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    quickhits:

Spotted at a Romney rally in Ohio… Man in t-shirt reading “Put The White Back In The White House.” Kinda speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

    quickhits:

    Spotted at a Romney rally in Ohio…

    Man in t-shirt reading “Put The White Back In The White House.”

    Kinda speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

    — 1 year ago with 1858 notes
    #news  #politics  #hate  #racism  #mitt romney  #barack obama  #republican  #election 2012  #blogwire 
    Three-fifths of Milwaukee's black voters have vanished without a trace. →

    steviemcfly:

    The voter purges have resulted in roughly 60% of black voters in that city no longer being registered. That’s 41% of the city’s total votes in 2008. Some perspective on it from reddit user BiscuitCrisps:

    You know, back when I lived in a majority-black voter ward, I got purged from the voter rollsevery single year. And every year, I had to trudge back to the registrar of voters, and show them a driver’s license and two months of utility bills to prove that I still lived where I was registered. It’s why I didn’t vote from 1999-2001. I just got sick of re-proving my residence over and over.

    My first reaction was: “Fucking incompetent bureaucratic machine”

    Then, I moved to a majority-white voter ward … I registeredonce. I haven’t been purged once in the past seven years.

    I used to say: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”.

    I’m now inclined to chalk the purging up to malice.

    This whole thing is fucked.

    Don’t let them get away with it.

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    — 1 year ago with 2671 notes
    #politics  #racism  #election 2012 
    "Let’s say Mitt Romney released 100 years of tax returns tonight,” said Alex Castellanos, a Republican media consultant who advised Romney in 2008. “What do you think the odds are that the Obama campaign would say, ‘Oh great Mitt. Thank you! Now we can put that behind us and move on to more substantive issues like entitlement reform!’ Zero.” Added Castellanos: “I’d advise Mitt to release 10 years of tax returns when Obama releases 10 years of birth certificates."

    This Is CNN’s Soft Birtherism | Media Matters for America

    1. Obama already released his birth certificate, so Castellanos has no legitimate complaint and is just pandering to racists at this point.

    2. How is it even possible to release 10 years of birth certificates? Does Castellanos think Obama was born 10 times?

    (via dendroica)

    Castellanos is an old hand at political attacks. And his loyalty is strictly purchased. He worked for the Bush re-election in 2004, then for Romney in 2008, advising Romney to separate himself from GWB by focusing on “intelligence.” 

    From Wikipedia:

    (via silas216)

    — 1 year ago with 292 notes
    #Alex Castellanos  #CNN  #media  #journamalism  #racism 
    cognitivedissonance:

And maybe peas. I’ve met a lot of two-year-old kids who hate peas.

    cognitivedissonance:

    And maybe peas. I’ve met a lot of two-year-old kids who hate peas.

    (via bioticbootyshaker)

    — 1 year ago with 509 notes
    #racism  #Denis Leary  #truth 
    "The comments reported this morning are a disturbing start to a trip designed to demonstrate Governor Romney’s readiness to represent the United States on the world’s stage. Not surprisingly, this is just another feeble attempt by the Romney campaign to score political points at the expense of this critical partnership. This assertion is beneath a presidential campaign."
    Statement by Vice President Biden, in response to a Romney aide’s “Anglo-Saxon heritage” remark. (via quickhits)

    (Source: 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com, via quickhits)

    — 1 year ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #racism  #mitt romney  #joe biden  #barack obama  #blogwire 
    Not racist though
Related: Bill Maher: the problem with racism is Matt Drudge
On a related note, this was overheard at a Tea Party rally this weekend: Ozark Tea Party board member Inge Marler considers this joke an “ice breaker:”
A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’
After her joke was reported, Marler told the Baxter Bulletin she’d stop using it. Audio of the speech can be heard here.
Just for the record: More white people are on welfare than black people.
image: early-onset-of-night

    Not racist though

    Related: Bill Maher: the problem with racism is Matt Drudge

    On a related note, this was overheard at a Tea Party rally this weekend: Ozark Tea Party board member Inge Marler considers this joke an “ice breaker:”

    A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’
    ‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’
    ‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’
    ‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’

    After her joke was reported, Marler told the Baxter Bulletin she’d stop using it. Audio of the speech can be heard here.

    Just for the record: More white people are on welfare than black people.

    image: early-onset-of-night

    — 1 year ago
    #media  #news  #politics  #wingnuts  #Bill Maher  #conservatives  #Drudge Report  #great white hope?  #ice breaker  #inge marler  #LOL  #Matt Drudge  #Mitt Romney  #ozark tea party  #Racism  #Republicans  #tea party 
    President Obama barely eked out Democratic primary wins in the Crackerbelt (Kentucky and Arkansas) – The president didn’t even have an opponent in Kentucky, but took just 57.9% of the vote, with the remaining more than 42 percent of ballots cast for “uncommitted.” In Arkansas, his unknown opponent, John Wolfe (D), won 41% of the vote. — Politico
So hillbillies in the Crackerbelt aren’t fond of Obama, you say? …Alec MacGillis points us to a map that shows the regions where Obama received a smaller percentage of the vote in 2008 than John Kerry did in 2004. “It is a virtually contiguous band of territory stretching from southwestern Pennsylvania through Appalachia and across the Upland South, finally petering out in north-central Texas. It is, almost to a T, what Colin Woodard… defined as the territory of the ‘Borderlanders’… And look more closely at the map — where was Obama’s 2008 dropoff particularly heavy? In eastern Kentucky and most of Arkansas.” – Political Wire
Did Some Appalachian Whites Oppose Obama Because of His Race?Yes. Of Course – Long before they knew anything about how Obama would govern, or whether he’d make War on Coal, a sizable number of Appalachian whites grabbed anonymous exit poll forms and confirmed that they would vote against the guy because they didn’t like his skin color. Hard to calculate, but not impossible. — Dave Weigel 

