Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Goode, The Bad, And The Batshit Insane

Okay, so over at Frothy's place, I learn that some loon of a Republican congressman is a-feared that the Muslim hordes will overrun us if we don't slam the door shut:
A Republican congressman (Virgil Goode) has told constituents that unless immigration is tightened, "many more Muslims" will be elected and follow the lead of a recently elected lawmaker who plans to use the Quran at his ceremonial swearing-in...

Goode added: "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped."
Oookay. Obviously, the xenophobia is pretty naked, and there's not a whole lot I can say about it.

But what I find almost as striking as unapologetic racism from an elected official is: There are 300 million people in this country. Just how many Muslim immigrants is Goode expecting to come over here? Does he know about some upcoming cataclysmic event which will turn a huge chunk of the Muslim world into refugees? It sure as hell ain't gonna be Operation Temporary 21% Increase In Troop Strength Surge™.

3 comments:

Sanjay said...

I blogged about this too, but no one reads me ;-)
Eli, they are trying to mainstream bias, so when the time comes to do something more radical, the sheeple will hopefully have been "conditioned".

Eli said...

Yah, a lot of people blogged about this - Froth was just the one I saw first.

I hope this kind of thing starts backfiring more, like it did for Allen. That would be a big positive sign that we are evolving as a country.

Interrobang said...

Funny thing is, Goode's head is so far up his ass he thinks Keith Ellison is an immigrant. Sure, from Detroit...

Speaking of such things, the next time someone spews that "Hussein" BS about Barack Obama, I'm going to politely remind them that "Barak" is a Hebrew name of considerable lineage. *grin*