Which Two of These is Not Like The Other? Candidates for US Senate - Georgia
Last week on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show outrageous comments were made in response to the Romney’s holiday photo with Mitt's adopted black grandson on his knee. Referring to the photo, Harris Perry said,
"Any caption for this one?" Ridiculous pundit responds, "One of these things is not like the other." Equally obnoxious pundit adds, "It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party."
To be clear, a conservative 'journalist' saying 'one of these things is not like the other' to describe the same photo replacing Romney with a white Democrat and his black grandson on his knee, would have been immediately, and charged with racism.
Jackson and Sharpton would call for post firing protests of network advertisers and network owners would likely line the pockets of said race baiters in an effort to avoid the attempted shutdown of the network by the 'tolerant' left.
In addition to being obnoxious, the comments made are factually inaccurate. Republican and Tea Party members include many minority men and women the media prefers to ignore. Men and women like, Deneen Borelli, Bobby Jindal, Mia Love, Thomas Sowell and Allen West to name a few.
In Georgia, we have several candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss who will retire 2014, including two minority candidates Derrick Grayson and Eugene Yu.
The media, highlighting it's laziness or incompetence, fails to mention the minority candidates in the AP article picked up by several local media outlets, Georgia GOP to Host 7 Debates in US Senate Race. Had the AP performed a simple google search of Georgia U.S. Senate candiates, wikipedia would have provided the complete list.
While I am unsurprised with the media's omission of minority candidates running on the republican ticket, I am dismayed at the lack of interest the GA GOP shows in the race. It is not in the media's interest to bring attention to candidates Grayson and Yu because it undercuts the narrative that the republican party is the one of old white men only. So what then is the GOP's excuse?
One may conclude it is because the GOP is not to favor one candidate over another during the primary season, or that the Grayson and Yu campaigns do not have 'name recognition' or need more 'press releases.'
I have a slightly different theory given the RNC's recent re-dedication to being more inclusive in order to achieve the 'Growth and Opportunity' it seeks post 2012.
The candidates running to for the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia are:
Rep. Paul Broun
Rep. Phil Gingrey
Rep. Jack Kingston
While many women and minorities identify as conservatives, the GOP would like to focus on attracting more and dispel the myth the party is filled with racist, homophobic white men who hate women.
Derrick Grayson and Eugene Yu are two minority candidates who seek to replace an old white male in the U.S. Senate, and if elected, each would proudly represent the republican party.
Grayson and Yu remain the two candidates who are not like the others running to replace Chambliss in the Senate, but the difference is not one of race, rather it is one of class.
Other than Garner, the remaining candidates, including Democrat Michelle Nunn, are a part of the political class, either a current or former politician, or the family member of one. A class representing more of the same, and one who spends more time fund raising and making decisions based on donor and political interests, rather than the interests of 'We the People.'