If you haven’t seen my earlier posts on this subject, search “Why the GOP is Racist.” This is the third in a series.
On racism, the Republican Party is the gift that keeps on giving. The title quote is an excerpt of a rambling racial joke recited to an assembled group at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voters Summit last weekend. Its point is to paint Barack Obama as a monkey and from the crowd’s reaction, the notion is indeed popular. Despite repeated denials, excuses, claims of out of context comment lifts, accusations of being “liars,” the GOP keeps proving the point that they are indeed a party full of racists practicing prolific racism.
At tea parties, schmoes who can’t explain what their signs mean (because they didn’t make and don’t understand them) hoot n’ holler like a bunch of boy scouts at a bikini wax contest. Bad enough that corporate dollars grease the skids of slime these monosyllabic Cretans sling at legitimate, well-meaning public servants. Worse, that such bullshit comes from GOP hierarchy.
Roy Blunt is no backyard, boilermaker-drinkin’ schlump. He’s a political pro, active in GOP politics almost as soon as got a Master’s Degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. He’s educated, engaging, and influential. With a ready smile, an easy-going manner and political instincts honed to razor sharpness over decades, when a party “lifer” like Mr. Blunt speaks, the GOP listens. When an official of this status feels comfortable enough to suggest such a racial slur in public, about his nation’s chief executive, it’s no accident. He does so to score points among his base, knowing full well that he can get away with it. He’s among friends…and has an arsenal of tools to use if any shit hits the fan. No, this is deliberate. The punchline is elaborate, delivered with aplomb and rehearsed dramatic flair.
Funny stuff, here. Blacks have been depicted as monkeys or their nearest relatives ever since white guys with superior technology, leggings and powdered wigs pictured profit through their complete domination. Although recent history including the American Civil Rights Movement has rendered such references at most, malicious, hateful and despicable and to others, comments best uttered in hushed tones among “safe” company, there remains a sector of Americans who consider themselves above such “politically correct” convention. They are entitled. If they look at a black and see a monkey, they have every right as free-speaking Americans, to call a “spade a spade”. And the GOP is full of them.
Thanks, Roy. “Blunt” is a fitting last name. “Obtuse” is even more accurate. I’ll save my true feelings about you for “safe” company, to be uttered in hushed tones.
As for the rest of you God-fearin, “Values Voters,” please explain to me where hate is justified in the Bible–and if you can’t, please explain exactly whose “Values” is it that you hold so dear?
Hope you had a good time yukking it up with your counterparts. I suggest that it may have been even more fun if you had some weenies, marshmallows, a burning cross and some mud people to lynch, but it appears that you did well given your limitations!