The Chutzpah of John Rocker

The Chutzpah of John Rocker April 11, 2013

John Rocker, one of the Worldnutdaily’s growing stable of has-been “celebrity” halfwits, really does have some chutzpah. You’d think that he, of all people, would avoid the subject of immigration. After all, what killed his public standing was when he unleashed this torrent of xenophobia and racism to a reporter in 1999, speaking about New York:

It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing….

The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. I’m not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get into this country?” …

“So many dumb asses don’t know how to drive in this town,” he says, Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind humming softly from the radio. “They turn from the wrong lane. They go 20 miles per hour. It makes me want — Look! Look at this idiot! I guarantee you she’s a Japanese woman.” A beige Toyota is jerking from lane to lane. The woman at the wheel is white. “How bad are Asian women at driving?”

Showing that he’s learned absolutely nothing, he throws a fit about the so-called “gang of eight” trying to reach a deal on immigration.

The good old “Gang of Eight,” those Republican and Democrat senators who have declared war on the American taxpayer, are hoping this is the week an immigration bill can be hammered out.

Though the Associated Press will no longer call them “illegal immigrants” – Jay Leno put it best when he said they would be called “undocumented Democrats” – the Gang of Eight is bound and determined to set in motion an amnesty that will remake all of America into just another version of the failed state of California.

War on the American taxpayer? There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. While they do pay sales tax on the things they buy, wouldn’t we all be better off if they were given legal residency so they would be forced to pay income taxes to both the federal government and the state they live in? Because they’re undocumented, they can’t do that now. How exactly does it hurt the American taxpayer to have more taxpayers?

All at the expense of the American worker, the American middle class and, worse, those Americans currently taking out student loans to pay for a college education that no longer offers a ticket to acquiring the so-called American Dream…

They will be lauded, showered with praise for allowing reason and compassion to triumph over the nativism and bigotry that kept these “undocumented Democrats” from coming out of the shadows, while the American taxpayer will see entitlement spending – already growing exponentially under President Obama – increase dramatically.

Ah, I see. They will simultaneously take all the good jobs and be a bunch of lazy bums on welfare. Neat trick. All of this is just a pretense, a thin veneer of an argument intended to cover up his real problem with immigration, which is that he doesn’t like immigrants. He made that clear long ago.

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