John McCain's two-faced campaign for president continues to take on more hypocritical turns as McCain has voiced support for a ballot measure in Arizona that will strip away any affirmation protections for a share of positions in education or other areas to be set aside for women or minorities while continuing to court the Urban League and other minority organizations for votes. Currently Arizona has a state program that encourages that 10% of state highway spending should include women or minority contractors. But for McCain 10% must be too much.
The Arizona ballot measure is a controversial measure authored by right wing African American Ward Connerly who was known as a close associate of former California Governor Pete wilson. Connerly is best known for spearheading a similar anti-affirmative action measure in California. Yet, Connerly represents just the type of African American the political right likes to use to do their dirty work. They know that if they pull for some of their racist nonsense causes it only creates a reaction by some voters, so they find some willing puppet like Connerly to hide behind.
McCain no doubt likes to throw his support around some measure like this when he can claim that it supported by an African American, although Connerly hardly represents the political views of the vast majority of most American Americans with most issues he supports. It gives McCain some political cover for a long career of votes seen as racist by many voters including a pattern of opposition to civil rights legislation and opposition to the Martin Luther King holiday bill.
Same old McCain. Same old racism.
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