Blatant Racism: Republicans finally give up denials

Well, about time these racists finally just gave up any pretense, and just damn well embrace their inner bigot.  

If you haven't seen this picture, get ready, cause it really doesn't get too much uglier then this.

Seriously, is there ANYONE that doesn't see that the Birthers are just in a violent denial phase, they simply can't accept a black man as US President? He doesn't look like them, this is white mans job!  Anyone also want to argue if we had a President whose mother had married a WHITE European foreign national, we would be having this kind of nation wide wing-nut Jihad. This is about interracial marriage, hell, about interracial sex for some of these 18th century bigots.  

And, the embrace of this by the MSM, Lou Dobbs, Fox News, makes what they did to Bill Clinton look positively spiritual.  Seriously, this not only is an attack on our President, but an attack on every American of Color.

People of Color are NOT Americans to these monsters, Obama is a Kenyan, because, he just CAN'T be an American.

Well, at least, it surely looks like these sub-human cretins have given up any pretext of denying this is about race, they simply will never accept a black man as president.

Here is the latest Republican masterpiece of racism, that was categorized as "Funny" by a right wing activist Dr. who has been on stage with GOP congressmen Tom Price and Phil Gingrey in their attempt to help the Medical Industrial Complex defeat HC reform. See any connections between those screaming Obama is a Keyan, and those who made him a Witch Doctor? m/2009/07/conservative_activist_forwards _racist_pic_showing.php

What line will these people not cross?  

The Republican party is a disease, and these people are carriers.

Tags: Barack Obama, birthers, health care reform, race, racism, Republican Party (all tags)



a few republicans are racist

or at least not PC and so all republicans are racist and republicanism is a disease?

What about the racism of expecting less from someone and making excuses for them because of course they can't be expected to do better since the world is unfair... you know, guilty white liberalism.   It is equally racist and an insult to all people of color.
Yes the picture is obnoxious, but Obama is president, stop infantilizing him.  He can handle it. In the meantime I know several republicans who voted for him.  Are they also a disease?

by Teacher1956 2009-07-23 11:42AM | 0 recs
Re: a few republicans are racist

Ok, so Obama's a big boy, whew,  I guess we can all go home now and never comment on blatant racism.  Thanks for being relevant

by KLRinLA 2009-07-23 12:00PM | 0 recs
Yes, I know, you have to defend your racist

friends, your inadequate black male puma buddies, Teach, this was 100% predictable.

So, did you ever think you would so comfortable associating with racists?

When DID you lose that idealism, your standards, you must have had them back when you were teaching.

Yes, because you were pissed at the mysogny thrown at SOS Clinton, you were a fellow traveller in the world of racism. As, evidently, as a newly born Republican, you still are.

Oh, and Teach, there ain't no such thing as a LITTLE racist.

The Republican party knows FULL WELL it is coddleing this overt racism.

And, they are turning a blind eye.

As, I might add, are you.

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-23 12:05PM | 0 recs
You know who couldn't handle it?

Sarah Palin

by DTOzone 2009-07-29 06:29PM | 0 recs
Reading for comprehension IS Challenging, Teach

In the meantime I know several republicans who voted for him.  Are they also a disease?

Actually I said THE REPUBLICAN PARTY is a disease...AND THESE peoples are carriers...

Oh, and truth be told, all of my friends that WERE Republicans have told me, they are pretty much independents now.  Democrats like me are too left for them...but the Theocratic Southern WhiteMans Party doesn't seem to fit them anymore either.

Unlike you, they want Nelson Rockefeller, not Sarah Pain....

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-23 12:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Blatant Racism:

I don't think they're blatant racists, the same happened to Bill Clinton, anything that would make him an illegitimate president, he was a murderer, a criminal, somehow anti-American, and that led to the many 'investigations'.  At least the bc thing is blatantly wrong, he does have a birth certificate, and no one is saying Hawaii isn't a state.  our crazies might have said the same of McCain, who was born on a military base, but not in a state.  

