Monday, April 13, 2009

IT'S MONDAY -- LET'S LAUGH AT CONSERVATIVES!

In honor of Pasadena Closet Conservative.

State Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell, told the Texas Legislature that voters of Asian descent should look at changing their names to names easier to pronouce by other Americans.

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.
Brown later told Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”

Now, Rep. Brown did not mean this to be mean-spirited. She was trying to give a suggestion on how voters could identify themselves easier at the polls. But this suggestion, while not meaning to be harmful, is ridiculous. Once again, the GOP rears its ignorant head and spouts off without thinking about the ramifications. Many of these Asian-Americans have been here for generations and are just as "American" as State Rep Brown and others with last names like "Jones" or "Smith."

So thank you, GOP, for reminding us once again of your irrelevancy and ignorance.

http://blog.sojo.net/2009/04/13/call-me-eugene-macgyver/

6 comments:

TAO said...

Yes, "Chan" is so hard to pronounce....

I can only imagine what they would think if they ran across a Thai, Lao, or Cambodian name?

Whew! And to think that Asians are more apt to vote Republican...

James Wolfer said...

Not in Texas, not anymore!

Dave Miller said...

You can't make this stuff up.

James Wolfer said...

No kidding, Dave. As Tao said, we are witnessing the death of the GOP.

Im Here To Say It said...

James Wolfer said...
"No kidding, Dave. As Tao said, we are witnessing the death of the GOP"

WITNESS THIS!

James Wolfer said...

Ummm, okay? And your point is mr. here to say it?