And you thought the Tea Party had run out of brilliant new ideas . .
Davis’ comments shock GOP leaders
By Jerry Zremski | Buffalo News | March 15, 2011
Congressional candidate Jack Davis shocked local Republican leaders in a recent interview when he suggested that Latino farmworkers be deported — and that African-Americans from the inner city be bused to farm country to pick the crops.
You see anything controversial about that? I don’t see anything.
Several sources who were in the Feb. 20 endorsement interview with Davis confirmed his comments, which echo those he made to the Tonawanda News in 2008, when he said: “We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities. Put them on buses, take them out there [to the farms] and pay them a decent wage; they will work.”
And now, a pretend Malani Jackson, head counselor for Brooklyn’s Work Teen Progress, sits down with the Tea Party’s Jack Davis:
Malani: I’m a little unclear on your work-export idea, Jack. You’d bus our kids out to where?
Jack: To a big ol’ farm. A sprawling place, with azaleas and cottonwoods, and acres of cotton and tobacco as far as your eye can see. With a giant white colonial house in the front and workers’ quarters in the back.
Malani: Wait — what?
Jack: . . course, that’s after a looooong sail across the Atlantic.
Okay, it’s an old idea.
[tea party Jack]