Monday, June 15, 2009
Another Republican with Foot in Mouth Disease
Politics Daily reported today that South Carolina GOP activist Rusty DePass compared Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla. Apparently, over the weekend a gorilla had escaped from the zoo in Columbia and this genius decided to say, "I'm sure its' one of Michelle's ancestors - probably harmless." I guess this guy didn't get the memo regarding the GOP's attempt to "diversify" and grow the party. Or maybe he did get the message and is attempting to sabatoge the effort by issuing such a racist and ignorant remark. Or maybe he really thought he was funny..Ha..ha...I'm laughing. With these kind of folks as the "face" of the republican party, is it any wonder that minorities don't feel welcomed, and also view the "outreach" efforts of the party as bogus? These kind of remarks sure make it harder for us of color within the party to sell the inclusiveness angle.