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How many dead Latinos does a Herman Cain punchline need? (Jim Young/Reuters)
Only Republicans think it's funny to make jokes about killing people. At a campaign spot in Tennessee, Herman Cain recounted a conversation he had on the radio with a caller opposed to his immigration policies.
We'll have a real fence, 20 feet high with barbed wire, electrified, with a sign on the other side that says, "It can kill you." What do you mean insensitive? What is insensitive is when they come to the United States across our border and kill our citizens and kill our border patrol people.

Ah yes, the mythical killer busboys, landscapers and nannies, rampaging throughout the land murdering people after picking their crops.

Of course, the pizza guy now says this was a "joke", though I don't recall anyone laughing. In fact, at that campaign spot, people cheered the idea of killing brown people trying to cross the border. So as a joke, it kind of sucked.

But Republicans have rallied around their flavor of the moment, nodding furiously at the notion that yes, this is funny, and tsk tsk, those liberals are humorless for not laughing at it. Except it's not just liberals. Today, the Texas director of Somos Republicans, the nation's largest organization of misguided Latinos, quit his party.

Today, we find the Republican Party has strayed from its roots and its founding principals so far that they can no longer be seen. We saw this yesterday, in the glare of broad daylight, when a leading presidential candidate, Herman Cain, not once, but twice, advocated for the murder of innocent people and that was met with cheers!Somos Republicans, America’s largest organization of conservative Hispanics, was alone in its criticism of this loud mouth hateful bigot. He says he was “joking.” Nobody here is laughing! The fact the GOP allows and applauds such outrageous thoughts is beyond reprehensible.

To us, the idea of allegedly “Pro-Life” people shouting for the un-Constitutional use of deadly force is unbelievable. Then, too, we shouldn’t be surprised since Republican leaders have been advocating for the nullification of the American Constitution in states like Arizona, Georgia and now Alabama. When did Republicans, once synonymous with “conservative,” become so liberal as to attack their very own Bill of Rights in the 4th and 14th Amendments?!

Where is Republican leadership?  Where has the guiding principal of “Morality” gone?!  If the Republican Party cannot or will not rebuke this hateful bigot and others like him who wear the mantle of “Republican” then perhaps the time has come for a rebuke of the Party itself!

Ronald Reagan left the Democrat Party saying they had left him. Perhaps, I shall do the same because the Republican Party has become radical and unreasonable. President Reagan must be tumbling in his grave!

This guy is just now figuring all this out? But really, what other choice does the GOP have? It can no longer divide people based on race, as Rick "Niggerhead" Perry found out. It's much harder to divide people based on sexual orientation, as Michele Bachmann and her very butch husband Marcus found out.

So what's left? It is a party that can only function on divisiveness and hate. Strip that away, and all you have left is Wall Street, and those guys aren't very popular right now.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 04:05 PM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, LatinoKos, and Daily Kos.

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