Saturday, March 11, 2006

Not All Republicans Are Racist

But it sure feels like all racist are Republicans. Two issues from Friday bring this into focus.

First, the anti Harold Ford (D-Tn) web site, set up by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. This web page show how focused the Republicans are on race baiting in their politics.

It tells you all that you need to know about where the great minds of the GOP are when it comes to campaigning -- it's still all about playing on race, racial history and the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways of invoking the uppity Negro in Southern politics.

Then we move on to Colorado where Jim Welker (R-Loveland) forward an e-mail loaded with racist themes and images.

When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out.

But as I said, not all Republicans are racist. A number of Colorado republicans denounced this e-mail, and it's distribution.

Rep. Debbie Stafford, R-Aurora, who worked with Katrina evacuees when they came to Colorado, said she was "appalled and sickened." "These (were) poor people. Many of them were senior citizens and had no way to escape the hurricane," said Stafford, who is white.

Unfortunately for America, for Every Debbie Stafford, there are two or three Jim Welker in the Republican party


1 comment:

thepoetryman said...

Outnumbered 3 to 1! That sucks...