As part of their war against food stamps and "illegals" Fox News is promoting the lie that the US is partnering with Mexico in order to encourage "illegals" to come here and illegally obtain food stamps. According to the Fox meme, the Hispanic community will vote Democratic in return for the "freebie." The reality is that the Mexico/America food stamp outreach is informational with a key piece of information being that those without citizenship or approved non-citizenship status aren't eligible for the benefit. Yesterday, Fox & Friends promoted the big lie which was later reinforced by Sean Hannity whose reporting was more accurate than F&F's. Funny, while this international partnership was, according to the Fox News website, started under George W. Bush, it didn't produce the "outrage" that it seems to be producing now. Hmmm...
Hannity was found it "disturbing" and "unbelievable" that the USDA "is working hand in hand with the Mexican government" to encourage "illegal immigrants to apply for food stamps- in other words you pay for it." He showed the informational flyer, written in Spanish, which Judicial Watch obtained. He didn't mention that the flyer explicitly states that a person is not eligible for food stamps if they're undocumented. His graphic brought home the propaganda bacon: "Illegal Handouts." He read the Judicial Watch material that highlighted how the flyer stated that immigration status need not be divulged if the benefit is for the children - a policy that has been in effect since the inception of the program.
Hannity wanted to know why "illegal immigrants, people who didn't respect our laws and sovereignty" are being "encouraged" to "take money from the American taxpayer." (Of course, Hannity didn't mention that many of these food stamp households are those in which the "illegal" parent is actually working.) His Democratic guest, Sacha Burns, emphatically stated that the benefit is for the children because those who are undocumented aren't eligible. Hannity was close to apoplectic as he shouted that she and her liberal friends should pay for it because "the government of the United States should not be rewording and encouraging people coming into this country and paying money to people who did not respect our laws." As Burns tried to explain that the policy is constitutional because it's based on the child's citizenship, Hannity kept shouting about "illegals."
Noelle Nikpour, a GOP "consultant" and fund raiser, asserted, as did "Stewie" Varney, that's it all about "buying votes" and "Chicago pay to pay politics." When Burns noted that these folks can't vote, Nikapour said "pathway" and Hannity added that California wants to let non-citizens sit on juries. He claimed that Eric Holder said that "amnesty is a civil right." Of course, Hannity took misrepresented the quote: “Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential,” Holder said, to which the crowd replied with applause. “The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and move out of the shadows transcends the issue of immigration status.” This is a matter of civil and human rights. It is about who we are as a nation. And it goes to the core of our treasured American principle of equal opportunity."
Hannity wanted to know where in the Constitution it says that. When Burns adroitly pointed out the 14th Amendment, he shouted "amnesty, why do we have laws." When she said the benefit is for American children, Hannity shouted "you don't know they're Americans because they're gearing this to people who don't have to declare their immigration status." (Uh, Sean if they're applying for kids, they have to show the birth certificate). Nikpour opined that "it's borderline criminal" and "should be against the law." Hannity declared that "this is a lawless administration that does not respect the Constitution." Nikpour shouted "look at the free I-Phones" - a phone program (and not I-phones) started for low income people, including seniors, that started under a Republican administration.
So if the food stamps had the same policy now, that it did during past GOP presidents, I guess they were lawless too? But fine, Hannity et. al. - keep up the nativist hate by talking about how children of "illegals" shouldn't get food stamps. That's sure to win Hispanic votes for the GOP. Ya think!
Monday night on his Fox News show, Sean Hannity examined a recent report that shows how the U.S. and Mexican governments are apparently working together encouraging undocumented immigrants in the United States to apply for the food stamp program.
The Stop Hannity Express encourages the masses to tell everyone in the Hispanic community about the degrading comments spewed daily by these frauds. If you are a Spanish speaker, call Spanish language radio and tell the masses about these frauds’ anti-Latino rhetoric, and their connections with the Republican Party.
Hannocchio is in no position to complain about “illegal” immigrants, and this clown knows what we are talking about.
In Hannocchio’s neck of the woods, you can view these domestic workers in homes of wealthy individuals. They can be seen cutting trees, branches, and mowing lawns of the estates. They hire these workers and pay them low wages.
One well-known talking head fired one guy years ago, and hired another one just so he can pay lower wages.
We rather see a person receive food stamps, than go out and steal fruit from a neighbor’s tree, like one famous talker did back in the day.
Coming down the pipe:
1. Another famous conservative mouthpiece finds himself at odds with a certain individual.
2. A national publication exposes a certain conservative mouthpiece as a fraud.
3. Ruthless Rupy is faced with another major crisis.
4. A well-known Irish-American conservative mouthpiece puts a foot in his mouth.
Paste and send a note to Reince’s Twitter account.
Hey @reince! Fox News hosts and anchors continue to bash Hispanic workers. Why do you and the RNC associate with them?
I’ve also always wondered if when their host is in a losing confrontation with a liberal guest if they have someone in their earphone giving them comebacks, talking points and questions to ask in an effort to change the subject when the host is circling the drain. Gretchen Carlson and the entire F&F crew has always given me the impression that they’re listening to the voices in their earpiece than what answer the guest gives. When all else fails cut them off by telling the guest, thank you for coming and we’ll be back.
One could say much about ANYTHING—“Fast and Furious” (begun under Dubya but only a source of “controversy” under Obama) or even “free phones” (begun under Reagan and expanded to cell phones under Dubya but, again, only a source of “controversy” under Obama) or the “Boston Marathon Terror Strike” (according to some of the right-wing nuts, it’s a “failure” of intel services under Obama but these same nuts completely forget about that little PDB handed to Dubya in August 2001; of course, they’re also forgetting that Pres Obama didn’t get caught for posterity looking a deer in the headlights the same way Dubya did a half-hour after 9/11).
All the right-wing nuts need to hear is “Obama” mentioned with something the right-wing considers to be an “important controversy” and they’re off to see who can make the most outrageous statement without crossing the lines of slander or libel. (Of course, with the FoxNoise hosts and their legions of wannabes, you just know what their first reaction would be when slapped with a slander or libel lawsuit: “This is an infringement of my First Amendment rights!” But let someone slander or libel the FoxNoise folks or their wannabes, just see how fast the lawsuit flies into court.)
Food stamps and welfare fraud meme? Check.
On the next KKKlannity, watch slanthead spew out the bomb-making terrorist meme to complete the Jabba the Ailes trifecta of hate.