Como se dice "hypocrites?"

From the Houston Chronicle:
"George P. Bush (Jeb's son) and two other Republicans have announced the establishment of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas. The group officially launches Tuesday in Austin. ... 'As it stands today, Hispanic leaders are disproportionately under-represented as elected officeholders, especially as Republicans,' the group notes in a press release."
I'm sure that "under-represented" has nothing to do with this.

¿No comprendes? I'll repeat it again, si quieres. From my post Pobrecito: The Victor Carrillo Allegory:
An inordinate amount of time is spent by Republicans working to disenfranchise Latino voters. Period. How could a Latino elected official feel secure in the Republican Party when his Party doesn’t believe that people with “-illo” in their last names have a right to vote, much less be elected to public office?

Beyond voting rights, though, it goes back to equality and it's something that the Republican leadership in this state values less and less. We have a state run by five year old boys who throw temper tantrums anytime something doesn’t go their way. Their vision for equality goes as far as their reflection in the mirror. Immigration? Throw up a wall. Terrorism? Put them somewhere we don’t have to see them. Gay marriage? Not under the collective roof of the State of Texas, son. An African American President? We’re seceding.
All that, and we have a governor who doesn't even know how to spell "martial."

Dios mío.

4 Response to "Como se dice "hypocrites?""

  • ERocha Says:

    Unfortunately, P. is pretty well liked because of his stance on immigration and his willingness to speak about it in public, something our own party is still timid to do. He will have a hard road ahead here in Texas, but if he took his show on the road, the Dems might be in trouble come 2012 because the Dem Party is refusing to read the tea leaves.

  • Mean Rachel Says:

    Non-Hispanic white Americans are quickly losing their majority. The immigration argument will ultimately lead to the demise of the Republican Party and most probably the Tea Party.

  • ERocha Says:

    If you are going to be in Las Vegas for Netroots, you might be interested in the panel I will be on, "Crimmigration Under Obama: Pushing Back Against the 'Enforcement-only' Immigration Regime." The panel will be on Saturday, July 24th, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM in Miranda 3-4.

    The topic is exactly on this subject and if can, you might want to give Linda a heads about this panel.

  • Mean Rachel Says:

    Unfortunately I won't be at NN but I will definitely let LCT know about the panel! Thanks!