August 27, 2009
US News Blog
By Bonnie Erbe
Pardon me. I'm still reeling from the gut-punch stupidity of some members of the GOP. If they can't get away from antiquated, racist and race-based statements, they have no future as a national party.
The latest explosion emanated from the largely unknown Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas while at a town hall meeting in her home district last week. According to ThinkProgress, Jenkins was trying to offer encouragement to conservative activists by saying there were some "really sharp" young Republicans in the House.
Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope, said Jenkins.
A Jenkins spokeswoman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that
Yes, but they all "happen" to be white males. Not just a poor choice of words, an inexplicably nuclear choice of words.