Friday, January 06, 2012

Michael Steeles’s Racist Party

“Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal (R-Hutchinson) apologized Thursday for forwarding an email referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and comparing her to the Grinch.”

Mrs. YoMama?
He said Thursday he was sorry to those he offended, adding that he missed the text in the body of the email. He said, however, that the picture "made me laugh." Earlier his communications director defended him, saying that political cartoons are a "part of American culture."
Don’t you just love it, how these racist ratbastards don’t even have the decency to issue an honest apology? How many times have we seen Michael’s racist colleagues qualify their “apology” with a “sorry to THOSE … offended”? Amazing how these cro-magnum REPUBLICAN RACISTS just don’t GET IT, STILL. To them, the “apology” is a chore, a required burdensome bow to political correctness, rather than something they approach with the clear knowledge that what they did was wrong and compels them to issue an unambiguous apology.

This is the 21st century. It’s GROTESQUELY OUTRAGEOUS that this paleo-racist’s “communications director” (?) should defend the Kansas Speaker’s e-mail saying that political cartoons are a “part of American culture.” RIGHT. That’s exactly correct. Ugly racism in political cartoons has long been an infamous “part of American culture,” from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama:
Lincoln Pictured as a Monkey Holding The Emancipation Proclamation to Rupert Murdoch's Despicable NY Post Cartoon.
This is JAW-DROPPING IGNORANCE. This is evidence of how deeply ingrained racism is part of American culture, of today’s Republican Party and its xenophobic, homophobic, racist constituencies. Every single day, we see despicable racist and homophobic eruptions on the campaign trail, from Romney to Santorum to Gingrich. I don’t understand. I DON’T UNDERSTAND how anyone with a conscience and a brain can belong to, or support a party such as this.

Here’s your song, Michael Steele:

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