Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reknowned Racist Donald Sterling is Actually a Republican

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

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.

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Texas Republican Senate Candidate Urges Border Residents To Shoot ‘Wetbacks’ On Sight

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

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.

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Conservative Hero and Welfare Queen Cliven Bundy Speaks Out on Race

ImageOver the past few weeks, Fox News and it’s Conservative Media clones have been madly pushing their anti-government agenda by using Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy as their new hero.  Conservative Media heroes like Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have spearheaded their attacks of “Big Government” by trying to fan the flames of this stand-off between the rancher and the Federal Government…  And many Republican elected officials have rushed to show support of Bundy.

Registered Republican Cliven Bundy has been in a long fight with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights.  Many, many ranchers graze their herds on Federal lands and, in exchange, pay grazing fees to the United States Government.  Bundy, however, has refused to pay these fees and has continued to graze his herds on Federal land and has amassed over $1,000,000 in fees and fines.  He refuses to pay and continues to use taxpayer land to expand his own personal wealth.

Two weeks ago, this situation came to a head as Federal BLM agents moved in to seize Bundy’s cows as they were eating taxpayer grasses.  The conservative media rushed in and before you know it, hundreds of armed militia and private citizens hurried to the scene with assault weapons in hand.  These so-called Patriots then pointed their weapons at Federal Agents and began threatening open rebellion on television.  We all watched in disbelief as the BLM backed down due to concerns that agents and citizens would certainly be hurt or killed if they did not.

The Conservative Media exploded with this victory.  Cliven Bundy soon appeared on every major news program on Fox News, every major Republican radio show including the fringe show of ultra-right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.  all of them hailed Bundy as the new hero of the American Right.  Bundy began holding regular news conferences and the one he held this week finally exposed him.

Here are his statements as reported by the New York Times:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids—and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch—they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Here are his statements on video:

Time and time again, these “heroes” get exposed for who they really are.  Bundy is trying to complain about African-Americans sucking from the public teet while he uses public land for his own profit.  He doesn’t even see the irony…  Nor does he see the blatant racism.

Congratulations, Conservative Media.  You gave this guy a nationwide microphone and now he has used it to show once again that Republicans are Racists.

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