Thursday, September 16, 2004

"If we do not suppress the Detroit vote we're going to have a tough time in this election."

Protect the Vote
By BOB HERBERT

Published: September 13, 2004
The New York Times

More than 80 percent of the population of Detroit is black. This is very well understood by John Pappageorge, who is white and a Republican state legislator in Michigan. "If we do not suppress the Detroit vote," said Mr. Pappageorge, "we're going to have a tough time in this election."

Oops! Republicans aren't supposed to actually say they want to suppress black votes. That's so retro. It's so Jim Crow. This is the 21st century, and the thing now is to do the dastardly deed, but never ever acknowledge it.

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