What a week for GOP outreach in the great state of Texas.
First we had the UT Young Conservatives' xenophobic and disturbing "game" which made light of the daily struggle approximately 400 of their fellow classmates live with on a daily basis.
If that wasn't enough, Tea Partiers decided to continue on this week's bigoted streak by calling Senator Leticia Van de Putte "barrio boopsie."
This is equally offensive and on par with the misogyny directed towards Senator Wendy Davis by calling her "abortion barbie." Now, tea partiers are making sure their nickname for long-time public servant Senator Van de Putte, who has served in the Texas Legislature since 1990, is both misogynist and racist.
Tea Partier Rick Atkinson coined this offensive term under his blog for the McKinney Tea Party. This type of name calling isn't surprising from the hard right- Atkinson blatantly mocks the State Senator's background, and the largely Latino district she represents. Instead of giving Atkinson more hits, you can read the blurb from the blog (screenshot taken by the Austin Chronicle) here.
However, conservatives still seem think even despite this rhetoric, they can appeal to women-identified and Latino voters. As the large outpouring of support for undocumented Longhorns at UT proved yesterday, Texans are tired of the GOP making jokes and playing games with peoples' identities and struggles.
Read more below the jump.