Diversity, Republican Style

Republicans claim that country's only Indian-American Republican governor, Nikki Haley (now that Bobby Jindal is out of office) and the country's only African American Republican senator, Tim Scott, endorsing the anti-immigration son of a Cuban immigrant, Marco Rubio, constitutes diversity in the GOP, which has only one Jewish member in the entire Congress. 

That reminds me of a libel case we studied in a press law case many years ago.  It involved a pet food company that boasted its dog food was half rabbit meat and half horsemeat.  It turned out that the 50/50 formula meant one rabbit to one horse. 

The GOP, for all its boasting of having a big tent, remains disproportionately non-Hispanic white, male, older, less educated, more affluent and Christian than the Democrats or the country as a whole, according to surveys by Pew Research Center and the Gallup organization.

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Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.