This photos shows Dale Robertson, a Tea Party activist who operates TeaParty.org.
The April, 2010 New York Times/CBS News national survey of Tea Party supporters found that they are:– More than twice as likely as the general public (25% vs. 11%) to believe that “the policies of the Obama administration favor blacks over whites.”
– Half as likely as the general public (16% to 31%) to believe that “white people have a better chance of getting ahead in today’s society.”
– Almost twice as likely as the general public (52% to 28%) to believe that “too much has been made of the problems facing black people” in recent years.
Do you think the Tea Party members are just the extreme racist part of the GOP? Let’s take a look at what the elected candidates of the GOP (Republicans) are saying.
On January 20, 2009 Barack Obama a Democrat became our first African-American president. In October 23, 2010, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explained in an interview that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” To McConnell getting rid of the first African-American president was more important than creating jobs, fighting poverty, ending the war or paying down the debt.
Sarah Palin described President Obama’s handling of the Benghazi issue as “Shuck and Jive.”
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) said, “I don’t want to make [black] people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) claimed he could end unemployment by making poor black kids clean toilets. During an interview on CNBC he referred to President Obama as the “Food Stamp President.” He also commented that black Americans should demand jobs, but not food stamps. He didn’t mention that his consulting firm received $1.6 million in fees from the government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac.
Mitt Romney’s Campaign Co-Chair former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu said that former Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) only endorsed Obama because they share the same skin color.
Republican Saline County, Kansas Commissioner Jim Gile used the term ‘nigger rigging” during a commission discussion about hiring an architect to work on a county building.
During a CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) moderator K Carl Smith (who calls himself a Frederick Douglas Republican) said “When Douglass came through slavery … he [wrote] a letter to his former slave master and said: ‘I forgive you for all the things you did to me’.” From the crowd Scott Terry (Republican and self-proclaimed direct descendant of former confederate president Jefferson Davis) shouted “For giving him shelter and food for all those years?” Smith refused to yield to a young black woman who objected to Terry’s comment. Upon hearing a reference to Martin Luther King, Matthew Heimbach wearing a confederate T-shirt shouted out that King was a “Marxist.” Heimbach is president of the White Student Union at Towson University in Maryland.
Jenifer Olsen, chairwoman of the Yellowstone County Republicans and co-founder of the Montana Shrugged Tea Party, shared an offensive and blatantly racist photo on her Facebook profile. The photo showed a box on an angle held up by a stick with a long string on it, under the box just barely visible was a watermelon. The joke was labeled, “The Secret Service uncovered this plot to kidnap the president.”
While watching the Superbowl Todd Kincannon, former Executive Director of the South Carolina Party, texted “This Superbowl sucks more dick than Trayvon Martin would have for drug money.”
Former Miss America and Harvard-educated lawyer Erika Harold, is a Black Republican. She was running in the primary in Illinois against current Republican Rep. Rodney Davis a white man. Montgomery County Chair Jim Allen fired off an email calling Erika Harold the black female Republican congressional candidate the “love child” of the Democratic Party; a “street walker” whose “pimps” are party leaders; and suggested that after the election, she will be “working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.”
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s teenage son, Tanner goes by the name “niggerkiller” in an online game. On YouTube he makes comments using the word “nigger” and calls Mexicans “the scum of the Earth.”
Nevada Rep. Joe Heck’s son, Joey makes racist comments on Twitter using words like faggot, nigga and trash talking Hispanics and women. He said that Mitt Romney made Barack Obama his “slave” in a presidential debate. He also said that Obama’s main accomplishments as president were promoting the sports of “spear chucking and rock skipping. The sports they do in his home country…”
Ron Paul has newsletters going back 20 years calling Martin Luther King Day “Hate Whitey Day.” He has lots of racist tie to people like Don Black, a former Grand Wizard of the KKK and current American Nazi Party member. Here are 10 of Ron Paul’s racist friends and supporters. Paul is on the record being in support of the right of individuals and businesses to openly discriminate against people – and violate their basic human rights.
Ron Paul’s son Rand is also a racist. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had hired Jack Hunter — also known as the “Southern Avenger” — to work in his Senate office, despite Hunter’s past as a neo-Confederate, pro-secessionist activist. Indeed, the staffer, who helped write Rand Paul’s book, used to make public appearances in a Confederate flag wrestling mask and has boasted that he raises “a personal toast every May 10 to celebrate John Wilkes Booth’s birthday.” Paul has acknowledged having mixed feelings about Abraham Lincoln.
A supporter named Ed Koziol wrote an e-mail to Republican South Carolina state representative Alan Clemmons. He said he was glad of the voter suppression laws that Clemmons had drafted. He then commented that the government shouldn’t offer a reward for people to obtain voter ID cards because, in his words, “It would be like a swarm of bees going after a watermelon.” Rep. Clemmon’s response back, “Amen.” The South Carolina voter suppression law was recently declared discriminatory by the Supreme Court. And now the law’s opponents have the email exchange to prove it.
During the National GOP convention, two attendees were booted from the convention after allegedly throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman, and taunting: “This is how we feed the animals.”
In Virginia Bryon Bailey, vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and Herbert DeGroft a School Board member were asked to resign by county and school leaders. The two had sent out emails that community leaders have called disrespectful to African-Americans. Need I say they were white Republicans?
Just the other day in Colorado they had a meeting of the state’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force. Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble (R) spoke suggesting that the reason for poverty among certain minority groups was that they eat too much chicken and barbecue.
Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., at a Town Hall meeting said, “Jesse Jackson would be out of work if (blacks) weren’t dependent on government.”
Audra Shay—a 38-year-old Army veteran, was elected vice chairman of the Young Republicans. She was holding court on her Facebook page, initiating political conversations. Eric Pike posted a message to her saying, “Obama Bin Laden is the new terrorist… Muslim is on their side … need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.” Shay who was endorsed by Louisiana Gov. Jindal responded to Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.”
Doug Priesse is chairman of the Republican Party in Franklin County and a top adviser to Governor John Kasich. He was asked a question about Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted’s announcement limiting hours that early-voting sites across Ohio would be open. Thinking he was speaking off the record he said, “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban – read African-American – voter-turnout machine.”
I could go on and on listing racist remarks and code words for racism that Republican politicians have said. Do I need to tell you the GOP is an angry old white man’s club? Their racism at home turns their kids into racists and they cultivate racists as voters. Why was a black woman even at CPAC and why was one running for office as a Republican? Despite all of the GOP’s racist remarks African-American writers like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell continue to write columns saying liberals are the enemy of African-Americans and that they need to join the GOP. I guess fat paychecks from right-wing think tanks to say such things are enough to trash your own race. Locally Tracey Winbush and Jeff at WSOM radio are two African-Americans who call Democrats “elitist” while they praise many of the Republicans I’ve listed above.
I could make an even longer list of racist remarks by Republicans about Hispanics and Arabs. Also, don’t even get me started on how the GOP hates women and how women who are Republicans are their own worst enemy. Republicans continue to condemn minorities as “takers.” Republicans also have a problem helping families in need, but have no problems giving corporations all the corporate welfare they can get away with. When I see black people at Tea Party events, the Republican Convention and hear black listeners agreeing with Tracey and Jeff I wonder why they are so suicidal. The GOP is more than happy to provide assisted suicide for minorities.
R.I.P. Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult: “Subhuman”
“Even as someone who’s labeled a conservative — I’m a Republican, I’m black, I’m heading up this organization in the Reagan administration — I can say that conservatives don’t exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they are welcome.” ~ Clarence Thomas