Saturday, June 11, 2005

A little saturday fun

Rush picks a stupid thing to lie about. Proves he is full of shit. According to Media Matters, he actually claimed that Americans invented the flush toilet. Rush, please. If you are going to lie about something, pick something hard to fact check.
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From AmericaBlog, proof that the Republican party is a white Christian party. Not only are most GOP voters white Christians, but there are almost no minorities in elected positions. Sure there are minorities in appointed positions, but what does a lack of elected minorities mean? That the party won't support a minority candidate, either financially or with votes.
But a new book about America's political divisions notes that the 99 percent of all Republican legislators across the country and in Congress are white. The national Republican Party, whose base is in the South, the Plains and the Mountain states, looks to white men as its power base and source of leadership. Even when Republican states have significant minority populations, the elected Republican representatives rarely are drawn from those communities.
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Of 3,643 Republicans serving in the state legislatures, only 44 are minorities, or 1.2 percent. In the Congress, with 274 of the 535 elected senators and representatives Republican, only five are minorities - three Cuban Americans from Florida, a Mexican American from Texas and a Native American senator originally elected as a Democrat. [NOTE FROM JOHN: That means the GOP has elected ZERO blacks to Congress.]

'President Bush's home state leads the way. Texas, with a minority population of 47 percent, has 106 Republicans in the state legislature, but there are 0 blacks and 0 Hispanics among them,' Sperling writes. 'No major corporation doing business with the government could be so white without being subject to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) action!'
To really drive the point home, AmericaBlog also shows us a portrait of the black Republicans in Congress.

by Robster @ 6/11/2005 04:53:00 PM PERMALink
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