Won’t someone please think of the Arizona Republicans!

Meghan McCain shows where her priorities are:

And when a flawed law is magnified through the prism of extreme partisan politics, it only looks worse. With President Obama calling the law “misguided” and the mainstream media painting Arizona out to be a rogue state, all it does is make people go to greater lengths to defend their position. I think unless you are from a border state and have actually seen firsthand the effects illegal immigrants have on your community, I don’t think you can truly appreciate the complexities of the problem and how it should be litigated.

In the end, the saddest part for me is that we are all losing with this immigration law. Arizona is being shown in a negative light in the media, and once again Hispanic voters in Arizona have yet another reason to distrust the Republican Party.

This is what white privilege looks like.

Her home state passes a law which effectively means that Latinos—including American citizens— can be pulled aside by police and forced to show legal documentation at any time they happen to be in a public place, and Ms. McCain—a daughter of wealthy, white, native Anglophone privilege, who has never experienced racial profiling, never worried about where her next meal is coming from, never faced the prospect of being unable to provide for her family in her native country, in short, never had to deal with the problems that face Latin American immigrants on a daily basis— is worried that white Arizonans look bad and Latinos don’t want to vote Republican.

As someone who lives in a non-border state and therefore, obviously, lives nowhere near any immigrants of dubious legal status, I am so very not impressed.