Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Santa Clarita councilman Bob Kellar says he is proud to be a racist. That's what he said. I can't help it. Kellar "stood by his remarks" at s Jan. 16 rally, saying they "reflected his frustration with illegal immigration, but weren't intended to express animosity against nonwhites." Oh well, then. Keller also said later he was not a racist and that he abhors racism. Keller needs to get his head screwed on straight.

The following is from the LA Progressive.

Santa Clarita Councilman Tells Anti-Immigrant Protesters He's a Proud Racist

by Andrea Christina Nill

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Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar

Yesterday, The Los Angeles Daily News featured a video of Santa Clarita councilman Bob Kellar informing a group of cheering protesters rallying against immigration that he is a “proud racist” who considers being called a radical a “compliment”:

We have got to wake up America. I know you guys are engaged and you understand. But I’m telling you this is serious. And if I sound like a radical, thank you. I consider that a compliment…The only thing I heard back from a couple people was “Bob you sound like a racist.” I said, “That’s good. If that’s what you think I am because I happen to believe in America. I’m a proud racist. You’re darn right I am.”

Watch it:

Though Kellar insists his remarks weren’t intended to “express animosity towards non-whites,” local Democrats describe Kellar’s comments as “symbolic of the Republican Party’s attitudes toward immigration in general.” The rally was organized by several California anti-immigrant groups including the Santa Clarita Valley Independent Minutemen, the Santa Clarita Tea Party, and designated hate group Save Our State.

During his speech, Kellar also stated that “if we would just deal with the illegals, we wouldn’t have a deficit in the state of California.” To a certain extent, Kellar’s analysis isn’t that far off the mark. A recent study by the University of Southern California found that passing immigration reform which includes the creation of a path to legalization for unauthorized immigrants already in the United States could yield up to $16 billion annually for the state of California.

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Andrea Christina Nill

Republished with permission from the Wonk Room/Think Progress

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Legalization of “illegal” immigrants is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. It's breaking the law, does no one care about the law? Oh that's right no one does cause they're not from here.

English only is fine too. I don’t care if your from Mexico or Mars it cost too much money to keep printing everything in 50 languages and it’s wrong, the key to success in the U.S. is assimilation. Illegals’ cost the United States 50 billion a year and counting. P.S. I rounded down to get that number.