Enough with Republicans invoking analogies to slavery and plantations to make their case for conservative policies or attract minority voters. News flash: it doesn’t work! Not only is it offensive and distasteful but also shows a complete disregard for an AWFUL, painful part of our US history.
Alex Conant, spokesperson for Senator Marco Rubio, has stooped to the new low of comparing illegal aliens living and working in this country to the institution of slavery.
“@AlexConant @ConnCarroll We haven't had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.”
Conant apologized after he was exposed on Twitter. But his remark begs the question, are Republicans so desperate to grant amnesty to an estimated 11-20 million illegal immigrants in this country that they will abuse the history of slavery? And in doing so ensure 100% of blacks eventually vote for Democrats?
Conant’s remarks are the height of insult to black Americans whose ancestors endured decades of slavery. Also, if immigration “reform” happens, it’s very doubtful Hispanics and Latinos, who make up a large number of America’s illegal immigrant population, would become Republican voters. Why? Because Republicans have forgotten how to build meaningful relationships with minorities.
Back to the slavery comment. When was the last time you saw a slave ship full of illegal immigrants shackled to each other, arrive to the United States, and then have slave traders auction them off to the highest white bidders to work for them for free? Show me illegal immigrants whose modern day “slave masters” don't pay them, rape them, tar and feather them, whip them or cut off their body parts for trying to run away from their plantation or America.
None of the above has ever happened to illegal immigrants in America because illegal immigrants are NOT slaves but criminals who broke laws to be here. Washington Times senior editorial writer Conn Carroll noted in his twitter exchange with Alex Conant, “slavery wasn’t a choice.”
“@ConnCarroll @AlexConant my policy would give those here illegally a choice. Brush up on your history. Slavery wasn't a choice.