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…and what kind of assholes keep voting for this asshole?
In an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop,” the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee was asked if he had an obligation to hear out what the protesters are saying. He slammed the cause, pointing to crimes taking place within Occupy encampments.
“First of all, you try to listen to them and they make almost no sense,” King said. “These are people who were living in dirt, these were people who were involved with drugs, there was violence, there was rape. You’re talking about a small number of people — you could probably get more people in a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday than you’ve got in Zuccotti Park.”
“I mean, what is their position?” King asked. “They’re mad that other people are making money? They’re mad that there are no jobs in this country? Or not enough jobs? All of us believe that. We’re trying to find a way to do it. You don’t do it by living in dirt. You don’t do it by carrying out rapes. You don’t do it by carrying out anti-American slogans.”
Updated: Three days later, on November 19th, Newt Gingrich elevated the anti-OWS dog-whistle to bathing.
Speaking of nameless cowards, there is one alleged “coward” in southern California we should be grateful to for exposing Marilyn Davenport, a Southern California Tea Party activist and member of the central committee of the Orange County Republican Party, as a racist teabagger. Indeed, a teabagger to which
all the majority of teabaggers might someday aspire were they honest enough to come out publicly and admit their true feelings why they resent President and First Lady Michelle Obama occupying the White House.
Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people–mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it.
But Marilyn apparently does not see her being labeled a racist a joking matter:
After this story was published, she sent another email to fellow California conservative activists. It demanded to know the identity of “the coward” who supplied [The Weekly] with a copy of her offensive email.
Nice joke, Marilyn!! Oh, and thank you Jesus for this “coward.”
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.