Friday, December 22, 2006

Congressional bigotry.

I'm often disappointed by some of the things that members of Congress do. Selling votes. Macaca comments. Personality consultants. But the letter that Representative Virgil H. Goode (R-Virginia) sent to his constituents regarding the election of a Muslim to Congress is one of the most bigoted pieces of propaganda I've seen put out by a member of Congress in quite a while. Usually when congressional leaders decide to be bigots or racists, they try to be subtle about it. Goode apparently thinks he has nothing to hide. From Goode's letter:
I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.

The Represntative at the center of the "controversy," Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), had this to say:
ā€œIā€™m looking forward to making friends with Representative Goode, or at least getting to know him.ā€

Getting to know him indeed! Here is what the Daily Irk voice of authority had to say.


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