“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Marion County GOP Kyle Walker Chairman Issues Attack Against Unslated At-Large Candidate
The other day in the mail, I received two pieces of maiL. One piece promoted the Republican slated at-large candidates. The second piece was an atack on unslated candidate Jocelyn-Tandy T. Adande talking about her having been a Democratic candidate in the 1990s. Included in the ad is a sinister photo of Adande, an African-American. The inclusion of this reminds me of the time David Brooks altered the photograph of Julia Carson in a mailing.
I realize that Marion County GOP Chairman Kyle Walker doesn't like candidates he and a few insiders haven't hand-picked running for office, but last time I checked, Adande has the right to enter the primary and run for office. As far as being a former Democrat, wasn't Ronald Reagan a former Democrat too?
The slam piece on Adande, who is head of an African-American Republican group, was completely unnecessary. Sending the piece out wasn't about a political strategy. It was about putting a challenger in her place for having the temerity to tell party bosses that she too wanted to run for office. The attack on her is the kind of insider, closed door mentality that has virtually killed off the grass roots Marion County Republican organization.