Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Davis' makes outrageous comment
A millionaire Republican political candidate from Western New York made an outrageous comment this week and no, it was not Carl Paladino...
Congressional candidate Jack Davis shocked local Republican leaders in a recent interview when he suggested that Latino farmworkers be deported -- and that African-Americans from the inner city be bused to farm country to pick the crops.
Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows we're against most forms of political correctness. However, Davis' comments to me were way over the top. To single out an entire race, shows bad judgment. There are people of all races looking for decent paying jobs in this area. While maybe not intentional, the comments make it sound like this type of work was below whites. And I can tell you, there would be many whites willing to do farm work for decent money.
Busing an entire race of people to perform work conjures up images of slavery, which politically correct or not, Davis should have had enough sense to avoid. It's too bad, because I like the fact that Davis is taking on the establishment yet again. However, comments like this make me question whether he is in touch with the constituents of the district. The GOP leaders, who fear a Davis candidacy, were predictable in their response...
"I was thunderstruck," said Amherst GOP Chairman Marshall Wood. "Maybe in 1860 that might have been seen by some as an appropriate comment, but not now."