Do I even need to say this guy is one of those angry tea party people? Granted, no one knows exactly what the NAACP does or what they even stand for in "post-racial" America, but was it really necessary for Governor LePage to take it there? Before you start thinking he is racist and doesn't like black people, he makes it clear that he has an adopted black son (and probably one or two black friends) so this just isn't possible.
Just days after President Obama's speech in Tucson, Arizona, LePage sounded hostile, angry and made it clear he wasn't interested in rubbing elbows with the members of NAACP or celebrating Dr. King's legacy. After attracting a boatload of unwanted attention and criticism from just about everyone and the national chapter of NAACP, LePage
LePage's initial snub of Maine's NAACP is nothing new. The Republican Party does not see African Americans as a valuable constituency group so they routinely ignore them. Everybody knows that the Republicans have written off the black vote, even after they elected their own magic negro, RNC Chair Michael Steele. I can't be made at LePage's rant at the NAACP, he's just following the script.
Now that Steele has rode off into the sunset, the Republican party can
I hate to admit it but I'm going to miss Michael Steele, at least he was good for comic relief. The new RNC Chair Reince Priebus (say what?) doesn't sound like he's going to be nearly as much fun.