The New Blacks.

Didi Lima, (former) Nevada GOP communications director and (former) Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the McCain campaign, tells the AP:

We don’t want (Hispanics) to become the new African-American community. And that’s what the Democratic Party is going to do to them, create more programs and give them handouts, food stamps and checks for this and checks for that. We don’t want that.

I’m very much afraid that the Democratic Party is going to do the same thing that they did with the African-American culture and make them all dependent on the government and we don’t want that.

Man, where is MY check?

If only this fairytale of blacks sucking the government dry were true.

[Xposted at The Waiting Room]

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9 thoughts on “The New Blacks.

  1. bitchphd September 29, 2008 at 11:34 am Reply

    Ad the GOP wants us to believe that they’re not racist?

  2. LH September 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm Reply

    @ bitchphd: I think the GOP has entered a plea of no contest.

    It’s Hispanics who need to be called on the carpet. Not all Hispanics, obviously, but then not all members of the GOP are racist, either.

    I suspect that Lima speaks for a sizeable number of Hispanics who view blacks as lazy.

    (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/14/fox.jackson/)

  3. Big Word September 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Hispanics don’t have to morph into African Americans to get something for nothing. Those that do manage to do just fine just the way they are.

  4. BlackGirlღღThinking September 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Maybe it is just here in TN where I live, but Hispanics are doing fairly well in getting something for nothing..they need no help there.

  5. G.D. September 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm Reply

    LH: Why wouldn’t you just call Lima on the carpet instead of calling ‘Hispanics’ out? I’m not following.

    BlackGirl: What does that mean?

  6. LH September 30, 2008 at 2:43 pm Reply

    G.D.: I get that Lima doesn’t speak on behalf of Hispanics, but from what I’ve read and based on anecdotal experience (for which there’s no data), it seems to me that she’s hardly alone in her view of blacks.

  7. BlackGirlღღThinking September 30, 2008 at 2:54 pm Reply

    I don’t know what lawa other states have, but here in TN Hispanic ppl get drivers license without any SS card or birth certificate..legal citizens can’t do that.

    They get food vouchers and health insurance without hesitation, BUT say someone were to go apply for benefits because they lost their job or some other circumstance they get the run around, have to show a million pieces of identification and are given reference of what other places may be able to assist them.

    But Hispanics on the other hand..don’t have to have any proof of who they are, what money they make etc. they just get the assistance

  8. Grump September 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm Reply

    I thought they put a stop to that after dude killed the TSU student a few years back while driving on a suspended license?

  9. G.D. September 30, 2008 at 3:06 pm Reply

    BlackGirl: I think you may be problematically conflating ‘Hispanics’ with ‘undocumented immigrants.’

    The purpose of those laws, as I understand them, is that not allowing undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses has no real punitive/practical purpose; it doesn’t keep undocumented immigrants from driving cars.

    What it does do is increase the risk that those immigrants leave the scenes of accidents because of fear of prosecution, and it also makes sure that those drivers are unfamiliar with local driving laws.

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