Andrea Nill over at the Wonk Room caught this racist right-wing holiday song, “Illegals in My Yard,” set to the tune of the Christmas song, Feliz Navidad.

It goes:

Illegals in my yard. (3x)
Sixteen arrive in a stolen car[…]
They’re getting free organ transplants this Christmas.
They’re going to have anchor babies this Christmas.
They’re going to scream “sí, se puede” this Christmas.
Those illegals in my yard[…]
They’re going to spread bubonic plague this Christmas.
They’re going to bring me lots of bed bugs this Christmas.
They’re going to pass tuberculosis this Christmas.
Those illegals in my yard.

It was published on the respected (by the right wing) website, Human Events, home to authors like Newt (Spanish-is-the-language-of-the-ghetto) Gingrich and Oliver North.  In fact, there’s a whole list of audio shorts designed to get a chuckle from web-savvy right-wingers who think racism is a joke, and their talk radio counterparts.

Song creators Matt Fox and AJ Rice also came out with an absurdly bigoted bit in 2008 called Sasha Obama’s Big Mouth.

A narrator asks: “What happens when procreation goes horribly wrong?”  They then insert audio of a Sasha Obama impersonator into that moment at the Democratic Convention when President Obama and daughter Sasha exchange hellos via teleconference.  The impersonated Sasha says:

I’m going to P-Diddy’s champagne after party!
Bye daddy, I love you, As-Salamu Alaykum my brother!

It’s not surprising that these guys go from trashing Sasha Obama to making songs out of Lou Dobbs’ bogus “facts” on immigrants and crime, disease, and the dehumanizing concept of “anchor babies.”  They’ve even got a piece where they call Hillary Clinton a “menopausal lunatic.”  Maybe we should do a little Wizard of Oz remake for the far right: “Latinos, Black People, and Women – oh my.”

Well, here’s a new development for the racist, right wing jingle machine: today Congressman Luis Gutierrez introduced a progressive, comprehensive immigration reform bill with about 90 original co-sponsors (mostly from the Congressional Hispanic, Black, Asian-Pacific American, and Progressive Caucuses).  More about the specifics of the bill soon, but suffice it to say that this is  the start of a six month, all-out fight to protect the human and civil rights of twelve million people (mostly people of color) in our nation.  It is a fight to restore order and justice to our badly broken immigration system.

And today the Obama administration leveled indictments on over half of the tiny police department of Shenandoah, PA for covering up a brutal hate crime murder against Luis Ramirez, an immigrant from Ecuador, which resulted in a slap on the wrist for the murderers by an all-white jury.

While the wingnuts are busy singing about “illegals” in their yards, a tremendous amount of work is being done to end our very real, very human immigration crisis.

But that’s one tune you probably won’t be hearing over at Human Events “this Christmas.”

Cross-Posted at America’s Voice.

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