The Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton invite you to join them in saluting the career of Senator Strom Thurmond.
Personally, that would be the moment I look to the sky for all the locusts and hail fire.
But stranger things are happening...look at this:
The National Council on La Raza (The Race) will be holding their annual meeting in Los Angeles later in July—and they have quite the line-up of speakers.
Former President Bill Clinton will participate in Cafe` Con Clinton, an hour-long breakfast meeting.
Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA)...a name synonymous with liberal minority entitlement.
The standard Union Racket Jacket:
John Wilhelm, President, Hospitality Industry, UNITE HERE! Eliseo Medina, International Executive Vice President, SEIU Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers Irasema Garza, Director of Womens Rights, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles...no surprises there.
There will also be a Townhall-style discussion about future Latino Leaders and featuring (and I am quoting) "Latino student activists who organized recent Marches."
So far, this appears to be the typical speaker line-up for The Race (ists)...except for this part:
On Tuesday July 11, Karl Rove—Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President a.k.a. The Architect—will be the featured guest at a luncheon with Janet Murguia, President and CEO of The Race (ists).
Ok, what in this picture does not belong?
A big part of me hopes that this is just Sylvester playing nice with Tweety Bird because the Old Lady is watching...you know the game, as soon as she leaves for the grocery store Sylvester will resume his normal purpose in life: to eat Tweety.
But no...with elections upon us, Rove wants the GOP to appear inclusive and compassionate so he`s sucking up to the Mexican lobby.
(Yeah, and what`s the betting he bad-mouths all the Republicans who oppose the Senate Amnesty Bill?)
It`s an interesting move if you, like me consider the La Raza endorsement a kiss of death. In fact, if The Race (ists) were serious about defeating all those dratted conservatives who oppose illegal immigration, all they would have to do is award them with an NCLR Capitol Award.
Look at poor, ickle Chris Cannon (R-Utah)...The Race (ists) gave him the award last year and today he may lose his seat in Congress.
Why? Because the NCLR supports illegal immigration and so does Chris Cannon—the voters in Utah however, probably do not.
Rove may be looking to the future and all the hypothetical Hispanic votes he thinks the GOP can garner with a little pandering but what about today? What about right now?
How many conservative voters will he lose in the process and without those boring other-than-Mexican voters, how many GOP seats can he possibly expect to keep?