Jeb Bush told a DREAMer that DACA/DAPA were overreaches akin to a "Latin Americn dictator" http://t.co/FjKvdyr719
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 8, 2015
Yes, he’s a bilingual bigot! — FWIW. There are more Hispanics in Iowa than one might expect, because somebody’s got to work those CAFOs and HFCS factories. The 2016 Repub hopefuls had a prior commitment today, at the Iowa Ag Summit, described by Think Progress:
… The summit was organized by ethanol industry executive and major Republican donor Bruce Rastetter, who will interview the 11 likely Republican presidential hopefuls. Rastetter claims the event will “highlight and promote agriculture” and give candidates including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) the chance to address topics including renewable fuels, GMO’s, land conservation and federal subsidies.
But activists and farmers gathered at the offices of the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) told ThinkProgress that Rastetter’s “corporate ag” summit will manipulate the political process and spread messages and policies that will hurt family farmers and the agricultural industry…
Rastetter is a multimillionaire and the CEO of the agribusiness corporation Summit Group. In recent years, his political activism has grown and he has used his money earned through pork, ethanol and farm real estate businesses to become the state’s highest Republican donor, funding conservatives across the country…
Besides, Steve “Pig Booster” King says the Repubs didn’t feel welcome, anyways:
Representative Steve King declined to say whether it was a mistake for leading Republicans to skip Saturday’s commemoration of the Selma march, but said that “cultural friction” lingers in the country.
“I don’t know if it’s a mistake, but there is still that bit of cultural friction that’s there,” the Iowa Republican said Saturday during an interview with Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin at the Iowa Agricultural Summit in Des Moines. He suggested that the friction makes some people feel unwelcome in certain situtations…
“I mean, if I walk into the Congressional Black Caucus—which I have done by mistake, by the way—and I look around there and, I have friends in there and people I like, but I also know that I’m not welcome in the Congressional Black Caucus.”
Asked why not, he replied, “Well, because I’m not an African American and that’s really, that’s it.”…
The real bigots, let him show you them!
‘Rough translation’ of the video, from the guy who posted it on YouTube:
M: Will you prioritize the termination of the DACA & DAPA programs?
J: DACA is… Which one is DACA?
M: You said that you would undo President Obama’s overreach. Are you referring to DACA and DAPA?
J: Exactly, and pass them as a law instead of how it has been done.
M: So you do have plans to end DACA and DAPA.
J: DACA is, which one… the one that deals with Dreamers. We ought to give Dreamers priority towards citizenship, but through a law not through a decree – something a Latin American dictator would do.
M: But you would terminate the programs. So a person like me who qualified for DACA would be left out and without any opportunities.
J: No. What I am saying is that – I wrote a book – this is totally illegal (DACA & DAPA)
M: Yes, but, you recently said that you would dismantle both programs (DACA & DAPA)
J: Exactly, and pass a bill that would allow for a permanent solution. What DACA does it that it only allows for 2 year (status). That makes no sense.