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Memo to The Obstructionists

(I rarely, if ever, blog on Sunday. This merits an exception.)

“We’re going to say to friend and foe alike, ‘we want you to be a part of us, we want you to be with us and for those of you who are going to obstruct, get ready to be knocked over.’ ” RNC Chairman Michael Steele

“We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense.” President Barack Obama

Two quotes, equally applicable to those on all sides who wish to see the GOP continue its downward descent.

Yesterday, David Duke-yeah, him-wrote the following on his site:

When a reporter for the Washington Post interviewed me on the appointment, this is what I said:

I am glad these traitorous leaders of the Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party because this will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican Party back over the next four years or we will say, “To Hell With the Republican Party!” And we will take 90 percent of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!

First, to that aspect of the Party that is upset at Steele’s election: if this is how you feel, please…go now. And don’t get hit on the way out the door. Regardless of how you feel about Steele’s politics-and it’s fair to discuss those in an appropriate forum-if all you can do is resort to your racism to make your point, you don’t have a leg to stand on. Your attitude is the exact one that feeds all the negative stereotypes of the Republican Party. It’s not helpful, not representative of what our Party is or where we’re going…and know that we will fight you at every turn with the same fervor we’re taking to the left.

Lastly, to those outside the Party who feel it’s appropriate to cast our questionable history in dealing with minorities on our new chairman, a simple statement:

We are moving forward. We acknowledge our misdeeds, the mistakes, the ill-advised statements. They happened.

There is no need for Steele-or any member of the Party-to issue a blanket apology for them; one that-in all honesty-you would not take seriously, or that would have any effect on your feelings toward us.

We will work-reach out in the communities where we are-to repair our relationship within the various minority communities. Our actions will speak for us, and those communities will make the determination as to whether they want that relationship repaired. Our future will not be determined by those outside forces that do not have our best interests at heart.

That is all.




Written by Coby Dillard

February 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

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  2. The GOP has a long road ahead of them. Even though I am not a Democrat or a Republican I really hope the two parties can come together on something for the better good of American. Since overall the decisions they make shouldn’t reflect party desires but American desires.
    Personally, I didn’t like either stimulus package I believe they are both an inordinate frightening use of tax payer dollars. However, my feelings are if you are going to help one social class with MY taxpayer dollars you better damn well assist the other social class! Realistically, both parties should be able to understand the American people are not going to standby and allow multi-million dollar companies to receive a subsidy and not help lower-income people. If Congress (especially the GOP) would have voted HELL NO to help Wall Street the passing of the current stimulus bill would have pissed me off much more.
    Unfortunately, now with the obvious inherent lack of support for this stimulus package the GOP has united their party but simultaneously conservative democrats and quite a few independents. Other than electing Michael Steele (that subject is debatable) I don’t see any moves forward to assist other Americans outside their genre as a matter of fact what I see is a hope/desire of failure of the stimulus package coming from the GOP. Even though I don’t completely support I hope is does that fail and as a independent voter the GOP should be cognizant of voters like me.


    February 25, 2009 at 9:10 am

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