Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time To Shame The Shameless

Arizona Repubs are sending out typically hysterical anti-immigrant mailers defending that state's neofascist SB1070 bill. They say 'democrats' who oppose the bill want to "invite drugs and violence into our neighborhoods, schools and communities."

First, opposing SB1070 is not a 'democrat' issue. Unless people like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and Karl f*cking Rove have suddenly become Democrats.

Second, this is yet another fugly example of fear mongering, scapegoating bullsh*t from people seeking to make the immig-ration debate into a good ol' fashioned immig-rant pogrom. It's nothing to do with policy, it's to do with bullying and criminalizing people. And with playground rules in effect, the more powerless and less able to defend themselves those people are, the better.

This is the kind of racist crap that needs pushing back to the crazy fringes where it belongs. If we don't call BS on race baiting, if we don't shame the mainstream pols who've succumbed to using this cheap and nasty tactic, we look like a nation of bigoted a**holes. Shame on them, shame on us.


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