Rookie Republican Slips Up and Reveals Party Platform

Lynn Jenkins Racist RepublicanJenkins’ remark raises eyebrows

Created August 26, 2009 at 6:50pm
Updated August 27, 2009 at 12:22am

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins offered encouragement to conservatives at a town hall forum that the Republican Party would embrace a “great white hope” capable of thwarting the political agenda endorsed by Democrats who control Congress and President Barack Obama.

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One commenter nailed it:

We knew that Grinnin’ Lynn was a brain dead Republican moron, but who knew she was dumb enough to leak their main party platform in public?

Republicans like to get all indignant when you accuse them of being racists, especially the racists ones.

Count on them invoking Lincoln first then a string of Uncle Toms like Michael Steele, Colin Powell, Lil’ Bobby Jindal, Condoleeza Rice, Alan Keyes and others.

…Ooops, correction. That’s it. There ya have it. All the remaining Black Republicans listed in half a line of 12pt Verdana. Did I miss anyone?

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  1. #1 by cav on August 27, 2009 - 6:47 am

    Mitt is part black?

  2. #2 by Vende Salinas on August 27, 2009 - 6:49 am

    Hey; wait, isn’t Obama half white? Doesn’t his whiteness come from his mother’s side, which in some traditions, most noted the Jewish one, makes his mother’s whiteness his dominant trait?

    Whether you are considered a Jew or not depends on whether your mother was, is one. I know, stupid crazy stuff.

    “Count on them invoking Lincoln first then a string of Uncle Toms like Michael Steele, Colin Powell, Lil’ Bobby Jindal, Condoleeza Rice, Alan Keyes and others”.

    Nothing like injecting bigotry and racial epithets into the conversation Cliff. Nice job.

    Perhaps you should ask Lynny for a date, you have a lot in common.

  3. #3 by Uncle Rico on August 27, 2009 - 7:30 am

    Much ado about nothing. Didn’t you even read the article Cliff? She only meant that the three GOP house members that she mentioned were “bright lights within the party.” Ya know, bright=white. Get it?

  4. #4 by brewski on August 27, 2009 - 10:31 am

    Cliff, you throw slurs around with impunity and yet bristle if someone likens liberalism with socialism, communism, Marxism, Mao-ism, Statism.

    I don’t mind an honest disagreement with someone. But this sort of crap you throw around is at best unproductive.

  5. #5 by Cliff Lyon on August 27, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    Unproductive? Unproductive? Condemning racism is Unproductive?

    I’ll keep that in mind Mr. Brewski.

  6. #6 by Ken on August 27, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    I am encouraged. She is not a racist. She must just be stupid. Impeachment would be too good for someone so dumb.

  7. #7 by brewski on August 28, 2009 - 7:43 am

    This has about the same amount of credibility as claiming that “White Christmas” is a racist song.

    Keep it in mind Mr. Mao-ist.

    • #8 by Uncle Rico on August 28, 2009 - 8:30 am

      …And at least as much credibility as claiming that by singing “White Christmas,” what the singer really means to communicate is “Bright Christmas.”

  8. #9 by Cliff Lyon on August 28, 2009 - 8:28 am


    You obviously don’t know the history of the ‘Great White Hope.’ You are the substance of the phrase, “if you dont know history, you are bound to repeat it.”

    btw: ‘White Christmas’ refers to snow. ‘Great White Hope’ refers to skin color.

    Now what were you saying about credibility?

    • #10 by brewski on August 28, 2009 - 6:46 pm

      Cliff, you are correct. I did not know the etymology of Great White Hope. And I would bet that she didn’t know it either.

      BTW: There is a whole school of people who do belive that White Christmas is racist. Google and you will find many references to the song being racist.

      Yes, Lynn Jenkins didn’t know what it meant. Sort of like how Ted Kennedy didn’t know the meaning of the words “cheating” “expelled” “murder” “leaving the scene of an accident” “rape” “fat drunken slob” “hypocrite” among many others.

      But boy could he tie sailors’ knots. What a guy.

  9. #11 by Freudian slip on August 28, 2009 - 8:49 am

    If the sellout of progressives by Obama is not a repeat of history, then what is it to you Cliff? I love it, getting screwed by your Prince has become a shrewd political move. Fer Cris’ sake, the Democrats have a unstoppable majority!!

    The image of you as Charlie Brown, right about this time of year, perhaps September, being asked by Lucy to kick the football. Lucy Obama. C’mon Cliff, I’ll hold the football and you kick it. I promise I won’t pull it away, you won’t end up on your ass, really!

