So says noted maverick John McCain. In fact, this was McCain’s contribution to the floor debate over the clearly qualified federal judge nominee Adalberto Jose Jordan. Dana Milbank uses the Republicans’ delaying the confirmation of the Cuban-American Jordan as a way to explore how the Republicans are alienating almost the entirety of the Latino population, the nation’s fastest growing demographic group.
It’s hardly surprising that St. John of Arizona (defrocked since 2008) would use a fake Mexican food like the chimichanga as evidence that his party and state does care about Latinos. After all, Arizona is entirely comfortable with eating Taco Bell and having poorly paid brown people build their swimming pools. And if the Mexicans completely disappeared from sight at all other times, I’m sure they’d be totally fine with immigration. But the migrants from Minnesota and Iowa are less than thrilled at confronting migrants from Durango and Michoacan in the grocery store and at the mall.