A guy who has never made himself unfamiliar with “Foot in Mouth” affliction – South Carolina (Charleston) State Senator Robert Ford’s phrasing has again landed him in hot water. Now, I think what Ford was trying to say is that every immigrant group in America spent their “time in the bucket” doing work nobody else wanted to do (some in chains). At some point, they got the skill, acceptance, or political control to move up the ladder to higher paying jobs – and aren’t willing to go back to picking cotton or lettuce for $1 an hour…
Jobs which have been filled by the newest immigrant wave.
Unfortunately, Sen Ford doesn’t appear smart, or couth enough to express that in a manner with any level of clarity.
As to his comment on the left – I hope what he is trying to talk about is low wages.
Ford comes under fire for his remarks
Charleston’s black Democratic senator once again has created a racial firestorm.
In a debate over hardening South Carolina’s illegal immigration law, Sen. Robert Ford argued against a new law because “brothers” don’t work as hard as “Mexicans.”
Ford said during a Senate committee meeting Tuesday that the state needs immigrants to fill hard labor jobs, such as construction jobs at the new Boeing plant in North Charleston, because black Americans won’t do the work.
“I know brothers — and I’m talking about black guys — they are not going to do the dirty work at Boeing, to do that hauling and all that building, that dirty work,” Ford said.
He went on to say that “brothers” do not want to perform hard work. “A brother is going to find ways to take a break,” he said.
He later made a comment about “blue-eyed brothers” also not wanting to work hard. Read the rest of this entry »