Things to Come? Hispanic ex-Chair Resigns Republican Party

20 Oct

Rhode Island GOP assemblyman quits party following embarrassment of Wilson’s ‘you lie’ screed.

Ivan Marte, the ex-chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly, has announced that he’s quitting the Republican Party because he was embarrassed by Rep. Joe Wilson’s “you lie” outburst at President Obama:

“I do not want to continue being a member of a party in which the members of the party express themselves in that way,” said Marte, 59, of Cranston. In a phone interview, he called Wilson’s behavior “shameful” and “uncivilized.”

But Marte said Wilson’s outburst was the last straw in a series of disappointments that led him to break with his party.

In a letter to GOP chairman Giovanni Cicione, Marte wrote, “I do hope that my resignation served as a sign, that the Republican Party in this Nation need to reevaluate their position” on reaching out to minority groups.

Now, if only a few black conservative had ethics…

Or cajones.


Posted by on October 20, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life


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3 responses to “Things to Come? Hispanic ex-Chair Resigns Republican Party

  1. brotherbrown

    October 20, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Human nature being what it is, there will be no introspection, just reaffirmation that Marte “wasn’t really one of us.”


    • btx3

      October 20, 2009 at 10:11 AM

      Saw one of the most asinine performances the other day of a conservative attacking a conservative. I think the Republican Party is coming apart at the seams as the whack jobs have taken over.

      Kudos to David Keen for putting up with a whole Mack Truck load of asinine, rude, bullshit from this azzhole –



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