No More Dog Whistles

The right wing talking heads are coming out of the closet and showing their true racist colors. Fox News host Laura Ingraham let loose with a racist rant on how immigration and demographic change are ruining America. Poor Laura whined, “the America we loved doesn’t exist anymore.”

What Ingraham was really saying is that both illegal and legal immigration have resulted in an American population that is less white and more diverse. To her, this is a tragedy because having people of color in the United States is a bad thing.

Ingraham’s comments were widely lambasted on social media. Democratic Representative Ted Lieu of California tweeted that as someone who served in the U.S. military, he defended people like her who make racist comments. He also pointed out that even though he is of Asian descent he is just as much an American as she is:

“Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements. America is not a race or demographic. It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You@IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are.”

Ingraham’s revealing comments about race and immigration came during a segment when she was talking about the newly-famous House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The young Latina politician from New York City recently said in a podcast interview that the United States had changed drastically over the past few decades, and there has been a decline of the American upper-middle class.

“She’s kind of right in a general sense,” Ingraham said after mocking Ocasio-Cortez for her comments. Then she added:

“In some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”

“Now much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that of course progressives love,” the controversial Fox News host added.

Ingraham then went on to claim irrationally that Democrats oppose enforcing immigration laws, saying that this is harming the country. Parroting the president, she then said the U.S. needs better border security, an end to sanctuary cities and the closure of loopholes in immigration laws that are on the books.

The great result from the ascendancy of Donald Trump is that has given all the closet racists to use a bull horn to express their real beliefs. Now we know who they truly are

I deeply hope that the racist country that Laura knew and loved will be put to its final rest. Candidates like Alexandria Ocasio Cortes, Stacy Adams, Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor, lawyer Wesley Bell, the new prosecutor of Ferguson, Missouri, a Muslim woman Rashida Tlaib, the new representative from Detroit, Michigan to the House and more, are new new faces of America’s future. They are the new “Super Patriots.” We should be very proud of them and how far this country has come since the “good old days” that racists Like Ingraham, Trump and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III loved so much.