Friday, March 18, 2011

More GOP-Minority Outreach

Here’s a Republican candidate with a novel (as in Gone With the Wind) approach to unemployment:

Congressional candidate Jack Davis said in a Republican Party endorsement meeting that Latino farmworkers should be deported and that inner-city African-Americans should be bused to farms to pick crops.

Several sources who attended the endorsement interview confirmed Davis’ statement to Buffalo News.

The remark echoes a similar comment he made to the Tonawanda News in 2008.

“We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities,” Davis said. “Put them on buses, take them out there and pay them a decent wage; they will work.”

Davis is seeking to represent New York’s 26th Congressional District, a seat vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Lee hours after it was reported the congressman, who is married, advertised himself on Craigslist as divorced, single and looking for a woman.

In the real world, this would end his candidacy. In this tea-party world, it’s Friday.