Yesterday some GOP goofball Alaskan representative, Don Young — who is celebrating his fortieth year of collecting a paycheck from the same government he rails against — was excreting words about immigration or something, when he came up with this gem:
“I used to own — my father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. You know it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”
Some folks took a bit of umbrage at this and Rep. Young replied with:
“During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California,” Young said in the statement. “I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.”
He “stopped short of apologizing,” says this article.
Today, many folks, including John Boehner, turning even redder-faced than usual, are demanding that apology, but I’m not one of them.
Don’t apologize, Rep. Young. Stand your ground. If they were wetbacks, you call ’em wetbacks. Don’t you dare placate the pansy-ass liberal PC offense brigade. Why should you apologize for calling a spade a spade, for saying what we’re all thinking? No sir, I want you to happily, proudly defend your words. Referring to Mexicans as “wetbacks” is part of a proud tradition and shouldn’t be stopped by limp-wristers who don’t understand heritage. I’d like to hear more, sir! You have our attention, now roll with it! Get your message out there!