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The Political Insider is a Lying Piece-of-Crap Website

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Inspired by Whoops: Congressman Accidentally Reveals Why Democrats Really Want Amnesty (The Political Insider, 7/25/14).


“Oh what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott


My right-wing Twitter frenemy sent me this link, so proud of himself for having discovered smoking-gun evidence of Dem perfidy. I looked it up, and was astounded. No, not by the perfidy, but by the “evidence,” and its purveyor.


What a dishonest piece-of-crap website; and what’s worse, this particular assertion/misrepresentation was so blatant that I couldn’t believe they dared make it.


The article breathlessly announces that it had hard evidence that Dems only want “amnesty” (i.e., the Senate immigration reform bill, or apparently, any other immigration-related measure, even if it does not involve amnesty) because it would produce million of new Democrat voters. Not only that: they’d be browned-skinned ones, which Republicans hate worst of all! Here’s how The Political Inciter characterized its “proof”:


“Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) may have let the cat out of the bag when he confirmed the true reason behind his party’s push toward amnesty for illegal immigrants. Elections. Specifically, amnesty would bring in 4-5 million new Democrats.”


Oh my God, how horrible! If it were true, that would be grounds for immediately impeaching President Obama, Rep. Gutierrez, and every other Democrat in the country! Never mind that Republicans are the ones that are trying to exclude people from citizenship because they’re so deathly afraid that they’ll become voters in the 13 years that Senate immigration bill prescribes (almost double the usual 7 years) in order to allay those fears. Never mind that if Dems acted like Republicans, we’d have opposed Cuban special immigration provision because most Cubans vote Republican (we don’t do that because we’re not selfish racists). Ignore all that in favor of reading the quote, which the “article” included a few sentences later, of what Gutierrez actually said:


“Let me just say in about an hour, I’m going over to the White House. I’ll be meeting with Jeh Johnson and the Chief Legal Counsel to the President of the United States. We’re going to sit down and we’re going to negotiate additional terms and avenues the President can use and prosecutorial discretion, and I think we can get three or four or maybe even five million people.”


Notice that Gutierrez doesn’t talk about amnesty, nor does he say that Dems want “amnesty” so that Dems can get five million voters, nor does he even say the word “voters.” He says 4-5 million people, meaning stop deportations for 4-5 million people under an expanded deferred-action program.


He’s not talking about the Senate bill, he’s talking about deferred action and prosecutorial discretion. That’s not amnesty, nor does the program allow for citizenship, so I have no idea how The Political Inciter got amnesty, citizenship, and illegal immigrants voting out of that quote. When the article quotes Gutierrez, it bolds the words “we can get,” so I guess the author thought that was his “smoking gun.” Well, let’s see: If you assume that “we” means “Democrats” and that “can get” means “get as voters,” I guess you can impute the meaning that The Political Inciter, but that sure is a lot of mental gymnastics and assumption for a supposed smoking gun. Ridiculous.


What made it even funnier is that among the first comments was this reflection by a less rabid visitor to the site:

“Propaganda and fear like this put Hitler in power. Read a book.” — Alias


He was, of course, immediately set upon by the pack:


“They can’t Alias. Takes to much focus to get past a paragraph for them.” — Mikel


I thought that was funny, since Mikel has himself apparently not made it past the article’s first paragraph.


Here’s Rep. Gutierrez on MSNBC making his the incriminating statement with his very own words (I guess the The Political Inciter’s readers were two overwrought to watch it).

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PS: What’s a right-wing website without commenters that threaten to kill those damned liberals that are turning America into a Socialist/communist country, accompanied by the obligatory misspellings and oh-so-clever insults. Of course, The Political Inciter has them too, so I guess that the incitement worked:


“The Amnesty bill was not about bringing more immigrants to the U.S. The flawed and as I see it illegal bill> Law was drafted to give amnesty to 10.000.000 illegal’s already here in the U.S. Gutierrez is a communist P.O.S. like Obozo and his retarded liberals who want to change America into a Socialist/communist country like Mandela did to South Africa. We need to build the Gallows and begin taking out traitors! Moochelle, Jarrett and Gutierrez have already made threats to the people of the United States by making the remarks,we will punish those against us!” — Sixguns


Sad, and scary.

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