But it's sort of treason, though an action of the kind used by the anti-abortion forces to legitimate murder of doctors. If he lied about his citizenship it's the same as saying he's a usurper, or worse, and could be you know what with impunity, so it's damn dangerous and to my mind treasonous.  

by anna shane 2009-07-23 02:52PM | 0 recs
I'm seeing this different....

Sorry, these birthers have a nasty conincidence of racial animous, Lou Dobbs? Mr. Illegal Alien?

Sorry, that women in that video, and the other birthers I have seen, I'd swear if this was the son of an American mother born in Alaska and a white European man, born in England, this would barely be a whisper.  

But, I do agree it is dangerous as all get out, you can certainly see some weak unhinged mind imagining himself a patriot, taking out "The Kenyan President".....

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-23 03:00PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm seeing this different....

oh, sure, not claiming they're not also racists, just that this is more treasonous than racist.  

by anna shane 2009-07-23 04:55PM | 0 recs
it goes back further

I agree, the "birther" phenomenon is very much like the Vince Foster "murder" mania of the right-wing fringe. But the tactic is older than that. Iowa blogger John Deeth wrote a great post comparing the birthers to the people who insisted in 1928 that Democratic presidential candidate Al Smith, a Catholic, had a "secret tunnel" to the Vatican.

by desmoinesdem 2009-07-23 06:46PM | 0 recs

A few weeks ago, there was a recced diary on this site claiming that Sarah Palin resigned because she was about to be exposed as a lesbian. Although it was roundly denounced by most of us here and eventually removed, that didn't prevent the Red Staters (and doubtless others) from claiming that that was the way we all thought; that liberal democrats were crazy, diseased, what have you. I might have been upset at being associated with whoever posted that original diary were it not for the fact that I figured most sane people would be able to realize that the actions of a few aren't necessarily representative of us all.

I'm not sure how we moved from that to the point where we can now claim that the Republican party is a disease simply because some right-wing morons have come out with a truly offensive photoshopped image of Obama.

Does the right have a particularly nutty element that's racist and vocal? Without a doubt. But it's a pretty far stretch from there to claims that all or even most Republicans now openly embrace racism. I'd bet most of them find this just as offensive as we do.

by fsm 2009-07-23 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Hmm...

There was not a "recced diary on this site."  There was a troll diary posted by a known Republican interloper seeking to make the site look bad.

Of course the larger point that one bad apple does not necessarily represent the whole batch is valid, but in our case we didn't even have a bad apple.

by Steve M 2009-07-23 05:59PM | 0 recs
So WHERE is the condemnation?

I'd bet most of them find this just as offensive as we do.


Then I guess you can link to Mitch McConnells condemnation of this.

Or the Congressmen that stood on stage with this guy?

As far as I can tell ONLY ONCE when McCain backed down that insane crazy old lady claiming Obama was a muslim have I seen them ACTIVELY try to bat down this.

When that diary on Palin is a lesbian went up, IT WAS RIPPED TO SHREDS HERE...

Show me How the Birthers are being treated in kind on RedState, Town Hall..

FSM, there is NO comparable outrage on those sites. We bashed that diary, screamed to have it removed.

What are they doing, in public, behind closed doors?

Hell, they F-ing introduced a bill in the US congress requiring the candidates to produce their birth certificates?

F-ing fanning the flames, that's what that is?

Bullshit FM, TOTAL Bullshit.

The BEST I have heard from EVERY SINGLE Republican in power is:

"Obama is a US citizen, as far as I know.."

Well, since you are SO FUCKING OFFENDED, how about this

"The Republican party is a far as I know."

Peace Out


by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 07:46AM | 0 recs

Sorry I went overboard, but with the exception of trying to make their theocratic version of marriage into the US law, NOTHING makes me want to strangle the Republicans as much as their race baiting.

And, it's not like this just started.

It has been AT THE CORE of the Republican party since Nixon started the Southern Strategy.

