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In recent times, it has been suggested that the Republican party has become the party of white men. This has never been more true than it is today. Between Congress and the Senate, Republicans can claim exactly zero African Americans and one Jew; Eric Cantor, and he is a pathetic hypocrite.
To those still feeling defensive about the accusations of racism among Republicans, consider for a moment why there are ZERO elected Republican African Americans in our legislative branch. Its a hard fact to explain.
While we do see a few unelected token Republicans in the party, Michael Steele for instance, there is not much the party can do about the fact that the now 20% of Americans who self-identify as Republicans will simply NOT elect an African American.
Based on the evidence, of the two political parties in this country, one has become a small cluster of xenophobic, white supremacists?
Frankly, I don’t see how there is any hope for Republicans in 2010 elections
Thankfully, eliminationist, racust fantasies like this one remain outside the political mainstream.
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.
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?
I hate country music, but there is something sickly optimistic in this music video parody. This is for the ages.
When Toby Keith came out in support of Obama it proved that even backwards hicks think he’s the better candidate. Source
There was a time not so long ago when racism in America was institutionalized. It was a winning political platform especially among Southern Democrats. The 1964 Civil Rights Act caused the party to split and the racist became Republicans (as Pres. Lyndon Johnson predicted).
The only thing that has changed is that more moderate (educated) Republicans don’t pronounce their racism publicly but rarely take a stand against it.
Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.
Eight minutes after that, at 2:02, Shay weighed in on Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.”
Piker (Eric S.) is just an ignorant racist, but Audra Sigler Shaw is an ignorant racist endorsed by Bobby Jindal for President of the Young Republicans.
This pattern of racial remarks from grassroots Republican politicos highlights a real problem: As the party tacks right, it seems increasingly reluctant to challenge folks on its fringe for fear of offending the base—even, in this case, by failing to immediately rebuke racist supporters on a [Young Republicans] Facebook page. Let’s say that Shay’s “LOL” response was the online equivalent of nervous laughter, the kind of passive response to racist jokes that may have once been considered acceptable in pool halls and country clubs of the past. In the Internet era, it offers indelible evidence of acquiescing to something evil in our politics. There is a fear-based paralysis, a lack of moral clarity, which is in direct contradiction to their historic role as the Party of Lincoln.
It is the obligation of all Republicans to stand up against the racism so deeply rooted in their party, starting with Bobby Jindal.
But don’t hold your breath. Spineless people prefer to run and hide. Case in point: Both Audra Sigler Shay and Eric S Piker have disappeared from Facebook…just more racism shoved back into the shadows.
Just when you thought racism in America could not be more in your face, along comes a loser like Florida middle-school teacher Greg Howard, pictured below.
You see, Greg has a new take on the phrase: “Change We Can Believe In.” For Greg, the word “C.H.A.N.G.E.” provides a convenient acronym for:
Come Help A Nigger Get Elected.
While certain of our friends at 1U will do battle over Greg’s right to use the N-word where and how he pleases, in this instance, even our friends must agree and concede there are limits on free speech, as described here and here, for example.
What a LOSER! Worse yet, America loses when folks do not speak out over such an outrage.
Friends and McCain supporters?? What say you??
We Utahns of the more mainstream political persuasion (nationally at least) have a certain affection for Utah’s Sutherland Institute Director Paul Mero. He is after all, exceptionally lovable, friendly and affectionately earnest in his radically conservative positions. Most endearing is his forgiving nature and patience in the face of our, at times, rough edges.
In response to Glen’s post RIP Jesse Helms: An Honest Bigot Paul wrote,
But when I knew Helms, 1987 to 1997, working with him and his staff when I was in the House, I never saw or heard one drop of racism or of the “good old days.”…Helms certainly was no racist by the time I knew him, if he really ever was one
Where were you Paul when “In 1990, locked in a tight race with an African American Democrat, former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt, Helms aired a final-week TV ad that showed a pair of white hands crumpling a rejection letter, while an announcer said, “You needed that job and you were the best qualified. But they had to give it to a minority because of a racial quota.” (Reference)
As honored as we are, Paul’s argument is not with us. He should start with conservative hack David Broder who wrote in 2001, “What really sets Jesse Helms apart is that he is the last prominent unabashed white racist politician in this country”
In fact, I have yet to find even one person who is willing to suggest that Jesse Helms was anything other than an unapologetic racist right up until he became a dead racist.
Perhaps Paul knew Senator Helms in a way no one else did. Or perhaps Paul employed some psychological strategy to avoid the spiritual sacrifice required to work for a bigot. However one comes to terms with THAT, is a novel waiting to happen.
So that leaves my friend Paul Mero, who is without question a man of conviction, as the sole defender not only of Utah’s greatest racist (Chris Buttars) but now also America’s.
I leave you with one of the many more common references to Jesse Helms upon his death and one quite apropos today
Like scum on a stagnant pond, the rottenest elements in American society rose to the top of the political system during the last quarter of the twentieth century.
They’ll be going back underground soon.
I found this while looking for a better version of the Artur Davis/McClellan session.
Watch the white racist squirm like a stuck pig.
[kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/ScoQ6iyjhGI" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" /]Rep Artur Davis Questions John Tanner In Judiciary Hearing
Did I mention I HATE RACISTS?