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The 5 Worst Things Politicians Have Said About Migrant Children

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The 5 Worst Things Politicians Have Said About Migrant Children

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

The influx of young Central American refugees across the U.S. border is a serious issue that needs a serious policy response. Politicians should be focused on ensuring that these children are treated humanely, and working on sound immigration reform. But, unsurprisingly, many on the right have chosen this time to spout ignorant, offensive rhetoric about these undocumented children.

Here are five of the worst comments politicians have made about migrant children.




  1. Daniel Jones July 16, 2014

    Kwasman: Yet more proof that the Conservative Extreme depends on overlaying ideology over reality. (in the vernacular; seeing only what they are supposed to see.)

    Gohmert: What part of prepubescent does this man not comprehend?

    Gingrey: Textbook example of a complete disconnect between what he sees, what he says, and what he does.

    Nugent: Is this blithering moron related to Ted?

    Bachmann: She never knows better. In fact, she’s violently opposed to knowing.

  2. Lynda Groom July 16, 2014

    Michele does prove than in some cases issues must be brought to a level that women can understand. At least in the case of Michele that is true. What a waste of time, space and air.

  3. latebloomingrandma July 16, 2014

    Absolutely astonishing. The United States of America is afraid of children.

  4. Dominick Vila July 17, 2014

    Let’s stop pretending that we don’t know why some fellow Americans have decided that refugees from Central America should not enjoy the same treatment and privileges afforded to refugees from other parts of the world. We all know what is behind the rhetoric we hear, which ranges from claims of illegal immigration, to the newcomers having tuberculosis, to those escaping the gang violence that prevails in some Central and South American countries are actually dangerous gang members planning to rape innocent American women, to blaming small children because an idiot caused an accident that resulted in the death of four children. What gives impetus to the rhetoric we hear is pure, unadulterated, racism. White supremacists may be a small minority of our populace, but they are a well organized, motivated, well funded, and dangerous minority. They remember the teachings of prophets like Jesus Christ when it facilitates their goals. Otherwise, they say and do things that reflect the worst our society has to offer.
    The illegal immigration problem is a serious problem that deserves our attention, and that ought to be on top of our elected officials agenda. Solving this problem must be a top priority for every politician in Washington. We must understand, however, the difference between solving the illegal immigration problem, and finding a solution to the current refugee crisis. Contrary to GOP claims and efforts to mix the two, these are two different issues that require very different approaches to solve.

    1. CPAinNewYork July 17, 2014

      You say that we have to solve the illegal immigration problem, but what you really want is to see America flooded with Hispanics so that the Hispanic politicians can take over the government.

      You’re a hypocrite.

      1. Grannysmovin July 17, 2014

        Which of your tin foil buddies came up with that “Alien” Conspiracy theory?

      2. charleo1 July 17, 2014

        Now what did you add to the conversation? A baseless, and inflammatory accusation, is no substitute for dealing with the problem. As is evident from the above article, and the Right
        Wing of this Country’s political establishment. What they see is, not so much a humanitarian crisis, as a political opportunity. Which could either be used to demonstrate their
        capacity, and willingness to solve problems, and thereby improve their credibility to lead the Nation forward. Or, they could play the safe political game they’ve played since Bush nearly destroyed the Party. By pointing fingers, assigning blame, refusing to act, or to allow others to act, while making
        stupid, and derrogratory statements about the kids, and how bad the situation continues to become. Plus, how everybody else, is not trying to deal with it. So tell me. Does that really work for you? Is that all you expect from those you vote into public office? To reaffirm your opinion that it it’s not their responsibility to fix problems. Only to assign blame to others, and complain? That’s easy work if they can find more of you.

        1. CPAinNewYork July 17, 2014

          And you are adding mealymouthed, politically correct platitudes that evade telling the truth. To me, Domenick Vila’s liberal and ethnic biases are painfully obvious. He even went so far as to assert in a message on this website that the United States government has no right to control who enters this country.

