Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Facebook Replay, names changed to protect the guilty..

  • GayCynic: Hmm. How many Governors of color are Democrats, again?

  • Liberal Responder: OH GayCynic you are soooo funny, you just make me LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH... at your repeated ignorance and hatred. Go pee on someone else's bonfire you jerk.

  • GayCynic:

  • Look it up yourself, but...

    Minority Governors:
    (4 out of 5)
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
    Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM)
    Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NM)
    Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)

    Female Governors
    (4 out of six)
    Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ)
    Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM)
    Gov. Mary Falin (R-OK)
    Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)

    And from the other side of the aisle? Looks like the Democratic Party of today is really good about *talking* about electing diverse candidates...

    And that's *before* we examine the less than sterling history of the Democratic Party on race, with special emphasis on the allegations regarding the connections between the Democratic Party and the KKK in the post-reconstruction South and again 1890-1930(ish) and the actions of Pres. Wilson (D) in re-segregating the Federal civil service during his administration. We can then attempt to examine just how many and of what party were busy during the Civil Rights era attempting to again (and, fortunately, this time failing) attempting to hold back progress through campaigns of terror, lynching and more.

    Any claim that the Democratic party is composed of saints on diversity issues is a bit tainted by reality. Until relatively late in the game, the Democratic Party - particularly and especially in the South - was the party of oppression and fear. Until quite recently, a former Klan official served as a (D) U.S. Senator.

    So. Readily granting that the GOP has not always been a shining star in the firmament, isn't there a *special* place in hell for those claiming their opponents are somehow uniquely flawed on racial issues when they party that they, of their own free will have chosen, has such a tainted past and ineffective present? A present where voter suppression is "ok" (as long as *right* votes suppressed) is an accepted tactic of the Democrats? (New Black Panthers case, 2008)...

    Perhaps that special place might be the next bench over from the folks who run around falsely claiming military honors...

    Neither party has been especially saintly, but...the image was a bit over the top in terms of misrepresentation. No hate at all is required to call BS on that one.