Posts Tagged ‘racism’
Lastly, as an African American conservative who wants to see his party do a better job of reaching out to blacks and minority communities, I feel that this is a major setback. From my perspective, it’s a lot harder for me-or any other black conservative/Republican-to knock on doors to spread our message AND preserve our personal credibility and that of the party. These are the type of stunts that make people want to tune out the Republican Party, regardless of whether our message can benefit them or not. The reality for the GOP is that if we continue to poke fun or “satirize” the very people we need to win elections, then we have to accept that –ideology and beliefs aside-they will continue to abandon us at the voting booth.
I wrote the above in 2008, after an inappropriate attempt at “satire.
Almost two years later, we still haven’t learned the lesson. How many times are we going to keep doing this to ourselves?
I could also title this “stick to what you know….”
“This remark is the equivalent of using the ‘n’ word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word. The president knows what it means, and his people know what it means. The public thought we reached a new low of incivility during the Clinton administration. Well, the Obama administration has just outdone them.”
That’d be Grover Norquist of ATR fame, comparing the use of the term “teabagger” to the use of the n-word. And I’m sorry, but as one who’s been called both (once in combination), it doesn’t compare.