Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Boobie-o's Dilemma

Arizona's new law giving police the authority to stop people and ask for identification if they suspect a person might be an illegal immigrant is going to cause some gas pains for the Rethuglican party long-term. The demographics of not only Arizona but the U.S. in general indicate growing Hispanic populations -- and voters that the Rethugs are alienating. The law's clearly based on racial profiling and is something that will damage police relations with the community. It's another idea from the far-right, lily white Rethug fringe that will boomerang in the long run.

Ironically, one worried Rethug seems to be wingnut fave Marco "Boobie-o" Rubio, a Cuban-American who is running for the Senate in Florida. Boobie-o says he has "concerns" about the new law, saying, "it could also unreasonably single out people who are here legally, including many American citizens." True enough. In fact, Boobio-o could one day he be stopped and asked for "papers" in Arizona, since it's not that easy for the local gendarmes to distinguish between a right-wing, freedom-loving Cuban and an illegal Meskin drug kingpin. In fact, we'd be willing to test the law and buy Boobie-o a one-way ticket to the Grand Canyon state.

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