Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tom "The Abolitionist" Tancredo

I don't that I have anything to add to Tom Tancredo's call to abolish the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses.

I'm beginning to wonder if the GOP wants to remain a viable political party anymore.

Late postcript:From the article:
The request comes in the wake of reports that freshman Rep. Stephen Cohen, D-Tenn., was refused admission to the Congressional Black Caucus because he is white. All 43 members of the caucus are black.

Cohen said in a statement that he told a reporter that he would be honored to join the caucus but did not apply, "nor has the CBC denied membership to me."

2 Comments:

At January 25, 2007 3:52 PM, Blogger debz said...

The GOP brand is currently poison, as many Republican strategists have said. It will be a while until they can wear it with pride - and win.

Tancredo is no doubt a conservative caricature. Unfortunately, he's also in Congress, rather than guest hosting The O'Reilly Factor.

I do take issue, however, with the (unofficial) policy of the Congressional Black Caucus to exclude Representatives who are not African-American themselves. Would it not better to allow (and encourage) House members that take an active interest in furthering the AA cause to join the caucus?

 
At January 26, 2007 4:20 AM, Blogger Gilbert Martinez said...

The article specifically mentions that the person Tom Tancredo said was denied admission to the CBC was never really denied.

 

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