Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Outrage from the Tea Party
There is an outpouring of protest by the Right over the vote last night of the Sacramento City Council to boycott Arizona.
for more on Arizona see www.antiracismdsa.blogspot.com
These folks are a small minority.
Poizner received some 26% of the Republican vote in the primary with his anti immigrant rhetoric. BTW, You can get much of the same zeal in the letters by attacking teachers' unions or public sector workers pensions. Not quite as bigotted, but equally vehement.
We are in the greatest economic crisis since the 1930's. Part of the problem is the legitimate anxiety of people with few jobs and few opportunities. The Tea Party activists and their Republican funders, and the anti immigrant activists promote conflicts over issues of immigration, teachers' unions, public workers pensions, and big government as substitutes for a real analysis of economic problems. The financial crisis was caused by the greed and the theft of a few very rich operatives. The oligarchy caused the unemployment ( not immigrants), the economic losses, the off shoring of production jobs, the cuts in services such as police and fire to families.