Republicans lay the groundwork for future racism apologies...

I ask for your forgiveness in advance on this one: I love the Republican party. Who else could just be themselves and supply me with headlines that read like quality satire?

Donnie Fowler (who, despite his name is neither preacher nor lurid R&B vocalist) breaks it down:

"When RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman recently admitted and apologized for 'past' Republican strategies that played on race, a casual observer might have thought that was the end of it. Maybe the White House missed the memo because George Bush has seen fit to reward one who has contributed to the effectiveness of those tactics -- Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Will the newly contrite Republicans back away from Roberts' Rules on Race?"

"The Sunday Washington Post places Roberts, an Assistant Attorney General under Ronald Reagan, in the 'vanguard of a conservative political revolution in civil rights, advocating new legal theories and helping enforce the Reagan administration's effort to curtail the use of courts to remedy racial and sexual discrimination.' The Post refers to Roberts' work on voting rights, busing and affirmative action, and the ability of individuals to sue states for civil rights violations. Most significantly, his work was not just about legal memoranda. It supported a larger effort 'to burnish [Reagan's] presentation of the policies to Congress and the public' for political advantage and electoral gain.

"When will the Republican National Chairman, handpicked by George W. Bush, apologize for Roberts' Rules on Race? When will the President?" (Huffington Post)

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