Jun 11, 2014

The Lesson for GOP: Open Season on Immigrants

Update II: Buses carrying migrant families were rerouted to a U.S.-Mexican border station after being blocked by protesters waving American flags in a suburban Southern California city Tuesday.

Protesters, some yelling, "They're not born here!" and "Go back to Mexico!" stood in the street, blocking the buses as they were headed to the suburban border patrol station in Murrieta.

Update: For a glimpse into the racial politics of the Republican Party, see The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star; by Alec MacGillis.

The defeat of House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor is being characterized as everything from the "Fall of an Apparatchik" (Krugman) to a signal that House Republicans will become even more unproductive and destructive than usual,(Cillizza) engendering a virtual cessation of House legislative activity.

What is omitted is the defeat of the massively outspent Cantor will result in a surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric from the White Party with the predictable consequence of open and deadly attacks on perceived immigrants who don't belong in 'our' country.

Republican forbearance on going too far in bashing darkly complected humans is gone.

Amy Goodman reports the U.S. has revived the federal Domestic Terror Unit shelved after 9/11 in the wake of the killing of two Nevada police officers by white supremacists.

Federal action is called for, because we are going to need it as the forces of white hate are loosed upon a population already targeted by the rightwing.

Someone perceived as a Latino will soon be murdered; you can count on it.

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