The day de León gave that speech, Senate Democrats advanced SCA 5, a measure to put reversing California’s race-conscious admissions ban on the ballot. The ensuing backlash was swift and unexpected. Asian American lawmakers faced a groundswell of opposition from Asian American constituents concerned about losing out on university spots.Yes. You were. You were targeted because of your race. Like I keep saying, Democrats are the True Racists.
Leadership shelved the proposal, touching off racially tinged reprisals. A group of Latino and African American lawmakers informed Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, they were withdrawing their support for his congressional run. And African American and Latino lawmakers withheld their votes from an unrelated bill by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, allowing it to fail on the floor.
“I feel I was targeted because of my race,” Muratsuchi said.
While the strife has bruised lawmakers, it has also sent a message to constituents about turmoil among California Democrats.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Split by affirmative action bill, California Democrats weigh next steps
Hey, Dems! What part of IT'S AGAINST THE LAW do you not understand?