Probably the single most divisive issue in the Republican Party in Texas right now is the fact that Rick Perry has made it a priority that the legislature passes a Sanctuary City bill.
Norman Adams who heads up Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy finds that he and his group must oppose the Governor’s wish for passage of this anti-Hispanic bill, and for good reason. The number one demographic increase in Texas that is responsible for Texas acquiring 4 additional seats in Congress is the Hispanic population.
If they are to stay in power, Republicans must curry favor with this population, not something that is going to happen anytime soon if as Adams says since “Hispanic voters will not support a party that wants to deport their mother and father.”
Yeah, I guess I would be a little averse to cast a vote for a Republican given that kind of result.
But it goes even further. It goes to the economy. Witness what SB 1070 did to Arizona’s economy. Arizona lost business through both active and passive boycotting.
“If you want to find out if we can actually survive deporting these people, go look at what has happened in Arizona. They are in the biggest economic collapse of history,” he said. “Apartments are empty, houses are being repossessed and strip centers are half empty. It’s terrible.”
Yeah, I had to find a way to incorporate that quote somehow.
Now the only question I have goes back to the title of this post. Hispanics are notorious for not showing up on Election Day. The phenomenom is unexplainable. But I have to ask will passage of a Sanctuary City bill in the legislature be of sufficient motivation for Hispanics to get out and vote this time?
If so, the Texas GOP may just shoot itself in the foot with this bill.
A notion I relish.