The Romney campaign announced the formation of its Black Leadership Council and it contains some real doozies. It has three co-chairs: Rep. Tim Scott (R-NC), Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. I don’t know much about Scott, but the other two have a very bad track record of lunacy and bigotry.
I’ve written a lot about Allen West, who is truly one of the craziest and dumbest men in Congress (and that’s a hell of a feat given the competition). He’s accused President Obama of trying to make people his slaves (apparently because food stamps are a form of slavery). He actually thinks early voting is unconstitutional. He claims that Congress is full of communists. And he says things that are so crazy — like claiming that the stock market was going up because investors were anticipating a Republican victory in November — that even Fox News hosts laugh at the idiocy.
And Jennifer Carroll, you might remember, is the woman who responded to accusations that she was having a lesbian affair by saying that women who look like her can’t be lesbians. That’s so idiotic and bigoted as to be mind-blowing.
Seriously, this is the best that Romney could find to help him reach out to black voters?