David Frum


Limbaugh: Difference Between Cubans and Mexicans is...

During Rush Limbaugh's radio program on Wednesday, he made one of his infamous and rambunctious rants, this time saying that within the hispanic community, Mexican workers were somehow lazier than their Cuban counterparts.

[T]he way the Republicans are looking at it is that they think that Hispanic immigrants are made-to-order conservatives. For some reason, culturally, they think that they're invested in hard work. And using the Cuban exile model, they're exactly right. But the Hispanic demographic, if you will, or population, has shifted. And the Cuban exile model is no longer the dominant model. The Mexican immigrant model is. And that -- they arrive with an entirely different view of America. And I'm sorry if this is offensive, but it's true.