You can’t go wrong disparaging “whites”. Must be part of the Dem Party platform.
Democratic candidate for governor Farouk Shami said Friday that white people are not willing to work in factories and as a result, Hispanic labor is essential to the Texas economy.
Shami, a Houston hair care magnate, made the statements during a taping of WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics, which airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on Channel 8.
“A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American,” he said. “You don’t find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves lots of time when … the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit.”
Us white folk just wanna be paid in accordance with our qualifications. Newsflash, Farouk: White people not only work in management, but many also work on the assembly line.
By the way, most of the employees in hair salons are white, underpaid women with no benefits.
For once, the union says something that makes sense:
Becky Moeller, president of the Texas AFL-CIO, also said Shami was wrong.
“That is the most preposterous statement I’ve ever heard come out of a person’s mouth,” she said. “I don’t know where he’s getting his information. It’s not supported by facts.”
Moeller said that white Texans work in manufacturing jobs, as do residents of all ethnic backgrounds.
This nutjob is prone to lunacy:
Throughout the campaign, Shami has been prone to making controversial statements. And his campaign has often dwelled on the issue of race. He’s accused White of taking jobs from black Houstonians and giving them to his friends, as well as making sure potholes in Mexican-American and black neighborhoods were not fixed.
Shami has even criticized White for touting his birthplace, San Antonio, suggesting that doing so was a thinly veiled slap at Shami’s Palestinian roots.
Shami’s comments Friday about the tendencies of white workers were prompted by a question asking the Democrat to clarify a statement he made at Monday’s debate with (the frontrunner in the race, former Houston Mayor) Bill White.
During the forum, Shami responded to a question about illegal immigration by saying: “A day without Mexicans is a day without sunshine.”
“Where ever you go, I mean, you find, you know, Hispanic people really are essential to our economy and services,” he said. “We cannot do without that.”
Does that include illegal aliens hired by employers; both of whom are breaking the law? (Title 8 U.S. Code)
I wonder if Farouk uses E-Verify at his sweatshops.
And he’s a “troofer” to boot:
Shami, who taped the interview at Houston station KHOU, was asked by a reporter there about (Republican candidate) Debra Medina’s remarks, in which she failed to dismiss a fringe theory that the Bush administration played a role in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Medina has since said she believes Muslim terrorists were responsible.
“Would we ever find the truth about 9/11? That’s a very dangerous subject to get into,” Shami said. “You know so it’s hard to make judgment. I’m not saying yes or no, because I don’t know the truth.”
The reporter, Doug Miller, pressed Shami on what he believed about 9/11, and like Medina, Shami left open the possibility of a government conspiracy.
“If it was a strategy to put the country under a threat to really get the people together, I mean, in politics, I don’t trust politics, unfortunately,” Shami said. “That’s why I think politics should be run like a business, up front and transparent.”
He doesn’t trust politics, but he’s ass deep in it.
He’s also a Kennedy conspiracy nut:
He added: “The possibilities are there, the jury is out to decide, time will tell.” And he raised the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/021210dnmetshami.1100b45ac.html
Debra Medina by the way, is a Ron Paul moron who needs to be excommunicated from the Republican Party. When she was asked straight up by Glenn Beck if is a 9/11 Truther, she came up with a lame excuse about “evidence” and would not simply answer “yes” or “no”. That little tap dance caused her to clarify her (non) response.
Texas Conservative has another look at Medina:
This Palistinian asshole is a rascist, a nutjob, and an intellectually bankrupt loser.
And *big surprise*, he’s backed by the “Mexican-American” Dems.
Farouk Shami was born in Ramallah, West Bank, who now lives in Houston, Texas, and is a board member of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), an organization that funds and supports PLO terrorists.
This kind of shit goes on across the country, right under the nose of our illustrious Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
He needs to be deported back to the West Bank.