Rep. Paul Kanjorski has officially stepped in it. Kanjorski is under attack by Republicans and Democrats for allegedly stating that the financial reform bill will help "average good American people," but not minorities or "the defective." Come again? Here is what he actually said: "We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good American people." We get what he was trying to say, but do we have to throw minorities under the bus to make a point? God forbid that minorities or "defective people" benefit from a measure that is supposed to protect all Americans. Republicans and Democrats keep reminding us who qualifies as a "real" American and why Democrats used to be called Dixiecrats. Shaking our defective, un-American heads over at The Root.

SOURCE: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/06/dem-rep-finance-bill-will-help.html?wprss=44