Oh God.

June 10, 2005 at 3:01pm By: Mr. T Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

LJS reported that the state democratic party director posted a party blog entry describing a republican official (of Mexican descent) as a “Tio Tomas” which apparently means “Uncle Tom.” Obviously, this is a move with negative political implications for the dems and I imagine Mr. Rubin is quite embarassed this morning.  Personally, I also find it to be simply childish and low class (to say the least) to craft insults based solely on a person’s ethnicity. It says a lot more about Mr. Rubin’s character than it does about the individual he was trying to insult.

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Mr. Wilson June 11, 2005 at 3:26am

Many Dems on the national level have used “Uncle Tom” -style rhetoric for quite a while with very little media backlash. I’m glad to see one of them is finally being called on it, even if this time it’s just a state party official. Crap like this is one of the biggest things I dislike about many Democrats. That is, promoting “diversity of thought” in one context while belittling non-white (or, more generally, non-WASP) individuals who dare to be Republicans or share some Republican values.

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