          Can you believe that any American would actually say that? What is he thinking? It blows my mind.

          1. charleo1 July 18, 2014

            What is a mealymouthed, politically correct, platitude, nowadays, anyway? Any position that doesn’t completely agree with you, on immigration? It’s why the Speaker cannot bring immigration to the
            floor for an up or down vote. Because the entire Right Wing is being held hostage to the most extreme position. By a faction that wants the issue handled their way, without compromise. And when does that ever happen in on any important issue in this Country? By the way I have been reading Dom’s comments for a very long time now. And have never heard him assert such an opinion.

          2. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

            CPAinNewYork proved to me long ago that he is just as much a right wackjob as any that have ever disgraced the Memo’s pages. Very seriously, why he seems to be reasonable sometimes, is he is just smart enough and sane enough to know that the (non)policies of the Teabuggers are destructive. If the Teatards were just a little bit less ready for the Psych ward, he would be right in there with them.

          3. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            CreepPAinNewYork. . . . Same old scumbag that has probably the most irritating troll habit. Plays nice until he can get his true agenda into the mix.

          4. BiteMeLiberals July 24, 2014

            He is not an American, he is a libtard.

          5. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

            Why don’t you go f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards. The problem is, you just proved just about everything that has been said in here about the mentally ill right-wacktards.

      3. Sand_Cat July 17, 2014

        Bit of a stretch from what Dominick actually wrote, isn’t it?

        1. CPAinNewYork July 17, 2014

          Not at all. Domenick Vila tries to come off as the voice of reason and frequently succeeds, but his ethnic bias in this situation is painfully obvious.

    2. BiteMeLiberals July 24, 2014

      Not refugees MF, they are illegals.

      1. Dominick Vila July 24, 2014

        Are Cuban refugees seeking asylum in the USA, such as Ted Cruz’ and Marco Rubio’s parents, illegals? Or should we assume that only Central American refugees, and people from Caribbean islands such as Haiti and Jamaica, meet the GOP-TP, David Duke, criterion as to who is legal and who is here illegally?

        1. BiteMeLiberals July 26, 2014

          Dipshit, you have no idea what you are talking about.

          1. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, . . .

          2. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            The only shit that gets dipped into here is a turd like you. Pheeew!

      2. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

        Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, . . . MF!

        1. BiteMeLiberals July 26, 2014


          1. Russell Byrd July 26, 2014

            I can. and have. run circles around you in any factual, intellectual, historical, political, etc. pursuit. So if I am a “tard,” what does that make a useless lump of flesh like you? ROTFL!

            Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, . . . MF!

          2. BiteMeLiberals July 28, 2014

            Typical libtard response when all else fails.

          3. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            What you just wrote is not even a response. And I have, am, and will run circles around your closet queen a**.

            Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, . . . MF!

          4. BiteMeLiberals July 28, 2014

            Are you a gay basher? They love your party libtard.

          5. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            No, I am a moron basher. Seems I have hooked a big one. LOL!

          6. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            And f*cktard, I will be here when you come up with another moronic line. Oh yeah, that is what morons do, isn’t it.

            Why don’t you stay in Freitfart, where the lies fall like rain?

    3. BiteMeLiberals July 28, 2014

      Obama’s new Americanos. /Volumes/SPORAY/Mara-Salvatrucha-Gang-El-Salvador.jpg

      1. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

        Can’t be any worse than the freak that posted this.

        1. James Bowen July 28, 2014

          These are certainly not people we want in this country.

          1. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            Maybe so, they remind me of you, except they are more slender and browner.

          2. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

            If you had half the brains you think you do, oops, that would still be a moron. So, three times the brains that you do, and you were not a sociopath, you might understand that those guys look at you and see a loud mouth sack of lard that they might want to gut for being a racist. Since, you don’t, . . . have sense, then I guess you do not understand.

  5. ps0rjl July 17, 2014

    Face it. These politicians just like the right wing talk show hosts appeal to low information voters.

