Playing the race card against yourself

On ABC's Good Morning America today, Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann, who is African-American, related a conversation he had with another African-American constituent:

"...and she asked me, how can you be African-American and a Republican candidate? And I thought to myself, what a racist statement to make..."

Yes Swannie, you're so right. Never mind that only 2 out of every 100 African-Americans approve of the current president (with a margin for error of +/- 3%, so it could be as low as -1 out of every 100), and that Republican policy in general tends to do very little to benefit the African-American community. If someone can't understand why you would be Republican despite all that, just accuse them of being racist. That's a dignified debate.

And another thing; you are the most overrated player in NFL history, and that is indisputable fact.

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