Sunday, June 25, 2006

Some Perplexed by Steele's Donor List

Some Perplexed by Steele's Donor List: Senate Candidate Takes Contributions From Those Who Have Offended Blacks in the Past - Washington Post

It is incredible that some Black leaders are upset with senate candidate and Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele because he hired the producer of the Willie Horton attack ads to raise money. Yes, those ads were despicable, but has everyone forgotten that it was infamous democrat Al Gore and his team who invented Willie Horton? The original credit should not go to the senior Bush campaign.

It was Senator Gore, who created Willie Horton in the 1988 democratic presidential primary battle, which featured Governor Dukakis. Gore did this prior to his overwhelming support by the same Black leaders who are now challenging Steele. Are Black memories so poor that people have forgotten the Tennessee Senator's failed race-baiting politics? This would seem to be the case, as it was in 2000.

Lee Atwater, the now deceased senior Bush campaign leader and dirty-tricks king, simply borrowed Gore’s race-card playbook, and put more money and polish into scaring the hell out of White voters. This would make Gore significantly responsible for helping to put both Bush's into the White House.

There is no doubt that politics makes strange bedfellows regardless of race, but let the record accurately reflect that the original sin, when it comes to Willie Horton, lies at the feet of Mr. Albert Gore, of Tennessee.

James C. Collier


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