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VIDEO: SB 1070 Supporters Break Out The Hate In Front Of The Supreme Court: ‘Go Back To Your Third-World Armpit’

SB 1070 supporters outside the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC — As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of Arizona’s “papers, please!” immigration law, supporters rallied outside with hate-filled jabs at Latinos and immigrants in general.

Though outnumbered by opponents of SB 1070 at least 20-to-1, supporters made up for their timid numbers with unabashed hate and racism. Among the things SB 1070 proponents said that were overheard by ThinkProgress:

  • “Go back to your third-world armpit if you don’t like it!”
  • SB 1070 supporter, pointing to SB 1070 opponents, many of whom are Latino: “We can read, unlike some of the people over there”
  • Select lyrics from a song called “God Save Arizona” that compared Attorney General Eric Holder to Japanese bombers at Pearl Harbor: “On a clear Sunday morning 1941…they sank the Arizona in a cloud of fire and smoke…And years later in 2010, Arizona is a target once again…Attacked by drug lords, terrorists, and our own Attorney General”
  • A button that read, “Don’t Blame me… I voted for the American.”
  • “Mexico doesn’t even want them.”
  • SB 1070 supporter to a nearby opponent: “Why don’t you put that sign in Spanish?”
  • SB 1070 supporter, pointing to SB 1070 opponents, many of whom are Latino: “Those people over there are trespassing!”
  • “Obama can’t even come up with a decent birth certificate.”

Watch a few of the remarks: