A youth opinion writer for the Indianapolis star wrote recently that
“Howard Deans recent comment generalizing the GOP as ‘pretty much a white, Christian party’ was both untimely and ill-advised.” and that “The greatest prospect for the Democratic Party to win the 2008 presidential election is its potential to exploit the flaws of the Bush administration. Repetition of the issues, however, and not mindless name-calling, is the key to Democratic victory.”
I responded with the following:
Mindless name-calling? Is it suddenly a mudslinging to speak the truth?
44 of 3,643 Republicans serving in state legislatures across the country are minorities. For those of you into percentages that’s about 1.2%. In Washington, 274 of the 535 elected Senators and Representatives are Republican… 5 are minorities (2%).
Howard Dean simply spoke the truth…. This type of comment is similar to the rhetoric of the Right that demonized John Kerry for pointing out that Dick Cheney’s daughter was a lesbian. Somehow its become controversial to speak truth.