Rep Don Young uses term "wetbacks" then apologizes. "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."—
Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 29, 2013
Alaska Rep. Don Young is another corrupt, congressional bitter-clinger who needs to be sent back to Alaska. (No disrespect, natch.) The GOP congressman has held his office since 1973 and is under investigation yet again for ethical violations.
Don Young is a dirtbag. This is not a recent discovery to conservatives. Alaska should have sent him packing years ago.—
Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 29, 2013
Evidently Young didn’t think grassroots conservatives had enough reason to pry his sticky fingers from his cushy seat in Congress, so he decided to toss out the racial slur “wetbacks” in a radio interview.
"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes." — Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). [This is a sitting US congressman.]—
Sam Gustin (@samgustin) March 29, 2013
But, you know, he “meant no disrespect” with his unacceptable slur, so we’re all supposed to move on and forget this (and all his other idiocy) never happened.
I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.
"Well, things have been actually going pretty well. Messaging has improved. Yep. Now about those wetbacks."—
Eric (@eriContrarian) March 29, 2013
In 2008, Sarah Palin backed a primary challenge to Don Young. She was right.—
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 29, 2013
GOP, the party of Hari-kari.~Don Young: “My father used to own a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes, you know." Damn—
Ban Finger Guns (@CaptYonah) March 29, 2013
Americans hear "legitimate rape" and they run to Democrats. They hear "wetbacks" and they run to Democrats. You want to fix the debt? Win.—
Chris Forewit (@forewit) March 29, 2013
Dear GOP congressmen: the only response to a rape question is "it's evil" and also, don't refer to migrant workers as "wetbacks". FFS.—
Olliander (@ollieblog) March 29, 2013
It’s long past time for this Beltway barnacle to be removed from Washington.