    The rest is history, Charlie Brown doesn’t learn, but he does have hope, friends and cool dog.

  10. #12 by jdberger on August 28, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    You’re use of racial epithets really speaks volumes, Cliffy.

    It’s truly indicative of the Progressive mentality where the “authentic” negroes know which political party to kowtow toward, if they know what’s good for them, that is.

    You wouldn’t want some ungrateful negro to go off the reservation plantation, would you?

    You’re a vile human being, Cliffy.

  11. #13 by Cliff Lyon on August 28, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    JD, Don’t you think you should identify my ‘racial epithet’ since it is the basis of your thoughtful characterization of me?

    Huh? Can we have a hint? Maybe a link? ANYTHING?

  12. #14 by Freudian slip on August 28, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    Hmm, could have split personality here, the one progressive personality could perhaps be unaware of the open racist and bigoted personality that emerges after some cue. This is quite interesting. Step over here Mein Herr, over to the couch, and we do some regression therapy.

    jd, I trust you won’t have any trouble finding Cliff’s bigoted and racist statements. I must go now, have another appointment with someone worth saving.

  13. #15 by Gorgon Stare on August 28, 2009 - 2:08 pm

    Ah yes, there was the recent Uncle Tom reference made of Alan Keyes and other conservative Black notables.

    Ever wonder why there isn’t a site search feature?

  14. #16 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on August 28, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Freudian Slip is right. It probably WAS a Freudian slip. Freudian slips, of course, are revelatory of the subconscious dynamics of a person’s mind.

    I’m betting that she used the term in reference to boxing, but didn’t have a full handle on its meaning. Still, it’s an odd term to use. It’s possible that she meant it negatively–even if it was subconsciously so. It’s also possible that she was completely unaware of its connotation.

    I think it ridiculous, as others have stated above, to really believe she meant “bright.” A study of language reveals that the combinations of words that can be used to describe a single thing are so vast that it is unlikely that a single person would use the same terms that others have used without some influence by the latter on the former.

    Either way, I think her word choice reveals that Lynn Jenkins is kind of a Great White Dope. 🙂

    Cliff–Your racial epithet is “Uncle Tom.” By its use, you are implying that Micheal Steele and others are willingly subservient to whites and conservatism, rather than being independently conservative due to their real convictions. If you’re going to play the literalist game with Lynn Jenkins, you have to understand when others play the game with you.

    Dwight Sheldon Adams

  15. #17 by cav on August 28, 2009 - 4:07 pm

    To my eyes, Rep Lynn Jenkins is very pleasantly melanized. She could almost be part of the Obama clan.

  16. #18 by Cliff Lyon on August 28, 2009 - 5:12 pm

    Dwight, Not sure, Uncle Tom is a racial epitaph, Im just glad I got my point across.

    btw: Colin Powell is probably not an Uncle Tom in the purist sense.

  17. #19 by Gorgon Stare on August 28, 2009 - 5:47 pm

    You are right cliff, it is a bigoted epithet.

    “Not sure, Uncle Tom is a racial epitaph, Im just glad I got my point across”.

    Ya gotta wonder how that kind of excuse would work for a

    “Colin Powell is probably not an Uncle Tom in the purist sense”.

    Amazing!! It continues and follows itself!!?

    No cliff, Colon Bowell, was either full of s*it,(liar) or Colin Powell is an Idiot. Give me another option maestro.

  18. #20 by Cliff Lyon on August 28, 2009 - 6:37 pm

    Thats was a compelling argument Mr. Stare (Glenn). What was it? Oh yeah, because you decided.

    Apparently, the over-educated, politically correct liberal elitist intelligentsia don’t think so.

    Here is such a discussion on DailyKos.
    I have excerpted a few comments below.

    And uncle tom arguments shouldnt be everyday things. But you shouldnt ban them from discourse or deny something is a duck when it walks talks and quacks like a duck.

    while i think SOj’s use of “uncle Tom” here is a bit too much hyperbole, lets not claim that our military is 100% voluntary. The fact is that most of the military personnel are strongly compelled into service as a direct result of their economic circumstances. To them the military is an out where there aren’t many other “outs” available. In truth this is more class based than race based but since poverty in our country is still largely dicated by race it is institutionalized racism.

    The comparison is offensive.

    Anyone who understands the racial dynamics of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” will see no comparison.

    If a white person follows the orders of his boss, he’s just a kissass. But if a black person follows the orders of his white boss, we invoke a racial epithet?

    That’s not kosher.

  19. #21 by Gorgon Stare on August 28, 2009 - 6:56 pm

    So the kos has replaced your conscience, if not your brain? Do we care about the like that lionize a cretin like Ted Kennedy?

