Speaking of Which...

The Republicans want to be the party of inclusion, and that means including not only people of all races, but including racists as well. That can be, as you may have noticed, a wee bit problematic.

And so Ivan Marte, chair of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly, has quit the Republican party.

In his letter to RI GOP chairman Giovanni Cicione, he wrote:
I do hope that my resignation served as a sign, that the Republican Party in this Nation need to reevaluate their position in a Society that it strength and sovereignty depend on the unification of our peoples and not the division that we had build and that we should concentrate our efforts on our simlarity and not on our differences.
In other words, "all your racist bullshit is getting old."

Good on ya, Ivan, I'm sure those socialists on the other side of the aisle will welcome you with open arms.

Marte claims his resignation was prompted, in part, by Joe Wilson's recent outburst. "I do not want to continue being a member of a party in which the members of the party express themselves in that way." He reportedly described Wilson's behavior as "shameful" and "uncivilized."

[Via Think Progress.]

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