Dems Defend Labor Pick by Highlighting Race
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“animis opibusque parati”
Since: Oct 12
#1 Mar 19, 2013
Another day, another race card.
The Democrats officially hold that one's race -- assuming one isnt' white -- automatically qualifies one for any office in the land; and, all opposition is de facto racism.
Democrats Defend Obama Labor Pick by Highlighting Race
by Neil Munro
Democrats are defending President Barack Obama’s provocative March 18 pick to head the Department of Labor, Tom Perez, by highlighting his Hispanic heritage.
“This morning: RNC autopsy warned GOP to improve Hispanic outreach. This afternoon: Senate Rs fight Hispanic nominee,” said a tweet from Sen. Harry Reid’s digital media advisor, Faiz Shakir.
Brad Woodhouse, the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, broadcast a tweet from teachers’ union leader, saying “This is why GOP does so poorly with Latinos. Perez deserves better.”
That tweet was linked to a Washington Post opinion column by a progressive blogger, Greg Sargent.
“Conservatives are already signaling that they are going to tee off Perez’s record to go the lurid and racially charged route … That will create a tricky balancing act for those Republicans who agree with the RNC’s diagnosis of the need to repair relations with Latinos,” said the Post, titled “Attacks on Thomas Perez will do wonders for GOP Latino outreach.”
The Democrats did not try to counter the GOP’s numerous criticisms of Perez, whose management of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division was slammed by a scathing Inspector General report in March.
However, the top-ranked GOP Senator on the panel that will vote on Perez’s nomination is acting cautiously.
“I look forward to meeting with Mr. Perez and examining his record and qualifications,” said the March 19 statement from Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Hugh Victor Thompson III
“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”
Since: Dec 12
#2 Mar 19, 2013
He'll have a real class(less) act to follow:
Acting Labor Secretary Mocks ‘Small-Government’ Conservatives, CEOs
Just rename that toilet the "Department of Organized Labor" and be done with it.
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