While expressing pride in the disruptive “Black Lives Matter” movement, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared the term “anchor babies” vulgar in a video posted to YouTube Saturday by USA Today. She also took credit for “taking down” the Confederate battle flag.
“I’m proud of the young people who have been pushing the Black Lives Matter movement,” she told her audience. “We brought the Confederate flag down,” she bragged. “We made sure that symbols of hate are unacceptable in America.”
She went on to declare immigration policy “spewed” by GOP candidates as “hateful,” primarily because the policies advocated by some do not include amnesty for those in the country illegally. She attacked Trump, saying that it’s “appalling” that he would refer to Mexicans as “rapists.” Trump, however, has made it clear that he was referring only to those in the country illegally, but that is often conveniently forgotten by those advocating open borders and amnesty.
“And then I can’t even use the vulgar term that he has used and Jeb Bush has doubled down on and many of the Republican candidates have called children of immigrants who are not the vulgar word they’ve used, but citizens,” she said, referring to the phrase “anchor babies.” The term is used to define those born to at least one parent in the country illegally.
Ironically, Barack Obama was called an “anchor baby” by Newsweek just a few months before being dubbed “god of all things.” At the time, Wasserman Schultz didn’t have a problem with the term. In addition to Obama, Newsweek listed Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Eric Holder.
The term wasn’t considered “vulgar” in 2010, so what happened? The reason is left-wing political correctness, driven by hyper-partisan politics and special interest groups. Newsbusters’ Clay Waters said the New York Times discouraged the use of the phrase after the American Heritage Dictionary labeled it “offensive” due to pressure from advocacy groups.
It’s also a result of the “silly season” known as the presidential election. Donald Trump has made illegal immigration a central part of his campaign, striking a chord with many Americans tired of illegal aliens entering the country at will. Unable to adequately defend what many now see as an invasion, liberals are trying to change the terms of the debate by changing the language. Instead of addressing the issue, Democrats now claim the term is “vulgar” or “racist.”
An article at the Los Angeles Times, for example, claims that the term is “a slur against Mexicans” even though it refers to anyone in the country illegally from any country, not just Mexico. Robin Abcarian goes on to claim that the phenomenon “is probably not even real” and says Trump should quit using the term.
Her comments did not sit too well with many at YouTube. “When non-citizens cross into our country just to have their babies here, and then get all manner of benefits because of giving birth to said child(ren), what other term is acceptable but ‘anchor baby,’ baby?” one person asked.
“I hope this hag continues to push this theme of standing up for the BLM movment, along with standing up for the criminal invasion that threatens America to its core,” another person added. “Claiming that the term is offensive when the facts indicate that’s exactly what these illegals are doing by having kids while here illegally is the offensive part.”
Trump has said he’ll continue using the term, rejecting the demands of the politically-correct left. Moreover, he said that criminal illegal aliens will be shipped out of the country on “day one” of his administration. He also observed that anchor babies are not covered by the 14th Amendment. Video of Wasserman Schultz’s comments can be seen above.