Tone-deaf Republican

Posted Thursday, Jun. 13, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I’m glad that Ken Emanuelson, co-founder of the Dallas Tea Party, clarified the silly remarks he made last month regarding “black people” voting that was the subject of Bud Kennedy’s column. (See: “Fort Worth Democrat Veasey irked at Dallas Republican’s comment,” June 6)

Of course, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want people to vote for the other party. That is a truism, but that clearly was not the apparent implication of Emanuelson’s wording, and that is precisely where the problem lies.

His tone-deaf remarks reflect an attitude, whether intended or not, that has no place in the conservative movement in general or the Republican Party in particular. As a conservative Republican, I reject the apparent implication of Samuelson’s remarks. All conservatives should reject this type of tin-ear leadership.

We can do better. We stand for principles much higher than anything seemingly reflected by Samuelson.

— Wil liam Brown, Arlington

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