Indicted for insufficient hatred. (Reuters)
Anyone who still doubts the role immigration will play in knocking down Texas Gov. Rick Perry, just look at the latest attack line
from Mitt Romney's camp:
“It is becoming increasingly clear that Rick Perry has problems with the truth. Each of Rick Perry’s attacks has been proven false,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. “Instead of dreaming up phony attacks on Mitt Romney, Governor Perry should explain why he encourages illegal immigration, why he wants to dismantle Social Security, and why he accepted billions of dollars of stimulus to cover up his massive budget deficit.”
It's no accident that immigration leads the list. Perry's insufficient hatred toward brown people was always liable to become a campaign issue, and his opponents are finally wielding it like a club (like Michele Bachmann).
Rick Perry is such a nut that there aren't a lot of opportunities to attack him from the Right. This is perhaps the only place for them to do that, and Perry's opponents won't let that opportunity go to waste—even if it further alienates the GOP from the nation's largest growing demographic.