GOP to Talk Minority Outreach —at Former Plantation
What a splendid idea, writes Gawker's Cord Jefferson
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2013 4:08 PM CST
Speaker of the House John Boehner, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, speaks to reporters in DC in this file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – House Republicans are in colonial Williamsburg today for their annual retreat, and the Hill reports that restoring party unity is high on the agenda. But they've also got a session planned on "successful communication with minorities and women," which prompts this from Cord Jefferson at Gawker:

  • "And what better place to talk about making inroads with oppressed groups than in a room named after a famous Williamsburg plantation, located in the tony Kingsmill Resort, which itself is on the site of another plantation? The GOP has heard your complaints, blacks and Latinos and women, and they're going to try to suss it out while sitting atop dead slave bones." Read the full post here.

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cornelison
Jan 20, 2013 11:34 AM CST
What next? Bringing in a pinata filled with food stamps.
texron
Jan 19, 2013 7:57 PM CST
Yeh...that is going to work...hahahahaha!!!
Barbs1133
Jan 18, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Minorities and women beware of the wolves in sheep's clothing. They only want your vote and still want to keep you down. Republicans can't be trusted until they show us for many years they could be. I might begin to believe these Republicans really care when they start leaving abortion alone and willingly extend health care to everyone.