Even Worse Minority Outreach
The GOP 2012 autopsy advised the party to focus on outreach to minority groups. Soon a Republican congressman referred to Mexican workers as “wetbacks,” a panel at CPAC turned into white guys defending slavery, and a guy who wrote a dissertation about how Latinos are not as intelligent as white folk was releasing reports on immigration for the Heritage Foundation.
Pablo Pantoja, the Florida GOP’s minority outreach coordinator, had enough. He quit and registered as Democrat.
“I won’t mention names, but I did have conversations about immigration where increasingly I had to defend the fact that the people most affected were human beings,” Pantoja, an Iraq War vet, told Salon.