What I really hate is people who say one thing to your face and then another when your back is turned. That seems to be a pattern with republicans and conservatives. A few months ago RR darling Star Parker wrote a glowing article on how the GOP will be good for Hispanics.
In it she states:
As a population that is young and rapidly growing, with a growing stake in the future of this country, Hispanics should be thinking hard about what kind of future that will be.
Long-term economic growth is vital. Study after study demonstrate, both in the U.S. and all over the world, that low taxes foster and high taxes inhibit growth. Our Hispanic citizens should be reminded, or educated, that keeping taxes low, and therefore limiting growth of government, is essential to their economic future.
Hispanics should understand that today’s entitlements crisis will fall disproportionately on them. Combined spending today on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is about 8 percent of our GDP. By 2050, when almost one in three Americans will be of Hispanic origin, this entitlement burden will more than double to around 18 percent of GDP. Our payroll tax burden will also have to double to meet these obligations.
It seems that she thinks that the GOP will be the panacea to Hispanic woes. Contrast that with a article from AFA’s One News Now that accuses McCain of Hispandering.
But Jim Boulet, executive director of English First, says this is the same issue the American public has consistently rejected — and one which McCain has not pushed while campaigning to other groups.
“It led McCain to appear to be two-faced,” Boulet comments. “And goodness knows if you’re going to run as a reform candidate, you need to at least let your yea be yea and your nay be nay.”
Notice the strong difference between the two. One appears to be appealing to Hispanics while the other condemns them. Now you can argue that Boulet is talking about Illegals. But it wasn’t too long ago that my Irish ancestors were treated just as poorly by people like him who had signs outside their store that read, “Help Wanted Irish need not apply.” That is why I am a staunch supporter of Immigration reform. However I would change one thing and that is to make the permanent visas $30,000 instead of $15,000 and eliminate the immigration cap.
Getting back to my point, this kind of backstabbing is something with which we GLBT’s are all too familiar. Remember when Alan Chambers Promised that exodus was getting out of politics? I for one, knew it wouldn’t be long till that proved to be a lie. One ‘exgay’ named Stephen Black was quoted saying:
Stephen Black, executive director of First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City, said he once was gay. His organization, he said, helps men and women overcome homosexuality.
“There is a political agenda and a cultural message about homosexuality (and) that it is destructive to our country,” he said.
When you say something, you should mean it. When you constantly break your word it makes you an untrustworthy person. Republicans and Conservatives want Americans to believe they aren’t bigots.
Has Ann Coulter apologized to blacks for calling them infantile. Will Republicans and Conservatives apologize for continuing to assert the lie that Barrack Obama is a secret muslim? Will Sally Kern apologize for asserting gays are worse than Al Queda? Me I won’t hold my breath. These people aren’t known for admitting wrongdoing.
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel as I type this note while listening to the names of those lost on this day playing on my television in the background. To hear the pain in the voices of those who read the names, to see the tears in each of the families’ eyes and to know that many carry this sorrow in their hearts each day is a source of pain for our country. May we never forget those lost, but more importantly, let us never let this happen again.
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