The measure passed in Michigan on election day, but now Connerly is receiving criticism for his KKK remarks, even from Conservatives.
Follow Story from Think Progress.
Additional Blog Entry here.
The African American Roundtable from NPR's News and Notes program also tackles this story. Listen to program here.
The Angry Independent:
This guy never ceases to amaze me. He really takes the cake with this one. And there's no coming back from this one either.
The thing about Connerly is that he blurts out things that other Black Conservatives are afraid to say, and does things in public that they are afraid to do. So in a way, he provides a window that gives insight on what many of these people are thinking..... (but are afraid to reveal). In that sense, Connerly is useful to us.... He lets us take a peak into the Souls of Black Conservatives.
How can someone be so severely racists and bigoted against their own?
There are many of these folks around these days who are becoming prominent. Armstrong Williams and LaShawn Barber come to mind. They are almost just as bad as Connerly in their disdain for their race. Jesse Lee Peterson also comes to mind. However, I have never known of any instance where these Connerly clones embraced the KKK. But I could be wrong. Some of these folks have few limits, and are certainly capable of such antics.
Now I must admit I have mentioned supporting only certain kinds of affirmative action or supporting affirmative action only for special circumstances. But that's my independent, personal responsibility, Moderate/Conservative side rearing its head. Embracing KKK support for ANYTHING is just bizarre and beyond comprehension for me. I don't see how any Black Man....or any Human Being for that matter, can embrace the KKK and welcome their support.
Connerly then praises the KKK for their support of "equality". WHAT???
Either this man is on drugs or mentally disturbed. Conservative Whites would even have trouble backing Connerly on some of his stances.
Perhaps this will finally sink this guys support (even from Conservatives) and maybe his speaking requests will take a hit. I'm tired of seeing his face on all of the news programs playing spokesperson for the Republican Party.