I’m really disappointed in the Michigan Republican Party today. I’m really disappointed because for the second time in just over two years, they have chosen to stand silent when the scourge of racism makes its way into my life. The first time, I posted about on August 19, 2010 – shortly before the Michigan State Republican Convention. At the time, a racist hit piece was mailed to GOP delegates that attacked former State Representative Paul Scott. The piece was trying to connect Rep. Scott with President Obama … just because they’re black. Nothing was mentioned about policies or anything like that.
In August I wrote that I was very disappointed in that and that if this sort of thing doesn’t stop then they wouldn’t have to worry about this black Republican staying in the party anymore.
So last night, I find this in my FB news feed, along with comments from people who are outraged about it:
This morning, I called on my party’s leadership to do something, say anything that distances themselves from this crap. Specifically I tagged Michigan GOP National Committeeman Saul Anuzis in the following FB post:
Over the last few years, I’ve lost a lot of friends because of politics (they were Dems and I’m a GOP’er).
However, things like this will cost me a political party as well. IT’S TIME FOR RATIONAL REPUBLICANS TO STAND UP AND TELL THE EXTREMES THAT THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WIN ELECTIONS, THIS IS NOT HOW YOU LEAD, AND THIS IS NOT HOW YOU KEEP BLACK REPUBLICANS IN THE PARTY.
Saulius Saul Anuzis, stand up and say what is right before you lose this Black Republican from the party!!!
About five minutes after I posted that, Saul untagged himself and has not said anything at all today.
Silence = consent.
The Republican Party leadership is silent on this.
And that my friends is the leadership of the Republican party.
There’s an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
While I am a League League Baseball umpire and understand that three strikes makes an out, not this time.
Thanks to the silence of the GOP leadership on this issue, the party no longer gets my money to support them or their candidates. Thanks to their silence, they can kiss my ass!
And, come November, thanks to their silence they will fail in their bid to reclaim the White House (no matter who the nominee is) and they’ll be lucky to hold onto the House of Representatives.
Here’s more on the source of the bumper stickers, a place called “Stumpystickers.com”:
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You are absolutely right. The bumper sticker is completely inappropriate and does not represent the thinking or feelings of the average republican. My political idealogy is conservative and one stupid bumper sticker won’t make me vote for a far left liberal. But, the bumper sticker is offensive and no one should hesitate to say so.