This kind of “article” is what conservatives have boiled systemic racism down to. They do not understand the concept and can’t see how their denial of it’s existence just bolsters the arguments for it. No one thinks your baby is racist, Karen… But we know it’s mother is.
On his last day of work, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweets, from his official US government account…
“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they’re not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.”
This is pretty clear that Secretary Pompeo thinks that “multiculturalism” distorts “our glorious founding.” Why? Because… White.
Former 4 Star General and Secretary of State Colin Powell
For years, Colin Powell has been one of the Republicans used as an example of how the GOP simply cannot be racist. How can we be racist when Colin Powell thinks we’re cool?
Well, this week, DCLeaks.com has released a batch of personal emails from the Former Secretary of State and retired four-star general. In these leaked emails, Powell let’s some real talk fly. He gives his opinion on the Republican Party as a whole…
In an email from May of this year, with the subject line “racism,” Powell reiterated a position he had taken in that past, writing, “Or as I said before the 2012 election, ‘There is a level of intolerance in parts of the Republican Party.’” – BuzzFeed
But some of the most biting comments from Powell are directed at the 2015 Republican Candidate for President… Donald Trump who he refers to as “a national disgrace” and an “international pariah.” Ouch. BuzzFeed News also gave us a few other tasty bits…
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote. “That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim.” – BuzzFeed
And in a December 2015 email to CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria, Powell recounted his aversion to speaking about Trump to the press, writing, “You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen. He outraged us again today with his comments on Paris no-go for police districts. I will watch and pick the timing, not respond to the latest outrage.” – BuzzFeed
Check out more on BuzzFeed here and NBC News here.
Donald Trump isn’t a racist. You can take his word for it.
Donald trump is back to letting everyone know how he’s not a racist. It’s all the media spinning his comments into racist sounding rhetoric.
On September 15th, 2016, the Detroit News posted an article about the interview which can be found here.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a black Detroit pastor he’s the “least racist person you have ever met” during an interview filmed at an African-American church on the city’s west side.
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, pastor of Great Faith Ministries International Church, promised before his much publicized interview with Trump that he would confront the New York businessman about the perception that he’s racist.
“Are you a racist?” Jackson asked Trump in the Sept. 3 interview that aired Wednesday night on the Impact Network.
“Absolutely not,” Trump replied.
Some of the notable quotes include…
“They called Romney a racist, they called McCain a racist, they call everybody that’s a Republican a racist,” Trump told Jackson. “Usually when they start to lose. … But I am the least racist person that you’ve ever met.”
“They say — so many of my friends who are black — they say ‘You are the least racist person,’” Trump said.
That should clear everything up for us all. And what is Trump’s plan for helping the inner city population of Detriot?
“My policy’s jobs, and I’m going to be a cheerleader for the country,” Trump said.
Not sure that’s a policy or just more rhetoric but but hey… It is what it is.
As Donald Trump enmeshed himself in a bitter fight with the parents of an American Muslim military hero — and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and John McCain looked to put distance between themselves and their party’s presidential nominee — there’s actually worse news for Republicans.
Several important court victories for voting rights since Friday could dramatically remake the campaign for Congress and the White House, and this time, GOP leadership may have a harder time distancing themselves from un-American tactics.
When an outraged 4th Circuit Court struck down several North Carolina voting restrictions on Friday — including a stringent voter-ID provision, tough limits on early voting and an end to same-day registration — the panel of federal judges wrote that these “new provisions target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” The judges stopped just short of calling the Republican legislators who crafted the laws racist, but condemned the racist result in unusually direct language. “We cannot ignore the record evidence that, because of race, the legislature enacted one of the largest restrictions of the franchise in modern North Carolina history.”
Randy Pullen (Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Creative Commons License)
While there were plenty of racist tweets made during the Democratic Party Debate on Tuesday night, we’re going to have to point to former Arizona Republican Party chairman Randy Pullen as the winner… At least from elected Republicans. The voters themselves took the racism to another level and maybe we’ll cover that later.
After the candidates were asked whether “all lives matter” or “black lives matter,” Randy Pullen tweeted this out to the twitterverse:
Why is Donald Trump so popular? He has captured the moment when voters recognize that Republican political rhetoric has nothing in common with reality. Trump brings rhetoric and reality together in a cartoon caricature of a Republican politician that anyone can understand. That gives him a vital role in history. He is the perfect exorcist to drive a stake through the heart of the modern Republican Party. But he is not the first in history to perform this operation. The same crisis hit the party in the 1890s.