    Notice the rapid wane of Who Gives a Sh*t? Michael Jackson is still in the news. He was Baaad! Kennedy just smelled bad. History will look upon him as a Caligula of a lessor variety. Ugh!!

    cav, let me say your response was priceless and made me about piss myself. Properly melanized indeed!! Looks like she uses the cheap stuff…

  20. #22 by Gorgon Stare on August 28, 2009 - 7:02 pm

    …and BTW way, I agree wholeheartedly, let’s call any MF’er what we want, and carla notwithstanding wear this shit down to the ‘ I just happen to be 20 grit paper. You can refine up from there.

    Th,th,the duh the,th… That’s All Folks!! Elmer Fudd.

  21. #23 by Cliff Lyon on August 28, 2009 - 8:29 pm

    Go Gordy!

  22. #24 by Gorgon Stare on August 28, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    That’s Gorgy…to you… Don’t look it in the eye, lest ye turn to Stone.(d) Laugh, laugh, and laugh some more!! haHHAHAHAH! cRaZy…why not in this world?

  23. #25 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on August 28, 2009 - 10:51 pm

    In Cliff’s defense, “Uncle Tom” is descriptive of behavior. It can therefore be a true assessment except when improperly attributed. It must be cautiously used, as it is also descriptive of the big behavioral unknown: motivation. When used to describe any black who follows a predominantly white movement or group, it becomes a racial epithet, simply because it is used to malign a target due solely to race and convenience.

  24. #26 by Ironical Chronicle on August 29, 2009 - 8:10 am

    There is motivation in all behavior, the use of the term is bigoted, plain and simple.

  25. #27 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on August 29, 2009 - 11:30 am

    IC–Don’t make me start telling you to shut up and get treatment for your oppositional defiance. Few things are “plain and simple.” Telling us something is does not rightly defy its complexity, and you’re not going to defeat more considered opinions by insisting otherwise.

    To clarify–“Uncle Tom” is a term that describes not only a behavior, but also the motivations. A “drunk” is merely a person who gets drunk frequently, regardless of their reason for it. An “Uncle Tom” is a black person who exhibits behaviors in favor of white dominance of politics, culture, or personal life in order to go along with or maintain peace with his domineering white “masters.” The term is NOT bigoted, not when used correctly, any more than “white supremacist” is bigoted when used correctly. Likewise, terms like “white supremacist” can be used in a racist tone if they are poorly attributed.

    Think before you comment, please. Cliff is enough blowhard for everyone, without you chiming in and degrading the conversation even further.

    Dwight Sheldon Adams

  26. #28 by Ironical Chronicle on August 29, 2009 - 12:38 pm

    It is an epithet Dwight, and an insult. In the context of hate speech it has no place. Simply applying the standards conservatives are held to by progressives.

    It is plain and simply an epithet with negative connotations.

    I have no need to defeat your weak points. Go up to a black man, one that may possess the traits you ascribe to the slur, and call him that.

    Get ready to duck.

    So think before you comment Dwight, I know that in Utah you may not experience all that much Black culture, and your perceived qualifications aside, you wouldn’t be seen as much of an expert.

  27. #29 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on August 30, 2009 - 7:37 pm

    IC–Yes, you who went to an underfunded school, it IS an epithet. I never said it wasn’t. I simply said it is used to malign behavior in relation to race, not race itself, when used correctly.

    Are you capable of understanding the most basic of distinctions? Or are you just a gut reaction person? As in, I punch your gut, you react.

    I have no need to defeat your weak points.

    You have no DESIRE to CONTEND with my STRONG points. Otherwise, you wouldn’t try to oppose them with the implication that one’s feelings of offense at a term that includes their racial or other inborn qualities is inerrant proof of the term’s bigoted intent or meaning.

    So, are you really that much of a fan of political correctness? You don’t show it that well. I think it would seem obvious to anyone that a person’s taking offense at a term used to describe them is not ALWAYS justified. Besides, being offended by something doesn’t redefine its meaning.

    If we judge epithets by the liberal standard you have espoused, it would be quite easy to gradually ease our way into assuming that you are a bigot against all white people, since you use epithets to describe Cliff.

    Besides, you mental indigent, “Uncle Tom” is a term created by WHITE culture, not “Black[sic]” culture. I need not know about black culture in order to properly judge a verbal construction of my own.

    In conclusion, you leave me no choice but to tell you to shut up and get treatment for your oppositional defiance.

