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Gabriela Mercer: GOP Favorite Doesn’t Want “Middle Easterners” in the US Legally or Illegally

30 August 2012 Editorial 11 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Gabriela Mercer: GOP Favorite Doesn’t Want “Middle Easterners” in the US Legally or Illegally

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is a favorite to win the GOP primary in Arizona’s 3rd district. In the height of loony irony, Mercer herself an immigrant to the USA doesn’t want Middle Easterners to enter the country, legally or illegally. (h/t: Jawad)

Many of my latino comrades would be dismayed and embarrassed by Mercer:


by Nick R. Martin (TPMMuckraker)

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer hasn’t even won the Republican primary for Congress in Arizona yet, but she is already facing attacks from the Democratic Congressman she is hoping to unseat in November over some incendiary comments she made in the past about Middle Eastern immigrants.

In an interview with a conservative website last year, Saucedo Mercer talked in depth about her views on immigration. A Mexican immigrant herself who became a U.S. citizen, she said the issue was important because people from places other than Mexico were among those coming across the border illegally.

“That includes Chinese, Middle Easterners,” she said. “If you know Middle Easterners, a lot of them, they look Mexican or they look, you know, like a lot of people in South America, dark skin, dark hair, brown eyes. And they mix. They mix in.

“And those people, their only goal in life is to, to cause harm to the United States. So why do we want them here, either legally or illegally? When they come across the border, besides the trash that they leave behind, the drug smuggling, the killings, the beheadings. I mean, you are seeing stuff. It’s a war out there.”

Saucedo Mercer was facing fellow Republican Jaime Vasquez in Tuesday’s primary in Arizona’s 3rd congressional district, with the results due later tonight. But her supporters and opponents both clearly expect her to win.

She has been endorsed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), who is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Saucedo Mercer on Sept. 12 in Tucson, Ariz. She was also facing attacks from the campaign of Rep. Raul Grijalva, the Democrat she is trying to unseat.

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  1. She is indignant at the idea that malignant ME types will pass themselves off as latinos.

  2. yeah that makes absolutely no sense. if she is saying that middle easterners who might be on a no fly list can mix in with mexicans illegally crossing the border. oh wait is she saying we need to secure our border? well that is crazy. anyone who wants to cross the rio grande should be allowed.

    as for legal immigration from middle easterners. it’s funny because many muslims on this very site say that SA, the arab culture of machismo is not indicitive of islam. so what is the harm in keeping their backwards culture out of the country. plus weren’t the 9/11 hyjackers in the country legally. at least until they overstayed their visa.

    so what cultures do we want to import?

  3. The US, or any other country, does not need to import immigrants with big hate problems bragging about how they are going to take over and stomp everyone else into the ground, destroy the culture, kill Jews, eliminate music or another obnoxious ideas.

    We do not need people with those attitudes, no one does.

  4. That is what is so great about living in a republic. If many people agree with her then she will be elected and represent her views to the nation. If people do not agree with her then someone else will be voted in and those views will be represented.

  5. Pretty “hot saucy” comments indeed. But people may say many things before being elected to state levels. May be, after becoming a congress member, she will begin to say that she has no problem with Muslims or Islam. Or she may go to visit Saudi Arabia either to make bigger energy deals or selling more arms. BTW, the KSA are the biggest buyers of US weapons after all.

  6. Ms. Mercer reminds me of another fellow making similar demands. Abhijit Pandya, a BDSM Hindu, UKIP candidate while living in England, in 2011 demanded that all brown skin people must be expelled from there. He himself was and is a brown skin.

    Very dubious.

  7. This is just sickening. While her own people are universally labelled as lazy criminals, she herself goes ahead and labels an entire other group of people terrorists. I suppose it shows how hate can spawn hate. If you want to stop former al-Qaeda agents and proven human-rights abusers from entering the nation, sure, go ahead. But that doesn’t mean you should bar a man immigrating to work in marketing and trying to buy a nice house from entering just because he prays in the same direction as some crazy extremist that he’s never met.

  8. Go back to mexico where you belong. you ain’t American, you just happen to have a document!! SO GO BACK

  9. That’s because the man praying in the same direction harbors the same supremacist ideas and gives money to the extremist so that he himself can live clean handed and say “gee that’s terrible” at the next massacre of whomever is on the muslim hit list.

    Dongo is correct that this lady may change her tune, politicians often do.

  10. Latinos have their own little divisions and tribalisms, some of the countries detest each other, think they are a cut above, etc.

  11. you want to hear people talking bad about mexicans, just go to central america.

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