Friday, May 1, 2009

The Party of Inclusion

As for us Republicans, the outlines of the GOP of the future are already coming into focus. We pledge to become a party of inclusion, not exclusion. What binds us is our faith – a belief in the ability of individuals to succeed in a free environment and to shape their own destiny through hard work.

Opportunity and the incentive to work and produce inspired America to flourish. The Republican Party will never forget that.

~ Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), House minority whip, January 28, 2009

Someone should remind House Minority Leader John Boehner of that "inclusion" thing so the next time he decides to produce a fearmongering video, he should probably leave out the photos of President Obama meeting with the Hispanic Caucus that he interspersed with pictures of Hugo Chavez and Al-Qaeda operatives with rocket launchers as well a photo of the Pentagon aflame.

Hispanic Democrats are furious and demanding an apology over an image wedged in a new GOP web video on terrorism that shows members of the Hispanic Caucus sitting at a table with President Obama.

...Among many other images designed to, according to the GOP, “[underscore] why the American people are growing more worried about the Administration’s political decisions on national security,” the video includes an image at the 1:11 mark of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House.

You see, they really are the party of inclusion... except for Hispanics, Muslims and other brown-skinned people that don't look like they do. The caucus' complaint doesn't upset me as much as that video. So much for the GOP changing their tune. Sinking ship, my friends. Sinking ship.


Matt Osborne said...

The new Republican sound is blub.

Virginia Foxx: blubMichelle Bachmann: blubMichael Steele: blubblub blub blubblub blub blubblub blub blub

Anonymous said...

Just shows how out of touch they are.I guess they haven't figured out that hispanics in 15yrs will be the largest group of voters in the country.Instead of soliciting them the repubs are mocking them.Pathetically clueless!

Fraulein said...

Oh my God. That is unbelievable, even for them. They used to at least pretend to go after the Hispanic vote.