Saturday, June 11, 2005

GOP Senators Shocked: Judge Brown is Black :: ScrappleFace

"I'm concerned about how this is going to play with the white base," said an unnamed Republican Senator upon learning of Judge Brown's non-mainstream race. "I feel betrayed by President Bush, who has now managed to sneak a number of non-whites, not to mention women, into high-ranking government positions. The White House tricked us into focusing on the accomplishments of nominees, distracting us from the key genetic and theological markers that Dr. Dean has identified as determining factors of Republicanism."

2 Comments:

Blogger Scott of Hybla said...

Americablog takes a larger sample and finds a perspective more like Dean's:

Of 3,643 Republicans serving in the state legislatures, only 44 are minorities, or 1.2 percent. In the Congress, with 274 of the 535 elected senators and representatives Republican, only five are minorities - three Cuban Americans from Florida, a Mexican American from Texas and a Native American senator originally elected as a Democrat.
'President Bush's home state leads the way. Texas, with a minority population of 47 percent, has 106 Republicans in the state legislature, but there are 0 blacks and 0 Hispanics among them,' Sperling writes.

Link: http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/06/oops-gop-really-is-all-white-study.html

P.S. Dailykos.com says, "that one Native American senator is gone, replaced by a Latino Democrat."

7:08 PM  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

Perhaps the top of the Republican ticket in 2012 will feature Colin or Condi or both. It could happen, and it would win.

8:24 PM  

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