Thursday, June 6, 2013

More Minority Outreach

Sometimes honesty can be both refreshing and revealing.

In a speech made to a gathering of Texas Republicans last month, tea party activist Ken Emanuelson claimed that the GOP does not want black people to vote unless they do so for Republican candidates.

“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats,” Emanuelson said at a May 20 “Battlefield Dallas” event in Dallas, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Emanuelson later backtracked in a note posted to his Facebook page, claiming he “misspoke.”

Yeah, keep speaking like that and you won’t have to worry about the last ten percent, either.

And here’s some insight from a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court named Edith Jones:

Civil rights organizations and legal ethics experts filed a judicial misconduct complaint on Tuesday against a senior federal judge, alleging that she made inappropriate statements against minority groups and people with mental disabilities, the New York Times reported.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the complaint alleged that Judge Edith H. Jones, of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said in a speech in February at the University of Pennsylvania Law School that African-Americans and Hispanics are “predisposed to crime” and that defendants facing capital punishment who claim “mental retardation” disgust her.

Ms. Jones was under consideration for a Supreme Court appointment during the Bush administration.  Seriously.

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