It's totally cool for Jeb Bush to say "anchor babies" because he's only talking about Asian ones.

It's totally cool for Jeb Bush to say "anchor babies" because he's only talking about Asian ones.
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And the award for Most Convoluted Attempt To Make It Seem Like The Real Scandal Is People Being Too Easily Offended goes to:

If you don't know what an anchor baby is, let me explain it to you: it's an American citizen. According to the US Constitution (a document most politicians usually claim is good), if a baby is born on US soil, it's American. This is really irritating if the baby's parents are filthy foreigners, however. In the imagination of conservatives like Donald Trump and Sam Brownback, our border with Mexico is awash with heavily pregnant women crossing the desert just to squat down on American territory and give birth to a bouncing baby meal ticket to America's luxurious welfare state of food stamps, emergency rooms, and underfunded public schools. As a result, the label is seen as less-than-friendly by Hispanic voters, who hear (100% correctly) the unspoken desire that there be less of them in America.

Unless you're Jeb Bush, who has gone out of his way to seem like the most Hispanic-friendly Republican since, well, his brother. (You remember him. The Decider.) Jeb speaks fluent Spanish, married a Mexican, converted to Catholicism, and has not yet attacked Marco Rubio for trying to pass immigration reform.

That's why Jeb was talking about Asians. So cool your shit, reactionary media.

Ironically, Jeb isn't necessarily wrong. Wealthy Chinese couples do regularly fly to America and give birth here under a variety of legal and illegal schemes so their kid can have dual citizenship. Being wealthy in Communist China has sometimes been a dangerous thing, historically speaking, so many observers see this as a kind of insurance rather than a nefarious scheme. Of course, America doesn't have a long history of turning away wealthy people of any nationality, and I highly doubt we're about to start. In fact, we have a much bigger problem with Chinese spies posing as students than we do with wealthy Chinese trying to flee to America (which is really a problem for them).

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So, since Jeb is correct that he was referring to a real thing, maybe he should get a clue and stop using the same words as his openly race-baiting competitors so he can set himself apart?

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