Yes, I hate the Republican Party, THE ENTIRE PARTY for that.

I'm not proud of it, but I admit it.

I never said I was Ghandi or Mother Teresa.

Or even Barack Obama, who if he had MY fricking Irish Temper, would have PERSONALLY called those Republican Congressmen, The Florida Medical Board, and DEMANDED them make this cretin eat dirt in public.

But, I did bite you head off in that post.

Sorry, as I have said before, I would last about a day in Congress before they were prying my fingers off the throat of one of these racist or Homophobic A-holes!

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 07:58AM | 0 recs

Look at the words in your comment:

eat dirt
prying fingers....

I hope this strain of thought doesn't exemplify "the new politics." But it does show why many regard the blogosphere as a nutty place, where the fruitcake fringe hangs out.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 12:38PM | 0 recs
The "new politics"

means calling people "wuss" and implying you could bet them up, right BJJ, you manly fighter you.  That's the civil discourse that goes on at your Algonquin Roundtable, amirite?

by JJE 2009-07-24 01:09PM | 0 recs
Actually. BJ said I couldn't beat up a nun

or some other dumb ass insult on another thread.

I of course, was HORRIFIED!

My dear sainted Irish Mother would rise from her grave if I raised a hand to a nun!

But, I suspect BJ is kind of kinky.

All this manly violence stuff gets her all hot and bothered.

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 01:15PM | 0 recs
You and your stereotypes

Maybe you should actually get to know a few gay people; you'd find out that the silly stereotype about us being "kinky" is just more thinly veiled bigotry. But I'm not suprised you buy into it.

It makes about as much sense as the other stereotype you're peddling: the one about white working class cops roaming around, harrassing innocent blacks to somwhow preserve the white power structure.

Fortunately,serious people don't buy into these types of stereotypes---relics of the old grievance politics. Although Obama---with his remarks about "stupid cops"---apparently still believes in them too, which can only lead to more pointless conflict. Pure old race politics...

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 01:52PM | 0 recs
Oh, hell, you goofball

I live on Capitol Hill in Seattle, they check my papers every night as a breeder, to make sure I am allowed in. Me and the architeck that built the place are the only straights in the entire complex, having dinner with the condo manager and his partner tonight! He, I know is gay, you, I am still thinking maybe not.

The gay pride parade starts about two blocks from my place, or did, before they moved it to the Seattle Center.  

And, anyway, I have known PLENTY of straight females into the kinky stuff.  

Sorry, if you're that naive, straights can be kinky too. Has nothing to do with gay or straight.

Besides, I still have 50 bucks says you're not gay, or if so, the WEIRDEST gay I have ever known, with your support of Prop 8 and against gay marriage.

But while your throwing down insults, get together with Lakrosse.

Being a Homophobic Nazi, might as well lump all the attack the messenger stuff in one great big bundle.

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 02:10PM | 0 recs
Got it:: some of your best friends are gay

Everything you write seems to say, "look everyone, I'm the most liberal person here!" Now you're taking it to a new level: you're the most gay friendly person in Seattle! Even if you are, it doesn't give you the right to make homophobic remarks to someone you dislike.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 04:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Got it:: some of your best friends are gay

At least WSB supports same-sex marriage.  If that's homophobic, then you are self-loathing.

by psychodrew 2009-07-24 09:31PM | 0 recs
Got it: some of your best friends are gay!

Wow, we're all excited to discover this important information. I mean, your apartment is only TWO BLOCKS from the place where the Gay Pride Parade begins? That is fascinating. Did you actually select your place based on that, or was it just dumb luck? We're all dying to know.

You're such a cliche. Someone who is determined to be the most liberal person on MyDD, AND it's most gay-friendly scribe as well! That's a very impressive resume, blue.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 09:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh, hell, you goofball

You don't have to justify yourself to anybody.  You have earned credibility on gay issues.

by psychodrew 2009-07-24 09:19PM | 0 recs
Re: You and your stereotypes

You're gay?

