That’s right, even though Arizona’s racist “papers please” law gets so much support out of US conservatives and republicans, the RNC still chose Tampa as the home of the 2012 convention, not Phoenix, which was one of the contenders. As much as I’m not a fan of the GOP in general, this gives me a little hope. Perhaps it is not the “mainstream GOP” (which is really hard to find these days) that supports racist legislation like this, but it is only the loudest, lunatic fringe of the right wing. I’m talking the teabaggers, Palin, etc here.
Afterall, the threat of the teabaggers, well, ah-he-hem teabagging real Republican candidates at the polls this fall, some former mainstream Republicans such as Arizona’s own John McCain have had to step it up a bit and appeal to the lunatic fringe. Take his latest campaign commercial. The man who was once a moderate (I laugh loudly as I type that) Republican now has a commercial where he says “finish building the damn fence. This out of the man who once opposed the lunacy of border fences. Interesting thing about this commercial is he is seen with the sheriff of the county. WRONG!! McCain has teabagged the viewers into believing that is the sheriff, it’s not. The actual sheriff was not seen in the commercial, probably because he opposes a border fence. And he’s not a fan of the “papers please” law either.
Whatever the case, it appears as if Arizona is in for a world of hurt after passing their bullshit racist law. The GOP is just the first to snub the Show Me(your papers) State. The city of Los Angeles has also approved a boycott of Arizona businesses.
There’s only one thing I have to say to Arizona, to quote the title of a great song by the band NOFX, “YOU’RE WRONG”!!!