**Posted by Phineas
Well, not in so many words, but that was the gist of the Florida senator’s remarks during an interview this morning , when asked about former-Secretary of State Powell’s assertions of hidden racism  in the Republican party:
I disagree with General Powell’s assessment of the Republican Party today,” Rubio said.
“The Republican Party is the party that [has] placed two Hispanics in the U.S. Senate,” Rubio told Tantros, “and we have an African-American senator in the United States Senate.”
Republican intolerance is so bad that, not only do we include two Hispanics (Rubio, Cruz) and one Black (Scott), but also two governors of Indian descent (Haley, Jindal) and two of Latin origin (Martinez, Sandoval). Much as I loathe ethnic bean-counting (1), if the Democrats are going to trot out their useful idiots  to smear Republicans and conservatives with the race card, then it’s fair to ask where are the Democrats’ high-level minority leaders?
They might find the answer “embarrassing as Hell:” 
And let’s not forget Colin Powell, himself, who was made Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State under Republican administrations, and has at times almost been begged to be that party’s candidate for president.
Yeah, that’s “intolerant,” all right. Everyone knows that appointment to the senior-most position in the president’s cabinet, fourth in line from the Oval Office, is just another demeaning form of tokenism.
What a shnook.
RELATED: “Dark vein of intolerance,” Mr. Secretary? Perhaps you need a little lesson about the Democrats’ dirty history .
PS: Funny how Powell was trotted out to play the race card right after the storm broke over the photo above. Almost as if the administration needed a distraction…
UPDATE: I want everyone reading this to look at these two pictures  and tell me which administration seems more genuinely “diverse and inclusive.”
(1) As a conservative, I care about a person’s principles and the content of their character , not irrelevancies such as skin color, ethnicity, or gender. I’ll leave that insulting game to Democrats and their willing dupes.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets )