Unfairly or not, the Northern Virginia branch of the Republican party realizes they are having a little trouble convincing the non-whites that they're on the same side. So they're holding what they're calling a Unity Rally on Saturday.
"We confront a perception problem, which we have to fight every day -- that the Republican Party is not for working people or immigrants," said Jim Hyland, a rally organizer and chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee. "The only way that we can battle that is to take the fight directly to the people in these communities, spread the word that the Republican Party represents more of their views than the Democratic Party."Splendid idea. So who's speaking?
Hyland said he expects as many as 1,000 supporters to turn out for the event at Edison High School, where former senator George Allen and Reps. Tom Davis and Frank R. Wolf are expected to speak.Excuse me, what was that first name again? George Allen, you say? You mean, this George Allen? The guy who went out of his way to tease an African-American Democratic activist at an event by repeatedly calling him "macaca?" That guy? Well, this just proves that Republicans are so colorblind that they don't even KNOW when something is racist. Like the word "uppity." Why can't you dumb b-- well, anyway, they're color-blind.
I'm not sure if they'll get a thousand people for the rally, but I bet the majority of attendees will bring camera phones.
(h/t Crooks & Liars)