Supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law are trying to turn the tables on people calling for boycotts of their state, threatening to target opponents of the law with boycotts of their own.
A group called BUYcottArizona has launched a website calling on supporters not only to ignore the anti-Arizona rhetoric, but to make those cities leading the charge pay for their political opposition. The group names close to a dozen cities -- in addition to individual organizations -- that have backed boycotts on employee travel or future contracts with Arizona businesses, and it is calling on people to "boycott the boycotters."
The backlash against the backlash may be getting some support. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, would-be tourists have started notifying the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and some hotels that they are canceling their vacation plans to the Pacific Coast city -- after San Diego's city council decided to launch a boycott against Arizona.
According to the newspaper, the convention bureau has received about 25-30 e-mails from Arizona residents, with some saying they are canceling their reservations and taking their money elsewhere.