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Audio: Crazy Dave Brat Says DREAMERS in US Military Will Lead to “decline of Western Civilization”


From Right Wing Watch, which listens to extremist rantings/ravings like these so we don’t have to:

Rep. Dave Brat, the Virginia Republican who unseated Rep. Eric Cantor last year thanks in large part to his uncompromising anti-immigrant politics, told talk radio host John Fredericks yesterday that a proposal to allow DREAM Act-eligible immigrants to enlist in the military represents the “decline of Western Civilization...I think everybody knows their old Roman history, part of the reason Rome fell was because they started hiring the barbarians in, otherwise known as the Germans at the time, to be troops in their own army, and that led to their eventual downfall.”

Brat also had a response to proponents of the measure who pointed out that being willing to serve in the U.S. military shows a certain level of patriotism: “I wanted to stand up and shout, I mean ISIS is willing to serve in our military as well.”

Yep, Brat is completely bonkers (not to mention racist), yet he was elected to Congress and undoubtedly will be reelected next year. Great job, 7th CD Republican voters!

Oh, and “Later in the conversation, Brat compared allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to serve in the military to requiring President Obama to hire Republicans to serve in the White House, a nonsensical comparison for a number of reasons, including that President Obama is in charge of both the military and the White House.” Ee gads.

  • Dan Sullivan

    Who does Brat think fought the Revolutionary and Civil Wars?

    Oh, that’s right, from his viewpoint, the wrong sides won.

  • gzitver

    …is to go spit on the grave of Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez.


  • pvogel

    Brat was  a  college teacher  even a professor  at randolph macon    so  he had already lived  up to his  limit   of      improvement


  • From DPVA:

    Dave Brat One-Ups Barbara Comstock, Compares Undocumented Immigrants to ISIS

    Immigrants in Virginia just cannot catch a break from their conservative representatives in Congress. As if Barbara Comstock reducing New Americans to FedEx packages wasn’t bad enough, Dave Brat’s reminding folks that he, too, is offensive. He argued on the John Fredericks Radio Show yesterday that undocumented immigrants who want to join the military weren’t actually showing their patriotism, because “ISIS is willing to serve in our military as well.”

    Yes, Dave Brat thinks undocumented immigrants who would put their lives on the line for our country are no more patriotic than ISIS.

    “Rep. Brat’s comments equating DREAMers to ISIS are both reprehensible and sadly predictable. It’s sad, but unsurprising, that he’s managed to top Barbara Comstock’s insensitive comments comparing immigrants to FedEx packages,” said Monique Alcala, President of the Virginia Democrats Latino Caucus. “Comparing hard-working American patriots in our workforce and schools to terrorists is offensive fearmongering. They are not terrorists; they are Americans.”

  • Harry

    Did he serve?