Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Racism in the Georgia Senatorial Campaign: Saxby Chambliss does it again

When I reported on Saxby Chambliss' overt racism in the closing days of the campaign [his statement that the "other folks" are voting, i.e. African Americans], one could have dismissed it as a slip of the tongue.

But the fact that he absolutely meant it was made clear by some of the things he said on Fox News in the aftermath of the election. Note his juxtaposition of "minority voters" with "our people." [You can watch the clip here.]
COLMES: Why do you think you’ve been unable…[to] close the deal with the people of Georgia in terms of what happened on Election Day?

CHAMBLISS: Well, listen, we have, for the first time in the history the our state, a 30-day advanced vote period, and let’s give the Obama people credit. They did a good job of getting out their vote early.

There was a high percentage of minority vote, and I am tickled to death that as many Georgians as did examined their right to vote. That’s what make our election process the envy of the whole free world, but we weren’t able to get enough of our folks out on Election Day.

No comment necessary. Except maybe to Georgia voters: vote.

1 comment:

Epaminondas said...

I wish I could convince myself that he meant democrats and republicans when talking about 'other folks' and 'our folks'.

But all I hear is Trent Lott.

The worst part is I just don't think 60 dems is a good thing right now.

But.....jeepers crow.
We already did all this crap.