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8587: Re: 8585: GOP gaining Haitian voters (fwd)




From: LAKAT47@aol.com

In a message dated 07/07/2001 5:48:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, leonie 
hermantin <lhermantin@hotmail.com> sends in an article:

<<If you've been to a Broward County Republican Party meeting or fundraiser, 
then you've seen Lucy Orlando<<


<< She criticized former President Bill Clinton for giving financial aid to 
 Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, whom she said has not done enough 
 to help poor people and reduce violence.<<
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This is not a big surprise.  If you are Haitian and side with the elites and 
Duvalierists, you will be comfortable in the Republican party even if you are 
black.  If you want change and a better life for the majority of Haitians in 
Haiti, you will not.  I have to laugh at the last paragraph, as though 
helping poor people is the first thing in Lucy's mind.  The Republican Party 
is the party of the rich.  If you are middle class and below, and are a 
Republican, you are just a vote.  The party's programs do nothing for you.  
In this case of Haitians going Republican, it's just another dividing line in 
Haitian society, like speaking French vs Krey˛l.

Kathy Dorce~