Sharron Angle to Hispanics: You Look Asian
Nevada candidate in bizarre defense of ads attacking illegal immigration
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2010 4:27 AM CDT
Updated Oct 19, 2010 7:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – What does a Latino look like? Apparently, Sharron Angle hasn't a clue. When questioned about her campaign ads that show images of Latinos while blasting Harry Reid over illegal immigration, the Nevada candidate told a Hispanic group that the ads don't necessarily show Latinos and that they themselves looked a bit like Asians, the Huffington Post reports.

"What we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don't know that all of you are Latino," Angle told the Hispanic Students Union at a Las Vegas high school. "Some of you look a little more Asian to me. What we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country." Angle, who is Caucasian, added that she had been called "the first Asian legislator" in the state assembly.

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anatole
Oct 23, 2010 8:14 PM CDT
"Evidently, she doesn't know that many who come from (what we now call) Latin American countries are of the same descendants who initially crossed over the Bering Land Bridge millions of years ago...from Asia. Their ancestors just migrated further south throughout the Americas. " Aren't you expecting a little too much from these candidates whose major accomplishment so far is to put tea into bags? While Ms Angle's ancestors, whoever they are, probably were running around in bearskins and hiding in caves, the Mayans had an advanced civilization in the country now known as Mexico and regions adjoining it. A few minutes reading is all that would be required to discover that, as you stated, the people migrated from Asia and the descendants therefore had the genes and the appearances of people from Asia. (All orientals look alike) Some describe Ms Angle as a "Caucasian" which derives from the Caucusus mountains, south of the former USSR, where the males were bearded, and probably wore bearskins.. I don't know how the women were garbed or whether they also had beards as protection against the cold.
SteveLee
Oct 20, 2010 10:34 AM CDT
Many of the students that Nevada Senatorial candidate Sharon Angle spoke to are Illegals that have been trying to change their image in front of the Television News cameras at the demonstrations against the U.S. Immigrations laws they have been staging in another attempt to fool the American people: http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/changing-the-image-of
Swen.Ardere
Oct 20, 2010 10:29 AM CDT
Evidently, she doesn't know that many who come from (what we now call) Latin American countries are of the same descendants who initially crossed over the Bering Land Bridge millions of years ago...from Asia. Their ancestors just migrated further south throughout the Americas. Has she been sleeping under a rock, or what?