Posted by: shannynmoore | March 28, 2013

Congressman Don Young’s “50-60 Wetbacks”

DonYoung-WetbacksIn an interview with Ketchikan’s KRBD,  Alaska’s one and only Congressman, a Republican, Don Young in comments regarding the economy and employment, was able to include a racial slur. Congressman Young said, “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” he said. “It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”

Congressman Young is again under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The fresh charges are that he failed to report gifts, misused campaign contributions and lied to investigators.

The National Republican Party has recently acknowledged their lack of outreach to the Hispanic population, and have vowed to repair and reach out. Something tells me this wasn’t party of their new program.

The colorful Congressman, in 1994, wavee an Oosik (Penis bone of a walrus) around at a US Fish and Wildlife Service hearing. When speaking to students in Fairbanks, Young was answering questions about cutting federal funding for the arts. “He said had underwritten, “photographs of people doing offensive things,” and “things that are absolutely ridiculous.” Asked for specifics, Young answered, “Buttf**king.”

Congressman Young has represented Alaska since 1973.


  1. You’ve had the same Congressmen for 40 years!? You need some new blood. This guy is out of touch.

    • We can’t get rid of him. His late wife was native so he has the native and redneck vote all sewn up. There aren’t enough people who oppose him to get him out of office.

  2. You should use the entire interview instead of a reworked sound bite! Whatever happened to journalistic integrity? Oh that’s right is gone because most of the press is a mouth piece for the left!! Shame, and I know what I’m talking about so do not patronize me with what you think I want to hear. I am not a registered Republican or Democrat, just a man that can’t stand to see what has happened to this country in the name of journalism! It’s sad

    • There is a link to the entire interview. I wouldn’t take an entire interview from any radio or TV station. The rules are you link. Please do visit KRBD and listen to the interview in full. You’re welcome.

    • “Shame, and I know what I’m talking about so do not patronize me with what you think I want to hear. ”

      He knows what he’s talking about, but he doesn’t know to click “play” on a video.

  3. Dungous is such a fossilized piece of crap. Its a real shame that he has such backing in this state because I can’t remember the last good thing he has accomplished for this state.

  4. Most of the press is a mouthpiece for the left? Are you f&$€ing kidding me? The billionaires are buying up all of the liberal radio stations and taking them off the air. On the other hand, there’s lots of right wing radio out there, a helluva lot more than left…please

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