Indiana Sec of State on Blacks and Dems: “Who’s the Master and Who’s the Slave?”

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October 28, 2008 3:10 p.m.
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Todd Rokita — the Indiana secretary of state who wants ACORN prosecuted for voter fraud — may be the gift that keeps on giving.

Earlier today, we reported that Rokita, a Republican, has said he’s proud that he was part of the team of GOP activists that descended on Florida and pulled out all the stops to block the 2000 recount and put George Bush in the White House.

Now, a reader points us to this 2007 Associated Press story, which reports:

During a speech Thursday at a Republican event, Todd Rokita said 90 percent of blacks vote for Democrats.

“How can that be?” Rokita said. “Ninety to ten. Who’s the master and who’s the slave in that relationship? How can that be
healthy?”

So:
– Committed GOP partisan — check.
– History of racially insensitive comments — check.

Sounds like just the guy to be running a close election in a year when the first major-party African-American candidate is on the ballot.

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