Something is Wrong
You know something is wrong with the Republican party when 94% of African Americans vote democrat. The African Americans in Bush's cabinet have absolutely no connection to the rest of the African Americans in this country. They are outsiders that do not represent the views of African Americans. If Bush appointed African Americans that shared the same views as the vast majority of the group, then this would be progress. As it is, his attempt to appear fair and open to all Americans is a failure. Let's face it, the views of African Americans are being almost completely ignored in the current administration. That is not America or democracy. To be fair, democrats have a long way to go, but there is a difference. I think progress in this area needs to continue and not go backwards. Don't forget that many of the people running this country were around when racism was acceptable. People don't change very easily. But I think it is important to note that it was the democratic party that fought for minority/women's rights in this century. Isn't that what this country is supposed to be about? A nation for all of the peoples of this world?