Every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, every week they push the envelope on just how Asinine InsaniTEA can become. I trust that you will believe it, when I tell you that last week was no exception.
…Heartless GOPer: Just because children are being murdered, doesn’t mean we should not deport them.
Remember compassionate conservatism? Neither do we. Probably because it never materialized.
Certainly, House Republican Robert Pittenger of North Carolina never got the memo on that compassion thing. He is very concerned about the unaccompanied minors flooding the U.S./Mexico border (if by concerned you mean he wants to get rid of them at all costs). To be fair, he’s not just picking on those kids; he told constituents at a reportedly all-white town hall meeting this week that he’d also like to have DREAMers, or children of undocumented immigrants raised here, deported.
ThinkProgress asked Pittenger if the deportations of the unaccompanied minors should continue in light of reports that some of the children have been killed upon returning to their country. Yes, he said, the deportations should continue.
“Do you want to open up America’s doors to the entire world?" he said. "We have to be sensible about what our system can manage. So you put them on planes and you send them back.”
It’s the compassionate, conservative way…
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Behold the love of Republican Supply-sided Jesus (the exact opposite of the real Jesus)! This was just one of seven asinine Republican moments from last week alone. Click through for the other six.