At a news conference to promote immigration reform at Waukesha City Hall (Organized by Wisconsin businesses):
I'm not seeing anybody doing anything," said Dagoberto Ibarra, who ran for alderman in Milwaukee's 8th District in 2004. "This is the most useless Congress in the last eight years ... because a (N-word) is in charge.
Ibarra's defense was to deny that he was referring to president, saying that:
I was making reference to what Republicans say
If that was in fact his intention, he could have come up with a much better way of saying it.
But what I actually find more offensive is this statement by one of the organizers afterwards:
But at the news conference Wednesday in Waukesha, conservative business leaders expressed a desire for Republican legislators to work with Obama to develop immigration reform. They denounced Ibarra's remark about the president, saying they were unaware of the businessman's views and hadn't expected him to speak in the first place.
"Orville (Seymer, of the conservative group Citizens for Responsible Government) asked him to help assist us by being part of the backdrop for the visual," said George Klaetsch, a member of the Partnership for a New Economy, an immigration reform group founded by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
So this guy was invited to stand up front with the guys who were speaking and look Hispanic, but not actually speak to the subject of immigration despite the fact that he is a successful Hispanic businessman.