Aug
15
2013

Petard Watch: Georgia Democrats and their diversity requirements.

Say hello to the Law of Unintended Consequences:

…[I]n addition to having no gubernatorial grassroots infrastructure, the [Georgia Democratic] party itself has no infrastructure. It has gone through a series of scandals. The state party sued members of its board to find out who a leaker was. The Chairman was deposed in a nasty whisper campaign. The Executive Director, himself mired in scandal, got tossed. The Democrats are scrambling now to find a new party chairman and they’ve limited it to only white men. That, in and of itself, is now a scandal.

Party rules for the Georgia Democrats require that the Chairman and Vice Chairman be of both different race and sex. Because the Vice Chair is a black female, the Democrats have had to deny several white women the opportunity to run for party chair.

Assuming that the consequences were unintended, of course. But I’m going to be civilized about this, for once: blame it on my possibly-broken toes (really, you’d think that there would be a reliable way to tell).

Moe Lane

PS: What the Georgia Democratic party probably wanted to do was write a rule that said Let’s not just have white guys be in the top two leadership slots.  Alas, putting it that way would almost certainly have gotten them sued.  Gotta love those trial lawyers, huh, guys?

2 Comments

  • Bartlett says:

    There are lots of reliable ways to tell that your toes are broken. Obviously bent, bone sticking out, all that kind of stuff. There’s just no particular way to tell (in the absence of easy calls) that they AREN’T broken, because the definition of “broken” is somewhat flexible. Especially for toes. (Although if the toes are truly flexible in the wrong places, well, you get the drift.)
    .
    The Georgia Democrats are broken too. Another easy one.

  • qixlqatl says:

    IDK about the democrats’ party apparatus, but the republicans won’t even make a token effort in rural areas. There is no party at all in quite a few places. Michelle Nunn is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss, and Nunn is a name still remembered with fondness, here. The republican party apparatus had better have all their ducks in a row, and that had best include the rural conservative ducks. That is, of course, assuming that the party would like to retain the seat.
    But what do I know? I’m just one of those pro 2A, pro life rural conservatives the party really wishes would just disappear into a black hole.
    Not that I want Michelle Nunn to win, but if the republican party loses this seat by running a squish, I am going to heap scorn and derision on the heads of the ‘professionals’ who keep telling us that you have to be more like the democrats to win.

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