Earlier this month, Dr. Howard Dean, the loose-lipped failed presidential candidate and current chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called Republicans "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party." Race-baiting and anti-Christian bias aside, these comments, like much of what Dean says, simply aren't true.
George W. Bush has done more for diversity than Bill Clinton ever dreamed of. Bush chose African Americans to serve as secretary of state. He nominated Janice Rogers Brown and Alberto Gonzales for judgeships. Democrats, who march in lockstep on issues such as abortion, constitute the ideologically monolithic party, blocking anyone who doesn't toe their liberal line. How many vocal, pro-life Democrats can you think of?
Physician, heal thyself.