I heard an actuality this morning on KUAZ where Jan Brewer complained about the unions “importing” people to protest against SB 1070. So, she’s telling us that opposition to 1070 is not being generated by locals, but by nefarious all-powerful labor unions (and probably ACORN, they only want you to think that they closed up shop) conspiring from underground bunkers right across the state line. There they are…watch out!
This is, of course, because labor unions have been so powerful in Arizona as of late.
I’m curious about what she’s trying to imply here. Yep, opponents of SB 1070 are a minority of Arizonans overall (but are an overwhelming majority of Hispanic citizens). By saying that opposition to 1070 is phonied up, is she saying that all proper Arizonans unanimously support the law? When she looks at folks who don’t support 1070, does she see Arizonans or “imports”? If she doesn’t think of people who disagree with her policies as “true” Arizonans, what are we supposed to think about her taking the concerns of the rest of us seriously?
It’s Evan Mecham’s “good people of Arizona” all over again.