Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Martinez v. Huppenthal: Can We Say 'Ass Whooping'?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Tucson attorney Richard Martinez, who represents students and teachers in an ongoing federal lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the state's anti-Mexican American Studies law, debated state Superintendent John Huppenthal this morning on Democracy Now!

Huppethal does what we've come to expect (other than lie) — throw around tea baggery words like Marxist, but his best line yet could be "La Raza was short hand for all the controversy associated with these classes," trying to defend his anti-Mexican campaign when he ran for superintendent of public instruction — which always helps get those extra votes. Or what about comparing Mein Kampf to the books used in the Mexican American Studies classroom.

The last time Martinez took on Arizona tea baggery was his outstanding debate last year with state Attorney General Tom "I Marched with Martin Luther King, Jr." Horne, who led the fight against Mexican-Americans when he began his campaign to get the legislature to pass a law that would lead exactly where we are right now. The video below is from Tucsonan Daniel Buckley:

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