Contrast with appointment of Tim Scott in SC!
GOP War on women, war on minorities. That was the Democrat mantra from the 2012 election. No many how many excellent minority and women elected officials the GOP showcased at their convention, the big lie worked once again.
But more than words, actions count. When South Carolina needed a replacement for the retiring Senator Jim DeMint, Republican Governor Nikki Haley, a woman, a Sikh, born to first generation immigrants from India, selected Tim Scott, a black male who grew up in poverty in a single parent household to fill the vacancy.
In an article titled "A party that doesn't think with its skin" Columnist Jeff Jacoby reflected on this event with the following: "An Indian-American governor appoints an African-American to the US Senate. Man, that lily-white GOP racism never ends, does it?"
Meanwhile, to replace the deceased Senator Daniel Inouye, the son of Japanese immigrants, the Democrat governor of Hawaii choose Brian Schatz, the Lt. Governor and Democrat insider who also happens to be a white male. When it really matters, Dems keep their minorities in the back of the bus.
The only black member of the U.S. Senate is a Republican. Minority Republicans continue to hold office in white majority states and districts. Elected black Democrats represent areas that are the product of special districts created for minority representation.
The GOP continues to be the home of the ethos best expressed by the late Rev. Martin Luther King who said that blacks should "not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."