I don't like to post political stuff too much around here. But I noticed that MoveOn.org, a Democratic Party organ led by a group of white Berkeley liberals, has a petition up, and which you can sign here, that calls on the leaders of the Republican Party to:
- Unequivocally condemn bigotry and hate among your supporters, and make clear that those who embrace it have no place in your party and that you reject their support.
- Make clear that you will not tolerate fear-mongering and coded appeals to racism from officials in the Republican Party, at any level.
A couple of points, which I'll offer in rebuttal:
- The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, unlike Wes Boyd, Joan Blades, and Eli Pariser, is African American. His name is Michael Steele. Seriously. No, really. I'm not kidding. You don't believe me? Try the Google machine.
- As long as Boyd, Blades, and Pariser are going to sanctimoniously and disingenuously condemn bigotry and hate, now would be an excellent time to apologize for paying $65,000 to the New York Times to run their infamously dickheaded "General Betray-Us" ad, in which they accused a patriotic, hard working soldier, doing his best to fight a difficult war in Iraq, of a) lying and b) treason.
Update 1: Ooooooh look -- Frank Rich just invented a game called: When my ideas suck, I'm going to call the other side a bunch of racists!
Update 2: The Democratic Party is playing too -- they want Michael Steele to sign their "Civility Statement" even though he has already made statements condemning such violence and ugliness as there has been.
Update 3: Let's write our own petition calling on the leaders of the Democratic Party to:
- Unequivocally condemn bigotry and hate among your supporters, directed toward the military, and make clear that those who embrace it, such as MoveOn.org, have no place in your party and that you reject their support.
- Make clear that you will not tolerate slander and coded appeals to anti-military bigotry from officials in the Democratic Party, at any level.