Wednesday, June 08, 2005

They all look the same to me in the light 

It's not racist because a Dem says it:
"The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. They're a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same and they all look the same. It's pretty much a white, Christian party."
Now, imagine the RNC chairman making an off-hand observation about the Dems: "They're all just blacks and Hispanics; they all look the same. It's pretty much a minorities, irreligious party."

Even if Dean doesn't quite mean it like that, it still comes out that being white and/or Christian is somehow wrong. Since whites will clearly constitute majority of the American electorate for at least another few decades, and Christians indefinitely (mostly because Hispanics, who make the fastest growing section of the population are as Christian as they come), the Democrats wonder why, with this sort of attitude, they keep losing elections.

Actually, some, to their credit, don't - like Joe Biden, Bill Richardson and John Edwards who disavowed Dean's previous comments about Republicans never making a honest living, or Wade Randell, a Dem fundraiser in the Silicon Valley, who commented upon Dean's latest: "We need a Democratic National Committee that is convincing white Republican Christians that they should be voting for us - not vilifying them."


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