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Friday, July 13, 2007

Republicans diss the black vote

The NAACP held a presidential campaign forum yesterday. At the Republican forum, only one candidate showed up, Tom Tancredo.

As Jeffrey Feldman puts it:

The one photo the GOP does not want anyone to see was snapped at yesterday's NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum. The NAACP invited all 9 Republican candidates to the forum, but only one showed up: Tom Tancredo. All the Democratic Presidential hopefuls showed up for their forum.

The excuses given by the Republican campaigns mostly had to do with scheduling conflicts--just too busy to make it.

The resulting photo of Tancredo--standing on a stage of empty podiums--sums up the Republican party's commitment to civil rights in America: the only Republican interested is the guy running to deny immigrant workers their rights.

I guess none of them expect to get the black vote anyway.

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