A Grand Old Party: Republicans and Civil Wrongs

Whenever I throw a party, I’m always nervous that no one will attend.  Imagine, though, that you were throwing an event for the NAACP and only one of the ten invited Republican candidates showed up.  See A Picture of the GOP on Civil Rights for a visual representation.  You might be happy that all of the Democratic candidates found time in their busy schedules to make it.  But, you might be disheartened by this:

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.

RepublicanNoShows If you get the majority of your news from mainstream media, it’s probably no surprise that you wouldn’t have seen any coverage of this event.  With all the murders and terrorism that’s going on, the news stations have to decide what’s most important to show.  Apparently, no one has time to worry about civil rights issues…


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