That's funny.

by Khun David 2009-07-24 04:52PM | 0 recs
A right wing Bible Belting Religious Gay...

For Prop 8 and against Gay Marriage.

BJ is quite a card...

Such an easy target, I almost feel bad....


by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 07:36PM | 0 recs
But presumably

BJ doesn't feel he (I assume BJJ is a he - you don't find many women playing virtual badass) would fail to beat up a nun.  Therefore he must think he can smack you around with his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques.

by JJE 2009-07-24 02:01PM | 0 recs
Someone corrected me a long time ago

Told me BJ is female.

Who knows, who cares.

She/He is just fun to rile up, this feigned outrage is so lame from BJ.

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 02:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Someone corrected me a long time ago

BJJ claimed to be male here:

I'm a gay white male, and haven't yet made up my mind about how I'll vote this election.

by psychodrew 2009-07-24 09:25PM | 0 recs
Like history never happened

But it's a pretty far stretch from there to claims that all or even most Republicans now openly embrace racism.

Gosh next people like me will be claiming that Nixon had a 'Southern Strategy' or that Reagan's people deliberately chose Philadelphia, Mississippi to open his campaign. Or maybe making up wholly fictional characters like Lee Atwater. Plus whipping people up over busing school kids in the 60s clearly had no racial underpinning. /lame snark

The Republican Party saw the relative success of George Wallace in creating a split in the Democratic Party by running as a third party candidate (American Independent Party) on a platform that openly and deliberately played to white working class resentment and simply co-opted his methods. The initial fruit of this was Nixon's Southern Strategy followed up by Reagan Democrats and the political realignment of the South. It was made known that not only were avowed segregationist Democrats (Thurmond, Helms) welcome in the Republican Party but had chairs reserved at the front table.

Why do we claim that the Republican Party is racist? Well maybe that is because some of us have been witnesses to its transformation starting in 1964 from the Goo Goo Party (Good Government) to the party of division with one of the key divisions being openly that of white vs black.

"I am shocked, shocked that there is racial division going on in this club! Close it down!" "Here are your electoral winnings Captain." Sorry friend, after hundreds of viewings of 'Race-ablanca' we kind of get the story-line.

by Bruce Webb 2009-07-27 07:47AM | 0 recs
minor meta point

Tags at the bottom of your diary can be used to help people find MyDD posts on a certain subject. In this case, it might have been useful to include tags like this:

Barack Obama, health care reform, birthers, racism, race, Republican Party,

by desmoinesdem 2009-07-24 04:03AM | 0 recs

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 07:37AM | 0 recs
Playing the race card is not productive

This diary---like the picture it contains---is despicable, misleading, and utterly dishonest:

"Here is the latest Republican masterpiece of racism, that was categorized as "Funny" by a right wing activist Dr. who has been on stage with GOP congressmen Tom Price and Phil Gingrey in their attempt to help the Medical Industrial Complex defeat HC reform."

The picture is the creation of some right-wing screwball; not of the Republican party. Nor has it been "embraced" by Fox News or the MSM, as the diarist suggests at another point.

Racism is ugly, but it's equally ugly to falsely accuse others of it. In another comment/diary today---related to the police vs. Gates controversy--I notice that the diarist accuses President Reagan of racism, a charge I've never heard before, and that few would take seriously. So the diarist apparently has some kind of "racism on the brain" today. The fact is that when things start to go south, many on the left just start screaming "racism", either out of anger, or as some kind of diversionary tactic.

My sense is that many on the left are still smarting over yesterday's fiasco where Harry Reid essentially torpedo'd health care--at least for the time being. Try to keep in mind that Democrats are responsible for that outcome, not Republicans. Playing the race card is not a productive way to change the dynamic in politics, and it will rapidly erode any respect you have remaining.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 10:21AM | 0 recs
I asked where the denials were, BJ?

But, we all are shocked at you defending the Republican party, and, just like Pat Buchanan, only people of color play the race card seems to be your take on this...

