Sowing a climate of hatred reaps violence

By Jane Lane The commentators I saw on cable television yesterday who were interviewed about the 89-year-old who shot and killed a guard at the Holocaust Museum went to great lengths to distinguish between true conservatives and “the fringe.” A couple of them even gratuitously added that there are radical fringe elements on the left…

Carol Carter to resign her post after sending racist email

TAMPA — Carol Carter, a Republican state committeewoman representing Hillsborough County, resigned Thursday after the St. Petersburg Times reported she forwarded an e-mail joke that was attacked as being racist. Carter gave her resignation to state GOP chairman Jim Greer after speaking with him Wednesday night and Thursday morning. “Carol Carter has been a hard-working,…

GOP puts a black face on its ad campaign

The Republican National Committee has elected a black man as its leader.  Michael Steele describes himself  as a pro-life Roman Catholic conservative who is opposed to gay marriage.  The Republicans seem to be following the same flawed logic of the Bush administration, which was that policies don’t matter as long as you can sell your agenda…