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Jim DeMint's immigrant-bashing researcher thinks Marco Rubio's dumber than DeMint due to ethnicity

@MarcACaputo via ThinkProgress:

The Heritage Foundation’s analysis of the economic consequences of immigration reform uses absurd methodology to come to conclusions entirely at odds with the organization’s own findings in 2006. Perhaps one explanation for this incoherence is that one of the paper’s coauthors, a new hire, opposes Hispanic immigration because he thinks Latinos are stupid.

Jason Richwine joined Heritage in 2010, after finishing his PhD in Public Policy in 2009. The Washington Post’s Dylan Matthews dug up Richwine’s dissertation, which was titled “IQ And Immigration.” In it, Richwine argues that Hispanics have and will always have lower IQs than whites. Matthews summarizes:

Richwine’s dissertation asserts that there are deep-set differentials in intelligence between races. While it’s clear he thinks it is partly due to genetics — ‘the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ’ — he argues the most important thing is that the differences in group IQs are persistent, for whatever reason. He writes, ‘No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.


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That's some Neo Nazi s***t there. The Republican Party and tea parties are racist in general. The Florida GOP has some deep-rooted issues too.

Benito Camelo

Rick Scott is uncomfortable around Hispanics. The Executive Office of the Governor shuns Hispanics away. He would be one to believe such a study. He was all in for that Arizona law that targeted Hispanics, now he wants to drug-test minorities before they get some help. That's racist.

Keon Grayson

What is this stupidity? What validity does this argument have?

Keon Grayson

I would not go as far to say that the Tea-Party are all racist. Dr. Ron Paul is not a racist and he worked with the tea party this last election cycle. Neither would I call Marco Rubio racist, seeing that he is a Republican Hispanic. But, racism is reflected here is this argument.

Keon Grayson

How is drug-testing for social welfare racist? Social welfare effects all groups of people. And drug use is not secluded to one race. Ihearing nothing but foolishness today.

Elmo Jon Brown

Romney's 47% is always prevalent. Republicans only like Hispanics when they are cutting their yard or washing their dishes. Republicans are condescending and look down towards others.

A Collection of Ron Paul’s Most Incendiary Newsletters

A Collection of Ron Paul’s Most Incendiary Newsletters


“A Special Issue on Racial Terrorism” analyzes the Los Angeles riots of 1992: “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. ... What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.”

The November 1990 issue of the Political Report had kind words for David Duke.

This December 1990 newsletter describes Martin Luther King Jr. as “a world-class adulterer” who “seduced underage girls and boys” and “replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

A February 1991 newsletter attacks “The X-Rated Martin Luther King.”

An October 1990 edition of the Political Report ridicules black activists, led by Al Sharpton, for demonstrating at the Statue of Liberty in favor of renaming New York City after Martin Luther King. The newsletter suggests that “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,”and “Lazyopolis ” would be better alternatives—and says, “Next time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house.”

A May 1990 issue of the Ron Paul Political Report cites Jared Taylor, who six months later would go onto found the eugenicist and white supremacist periodical American Renaissance.

The January 1993 issue of the Survival Report worries about America’s “disappearing white majority.”

The July 1992 Ron Paul Political Report declares, “Jury verdicts, basketball games, and even music are enough to set off black rage, it seems,” and defends David Duke. The author of the newsletter—presumably Paul—writes, “My youngest son is starting his fourth year in medical school. He tells me there would be no way to persuade his fellow students of the case for economic liberty.”

A March 1993 Survival Report describes Bill Clinton’s supposedly “illegitimate children, black and white: ‘woods colts’ in backwoods slang.”


The Racist Drug Test

The Racist Drug Test

"But is that really a good argument? In an interview with WPTV News, Sen. Gary Siplin, (D) Orlando, said that this is essentially Rick Scott saying that all welfare recipients are drug dealers. Ridiculous. And in a recent article in The Economist, Maria Kayanan, of the ACLU in Florida, is quoted saying that the bill is “patriarchal, racist and mean-spirited” which is another outrageous claim. How is blanket drug testing of ALL welfare recipients racist?"


M.C. Castro

I am not surprised that the GOP would think as such about Hispanics. Marco Rubio is going to be the next Charlie Crist bolting the party.

GOP Autopsy

Homophobia, Jewishphobia, Womenphobia, Hispanicphobia, Blackphobia, Peoplephobia, Pelosiphoibia, Everything phobia.

The GOP is the only political party that wants to cut people out.

charles ranalli

@GOP Autopsy
"The GOP is the only political party that wants to cut people out."
not true.
the Democrat-Liberal-Progressive-Socialists
promote White-Phobia for non-Whites
and White-Guilt for Whites.
sorry - but we're not buying it anymore.
charles ranalli


What a piece of work.

I wish his report had come out while he was in the Senate. Then there would be votes to censure, as well as people defending him. Then we would really know where folks stand.


Charles Ranalli (2:34): prove it. You're comments are baseless. Plenty of happy whites in the Democratic Party unrelated to "white phobia".

Again, prove it. There's is definite proof of Neo Nazi racism documented in the GOP's recent history.

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