It’s obvious that the efforts of the Democrats’ Battleground Texas are making some Republicans nervous. And that’s leading to some unforced errors that are creating some very bad publicity for the Texas GOP.
Take Texas GOP chairman Steve Munisteri‘s efforts to drum up support for “Battlefield Dallas,” an attempt by Dallas Republicans to counter the Battleground Texas push. Munisteri flew up to Dallas for an event and said all the right things during his speech.
It was billed of “the first public meeting of Battlefield Dallas.”
But a Tea Party Republican made the headlines when he had this to say about GOP voter outreach efforts.
“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats,” Ken Emanuelson said.
Battleground Texas didn’t miss an opportunity to capitalize on the gaffe — they want you to listen to the audio of the event for yourself.
And you can bet as long as African-American voters continue to vote 90, 95, 98% for the Democrats, Republicans will continue to try to keep us from voting. It really is that simple and the message is clear: if we voted for Republicans, we wouldn’t be disenfranchised so damn much. if we don’t, well, the right to vote is taken away from us.
Think maybe we need a Voting Rights Amendment in the Constitution after all?