Not that this comes as any surprise to those of us working on immigration issues (we’ve been documenting this kind of anti-immigrant extremism for some time now), but today brings us some disturbing nativism caught on tape. Consider This News‘ Peter Daou reports on a recent New Hampshire townhall protest that includes soundbites such as, “Send [illegal immigrants] home with a bullet in the head:”
I am deeply concerned that the summer of 2009 has set the stage for bloodshed to come. The kind of rage we’re seeing, based on Limbaugh, Coulter and Hannity-style soundbites, is dangerous. It’s like a cancer that grows with time and we need to be vigilant in defending against it.
In that regard, check out this video from outside President Obama’s NH visit. And listen for these words:
“Send [illegal immigrants] home with a bullet in the head the second time”
“Read what Jefferson said about the Tree of Liberty – it’s coming baby.”
[Jefferson said “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”]
Lest we forget, many of these same folks are being led to believe, by the likes of Lou Dobbs, that President Obama is an illegal immigrant from Kenya.