Proving once again just how divisive the Republican Party is and has been in steps Manuel Miranda. Not an everyday household name like Rush Limbaugh and company, but he too is a member of their ilk. He is a former Republican staffer and aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). Miranda is also the guy who was responsible who was busted for hacking into the files of Senate Democrats back in 2004.
Yes, this guy is a dedicated foot soldier for the religious right as well as the Republican Party. He’s so dedicated, that he’s leading the charge against the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Am I the only one who happens to notice that he himself is a Latino? Yes, and I find it quite convenient that he is; it seems like when it comes to race and politics the republicans always seem to come up with a person of a similar ethnicity as an attack dog on another ethnic minority. You know, kinda like the recipient of my Slave Catcher Award? You know, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and his antics on FOX?
Well in the same manner Manuel Miranda has come forth. Yesterday at a Heritage Foundation lunch for conservative bloggers, Miranda discussed how conservatives could attack Sotomayor without alienating the Latino vote. Good move actually; I wish Black Republicans and the Republican party in general would pay attention to this when it comes to alienating Black voters – are you listening Michael Steele? In his discussion Miranda made it clear that Latinos are “just like everybody else” with the exception of Black people. Ah yes, once again as always Black folks are the exception to the rule. You see, according to Manuel Miranda: Latinos are “not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else”:
“Hispanic polls, Hispanic surveys, indicate that Hispanics think just like everyone else. We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else. When I was on the leader’s staff, someone called me once and asked me: ‘What’s Senator Frist’s Hispanic agenda?’ I said, ‘low taxes, better education, more jobs … what are you talking about?’ And that’s how Hispanics are. This is an opportunity to educate them on all of our issues and they will resonate in the way that they resonate with everyone else.”So there it is. Black people get no love from the Republican Party because, well, we think differently unlike everybody else. Can any of you Latino/Latina readers tell me when this polling was done, and what were the sample questions? I’m sorry, but I know by extension, Latinos may have a little bit more European blood that us Black folks, and they may have never picked cotton. But even in stating that fact, only an idiot would not know that colonialism has had an effect on them in similar ways as it has Black folks all over the world. With that said, Manuel Miranda in effect, is just another Slave Catcher in my book.
Yes, forever doing the dirty deeds of “Massa Charlie” Manuel a staunch republican religious nutjob is willing to throw Sonia Sotomayor as well as African Americans under the bus to please the people he loves so much. I don’t know about you, but I sure would love ton hear an explanation as to the cognitive difference between Black folks and the rest of America. The irony of all this, is the fact that they say Sonia Sotomayor is a racist member of the Latin KKK. Well, if she is, she sure doesn’t sound anything like Manuel Miranda. Does that mean that the KKK allows Hispanic members?
Latino Slave Catchers?