Each day of the Republican National Convention, the TIME video team will introduce you to one of the many personalities that make up the Grand Old Party. Our first delegate is Lewis Harris, Jr., the Chairman of the Philadelphia Republicans of Color:
Can't help hearing Colbert:
Better Know a District !
Philadelphia's Republicans of Color: The Fightin' RoC !!1!!
Look, it's a party of diversity!
Meanwhile, back in the real world...
A panel of three federal judges have blocked a redistricting plan in Texas. The Justice Department had said last year that the redistricting plan, signed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), was passed with the purpose of discriminating against Latino voters.
He's hoping to make the GOP more diverse so they'll help minorities - so he's supporting them? As a white woman who doesn't care that the GOP relies on the white male vote to win, I simply can't following his reasoning.
I think it's pretty basic -- if one party has a monopoly on the support of your ethnic group, it gives them the ability to ignore your needs. But if both parties feel like they're competing for your vote (as Democrats and Republicans feel compelled to compete for the votes of Latinos), then you can force them to engage in a dialogue about how they're going to address your issues.
From that clip and what I read on the ROC website, his support of the Republican Party sounds more like a strategic decision as opposed to exposing any real ideological passion for the Republican platform (the man did say he loved Obama).
As a strategic move I'm certainly not going to represent Republicans at their convention in the odd chance they might become realistic on gun control, or women's rights, or the economy when I have a clear choice with the other party. The Republican platform speaks for itself - even moderate Republicans can't make a difference.
"...right now, I have to support Mitt Romney. So that's why I'm here."
The Dems should name a Wind Turbine in honor of Mr Harris...
I'm looking forward to the campaign signs held up by skeptical teavangelicals and Ronulans (who aren't tossed out by security) during Mitt's acceptance speech.
"We sorta kinda like Mitt."
"Mitt's our man! Alas."
"Anyone but Obama! Even Mitt. Yeah, we're that desperate so STFU already."
"Mitt! Is that all there is?"
Thanks, Katy. Alas, if there needs to be a Republicans of Color (or Log Cabin R’s, or…) then this proves the R’s are NOT really that diverse …else there’d be no need to highlight such a group, yes? After Akin (and Ryan, etc.), we may yet see a Women Republicans group soon (just to prove they still exist).
Why would people think Republicans discriminate against minorities. http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpoi...
Oh please is this an attempt to show how relevant the GOP is, how forward, how encompassing, how wonderful, how down to earth, or is this the biggest propaganda I have seen by Time?