I'm not seeing the Republicans that fought that legislation tooth and nail:
Racism is ugly and is on both sides of the aisle. Just as someone mentioned in a previous thread, some forms are more overt and some subverted. Dems are not immune to this character flaw either. I'll leave it at that, since I know Republicans are in a vast minority on this board and I prefer not to start a flame war as I have witnessed in the past. I would not have read racism into that comment until it had been fully picked apart. Was he wrong? Definitely, but let's lay blame where it is due.