Republican Tennessee State Representative Sheila Butt
The story of Tennessee Republican Sheila Butt and her call for the formation of the “NAAWP” has been getting a lot of play in the media this week. She certainly deserves a mention on this website but I’m afraid that any attempt at a take down would pale in comparison to the one done by The Wonkette. Here are a few tidbits from her article.
Gather round, little children, your Tennessee Wonkette has a nice story for you! It is about one of our august state representatives, a gentlelady by the name of Sheila Butt, who once said there would be no global warming if we used more hairspray, but this is not about that. This is about the fact that Sheila is Not Racist. Everybody is being mean to her and saying she is racist, though, because she went on the Facebook recently to comment on a nice note from the Council on American-Islamic Relations encouraging Republicans to stop hating Muslims so much. Butt said what we REALLY NEED is a “Council on Christian Relations” and a “NAAWP,” which some dumb liberal media types are dumbly and liberally assuming might stand for National Association For The Advancement Of White People, but they are wrong.
The story is actually a nice look into the mind of a racist Republican who no doubt actually believes that she is indeed NOT a racist.
Over the past week, I have received several messages taunting me over Donald Sterling, the well-known racist and owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. Readers want to know why I don’t point out this racist “Democrat.” There is no quetion that Sterling’s comments were racist so let’s start with the recording that started it all:
I did not post this video on this website before because I don’t consider Donald Sterling to be a political figure and that is the primary focus of this blog. However, in response to the Cliven Bundy facepalm, the Conservative Media put Sterling on my radar.
The headlines started coming out on some major right wing political websites and blogs:
“LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling is a Racist Democrat”– The Tea Party News Network
“Report: Clippers Owner Caught In Racist Rant Is A Democratic Donor” – Fox Nation
“Donald Sterling made donations to Dems” – Politico
“Media Ignoring Dem Donations of LA Clippers’ Owner, Allegedly Caught on Tape in Race-Based Rant” – NewsBusters
“NBA Sterling is a Democrat…” – The Drudge Report
“Race Hate Spewing Clippers Owner Is Democratic Donor” – The Daily Caller
Rush Limbaugh went off on a tirade about it on Monday saying, “This guy is a big Democrat… The only reason he is in trouble right now is that he did not give enough money to Obama.” He then went on to rant about Sterling being “a typical Hollywood Democrat” and a litany of other textbook Limbaugh hyperbole.
So NOW they have my attention. Apparently it’s very important that these websites point out a Democratic racist to help soothe the burning of the wound caused by their frantic embrace of Cliven Bundy. The world must know that this Democrat is a racist too!
Except they got one thing wrong… Donald Sterling is a registered Republican in Los Angeles County and has been for over 18 years.
On Sunday, Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted that local voter records show Sterling to be a registered Republican since 1998. Mother Jones followed up and did a search of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s website for Sterling’s name, date of birth, and address confirmed that he’s registered as a Republican.
Donald Sterling – Registered Republican
Again, the Conservative Media got it wrong. They jumped at a chance to paint a “Democrat” as a racist just because Sterling made a small contribution to Grey Davis and one to Bill Bradley over 15 years ago. They thought that they could just shout out “Democrat!” and no one would check them on that. The rest of the media was prepared to not even bother with checking his political party affiliation but, because of the noise they made, the facts came out. Well known racist Donald Sterling is indeed a Republican.
Keep your mouth shut, Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh, and you’ll stop helping me point out that Republicans are Racists.
Well, Republican Primary Season is upon us once again and nothing gets the truth out of GOP candidates quite like the mad dash to the right that they all do in order to please the base. Some candidates know exactly what their kind wants to hear and it leads some of them to drop the dog whistles and come straight out with it. Today we get to hear from Texas Republican Senate Candidate Chris Mapp who participated in a series of interviews with the Dallas Morning News as they decide who gets their endorsement in the primary against sitting Senator John Cornyn.
Texas Republican Senate Candidate Chris Mapp
Getting the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board is a definite leg up in a primary that is filled with Tea Party candidates. Chris Mapp has decided that getting to the right of Cornyn is his best shot and he let it all hang out in his interview. Here is how the Dallas Morning News article puts it:
South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as “wetbacks,” and called the president a “socialist son of a bitch.”
Unsurprisingly, the Dallas Morning News then went on to endorse John Cornyn.
But Chris Mapp wasn’t done! Later, in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News, Mapp defended his use of the term “wetbacks.” He described the slur as normal for Texans and said its use is as “normal as breathing air in south Texas,” according to the newspaper.
Apparently what Chris Mapp is saying is that Republicans being Racists in South Texas is as normal as breathing air. I wonder how many of his constituents agree.