GOP’s Outreach to Women, Minorities Found Wanting
As MSNBC’s Steve Benen noted earlier today, the GOP’s outreach to minorities has hit a rough patch — again. Check out this parade of outrageous stories — all from just today:
1. Republican Congressman comes out as a birther: Another congressman takes a stand against President Obama and his “phony” birth certificate.
2. GOP Senate candidate tweets racist attack on African-American opponent Cory Booker:The tweet, which has since been deleted, read “#breaking just leaked – Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes,” and included an image of the city of Newark divided up according to various ethnicities.
3. POLITICO publishes op-ed from conservative citing junk science questioning the intelligence of Hispanics: Why is a major publication publishing a piece suggesting white people are smarter than Hispanics?
4. GOP Congressman and Senate candidate Tom Cotton in 1997: A woman’s ‘deepest hope in life’ is ‘being a good wife and mother’: A woman’s “greatest fear in life” is losing a man’s support, Cotton wrote.
5. Scott Walker appointee fired after he called undocumented immigrants ‘Satan’:The third-highest ranking member of Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation sees “Satan” when he looks at undocumented people.