Mitch McConnell recently stated on Meet The Press, “. . . there is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration.” He continued later with, “The president demonizes his opponent. The head of their union demonizes the people. . .”
Wow, what a hypocritical statement. The GOP has been playing the racism card (along with the Muslim, communist, dictator, murderer and a whole deck of other slanderous cards) since Obama first stepped up to the presidential plate in 2008. So why call wolf when you do the same – and worse? Just another good ol’ Republican idiosyncrasy, I guess.
So let’s take a look back and see what outrageous things the GOP has come up with so far. Please note: I have only chosen a few examples. I am more than capable of filling an encyclopedia with all the quotes out there.
In October 2012, Jason Thompson, the Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate told a group of supporters at a brunch that, “we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago – or Kenya.” This remark got a reply from the crowd, “we are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”
Any discussion on racism and intimidation is not complete without a sound byte or mention of good ol’ boys Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. Gingrich is quoted as saying on September 12, 2012, that Obama has pretended to be “normal” but actually is engaged in “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior.” Forget the Kenya part, what the hell is anti-colonial behavior? We have progressed so far in the two hundred and thirty some odd years since we were colonies that our whole existence today is anti-colonial. From electricity to advanced medicine, we are no longer “colonial”.
Never one to let facts get in the way, Gingrich has referred to Obama as “the best food stamp president in American history.” Because you know, he is helping out his brown brother, because, you know, they all get handouts, don’t cha know. Never mind the fact that the Bloomberg News reported at the time that “about 34 percent of food stamp recipients are white.” And when Bush aptly landed the country in the worst economic depression since the 1920’s, why trash the guy trying to help American’s get back on their feet? Black, white, green, yellow, purple – we all need a helping hand once in a while.
Limbaugh has spewed the following in attempts to rile up his followers. “You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun.” And “From this day forward, somebody propose it, liberals should not be allowed to buy guns. It’s just that simple. Liberals should have their speech controlled and not be allowed to buy guns. I mean if we want to get serious about this, if we want to face this head on, we’re gonna have to openly admit, liberals should not be allowed to buy guns, nor should they be allowed to use computer keyboards or typewriters, word processors or e-mails, and they should have their speech controlled. If we did those three or four things, I can’t tell you what a sane, calm, civil, fun-loving society we would have. Take guns out of the possession, out of the hands of liberals, take their typewriters and their keyboards away from ‘em, don’t let ‘em anywhere near a gun, and control their speech. You would wipe out 90% of the crime, 85 to 95% of the hate, and a hundred percent of the lies from society.”
In 2010, Sarah Palin jumped on the intimidation bandwagon when she said, “Don’t retreat. Instead – reload!” She also put Rep. Gabby Gifford’s district in crosshairs on her political action map and was not ruffled at all when the congresswoman was later shot. Sarah Palin is one of the most stunning of the GOPs. How this woman can manage to dress herself each morning is beyond my comprehension, as I have known ants with higher IQs. It’s like we handed Kelly Bundy (Married With Children) a gun, shoved her towards Washington and asked her to make laws and policies.
Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said Obama looks like a “skinny ghetto crackhead,” while Fox News host Eric Bolling thought that Representative Maxine Waters needs to “step away from the crack pipe.” Meanwhile Ann Coulter told a CPAC convention, “Voters with forty years of politically correct education are ecstatic to have the first black president. They just love the idea of it, even if we did get Flavor Flav instead of Thomas Sowell.”
One of the most appalling episodes I can recall – that went beyond name-calling – was at the 2012 GOP convention in Florida. Attendees at the convention began throwing nuts at a CNN camerawoman saying, “this is how we feed the animals.” The business of referring to blacks as animals goes back to the 1780’s. I guess Republicans are a bit more backward and “colonial” than I first suspected.
And what about the ones with advance knowledge of Photoshop? How do they weigh in?
As horrible as I find the nut throwing incident, I am dismayed that the GOP then turn their fire on the whole Obama family – including the children.
“We’re being represented by a family of ghetto trash.”
“Looks like a bunch of ghetto thugs. A stain on America.”
“Looks like a typical street whore.”
“What we now are sending the ghetto over to represent us. and if so who the hell is that flea bag who looks to be dragged from the trash dumpster.”
“you could go down any ghetto right now and see exactly the same.”
“could you imagine what world leaders must be thinking seeing this kind of street trash and that we paid for this kind of street ghetto trash to go over there”
“the world must be laughing like mad right now at that we have this kind of street trash in our white house.”
“Wonder when she will have her first abortion.”
“sad isn’t it that we now have ghetto street trash over there representing us in Europe.”
“This disgusting display makes me more and more eager for the revolution.
“They make me sick…. The whole family… mammy, pappy, the free loadin’ mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin’, and especially ‘lil cuz… This is not the America I want representin’ my peeps.”
What kind of people would attack children in this manner? Oh, right, people who “demonize their opponents.”