Friday, July 13, 2007

What if the NAACP held a forum for the GOP presidential candidates and nobody showed up?
Or maybe one guy--of all people, Tom Tancredo


And representing the xenophobic wing of the Republican Party, please
give a warm NAACP welcome to Colorado's own Rep. Tom Tancredo

"One has to wonder why this photo was not the lead on every morning show and on the front pages of every morning newspaper in America."
--Jeffrey Feldman, in a Frameshop post today, "A Picture of the GOP on Civil Rights"

The one photo the GOP does not want anyone to see was snapped at yesterday's NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum. The NAACP invited all 9 Republican candidates to the forum, but only one showed up: Tom Tancredo. All the Democratic Presidential hopefuls showed up for their forum.

The excuses given by the Republican campaigns mostly had to do with scheduling conflicts--just too busy to make it.

The resulting photo of Tancredo--standing on a stage of empty podiums--sums up the Republican party's commitment to civil rights in America: the only Republican interested is the guy running to deny immigrant workers their rights.

Jeffrey goes on to wonder, as noted above, why hardly anybody has published this photo:
The reason, most likely, is a coordinated effort by Republicans to pressure news agencies to downplay the obvious implications of having 8 out of 9 of their Presidential candidates as "no shows" for a debate at the NAACP.

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At 12:26 PM, Blogger Bruce said...

Tancredo showed up, no doubt, to set african-americans against latino imigrants by saying the latinos will steal their jobs.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger KenInNY said...

Sounds like a good theory to me, Bruce!



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