Texas Republican Says Ranchers Should be Able to Shoot âWetbacks,â Calls Obama a âSocialist Son of a B*tchâ
And the party of âweâre not racistsâ strikes again with another far-right leaning radical proudly displaying the true nature of many conservative voters. Itâs like many liberals have said, âNot all conservatives are racists, but most racists are conservatives.â Well, a Texas Republican candidate for United States Senate, Chris Mapp, seems determined to prove just how ignorant conservative ideology can be. Mapp said that ranchers should be allowed to shoot âwetbacksâ if theyâre caught on their land. Then when he was confronted about the obvious racial overtones of that word, Mapp actually defended his usage of it by saying that using the term âwetbackâ to describe illegal immigrants is as ânormal as breathing air in South Texas.â And you know what, heâs right. Iâm from San Antonio. I spent a good amount of time down in South Texas.
The term âwetbackâ is commonly used. Heck, Iâve seen people of Mexican heritage use it. Now for him to say that using this slur is as ânormal as breathing airâ is complete nonsense. Itâs a slur, like any other slur, thatâs often said in small groups of people who have trust with one another. But what he doesnât realize is that, commonly used or not, itâs still an ignorant slur. The infamous âN-wordâ was once (and still is) a commonly used derogatory slur for African-Americans. Just because certain groups of people commonly use a derogatory word, doesnât make its usage justified. His defense of this word perfectly showcases just how ignorant Mr. Mapp really is. Then thereâs his belief that ranchers should be allowed to shoot âwetbacksâ they see on their land. Nothing quite like a Republican candidate for the United States Senate advocating murder.
How exactly would one identify a âwetbackâ anyway? Would he support the murder of all people who âlookedâ like one? Are ranchers supposed to identify the âwetbackâ as an illegal, then shoot them? And letâs not forget that many of these people are coming here with their families â often including small children. Is he advocating for the murder of small children? Or is he just saying itâs okay to murder the childrenâs families in front of them, but the kids are off limits? Honestly, itâs not even worth trying to rationalize â because the guyâs obviously a complete moron. Then, just to solidify the fact that heâs a true Republican buffoon, he called President Obama a âsocialist son of a bitch.â Proving that he clearly doesnât know what a socialist is. But thatâs not really anything new.
Republicans call Obama a socialist all the time, proving that they have absolutely no idea what socialism is. Mappâs comments highlight exactly the kind of mindset many conservatives that comprise the âbaseâ of the Republican party have. I see it all the time. Sure, when comments like these are said publicly thereâs a âshockâ factor to them. But considering I hear stuff like this from conservative voters quite often, it doesnât really shock me at all. Because while I find his comments absolutely disgusting, theyâre nothing that I havenât already heard from conservative voters many times before.
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