The GOP’s Racial Politics
From the subtle to the sickening, this Republican primary season has seen a normalizing of racist and racially-coded language. The three primary beliefs of the GOP’s are white, Christian, and heterosexual.
When it comes to the Republican Presidential Candidates, often times in an attempt to “prove” that they are not a racist, the words they spew forth often ironically shows they are. Example from a few years back when Mitt Romney, in a failed attempt to be “cool,” uttered the words, “Who let the dogs out,” during a photo op with a group of African-American’s in Florida.
Sometimes the racism appears with a simple slip of the Freudian tongue. Perfect example is when Santorum, while in Iowa, uttered the statement, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families.” It took Santorum three days to come up with a completely trumped up excuse that he stumbled on his words and did not say “black,” but rather said, “blah.” To make matters worse, he was wrong. In Iowa, 84% of welfare recipients are white.
This video created by ThinkProgress’ Jeff Spross has compiled a recent history of the GOP’s dehumanizing and divisive language that threatens to plague the primary process for weeks to come.
Everyone of these GOP shit bags are pissed because Obama is black, and they cannot deal with it.
They round up everyone of these assholes, put them on a barge, set it off to sea, never to return.
I couldn’t agree with you more.
Reblogged this on Don in Massachusetts and commented:
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Many thanks for sharing
I started blogging back in April, but just discovered the blogging community a few months ago. I love it! It’s like a family. Even though there are a few in which our opinions differ, we still have a mutual respect. Too bad our government can’t learn to do so.
I’m going with us bloggers for open discussion and respect. Politicians? Once you run for dog catcher/councilperson/coroner it’s over.
Yeahhhhh when wombats (or other small mammals) fly out of my orifices
You’re going to love Rachael Black. You never know what the hell she will say or come up with, and its all good.
I am sure I will. I had read several of her comments on Tony’s site, so figured she was right up my alley.
Are you peeking? 😉
we’ll just say you don’t want me wandering the streets in your neighborhood… if your curtains are open muahahaha
Meh… my two dogs’ll take care of ya. Just come to the damn door and knock! But ya gotta love dogs.
their bread is buttered by racism…continue…
We should throw them out of office like throwing out stale and moldy bread.