Not surprising, you remain as predictable as ever.

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 12:27PM | 0 recs
Denials? Get serious.

This horrible picture is so far under the radar, that it's highly unlikely it's even been noticed...except by scavengers like yourself who have nothing better to do with their time. If you look hard enough for something hateful like this picture, you can always find it. But to suggest that it's even been noticed by normal people suggests that you really have lost touch with reality.

A more likely explanation is that you woke up angry today (still smarting over Harry Reid's little stinkbomb yesterday), and decided that you wanted to tar a bunch of people as racists. This would explain your comment on yet another diary---unrelated to this one---accusing President Reagan of racism. Coincidence?

by BJJ Fighter 2009-07-24 12:47PM | 0 recs

I know you're hot for me, cause of the spanking I gave you yesterday, but do me a favor, I already have a girlfriend, and I'm really not attracted to right wing loony babes.

And, no, I was not surprised in the least that Reid delayed the HC vote.

I have said for months on these boards, I put the odds at about 25% we get health care reform, your conservative bretheren have all the money and have spent it judicially to buy key politicians and probably will be able to keep the rich rich and screw the rest of us.

And, Ronnie CERTAINLY played the race card.

Anyone denying that has their head in the conservative denial bucket.

But, real political junkies like myself KNOW there is a difference between being a racist and playing the race card.

Ronnie did it for political gain. Was he a racist?  No one can say, but I suspect probably not.

The birthers and many Palin supporters and Pumas do play the race card as well; many, because THEY ARE racist.

See the difference?

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-24 01:07PM | 0 recs
Serious? Seriously?

I notice that the diarist accuses President Reagan of racism, a charge I've never heard before, and that few would take seriously.

Well you need to open your ears some more buddy. For example if you had been reading that totally obscure magazine called Time in 2002 you might have run across this article Lott, Reagan and Republican Racism. We took it seriously then and still do. And this sentence from para 2 is prescient in context

Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.
. Boy howdy, and this comment is Exhibit 1.

by Bruce Webb 2009-07-27 07:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Blatant Racism:

NPR did a great story on the "birther" movement and why people cling to false beliefs.  Neal Conan interviewed Dee Dee Myers for the political perspective and a cognitive psychology about the science of false beliefs. .php?storyId=106890664

by psychodrew 2009-07-24 09:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Blatant Racism:


Enjoyed reading this.  Have a couple of comments.  I think the issue is more complex than just  "they simply can't accept a black man as US President" through this is part of the issue.  

It is not just that BO does not look like us he is not like us.  That is BO is not a real american.  Remember Palin saying it was nice to be in southern VA with "real americans".  You see this all the time in right wing memes.  If you live in NY you are not a real amercian or perhaps better put not like us?

Another example is Liz Chaney who says BO is making america less safe.  Or Fox news meme that BO hates america and of course Dems hate american.  I am just saying it is more than just race it is us against them and them is anyone who does not watch fox, listen to right wing radio, pr have a specific national political view.


by giusd 2009-07-26 11:58AM | 0 recs
Not really a disease

   but definetly a virus, and remember, there is no cure for a virus!!
by southernman 2009-07-27 12:19PM | 0 recs
Yes, because viruses can...

oh, what is that word I am looking for...

EVOLVE! Heaven Forfend, I used the E- Word!

I should have said, God re-intelligently designs the virus to kill more of us!

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-27 12:44PM | 0 recs
Let's get the Republicans on Record!

Hey, they want to play footsie with the insane base, with their little bill requiring POTUS candidates to show their birth certficate..

But, it's REALLY not about Obama, they say.

Well, let's get them on record, DO they believe Obama was born in the US or not: ent-obama/house-dem-putting-gopers-on-th e-spot-by-introducing-measure-describing -hawaii-as-obamas-birthplace/

Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii is my new hero, I just sent him some mail thanking him for this.

Please, do that same, if you will: .shtml

by WashStateBlue 2009-07-27 01:20PM | 0 recs


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