|Duncan Hunter Jr., True Republican
[source: TPM LiveWire]
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA), teabagger and an avid supporter of the notorious recently-passed Arizona anti-immigration bill, apparently thinks that arresting and deporting illegal immigrants is too soft and passé. His brilliant idea? Deport the children of illegal aliens – even those who are natural-born American citizens.
At a tea party rally in Ramona in San Diego County over the weekend, Hunter fielded a question about the issue.
"Would you support deportation of natural born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens?" a man in the audience asked.
"I would have to, yes," Hunter said.
You can look and say, 'You're a mean guy. That's a mean thing to do. That's not a humanitarian thing to do.' We simply cannot afford what we're doing right now.
Note that he doesn’t just want American citizens who are the (alleged) kids of (allegedly) illegal immigrants to be rounded up and carted off outside the border. Instead, he just wants to have their citizenship rights revoked. … And then rounded up and carted off outside the border. It’s completely different – after all, you can’t say he’s deporting American citizens if they no longer have citizenship, right? That fixes everything.