The Republican Party’s plank on immigration obviously does not call for shooting anyone. It simply calls for strict border enforcement and self-deportation of illegal aliens. For the first time, it also calls for a guestworker program — a sop to cheap-labor business interests. But Rivera implies that the GOP’s straightforward immigration plank will be overshadowed by something inflammatory that Joe the Plumber said.
Correction, 6:48 am ET: An earlier version of this story stated that Rivera characterized the GOP’s immigration plank as a “Joe the Plumber shoot em all” plank. In fact, Rivera appears to have been asserting something different — namely, that Latino voters will be turned off by the GOP due to Joe the Plumber’s position on immigration.