Republican Ted Yoho (more like yahoo) had the nerve to compare the GOP’s efforts to defund Obamacare to the civil rights movement:
It only takes one with passion — look at Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King. People with passion that speak up, they’ll have people follow them because they believe the same way, and smart leadership listens to that.
And yes, he’s old and white, and stupid. I think his type thinks they are somehow neutralizing any claims against their racist nonsense by invoking the name of MLK. You may remember it was his bright idea to claim that higher taxes on tanning beds was racist against whites because they are more likely to use tanning beds than dark-skinned people. Way-to do your part for that minority outreach, Teddy.
I recently posted on the racism in the Colorado Republican Party, specifically actions taken by State Senator Vicki Marble. ThinkProgress reports that Colorado Republicans are now defending Marble’s actions and planning to take it a step further in today’s meeting:
Angry Colorado Republican party leaders are lining up in support of a state senator who claimed at an August hearing that poverty is higher among the “Black race” because they eat too much chicken — and a state representative who pointedly showed off a box of Popeye’s chicken in what many interpreted as a gesture of support. To signal their displeasure with the state GOP chairman, who has spoken out against the racist actions of those in his own party, a group reportedly plans to bring boxed chicken lunches to the state party’s meeting in Denver this Saturday.
There are no reports yet on whether they went through with their plans.
Fox News’ Hispanic outreach has included special reports celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month entitled “Alien Nation” and “Children of the Corn”. Because ginning-up fear in the racist Republican base against those dark-skinned illegals brings in more viewers. Never-mind that, without the low wage immigrant workers they despise, we would all pay 2 or 3 times the price for groceries and hotel rooms.
And a post on stupid conservatives would not be complete without a sexist quote. Here’s an exchange between liberal commentator Tamara Holder and conservative radio host Bill Cunningham on Hannity (h/t to Raw Story):
Hannity, however, wanted to know how raising the debt ceiling did not increase the debt.
“Because we’re paying old debt that we owe, like people who have pensions,” Holder explained.
“This woman has lost her mind!” Cunningham exclaimed. “There’s no question about that. Let me help you with math. When your friend, Obama, took office the national debt was about 9 and half to 10 trillion, now it’s 17 on the way to 20. In my simple, Catholic grade-school math, that’s about a 10 trillion increase under eight years of Obama. Is 20 greater than 10, Tamara? Earth to Tamara. Is 20 greater than 10?”
“Are you talking to me like I’m an alien?” Holder wondered. “Or because I didn’t go to Catholic school?”
“You don’t look like a Catholic girl to me,” Cunningham quipped.
“Are you listening to this, Sean?” Holder asked as Hannity ignored the conservative guest’s insults. “I don’t look like a Catholic girl? What do I look like?”
“Farrah Fawcett wannabe,” Cunningham said.
“Do you accept this?” Holder pressed, turning to Hannity again. “He is your typical conservative, bashing people, bashing me for my opinion.”