    Cordially yours,
    Dwight Sheldon Adams

    • #30 by Ironical Chronicle on August 31, 2009 - 7:55 am

      For the record Dwight, I don’t read what you write over 2 paragraphs. Most of you want to say could be composed in a few sentences.

      Uncle Tom was indeed written by a white man, but black culture has adopted it as a slur term. It has no place in the description of a black person’s politics. You know that though. You just got caught supporting its usage and now make a reason for using it.

      Get out of Utah much?

      • #31 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on September 1, 2009 - 4:10 am

        “Uncle Tom” was written by a white WOMAN, moron. Get to the library much? I wouldn’t imagine so, considering you can’t tolerate reading more than 2 paragraphs.

        Did I support Cliff’s usage? If you recall, my first statement was oppositional to its use. Regardless, Cliff’s use of the term can rely on the original OR the adopted term, based on HIS intent. You are ascribing a meaning to his statement that he didn’t intend. Congratulations. You pointed out how racist he is, provided he meant something he didn’t.

        How interesting that black culture can dictate definitions when it’s convenient for your argument. I’ve never seen anyone wriggle against their intellectual straight-jacket so well.

        You know all this, though. You just got caught attempting to condemn something you didn’t fully understand and now make a reason for doing so. Of course, that’s not new for you, now is it? Did you ever have any credibility?

        This is a waste of time. You just wanted to sting Cliff unjustly, and now you’re pouting that it was pointed out. Be my guest. “It has no place in. . .politics”? If you say so. Just be careful next time you challenge one of Cliff’s assumptions, or I might just bite you with that quote. It’s ever so much fun to use your own debate style to make a fool of you.

        I’m done.
        Dwight Sheldon Adams

        • #32 by Ironical Chronicle on September 1, 2009 - 8:51 am

          Yes Harriet Beecher Stowe, if I remember, read it likely before you were born, used to be required reading around 7th grade. Glad you could make use of my forgetfulness and make hay with it. Something you have to look forward to as you age You seem quite excited. Good passion.

          This is contra exercise for me Dwight, the bulk of what I write I may not believe.

          The issue is between Cliif and myself and is personal, and as I have experienced his personal racism first hand, I make hay when the Sun shines.

          On another thread I proposed that we should use epithets until the culture wears the word out, forbidden things having such staying power and all. Try to keep up.

          Credibility is based on perception, and as such being concise is the key. This is a political site Dwight and credibility is based on perception, not debate. Debate is incidental, knowing this can make you a successful politician. BTW, comb your hair today? (laugh)

  28. #33 by brewski on August 30, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    As a techincal matter, I’ve wondered what do the words “white”, “black”, “European”, “African”, etc. mean?

    I mean according to my grandmother-in-law, my daughter is part Cherokee as well as Black. So does that mean she can check all the boxes and get a minority scholarship to UVM?

    Also, what counts as Africa? Does Egypt, Lybia, Algeria, etc. count as Africa or is it only sub-Saharan Africa? Or what about some countries like Sudan that are part Arab and part sub-Saharan African, does that count? Or is it a county by county thing?

    Or if you go back far enough, we are all from Africa. The birthplace of humanity. Lack of pigmentation is merely a mutation of those tribes who wandered northward. But in the end, we are all Africans.

    I had a boss (really I did, I am not making this up) who looked a lot like Ms. Jenkens. It was only after I had worked for her for over a year did I realize that she was black. It never ocurred to me before then that she was. She didn’t look like she was to me. But she told me she was and boy did she milk it for all it was worth. As a black woman she was sought after by firms dying to have a woman and a black person (a two-fer) on their Board of Directors. So she did very well. Had a huge house, live-in servants, house at the Delaware shore, daughter went to a very hoidy toidy prep school that Cliff would have heard of in his circles. But I guess her daughter was still a victim and would need extra points in admission to Tufts, or wherever.

  29. #34 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on September 1, 2009 - 4:17 am

    I know what you mean, brewski. There are reasonable uses of the terms, but it can be so hard to figure out what they are–and how to apply them.

    Ultimately, I figure that racial distinctions matter very little, except where they combine with geography and demographics to facilitate specific cultures. For instance, within specific areas of the U.S., being “black” or “white” mean very different things than in other places–not because of the skin color itself, but because of local cultures and how they interact with race.

    Take Utah, for instance. It means a very different thing to be black in Bountiful than it does to be black in the Bronx. It also means a different thing to be white in Chicago than in a bayou in Alabama.

    Ultimately, individual circumstance, including one’s inborn traits in relation to environment, as well as socioeconomic status, are more important than just WHAT we are.

    Dwight Sheldon Adams

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