Want Any More Proof "Republican Immigration Reform" = "Fear Teh Brown"?
This is so funny....
No it's not (via Carpetbagger Report/SFgate):
The California Republican Party has decided no American is qualified to take one of its most crucial positions — state deputy political director — and has hired a Canadian for the job through a coveted H-1B visa, a program favored by Silicon Valley tech firms that is under fire for displacing skilled American workers.
Christopher Matthews, 35, a Canadian citizen, has worked for the state GOP as a campaign consultant since 2004. But he recently was hired as full-time deputy political director, with responsibility for handling campaign operations and information technology for the country’s largest state Republican Party operation, California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring confirmed in a telephone interview this week.
In the nation’s most populous state — which has produced a roster of nationally known veteran political consultants — “it’s insulting but also embarrassing … to bring people from the outside who don’t know the difference between Lodi and Lancaster … and who can’t even vote,” said Karen Hanretty, a political commentator and former state GOP party spokeswoman.
Then the Carpetbagger's addendum:
Wait, it gets funnier. Matthews was hired by Michael Kamburowski, the state GOP’s chief operations officer, who is … wait for it … an Australian citizen.
So there are apparently either no Republicans capable of running either a political campaign, or the technology of same, left in the very large, populous state of California OR all of those people are already employed and unwilling to change jobs OR...Republicans are all for, (yay, rah rah, wave-flag) "immigration reform" as long as it lets in white people.
Note: Yes I know there are both black Canadians and black Australians. Black Australians might themselves have something useful to say about overly-lax immigation policies but black Canadians, a great many of whose ancestors came to that land as their last stop on the Underground Railroad after passage of the Fugitive Slave Laws, might have a slightly different take on the matter.
But what the hell, please defer historical quibbling just this once. This is our chance to point at California Republicans and make the Nelson Muntz "HAAA haw!" sound. Repeatedly.