Another classy example of the type of tolerance conservatives should emulate.
A ranking Democrat in the House of Representative is apologizing for saying an African-American Senate candidate "slavishly" supported the Republican Party.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, said he meant no offense when he made the remark about Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the GOP nominee for the seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Paul Sarbanes.
Hoyer's statement was prejudice, degrading, and promotes groupthink. He compared someone whose views he disagrees with to a slave – insinuating that Steele is stupid or unable to think on his own. How could that statement NOT offend him?
While Hoyer apologized for the comments, he continued to criticize Steele's support of the GOP.
Why is Hoyer criticizing Steele’s support for the GOP and not his general beliefs or ideas? The answer is simple. Steele is a black Republican, and many blacks consider that as some sort of treason. In other words, you must think like them, or you are not truly black.
"But Mr. Steele continuously tries to divert attention from the fact that he is an unwavering supporter of the Republican agenda and of President Bush and Vice President Cheney."
I can only assume that Hoyer is “unwavering” is his support for the Democratic agenda. What’s the difference? Steele is a Republican. It is a sick attitude. The idea that anyone has to think a certain way based on the color of their skin is absurd. Some people need to wake up to the 21st century.
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