Monday, September 08, 2008

College Republican Leader Said What???

So, I was scanning some of the news headlines this evening when I came across "College Republican leader forced to quit over Obama remark" . Obviously, being a leader with the College Democrats, this grabbed my attention, so I took a look. The article can be found here:

21 year old Adam LaDuca who was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page a couple of months ago that Obama has "a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)"

What an asshole! But I digress. African-Americans have been stereotyped for their lip sizes for quite a long time in American history. In fact, many Americans claimed that Babe Ruth was black due to his full lips. Reference to the lip size of African-Americans has often been derogatory. Any reasonably educated person would know this fact.

Laduca is no stranger to controversy. He has been quoted as saying Martin Luther King Jr. was a "pariah" and a "fraud,". He also created controversy protesting affirmative action by holding a bake sale in which whites were charged more for cookies than blacks (Where can I buy?).

Laduca later said that "it was just a dumb move saying something like that in public." But I'll do him one better. I would like to say that it is a dumb move to say something like that in private as well. It's ignorant, intolerant, and just plain disrespectful and I'm offended. And the Republicans wonder why they have a problem with the African-American vote.


Chris Williamson said...

When I heard what was said I was in shock. The fact that anyone would say something, Democrat or Republican, in public or private, makes me sick. In the words of Dennis Kucinich, "Wake up America" its 2008, not '68.

Katie said...

I saw that too. Pathetic. I didn't know he was the same guy who did the affirmative action bake sale -- I thought he'd already gotten kicked out! Silly GOP, trix are for Democrats.

TeachR said...

I say good riddance...