enjoyed this one.

    “Jeb Bush became Governor of Florida instead of Governor of Texas because of a systematic anti-Latino bigotry. His wife is from Mexico, and endured such a huge torrent of racist remarks while living in Texas that they fled the state for someplace less hateful toward Hispanics.”

    We’re talking about the state of Texas which has a very large Hispanic population.

    Do you have proof to back that up? If not, I wonder if you just made that up, again based on your own stereotype of all 26 million people living in Texas being all one and the same.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Steve, it’s hardly just a stereotype of Texas and Oklahoma that racist language against African-Americans and Latinos is prevalent there. Let’s talk about the facts that lead both Texas and Oklahoma to be listed within the top 10 most racist states in the country ( http://www.thetoptens.com/most-racists-states-us/ ).

      Facts like the documented institutional racism of Waller County, Texas: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sandra-bland-waller-county-texas_55ae7aa6e4b0a9b948529e30

      Facts like the Texas Ordinance of Secession, which declared “the servitude of the African to the white race”: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/debunking-conservative-lie-confederacy-wasnt-racism-slavery/

      Facts like spray painted slurs like “No Niggers” on a church van in Kaufman, Texas: http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/06/07/texas-racists-spray-paint-no-nggers-on-church-van-poison-black-familys-puppy/

      Facts like the Child Protective Services worker in Ellis County, Texas who complained about “nigtards” and warned “Every white American needs to own a gun and teach your family gun safety and how to shoot”.

      Facts like the Texas’s voter ID law of 2011 which was designed to discriminate against racial minorities, and was found to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/texas-voter-id-laws-fate-could-hang-details

      Facts like the “Whites Only After Sundown” past of Vidor, Texas: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/12/08/oppenheim.sundown.town/

      Facts like the lynchings in Texas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiyQFG6uHgg

      Facts like the County Judge in Robertson County, Texas who stood out in public with a gun to prevent African-Americans from voting: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/news_columnists/article/Texas-electoral-process-Consider-the-history-3414078.php

      Facts like the racist song filled with slurs against African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans at the Grapevine High School in Texas: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/04/texas-high-school-students-white-supremacist-song

      Facts like the University of Oklahoma fraternity that chanted in public about how there would never be a “nigger” allowed in their club: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/03/oklahoma-sae-fraternity-racist-chant

      Facts like the history of the KKK in Texas: http://kxan.com/2015/02/05/the-kkks-history-in-central-texas/

      Facts like the tens of thousands of KKK members in Oklahoma: http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.pd.031

      Facts like the KKK that’s still active in Oklahoma: http://kfor.com/2015/06/23/residents-in-one-oklahoma-town-shocked-to-find-kkk-booklets-on-doorsteps/

      Don’t pretend, Steve, that the prevalence of racism in Oklahoma and Texas is just a stereotype.

  7. Jim Cook says:

    Don’t just wonder about J. Clifford’s claim. Do the work to look it up. One source, the Houston Chronicle, puts it politely:

    “More importantly, the move to Florida served both to get out from his father’s shadow and find a friendly environment for his Hispanic bride, Columba, a native of Mexico.

    ‘One, it was to get out from the Bush name and Texas,’ Corrigan said. ‘Two, it was to move to Miami, which was a better fit for his wife and his family.'”

    Source: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/us/article/Jeb-Bush-faces-family-ties-that-bind-6192389.php

  8. Dave says:

    J, you mention Trump’s “pro-corporate policies” but being pro-corporate would expose him as being more the Democrat that he probably is. Corporate donations to political parties during the last election cycle amounted to only 29 percent for Republicans.

    How long are you going to believe the nonsense that corporations are conservative or Right Wing? They stand to lose big time if illegals are deported, or if restraints are placed on manufacturers moving their operations to Mexico or overseas.

  9. ella says:

    Does Trump believe that Bill Clinton’s policies were better than anything sense? Probably a lot of Republicans do too. But as long as corporate taxes are so high corporations are going to take their production elsewhere when they can. Democrats/Socialists like to raise those taxes and pay cheap labor. Illegal immigrants, and legal immigrants to a point, supply that desire. Republicans like to cut taxes, pay higher wages, raise prices and get the boom town going. Trump is a successful businessman. If he were to be President, he would need a good governor for a VP, to lead the governing of the nation. Let Trump do his thing with trade and rebuilding the economy of the nation. I believe that Trump has good intentions, but he has to realize that he has no governing experience and he cannot depend on the Clinton’s to run it for him. But Trump is not the enemy of illegal immigrants that he is touting: http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/opinion/letters/2015/07/03/trump-right-illegal-immigrants/29623573/ : he hires people who have immigrated to the U.S. and are legal citizens, and through his vast empire has had contractors who did hire illegals: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/13/nyregion/trump-says-he-didn-t-know-he-employed-illegal-aliens.html

    Hillary Clinton has hired an illegal immigrant to work on her campaign this year: http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/hillary-hires-illegal-to-work-on-campaign/
    And more she supports sanctuary cities: http://www.hngn.com/articles/107136/20150707/hillary-clinton-supports-sanctuary-cities-protect-dangerous-illegal-immigrants-expand.htm
    Let’s keep going: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/hillary-clinton-lgbt-illegal-aliens-deserve-higher-level-care

    We need someone who will not continue with the status quo, who will shake things up in Washington, not just talk about it, and actually bring jobs to America. If they do that, there will be more room for immigrants to become legal citizens. Take a good look at the political field, in all Parties, there are two: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, who have the energy and ambition to wake the people from their long slumber and lethargy. Right or wrong, that is they way it is. And that is my opinion.

  10. Chuck Lewis says:

    DUMP TRUMP BEFORE SOMEONE DUMPS HIM .P.E.R.I.O.D.

    Chuck Lewis

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