Two blatant and mind-numbing acts of racism by Republicans were just reported in the news – and unfortunately and unwisely, GOP “leadership” has chosen to remain silent. Why? That’s the question that NY Daily News writer Jack Mackinnon asks.
The first involved a former election commission chairman from South Carolina who, upon hearing a gorilla had escaped from the local zoo, posted on his Facebook site, “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors – probably harmless.”
The second involved the executive assistant to a Republican state senator in Tennessee who circulated a photo of all 44 Presidents, with the picture of President Obama being an all black rectangle with two white eyes.
You would think, that as the complexion of America continues to change and as the GOP has discovered a desperate need to reach out to minorities, that at least some of those who purport to speak for the party might look upon these disreputable acts as a way to sincerely reach out to the black and minority communities.
Sadly, that does not seem to be the case.
Mackinnon has more HERE.