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waiting for the great white hope?

TOPEKA, Kan. – U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins told a recent gathering in northeast Kansas that the Republican Party is looking for a "great white hope" to help stop the political agenda of the Democratic party and President Barack Obama.

Videotape shows Jenkins, a Republican, making the comment at an Aug. 19 forum. She was discussing the Republican party's future after Democrats took control of the House and Senate in the 2008 elections, when the presidency went to Obama, the nation's first black president.

A Jenkins spokeswoman told The Topeka Capital-Journal Wednesday that Jenkins apologized for her word choice and did not intend to offend anyone.

Kenny Johnston, of the Kansas Democratic Party, says Jenkins' statement was regrettable and that she should stick to discussing solutions.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_re_us/us_jenkins__great_white_hope

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:50 AM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What a stupid, horrible thing to say! You can't defend it, regardless of what you think Obama may or may not be. Defending that crap is what makes people think conservatives are raving loonies.

    Ugh.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:36 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Throw race into it all one more time why don't you?
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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • This made me soooo embarrassed to ever have to say I am half white.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • GO LYNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We should elect her President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Hmm, one thread about race where everyone is calling the president and his entire administration racist with really no basis only vague generalizations.

    And another where someone clearly stated something racist and apologized, and people say that you're throwing race into it...

    Which is it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Throw race into it all one more time why don't you?


    How didI throw race into anything? SHE  was at a PUBLIC gathering and is seeking the GREAT WHITE HOPE....That is HER throwing RACE into it..and it exposes something that is RIGHT UNDER THE SURFACE!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:56 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Hmm, one thread about race where everyone is calling the president and his entire administration racist with really no basis only vague generalizations.

    And another where someone clearly stated something racist and apologized, and people say that you're throwing race into it...

    Which is it?

    LOL..Don't use too much logic, THEY don't understand it!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:57 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • So what? Even if she did mean it that way. I guess it's okay for blacks to talk it up all the time, and about how proud they are of their race, and people to talk about "it's about time a BLACK man is in power"...all that is A-okay, right?
    I don't have any white guilt and nobody is going to make me feel any. Period.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • LOL..Don't use too much logic, THEY don't understand it!


    Yeah, your'e right,sweet,that's why when we communicate with you Obama minions we speak slowly,and use little words. LOL.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Nice! What an idiot. There is some good that comes out of people saying these things sweets. Then you know what their true motivations are.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:02 AM on Aug. 27, 2009