Via dailykos :
“New Mexico Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman voted against the Alberto Gonzales (R-Torture) nomination despite a sizable hispanic population in his home state, a looming campaign in ‘06 and the general competitiveness of New Mexico.
Now he is being targetted for having a conscience.”
As poster AmericanRenaissance says, “Nothing infuriates me more than the racist tactic being employed by the Republicans to label opposition to Gonzales as anti-Latino. The tactic itself is racist. It assumes that Latinos will support any other Latino, even if he endorses torture. This condescending racist attitude would paint Latinos as basically immoral and uncaring as to the issue of torture. The reverse is true. Latinos understand what the torture issue is and what it means.
Senator Bingaman deserves our full support against this Republican smear. So do Latinos.”
Sí señor! This will be the Republican argument for Condi Rice in 2008 and we need to work hard to nip it in the bud when extremists play the race card in their quest to pull support from the Democratic side by promoting people of color.