Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Minority Whip Hoyer and Benjamin Cardin Need to Apologize!

I apologize if I’m repeating this story I’ve been away for a couple of days and hadn’t seen it posted!

Last Sunday night while campaigning for and introducing Benjamin Cardin House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer blasted Michael Steele saying he (Steele) has had "a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party." more here

Gov. Michael S. Steele accused a leading Democratic congressman yesterday of racial insensitivity for saying the Republican candidate has "slavishly" followed the GOP.

Steele, an African American running for the U.S. Senate, was reacting to remarks by House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, who characterized Steele this week as having had "a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party."

After speaking to members of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce gathered in Ocean City, Steele called the description "the height of arrogance."

"It goes to just the sheer craziness of some in the Democratic Party who think they can use racist terms and infer things about me just because I'm an African American Republican," he said.

Steele added that he expects his Democratic opponent, Benjamin L. Cardin, to "stand up and tell his team to sit down and shut up, stop the noise and apologize."

Hoyer's comments, first reported by MSNBC, came Sunday as he was introducing Cardin to a group of black business owners in Upper Marlboro, and his choice of words did not cause a visible reaction from the crowd.

"There was absolutely no offense taken or noticed," said event organizer Melvin Forbes, chief executive of Cool Wave Water. "It was obvious that Steny was simply talking about Steele's constant support for the Republican agenda."

This is outrageous imo, this type of comment would never pass if it were coming from a Republican. Democrats would be beside themselves and rightly so!

I do think an appropriate resolution to this matter is an official apology by both men so we can move on as I’m no advocate for PC. However there is defiantly a double standard and some hypocrisy here and it also shows a disturbing pattern of racism by the left of late.

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