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?All that, and we have a governor who doesn't even know how to spell "martial."
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.