There are some things that right wingers and I can agree on. Things such as school choice, and limited government in certain instances. But there are certain beliefs that these folks have that would prevent me from even consider joining their gang. Their bigotry against Muslims comes to mind.
Which brings me to Governor Krispy Kreme. I have ripped him in the past, but I have to give him credit for not giving in to the wave of bigotry that has swept over his party. Governor Krispy Kreme actually nominated a Muslim American lawyer for a judgeship in his state. (New Jersey)
Finally, a potential republiclown candidate for president does the right thing. (BTW, of all the candidates in the republiclown field, only Governor Krispy Kreme trails O in head to head polls by less than double digits. )
His fellow republiclowns, on the other hand, were not so tolerant of those evil Mooslims.
"...Consider these statements by other Republicans, all likely to run for president next year: "I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they [his grandchildren] are my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, once the most powerful Republican in the country, said that last Sunday.
"Not all cultures are equal. Not all values are equal." That was the response from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), a tea party favorite, to a 2005 debate question about riots among French Muslims.
"No, I will not." That was Herman Cain, a longshot candidate who appears before mainstream conservative crowds, last weekend on whether he would appoint a Muslim as a judge or cabinet member."
Herman, you disappointed me. A black man showing bigotry to others? If anyone should show tolerance to others it's you.
"But Christie - who has been courted to run for president - has basically done just what Cain said he would never do. In January, he nominated Sohail Mohammed, an Indian-born Muslim living in Clifton, to Superior Court in Passaic County. Mohammed awaits confirmation by the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Christie had not said much publicly about Mohammed until Tuesday, when he took a question at a Hammonton town-hall meeting from a Marlton man with an American flag on his shirt. Reiterating an accusation that has circulated mostly in the right-wing blogosphere, the man wanted to know why Christie was appointing an "Islamist" who defends Guantanamo Bay inmates.
Christie first said Mohammed was not involved with Gitmo inmates and instead had represented those detained after Sept. 11 before they were released and exonerated.
"Now, I have to tell you something," Christie said. "If it is disqualifying for the bench to be an Arab American in New Jersey who represents innocent people and gets them released, then this isn't the state I believe it is."
Christie, who misspoke in calling Mohammed an Arab American, went on to say Mohammed is a "good, decent American and New Jerseyan." The man with the flag on his shirt thanked the governor, and there was cautious applause." [Source]
OK, he isn't perfect, but he might be the best they have.
*Pic from saveJersey.com