Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week in Review: Rand on the Run

Filed By Terrance Heath | August 10, 2014 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: DREAMers, immigration, Latinos, racism, Rand Paul, Steve King, xenophobia

Senator Rand Paul turned tail and ran away last week when confronted by undocumented DREAMers. But the GOP has a "Latino problem" it can't run from, and right-wingers seem determined to make it worse.

Sen. Paul was with fellow Republican Rep. Steve King in Iowa when undocumented DREAMers Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas confronted King on his immigration stance. King stood his ground, but Paul dropped his burger and scampered away.

Paul later explained to Fox News that he wasn't running away. He just suddenly had somewhere else to be. Right away, obviously.

It's fair to say that Republicans have given up on the Latino vote, whether they realize it or not. Latinos were perhaps the GOP's best chance at siphoning a few votes from Obama's winning coalition. Instead, Republicans are working overtime to alienate Latinos with immigration policies ranging from incoherent, to downright offensive, to good old-fashioned paranoid xenophobia.

You can run, but you can't hide from the best of the worst in wingnuttia this week. The rest of the list is after the break.

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