I’m sure no one will find this the least bit upsetting…


Texas state lawmaker Betty Brown (R), during a debate on a voter ID bill, suggests that Asian-Americans ought to change their names to something “simpler” so they will be easier to pronounce.

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?”

Man, those Asian-Americans! Always making things hard for real Americans.

The video is here. Money quote! The expert’s response to a particularly dopey question: “Well, there aren’t a lot of elections in China.”

In defending Brown’s comments, her spokesman Jordan Berry blamed–who else?–Democrats. ““They want this to just be about race.”