Got to hand it to Joe Monahan. He sure knows how to stir trouble where none exists:
It will be interesting to see if Bailey can muster enough support at the R’s pre-primary convention to be placed on the ballot, or whether he’s forced to get more petition signatures to win a ballot position. If they don’t let him on, they take a hit for snubbing a minority.
And with those quick strokes on a keyboard, Joe makes the primary about race. Of course, he continues with this gem:
As for African-Americans in NM politics on this Martin Luther King Day, they can point to ABQ Dem State Rep. and Majority Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton as a success, but there are no more examples, even though African-Americans make up about 3 percent of the state’s population.
Ouch, talk about snubbing minorities. How is it that Representative Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (R) doesn’t count? Last I checked there were 28 Republican members of the New Mexico House of Representatives. So, that would mean 3.6 percent of the House Republican caucus is African-American.
I’m really getting a little tired of people discounting the leadership roles minorities have and continue to play in Republican politics.