Arizona Republican: Middle Easterners ‘look Mexican’ and want ‘to cause harm’

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“If you know Middle Easterners, a lot of them, they look Mexican, you know, like a lot of people in South America,” tea party favorite Gabriela “Gabby” Mercer, who legally migrated from Mexico, says in the video (watch below). “Dark skin, dark hair, brown eyes. And they mix. They mix in. And those people, their only, their only goal in life is to cause harm to the United States. So, why do we want them here either legally or illegally?”

I can't speak for anyone else, but I am SHOCKED, absolutely SHOCKED, that she is a Tea Party favorite.
 

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“If you know Middle Easterners, a lot of them, they look Mexican, you know, like a lot of people in South America,” tea party favorite Gabriela “Gabby” Mercer, who legally migrated from Mexico, says in the video (watch below). “Dark skin, dark hair, brown eyes. And they mix. They mix in. And those people, their only, their only goal in life is to cause harm to the United States. So, why do we want them here either legally or illegally?”

I can't speak for anyone else, but I am SHOCKED, absolutely SHOCKED, that she is a Tea Party favorite.

Agree. Assuming "SHOCKED" was sarcastic.
 

CloneAggie

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I might as well pile on...

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“If you know Middle Easterners, a lot of them, they look Mexican, you know, like a lot of people in South America,” tea party favorite Gabriela “Gabby” Mercer, who legally migrated from Mexico, says in the video (watch below). “Dark skin, dark hair, brown eyes. And they mix. They mix in. And those people, their only, their only goal in life is to cause harm to the United States. So, why do we want them here either legally or illegally?”

I can't speak for anyone else, but I am SHOCKED, absolutely SHOCKED, that she is a Tea Party favorite.

I'm always amazed that people are dumb enough to believe things like this. The "everybody who is Middle Eastern hates American and wants to harm America more than anything else" myth is so transparently stupid. But I am actually horrified that anyone would support a politician dumb/bigoted enough to believe that.
 
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Is Arizona officially the most racist state in the us? Every time I hear some politician saying racist **** they seem to be from Arizona.
 

cy1010

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Well, it sounds to me like the individual is trying to scapegoat Middle Easterners for all the crime Mexicans commit! She's saying, Middle Easterners try to blend in and look like Mexicans. Now, if I a Mexican commits a crime I'm just going to assume it's actually a Middle Easterner trying to "look Mexican." I'm seeing through your ploy Senora!
 

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