Saturday, May 19, 2007
When liberals scream that Republicans do not hire enough minorities, they use the old racism card. When George W. Bush puts more blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities in his cabinet, it is called "window dressing" because they are not the right minorities - because the only right minorities are those who want more welfare and more government handouts.
Now, after making fools of themselves for the past 6 years over Bush's nominees and appointees, the liberals are back with the old "Republicans running for President aren't hiring enough minorities!" canard.
And the media, this time in the form of The Guardian, the leftwing crap of England, just eats it up, as usual.
Democrats Seek Diversity in Advisers
WASHINGTON (AP) - When the leading Republican presidential candidates sit down with their top advisers, those with a seat at the table don't exactly look like America, to use the phrase popularized by former President Clinton.
The 2008 presidential race is notable for the presence of a woman and a black among the leading Democratic candidates. But progress is much slower when it comes to diversifying the ranks of top decision-makers within the various campaigns, especially those of the Republicans.
The campaigns of the top GOP candidates - Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani - couldn't point to any key advisers who are black, although there are some women in the top tier. Not unsurprisingly, those campaigns with the most women and minorities among top staff members are Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
Clinton's campaign manager is Patti Solis Doyle, a charter member of "Hillaryland" who went to work for Clinton as a scheduler during Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and stayed through eight years in the White House. Solis Doyle's Mexican immigrant parents came to the first Clinton inauguration in 1992 and wept with joy that their daughter would be part of the first lady's staff.
As first lady, Clinton's advisers also included a group of women known informally as "the Chix," and some of those same women now have her ear in the campaign, including media adviser Mandy Grunwald and longtime Democratic activist Ann Lewis. Her top two policy advisers are women, one of them black and the other Indian American.
Solis Doyle speaks to the benefits of having a diverse staff: ``First of all, it's more fun. Second of all, it gives us different perspectives on decision-making, how to lead, different ideas. That always makes any organization stronger."
The Obama campaign counts six minority staffers among its top 14 staff members, and six women within the same group. Obama's political and policy directors are black, he has a Latino national field director, and his finance director is a woman, Julianna Smoot. His polling team includes Cornell Belcher, a former pollster for the Democratic National Committee and one of the country's few high-profile black political consultants.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who, like his boss, has a black father and white mother, says a diverse staff "helps to get a fuller sense of opinions and perspectives and ideas from a broad spectrum of individuals."
At what point will the media to be told that campaigns hire who they want, the liberals be damned? How about now, folks?