  6. Grannysmovin July 17, 2014

    Louie Louie, oh no – I think you watching the movie “Aliens” staring Sigourney Weaver way too much.
    As for the rest of this ship of fools, the disease is the fear, hate and intolerance you people are spewing about these victims. Let the justice system do it’s job, give them the additional tools to do their job and we will assist those who need asylum and send home those who do not meet the requirements for asylum.

    1. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

      No wonder Louie has so much angst, look what Sigourney Weaver did to Louie’s mother and siblings in “Aliens.”

  7. Sand_Cat July 17, 2014

    Well, the GOP has at least one “good” reason to hate Guatemala, at least: they have that most oppressive, exploitive, and all-around despicable forms of totalitarian repression: universal healthcare. You’d think they’d cheerfully grant asylum to those seeking to escape that!

  8. ExRadioGuy15 July 17, 2014

    The GOP’s Fascist/psychopathic Cons and Fascist/sociopathic Tea Partiers are adhering to four of the 14 defining characteristics of Fascism here:
    —Avid Nationalism
    —Disdain for the Importance of Human Rights
    —Identification of Enemies and Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
    —Obsession with National Security
    Only fear, ignorance and cognitive dissonance allows the GOP to deny that they’re Fascists and psychopaths/sociopaths and that they’re adhering to those four “DCs” of Fascism….

  9. ORAXX July 17, 2014

    Bachmann, for one, is also someone who has made entirely too much noise about her christianity, and her deep personal relationship with Jesus.

    1. latebloomingrandma July 18, 2014

      She must know a different Jesus than I do.

    2. Dominick Vila July 24, 2014

      …she also does not hesitate to demonize poor people for getting government help, while she gets generous farm subsidies…

      1. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

        I think it was Adam Smith that remarked that capitalists are constantly complaining about working people, and the poor, getting a little extra and living better. But, as he observed, the same good, fair, open-minded capitalists saw nothing wrong with increased and windfall profits for themselves.

  10. James Bowen July 17, 2014

    A lot of these kids could very well be gang members. One more good reason to change the law so that they can be deported immediately.

    1. BiteMeLiberals July 24, 2014

      Many already are.

      1. James Bowen July 24, 2014

        Very, very likely true.

        1. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

          Still spreading your perversions around. Well, I am always game for new opportunities.

        2. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

          You will never get it, will you? Unlike yourself, I am not a troll prodigy.

          You are easy to find if I ever want to. Private history, or no. You see, you are a trolling son of a bitch. While, even if my profile were public, you won’t find me trolling the cesspools that gave you birth.

      2. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

        Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, gangster.

  11. ThomasBonsell July 17, 2014

    For an administration that is not doing anything to secure the border, it seems to detain an awful lot of immigrants AT THE BORDER. Guess these right-wing freaks want the detaining to be done in some foreign nation here the administration has no authority to do anything.

    It’s also possible that some of the violence these children are trying to flee is a result of the numerous “death squads” Ronald Reagan armed, trained and financed years ago

  12. charles king July 17, 2014

    Who? and Why? are these Republicans bad mouthing these migrant childrens. These are their names, Michele Bachmann, Nugent, Gingrey, Gohmert, and others, What? do they expect to gain from these insults about these childrens. We do not need these type of leaders in our governent. Thank You are the magic words in my book. I Love Ya All. Mr. C. E. KING

    1. BiteMeLiberals July 24, 2014

      They can bad mouth them all they want. The are criminals not children.

      1. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

        Like I said, f*ck yourself and raise your own little b*st*ards, criminal!

  13. Russell Byrd July 25, 2014

    KKKwasman. . .

    1. James Bowen July 28, 2014


      1. Russell Byrd July 28, 2014

        Coming from a dirtbag that spews nothing but nonsense, then I suppose that is a compliment. . . .

        Face it Dimbozo, you are a hater and a racist. Even if we could figure out a solution, you hate anyone that is not a fat, loud mouth, unreasonable, white, racist bully. AND that is a fact!

        So whine on about my rants, you no information, hateful liar.

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