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  • I’m now waiting for Trump’s exec order to have it torn down

  • ~~Trump official~~ Arrogant jack ass

  • What an ignorant putz.

  • Where is all this bullshit with the statue of liberty and the poem going? Whats the end game for the administration?

  • So only the poor huddled masses of white people is what they are saying.

  • Except when we hated the Italians, Irish, Polish, etc etc

  • Every political drama on the air or in development should be cancelled, because even Hollywood’s most creative writers can’t compare to real life.

    The shit coming out of the Trump administration cronies mouths is utterly insane.

  • Is Trump trying to lose in 2020? Perhaps he just wants to enjoy his emoluments before he’s too old to.

  • What? Has this guy no sense of his own background? With a name like ” Cuccinelli ” he was one of those who the then predominately Anglo and German citizens referred to in highly derogatory terms based upon their darker Mediterranean complexions, dark eyes, black curly hair. Hasn’t he any sense on how low Italians were considered? He is spitting in his own soup, and stepping on the graves of those whose sacrifice and determination to overcome WASP prejudice allowed him to mouth off like an ignoramus.

  • Oops, they said the quiet part out loud again.

  • Emma Lazarus was Jewish – she would never have been seen as “white and European” when she wrote the poem. He’s clearly wrong.

  • I’ll take *sentences that start with “I’m not racist, but…”* for $500 Alex

  • What year is it ? Why are these people still in charge in this day and age here ? My fuck ….

  • This dude sucks so much ass. He goes to the same church as my family and acts so high and mighty, he’s even a Eucharistic minister. Our parish is majority Hispanic too. And then he turns around and spews this bigoted shit that’s the opposite of Christian morals

    Edit: oh wait it’s even better, I misremembered he’s not a eucharistic minister he volunteers as one of the people that picks up the collections LOL. Rich fuck loves taking other peoples money

  • **From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome.** Dipshit hasn’t read the whole poem. Buncha fucking amateurs.

  • Not even trying to hide his racism

  • *The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman.* Retweeted by Charles P Pierce (Esquire)

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/statue-liberty-was-originally-muslim-woman-180957377/

  • Democrats: it’d be nice if people weren’t dying from lack of insulin since it’s so cheap to make

    Republicans: only those who belong to the European races have rights

    Enlightened centrists: i can’t tell the difference between the extremes on both sides!

  • So when do we deport the twice divorced loser who needed $400 million in handouts from his daddy, but still went bankrupt four times?

    How many millions in government assistance has Donald needed?  His children?

  • Are we in fucking North Korea with this shit?

  • Euphemisms are dead. Dogwhistles are dead. We’re back to the “n****r n****r” era of Southern Strategy.

  • >The comments from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.

    AH yes “The Cooch”. Former Commonwealth Attorney for Virginia.

    This is the same man who used a modified version of the state seal (that had been in use since 1776) because the legit original one dared show a woman’s bare breast on it.

    I’ve heard him speak. Believe it or not, Ken Cuccinelli is not an idiot. He is, however, incredibly misguided and a panderer.

  • > A top Trump administration official said Tuesday that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “**people coming from Europe**” and that America is looking to receive migrants “**who can stand on their own two feet.**”

    The poem *New Colossus* on the Statue of Liberty reads…

    >“*Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command*”

    >“*The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “**Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door**!*”

    Tired, poor, huddled masses, wretched refuse, homeless, tempest-tossed are pretty fucking clearly not descriptors of people who would “stand on their own two feet” as soon as they come ashore.

    Might I also mention, there’s also no specific skin color or country of origin descriptions in this poem either.

    This administration is fucking disgusting on all fucking levels and any supporter of it should be fucking *ashamed* of themselves.

  • The quoted text on the statue from the poem The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus says “From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome,” which closes the case for anybody who isn’t a moron.

  • The White House is quickly becoming the White supremacy house.

  • Hey. Whoever wished for The Onion to become reality. Can you please undo ot.

  • Lazarus: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

    Matthew 25:35-36 : For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

    This administration: They’re not sending their best, folks.
    Also this administration: Give me your tired and your poor that can stand on their own two feet and not become a public charge.

    The first of these is on a historical monument. The second of these is in the scripture the current administration and their party touts about protecting. And the last two are actual statements from the current administration…

  • Well, isn’t that some blatant racism.

  • Then the second amendment applies to muskets and cannons? Am I doing it right?

  • This is the same guy who tried to make blowjobs illegal when he was running for Governor.

  • Heres a poem (based on the poetic form from my mother land (which is not in Europe))…

    Fuck, Trump really sucks
    Like seriously, he sucks
    Our President sucks

  • Oh look they’re re-writing history.
    Next they’re gonna remove the plaque and replace it with a slightly revised version on an artificially aged plaque to give it that “genuine” feeling.

    What happens to the old plaque? Down the memory hole.

  • So can we start calling them racist yet or are we still exaggerating according to the centrists?

  • >America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.”

    ~~Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.~~

    Give me your hale, your wealthy, your rugged individualists yearning to get richer.

  • Im actually happy they finally admitted it. I’m tired of arguing with white people about what Conservatives mean when they say they don’t want immigrants.. Fact is they mean they don’t want non white people, regardless of if they are immigrants or not. A white Norwegian who moved here last year would be considered more American to them than a Mexican who’s family lived in Texas for 200 years.

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