A Tent Too Small
Chip Saltsman who was former chair of the Tennessee Republican Party and former champaign manager for presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sent republicans a "Christmas" greeting CD that called President-elect Barack Obama the Magic Negro.
Mr. Saltsman who is seeking to be the new Republican National Party Chair, gives us a rare glimpse into the mind of many in the GOP. They are shackled by their inability to see beyond race. Obama is the epitome of success: Harvard graduate, former senator, and family man, but what do they see - A "Negro".
At the Republican National Convention you saw a sea of white people. How can this party honestly state they want to represent the entire country when their tent only allows a small select group?
The future of the GOP depends on bring in new members. If they are to survive they MUST reach out to minorities. If they can't do this their future will be bleak, and as I have stated before this is not a good thing. This Nation needs a two party system. The tug-of-war between the parties is what keeps us from being led by extremist - be it from the left or right.
Members of the Republican party must take a hard line on such disgraceful acts. Saltsman is not the man that should led this party. He should be denounced.