Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alex Sinks

Former CFO for Florida, Alex Sink, stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday with a quote worthy of Joe Biden.  Campaigning for the House of Representatives from a district that includes Tampa, Sink said,
"We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers, and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean out hotel rooms or do our landscaping?"
When I first read that she had said that, I assumed it had to be either out of context or a very unguarded moment; perhaps a hot mike was on while she was having lunch with power donors.  But no... she said it in political debate in front of cameras she knew were on in answer to a question about immigration and amnesty. 
Predictably, the reliably leftist major papers, like the Miami Herald are rushing to her defense, saying her answer was "right but dumb" and those of us opposed to the defacto slave class she just endorsed are expressing "phony outrage".   The same basic wording shows up on the reliably left wing web sites. And there's a good reason they think they need to defend her quickly and vocally: the Tampa/St. Petersburg area has had a large Hispanic population as long as people have been living there.  I think everyone in Florida has heard of Ybor City, for example.

This is a special election to replace a representative who died, and the election is soon. 


  1. Two mistakes have created this situation. 1. Excessive welfare has created a massive block of people with no desire to work. 2. The lack of faith in freedom and capitolism has created the belief that Americans would never pick crops or do common farm work. In fact Americans did pick crops years ago and would again without the government meddling. We don't "need" foriegn workers but for some people and some special interest groups it is something that will benefit them. It won't benefit Americans as a whole it will cost them in increased taxes, increased crime, increased disease and a lowering of our standard of living.

  2. While I was writing this little thing up, Mrs. Graybeard and I were saying that we both knew people who picked oranges for money or worked in the kitchens or other places in the hotels on the beaches. It was part of growing up.

    There was no such thing as "jobs Americans won't do".

  3. "This is a special election"
    I hope all of her short bus riders are not enough to overcome the reality of her statement to the rest of us. I have been a gardener since 82 and the only reason I'm still in it is faster gear, cant charge more :(