We poor backward racist Republicans--wait a minute what's this? You mean the only African American Senator is a Republican, really--- I thought we weren't representative of American...Wait a minute he was appointed by an Indian American GOP GOV, who happens to be female--Can't be--wait a minute there are more female GOP GOVs than Dems--No way It can't be, wait a minute there are more minority GOP Govs than DEMS say it aint so
Before the election (Now it is actually worse for Dems):
Out of the twenty-nine Republican governors, twenty-five are male and four are female. These are Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona, Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
10% of Democratic governors are female while 13.8% of Republican governors are female.
Now let’s move to race. Out of the twenty Democratic governors, nineteen are white and one is black. This is Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.
Out of the twenty-nine Republican governors, twenty-five are white, two are Hispanic, and two are South Asian. These are Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Brian Sandavol of Nevada, Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
5% of Democratic governors are minorities while 13.8% of Republican governors are minorities.
A Republican governor is marginally more likely to be a woman, and about 2.8 times more likely to be a minority, than a Democratic governor. http://my.firedoglake.com/inoljt/tag/minorities/
“By the way, Democrats wish they had the diversity of speakers and deep bench to show America,” said Todd. “The Democrats wanted a keynote speaker that was Hispanic and they had to dig inside a red state to find a Hispanic mayor.”
Todd noted that the GOP is featuring a broad range of Hispanic elected officials like New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Texas GOP Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
“One thing the Republican party has are a lot of elected officials to help deal with this issue of going against the grain on the fact that their mostly white — their support base is a white, Southern part of the party,” said Todd. “The face of the Republican party of elected leaders – Democrats wish they had that diversity.” Chuck Todd NBC News
Sen.-designate Scott, 47, will become the only African-American currently serving in the Senate and the first black Republican to serve in the upper chamber since the 1970s. He will also be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction.
So basically the Dems have an attitude towards minorities, vote for us we will give you stuff, but we really don't want to share too much power. That is why I can't see why minorities vote for the dems can't they see they are being used. They have a better chance at executive leadership and senate seats in the GOP. They are truly more represented in the GOP.