Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fertile ground

By Mustang Bobby

From TPM:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a longtime immigration reform advocate, said Friday that because immigrants are “more fertile” they are a crucial source of labor for the United States.

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, as quoted by the Washington Post. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

Not only is “the smarter Bush” on the wrong side of immigration debate for the right-wing nutsery, his inartful “fertile” comment makes it sound like he’s encouraging people to come here and have babies. Great from the pro-life point of view, but not exactly tactful. And again, it shows an unhealthy obsession with other peoples’ sexual activities.

Besides, this goes straight to the blooper reel.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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