Snagged this photo off CrooksandLiars.com for the NAACP GOP Presidential Debate.Ã‚Â Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado)Ã‚Â was the only candidate to attend.
I can remember how so many Republicans were upset with Kayne West’s comments about President Bush after Hurrican Katrina.Ã‚Â But the fact that the leading GOP candidates couldn’t be bothered to participate in this organization’s debate speaks volumes here. Was West speaking truth to power?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Here’s what bloggger Jeffrey Feldman had to say about the event:
The one photo the GOP does not want anyone to see was snapped at yesterday’s NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum.Ã‚Â The NAACP invited all 9 Republican candidates to the forum, but only one showed up: Tom Tancredo.Ã‚Â All the Democratic Presidential hopefuls showed up for their forum.Ã‚Â
The excuses given by the Republican campaigns mostly had to do with scheduling conflicts–just too busy to make it.
The resulting photo of Tancredo–standing on a stage of empty podiums–sums up the Republican party’s commitment to civil rights in America:Ã‚Â the only Republican interested is the guy running to deny immigrant workers their rights.