Karl Rove

I have to agree with Dinocrat on this one. Karl’s statement in regards to immigrants is offensive in so many ways it’s hard to know where to begin. Here’s what he said:

“I don’t want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas.”…

“Now frankly…I don’t want my kid digging ditches. I don’t want my kid slinging tar. But I know somebody’s got to do it. And we ought to have a system that allows people who want to come here to work to do jobs for which Americans are not lining up.”

He’s talking about reasons why immigrants are welcome here. So is he setting up a slave like society. “We don’t do that sort of work, but those others do”? Does he not know what country this is?

I have talked about immigration before and this the thick of it. Assuming we have a shortage of cheap labor for low value jobs then either, those jobs have more value and should be paid more, or we need more people here. If we need more people here, then immigration numbers should be increased and made easier for entry, and then they should be for any job – not just grunt work!

And grunt work – what the heck is wrong with it that Karl wouldn’t want his kids doing it? Has he never had them make their own beds, or pull a week in the yard? Sorry, but those jobs are good jobs. I’ve done them. And you learn either that it’s all fine, or that you want to move on. Either way, those jobs are not too good for Americans. Sheesh Karl.

As Slate says

This is not the man you want comprehensively reforming immigration.