It seems like only yesterday that I was fielding comments regarding racism and lack of diversity in the Republican Party and then today I get a great little emailed story from a Republican friend. Here’s a piece:
“The first Republican I knew was my father and he is still the Republican I most admire. He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.”
That was a quote by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from the 2000 Republican National Convention. The emailed story, or post was from Michael Zak’s site Grand Old Partisan. I’ve added a link my blogroll and for a time I will be displaying their RSS feed in one of the sidebars. Michael Zak describes the purpose for his mission and his site as.
…Republicans can be thrown on the defensive on nearly any issue because most do not appreciate our Party’s heritage of civil rights achievement. Our heritage is the moral high ground, and giving that up costs us the political initiative. Republican candidates and activists would benefit tremendously from integrating this truth into political campaigns.
He seems to be a rather prolific writer so there doesn’t look to be any shortage of reading material.