Tuesday, August 29, 2006

May Hurt?

AP (08.29.06):
"One Republican senator [Conrad Burns (R - MT)] described his house painter as a 'little Guatemalan man.' Another [George Allen, Jr. (R - VA)] called an Indian man a 'macaca,' a type of monkey. Just as the GOP is pushing for minority voters, the two recent gaffes have fed the perception among some blacks, Hispanics and Asian-Americans that Republicans are out of touch with the changing face of the nation." Republicans' Comments May Hurt at Polls
"'There is disconnect at some level,' said Michael K. Fauntroy, a professor of public policy at George Mason University. 'The country is becoming browner and new voters, particularly new immigrant voters, don't respond favorably to (offensive) comments.'" Really. C'mon. George Jr. is a Confederate fantasist. What kind of shit do ya think he says when he's boozin' with his buddies? Give us a freakin' break. Has there been any impact? Hey, you make the call. Hampton Roads Daily Press (08.29.06):
"Democratic Senate candidate James Webb, down by more than 10 percentage points in the polls in late July, has moved ahead of Sen. George Allen in the latest Wall Street Journal/Zogby Poll." Webb leads Sen. Allen slightly in latest poll
"The figures are part of a trend that has been building since Allen referred to Webb campaign worker S.R. Sidarth, a northern Virginia native of East Indian descent, as 'Macaca' and then said to him, 'Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia' during an Aug. 11 campaign stop in Breaks, a small southwestern Virginia town on the Kentucky border."


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