If you are an editor at El Nuevo Georgia, a Spanish-language newspaper, commit the following to memory: El primero que citar Hitler pierde.
The first one to invoke Hitler loses.
Republican Twitter feeds were buzzing bright and early this morning with the newspaper’s photo depiction of Nathan Deal with a swastika armband and a bottle-brush moustache.
That discussion about civil discourse? It didn’t make it across the language barrier.
We won’t show you the photo – you can check it out here if you’re so inclined.
But the Insider’s in-house translation service did come up with a quick-and-dirty English version. A certain Democratic lawmaker from Duluth might be a little red-faced this afternoon at being quoted in the article that ran with the Hitler illustration.
The piece was a fairly straightforward look at Governor Deal’s campaign for governor, including a review of the his family’s financial woes and the congressional ethics investigation.
Here are the last few paragraphs:
Dark years of persecution are coming
On the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights’ radio program, architect Teodoro Maus and Adele Nicholl, immigrant activist, deplored both Deal’s success and his political platform based on generating hatred towards immigrants.
At the time, Pedro Marin, a state representative, said that, according to what Deal said in his campaign against immigrants and the general environment created by Republicans– not just statewide, but nationally, what is coming is not encouraging, and could lead to two very difficult years for every one, not just Latinos.
“I see that things are going to be very difficult in the next two years on the immigration issue,” Marin said. “What we want is for there not to be such persecution, and an end to civil rights violations,” affirmed the representative.
GLAHR, like other organizations that defend civil rights, has been preparing to try to counter– if possible– the anticipated barrage of laws which are expected. The Committee on Migration has put forward for consideration by the state legislature several possible cases of abuse of authority and violations of the civil rights of immigrant community in general.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider