Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell said on the radio today that he doesn’t personally want to beat all Mexicans to death with a pillowcase full of doorknobs — a position that is all but written into his Party’s platform at this point. This makes him a maverick. He will now be ostracized from the GOP and probably will lose his next election to a Real Conservative who does beat Mexicans, on behalf of the 10th Amendment.
The radio transcript shows an alarming lack of xenophobia-induced panic on McDonnell’s part, as well as the greatest euphemism for the Third Reich I’ve ever seen [ThinkProgress].
MCDONNELL: You know, I haven’t looked at the Arizona law. We passed something in Virgina that requires a determination of immigrant status for anybody that’s arrested. Not as a reason to stop them to arrest them, but after an arrest for another crime, we actually determine the lawful citizenship or lack there of at the point of arrest.
HOST: But should legal immigrants be required to carry papers with them at all times?
MCDONNELL: Yeah, I think that’s — I’m concerned about the whole idea of carrying papers and always have to be able to prove your citizenship. That brings up shades of some other regimes that were not particularly helpful to democracy and civil rights. [emphasis added.]
Wait wait wait, who are you talking about?!?!?!?!? Yes, when I think about the Nazis, what I think primarily is they weren’t particularly helpful to democracy and civil rights. Why, you’d be hard pressed to find a statement more true than that one, my good man. One other thing about the Nazis: they sure weren’t big on diversity. It’s a good thing McDonnell is brave enough to call out those “other regimes” with the proper manner of condemnation.
It’s literally impossible for any Republican to talk about Arizona’s new immigration law and not embarrass themselves. Send along any other examples of GOP immigration jackassery you can find.