Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Thought the GOP Didn't Believe in Affirmative Action?

Seriously, check out the "American Heroes & Famous Republicans" page of the new GOP website.

Of the 18 Republicans featured on the page (only one of whom is still alive, by the way), 8 are African-American, 1 is Latino and 4 are women.

None have been active since 1989.

No one named Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, Barry Goldwater, Robert Taft or Jack Kemp is apparently revered as a "hero" in the GOP.

MORE: The new web site is getting panned from a variety of places. I mean it's really taking a beating.

Here's some more clarification on the GOP's appropriation of Jackie Robinson, who was apparently a Republican for quite a while, but whom left the party after what appeared to be a horrifying experience at the 1964 GOP convention. The subject that turned Robinson off of the party? You guessed it: race.

[updated links via M]

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