Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Believe it or not...

It seems that Republicans can't quite agree on the renewal of the Voting Rights Act- first passed in 1965 and signed by President Johnson.

The southern conservatives (joined by a few of the Midwestern colleagues) have decided that they are insulted by the treatment the act gives states with a tradition of racism.

The following is one of the most ridiculous quotes I have seen by an elected official:

One of the conservatives supporting changes to the Voting Rights Act said GOP leaders were "playing politics" with a law that is unfairly targeting his home region because of its past — and failing to account for progress in racial relations.

"Do you think we treat Japan or Germany differently [because of World War II]?" asked Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia. "Do we treat the British any differently because of the Stamp Act? … If we're going to do that, then let's go back to the Indians and say they butchered Custer.

"If we want to rely on everything we do in government based on history, then we'd have a screwed-up place, if you ask me," Westmoreland added. "Because what they're saying is nobody can ever do better."


If that's not funny I don't know what is.

Here is a link to the must-read article in today's LA Times.

Well, I'm glad the Dems aren't the only party that can't get their act together. This one seems like a no-brainer though, doesn't it? I mean- shouldn't we just go ahead and renew the Voting Rights Act? Come on Fox News- get the troops in line.


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