Since the Susan B. Anthony list, an organization dedicated to restricting health care for women, recently launched a training program to help teach Republicans how to talk about rape without sounding like ignorant misogynists, GOP leadership has apparently decided they need sensitivity training for their members in other areas too. A leaked document shows that party members have received a letter from the GOP’s Hispanic Leadership Network that explains how to speak about Latinos while discussing immigration reform.
A few “Dos and Don’ts” in the document include:
• When speaking about possible temporary visas, residence and citizenship for those now here illegally, DO use the phrase, “earn legal status.” DO NOT use the phrase, “pathway to citizenship.”
• When talking about securing our borders, DO use the warning, “enforcement of our borders includes more border patrol technology and building a fence–where it makes sense.” DO NOT use phrases like “electric fence,” “build a wall along the entire border” or “send them all back.”
• When talking about immigrants, DO use the term, “undocumented immigrant.” DO NOT use “illegals,” “aliens” or “anchor babies.”
The obvious question though is, if you have so many insensitive idiots in your political party that you have to provide training in basic humanity like, “How to speak about rape without sounding like a sexist pig” and “How to talk about Latinos without sounding like racist scumbags,” do you think maybe the problems runs a little deeper than something like “sensitivity training” can fix? We sure think so, but we all know the TEApublicans are only pretending to care all of the sudden because they got their asses handed to them in November– largely due to the fact that they have aliened just about everyone who’s not an old, rich white male–anyway.
Watch the video: