PowerPost provides abundant illustrations of its them that Immigration is tearing Republicans apart. I don’t know whether this is true, but I certainly hope so.
Among the examples given in the article, my favorite concerns a candidate in the Georgia Republican primary who evidently cannot spell and who thinks Mexico is located north of Atlanta:
Also on Tuesday, a Georgia state senator who is running for governor launched what he’s calling a “Deportation Bus Tour” in the run-up to next week’s GOP primary. Michael Williams, who co-chaired Trump’s campaign in the Peach State, said his tour aims to “shine a light on the dangers of sanctuary cities and the overwhelming problem of illegal immigration.” His campaign bus has been painted gunmetal gray and is now labeled “Murderers, rapists, kidnappers, child molestors, and other criminals on board.” (The campaign misspelled molesters.) “Follow me to Mexico” is painted on the bumper, and “PRO-TRUMP” is painted on the side.
“We’re not just going to track them (and) watch them roam around our state. We’re going to put them on this bus, and send them home,” Williams says in a commercial.
Williams has been languishing in the single digits in a five-way race, so this is a Hail Mary pass, but it is also the sort of stunt that just a few years ago would have led to widespread condemnations from national Republican leaders, who used to be much more concerned about the party’s standing with Latinos.