For some reason I find myself thinking of the Animaniacs sketch about “Good Idea/Bad Idea”.
Couldn’t possibly tell you, though, what Adam had in mind.
Image note: Detail of Bug Martini by Adam Huber, 9 December 2015.
And then there is Minnesota, specifically the Seventh Congressional District―a rural swath in the west of the state currently represented in Congress by Rep. Collin Peterson (DFL)―and its GOP. Or, as Ed Mazza explains:
The head of the Republican party in Minnesota is apologizing after one of the GOP’s district branches tweeted about a “negro problem.”
The tweet, sent out by the state’s 7th Congressional District GOP on Sunday, was a response to the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party’s call to make joblessness and poverty in the black community part of a proposed legislative special session, the Star Tribune reported.
“MN #DFL now propose a ‘special session’ to deal with their self-created ‘#negroproblem,'” the tweet said.
Now, come on. Really? Look, you might be a Republican but at what point does this sound like a good idea? Alright, alright, alright. That’s not fair, is it? Try it this way: At what point did this fail to seem like a bad idea?
This is the question the Republican Party in Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District must answer: Why are you in politics?
Mazza, Ed. “Minnesota GOP Apologizes For ‘Negro Problem’ Tweet”. The Huffington Post. 24 November 2015.