Rubio and New Friend Tim Scott: Tolerance For The Cause
During an interview on Meet The Press Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell called out the Republican Party for it's “dark vein of intolerance” towards minorities.
Powell pointed to former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s use of the “shuck and jive” phrase in reference to President Obama, calling it a “racial era slave term,” and took on Romney surrogate John Sununu for calling President Obama “lazy.”
“When I see another former governor after the president’s first debate where he didn’t do very well, says that the president was lazy,” Powell said. “He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well, he said he was lazy.”
“Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans but to those of us who are African-Americans, the second word is shiftless and then there’s a third word that goes along with it,” he said.
Powell also called out to the “birther movement” as another example of Republican bigotry, asking “Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?”
Well, Marco Rubio will have none of that GOP intolerance talk from Powell! No sir. According to Rubio, the GOP does not look down on minorities, and he can prove it!
"I disagree with General Powell’s assessment of the Republican Party today,” Rubio said. “The Republican Party is the party that [has] placed two Hispanics in the U.S. Senate, and we have an African-American senator in the United States Senate.”
See there? Three Senators representing two whole minorities! Take THAT Colin Powell.
Isn't it just typical of Republicans to claim their "tolerance of minorities" by citing their black and Hispanic friends?
Because with Rubio, the GOP and the Tea Party, it's never about the policies. It's really just about the label and the "messaging." If you're all for preventing the poor from getting access to health care or food stamps, or say keeping "illegals" in their place, the Republican Party will "tolerate" you no matter what color you are or where you came from.