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Of Course Opposition to Obama's Immigration Action Is Racist

Dec. 1, 2014

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) explained that all opposition to Barack Obama’s kingly executive order on immigration is because he’s black. “[E]verybody agrees – who has a real brain – that presidents since George Washington have had executive authority privilege to do certain things. [Obama’s] not doing anything that the Bushes, the Reagans, the Clintons, and other presidents all the way back to Eisenhower [haven’t done], as it addressed immigration.” Referring to himself in third person, he concluded, “So, but again, this is just a reaction in Bennie Thompson’s words to a person of color being in the White House.” And this is where it gets weird. Thompson made his original comments on a New Nation of Islam radio program. This organization may be labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (which, admittedly, exists solely to throw that label around). But if any Republican legislator gave an interview to any other hate group, it would be a major scandal. More…

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