Thursday, August 31, 2006

You Don't HAVE To Be Brain Damaged To Be A Republican Leader...

But it sure couldn't hurt.

The great comedian Bill Cosby used to do a bit where he described his children as being brain damaged. The things that they did and the excuses that came out of their mouths were so inexplicable, that the venerable Mr. Cosby concluded that brain damage was the only plausible explanation. While the Democrats have certainly had their share of less than stellar media moments, it seems as though the Republicans have recently cornered the market.

In an election year this is an incredibly stupid strategy!

Within the last two weeks, here are some of the gems that they've uttered:

Senator Conrad Burns (Montana) at a recent campaign event said that the United States is up against a faceless enemy who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night."

Senator George Allen (Virginia) recently referred to a staff member of his opponent, Jim Webb, by the name 'Macaca.' "This fellow over here with the yellow shirt -- Macaca or whatever his name is -- he's with my opponent," Allen said. "He's following us around everywhere." The term 'macaca' is a genus of monkey and in some parts of the world is considered a racial slur. The staff member in question happened to be a person of colour.

Tramm Hudson, a republican congressional candidate who is looking to replace another gem, Kathleen Harris, was quoted as saying, "I grew up in Alabama and I understand and I know this from my own experiences that blacks aren't the best swimmers or may not even know how to swim."

• And then there is our esteemed President who yesterday, again, framed the current struggle as a, “war against Islamic fascism.”

Do I detect a hint of racism in the Republican Party stew?

In a critical mid-term election year, these statements raise many questions. Is the Repubican leadership really that arrogant? Are they insensitive, or worse, racist? Do they care? Do they think they are so invincible that showing their true colours isn’t going to make a difference?

Perhaps so.

If not, the only other plausible explanation, to paraphrase Mr. Cosby, is that they’re brain damaged.


Blogger Kerry said...

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12:30 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Another Great Blog Amigo.

Heres a frightening thought however. What if they aren't brain damaged, but crazy like a proverbial fox?

Are these guys the foot soldiers putting out a subtle, but a historically effective message: Are they saying that America is not just a Christian nation, but a WHITE Christian nation?

There are 79 Mil Whites who reported voting in 2002, 7.9 million Blacks. Who you gonna motivate?

Are they sending out the message that the Republican Party will watch out for white America- the Dems on the other hand will have us all toting Bin Lardos luggage to the White House.

Just a thought. I think the Brain Damaged fits better!

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