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The Party of Two Americas

By on 1.31.06 | 9:33AM

So the party of inclusion deems it necessary to give two responses to the State of the Union: one for English speakers, and one for Spanish speakers. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will deliver the main event, if you will, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will address the rest.

What's the strategy here? There has been some consternation among the left that Tim Kaine is too moderate. So perhaps the party is diluting his message. But regardless, shouldn't the Democratic Party have a message for the entire country, instead of segregating it? Gov. Kaine knows Spanish -- he could have delivered both speeches. But the Democrats are still judging Americans by the color of their skin, not the content of their characters. They figure Hispanic Americans are as narrow-minded as they apparently are. So they send an envoy, an ambassador, to this foreign group to deliver a message they can only understand from "one of their own." It's nothing but a stunt, and a shameful one at that.

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