Friday, July 23, 2004

GOP Strategy? Suppress the Black Vote

That doesn't surprise anyone here, but this one is hot off the Free Presses in Detroit, where all sorts of conservative types are claiming Dubya was such a hit with the Urban League. For most blacks, this is the reality, a REpublican Party which would rather they didn't vote at all.

State Rep. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, acknowledged using "a bad choice of words" but said his remark shouldn't be construed as racist.

Pappageorge, 73, was quoted in July 16 editions of the Detroit Free Press as saying, "If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we're going to have a tough time in this election."

The city of Detroit is 83% black, Troy is a suburb, so there is no excuse for this guy not knowing.