Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Are Republican Voters Racist?

I don't know the answer, but apparently the GOP front-runners for president think they do. Their verdict seems to be an emphatic "yes." It's got some party leaders nervous.

"We sound like we don't want immigration; we sound like we don't want black people to vote for us," said former congressman Jack Kemp (N.Y.), who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 1996. "What are we going to do -- meet in a country club in the suburbs one day? If we're going to be competitive with people of color, we've got to ask them for their vote."

This was all in response to the Republican candidates skipping several debates hosted by either African-American or Lation groups. So if you are a Republican voter who isn't racist, just remember that your candidates think you are. That might lead others to believe the same thing.

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