Monday, January 16, 2006

Huh? Did I hear that right

Evidently, Ray Nagin, the overachieving Mayor of Lake Ponchartrain was having a racist moment earlier today.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin told a crowd gathered at City Hall for a Martin Luther King Day march that New Orleans will be "chocolate" again. "We ask black people ... It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," Nagin said Monday. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."
What the hell is he thinking? Does he presume to know the mind of God?

New Orleans may be majority black. A lot of towns and cities are. So what? People live where they choose to live.

I know that if any Republican said that a particular city should be majority white, and said that God intended it so, the recriminations would begin immediately, stridently calling for his (or her) ouster. Rightfully so.

When are Louisiana politicians going to quit playing the race card? I hope the citizens of New Orleans recognize a racist when they see one, and vote accordingly whenever the Secretary of State allows them to vote.

Hat tip to Claire.

1 comment:

Kelly(Mom of 6) said...

I loved that "God is mad at America for being in Iraq" bit. I mean, if we have to go there, couldn't it be said that God was mad at the good mayor himself and that's why THAT city got the brunt of it? And what a nice thank you to the President for coming up with the money to help his butt out.