Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Yep, the Blackwell campaign sure does respect African-Americans.....

So this is the flyer that the Blackwell campaign is spreading around the East Side of Cleveland. They'd like you to think that it's just a coincidence that the guy in it is African-American and that they started passing it out only on the East side of Cleveland.....

After reading the people at Right Angle Blog whine and moan about how comments about Blackwell are representative about how Democrats truly feel about African-Americans, Blackwell's "diverse" staff puts this crap out. Yeah, Blackwell sure respects African-American voters.....

And most importantly, Blackwell apparently has no respect for African-American voters' intelligence either.

For example, the "wrong on education" line. According to the flyer, Strickland is wrong on education because he voted against an 1998 amendment to an education bill. What Blackwell's campaign flyer fails to mention is that Strickland voted against the amendment because it would eliminate affirmative action policies in college admissions. Does Blackwell think that Strickland is wrong to support affirmative action in college admissions? If so, the campaign refuses to publicly say so? Does the Blackwell campaign honestly think that African-Americans would oppose Strickland because he voted to protect affirmative action in college admissions?

I doubt it. And I wonder when Blackwell will publicly put out fliers applauding his role as chief defender of President Bush's decision to have the federal government argue that the U.S. Supreme Court should declare affirmative action policies in college admissions are unconstitutional?

I'm sure those flyers will be passed out by the Blackwell campaign on the East Side later in the campaign. And how is Strickland wrong on crime? Because he supports gun rights? Strickland is wrong on marriage rights? Really? Who does Strickland think shouldn't have the right to marry?

Wrong on religious freedom? Why? Because he supports the constitutional doctrine of separation of church and state? Strickland doesn't oppose prayer in school. He opposes school-sponsored prayer because he thinks government has no business running religion. You'd think that's a concept anti-government conservatives could comprehend. Wrong on small business? Why? Because he opposed NAFTA and unfair trade agreements? Or because he has supported the President's fiscally reckless policies?

What does this flyer really tell me? That Ken Blackwell really has no plan to help African-Americans in particular and has no faith that his vision can win over African-American voters on their own.

1 comment:

Alexzandra said...

Well put! I was trying to explain to someone recently about Strickland's views of prayer in schools.