    President Obama barely eked out Democratic primary wins in the Crackerbelt (Kentucky and Arkansas) – The president didn’t even have an opponent in Kentucky, but took just 57.9% of the vote, with the remaining more than 42 percent of ballots cast for “uncommitted.” In Arkansas, his unknown opponent, John Wolfe (D), won 41% of the vote. — Politico

    • So hillbillies in the Crackerbelt aren’t fond of Obama, you say? …Alec MacGillis points us to a map that shows the regions where Obama received a smaller percentage of the vote in 2008 than John Kerry did in 2004. “It is a virtually contiguous band of territory stretching from southwestern Pennsylvania through Appalachia and across the Upland South, finally petering out in north-central Texas. It is, almost to a T, what Colin Woodard… defined as the territory of the ‘Borderlanders’… And look more closely at the map — where was Obama’s 2008 dropoff particularly heavy? In eastern Kentucky and most of Arkansas.” – Political Wire
    • Did Some Appalachian Whites Oppose Obama Because of His Race?Yes. Of Course – Long before they knew anything about how Obama would govern, or whether he’d make War on Coal, a sizable number of Appalachian whites grabbed anonymous exit poll forms and confirmed that they would vote against the guy because they didn’t like his skin color. Hard to calculate, but not impossible. — Dave Weigel 
    — 1 year ago
    #news  #politics  #president obama  #demcrats  #cracker belt  #kentucky  #arkansas  #hillbillies  #apppalachia  #borderlands  #racism 
    In a column for the white nationalist site VDARE.com, John Derbyshire (who was fired from National Review recently) offers unqualified praise for white supremacy: […] Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think “White Supremacist” is not bad semantically. White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don’t see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group. As a reminder, this man who now openly praises a racial caste system wrote for one of the nation’s top conservative publications for nearly 12 years. – Think Progress | 
Note: he’s right about one thing: a society run by white Europeans IS one of the better arrangements for white Europeans – just not anyone else. 

    In a column for the white nationalist site VDARE.com, John Derbyshire (who was fired from National Review recently) offers unqualified praise for white supremacy: […] Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think “White Supremacist” is not bad semantically. White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don’t see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group. As a reminder, this man who now openly praises a racial caste system wrote for one of the nation’s top conservative publications for nearly 12 years. – Think Progress | 

    Note: he’s right about one thing: a society run by white Europeans IS one of the better arrangements for white Europeans – just not anyone else. 

    — 1 year ago
    #news  #politics  #john derbyshire  #national review  #white supremacists  #white supremacy  #white Europeans  #racism 
    …
ROMNEY CAN DOG-WHISTLE WITH THE BEST OF THEM. 
Romney appeared on stage in front of this official campaign banner: See, there’s a very racist stereotype about black people being “lazy and shiftless,” and another one that has to do with “welfare queens” who don’t want to work. So when you create a disgusting slogan like this one, it serves as a dog-whistle, stoking white racist anger while also offending every black person in the country. Yeah, it was probably intentional. The Republican Party’s use of theSouthern Strategy is well-documented and verified by actual Republican leaders. 
[Racist Romney Campaign Banner | Bob Cesca]

    ROMNEY CAN DOG-WHISTLE WITH THE BEST OF THEM. 

    Romney appeared on stage in front of this official campaign banner: See, there’s a very racist stereotype about black people being “lazy and shiftless,” and another one that has to do with “welfare queens” who don’t want to work. So when you create a disgusting slogan like this one, it serves as a dog-whistle, stoking white racist anger while also offending every black person in the country. Yeah, it was probably intentional. The Republican Party’s use of theSouthern Strategy is well-documented and verified by actual Republican leaders.

    [Racist Romney Campaign Banner | Bob Cesca]

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #mitt romney  #president obama  #dog whistle  #racism  #obama isn't working  #gop  #republicans  #southern strategy 
    …
MICHELE BACHMANN accuses President Obama of  ‘waving a tar baby in the air’ – ”This is just about waving a tar baby in the air and saying that something else is a problem,” Bachmann told Florida-based conservative news organization Shark Tank on Wednesday. “I have never seen a more irresponsible president who is infantile in the way that he continually blames everyone else for his failure to first diagnose the problem and second to address the problem. It’s always everyone else’s fault,” the Tea Party darling added. The term originates from the “Uncle Remus” stories, in which a doll made of tar and turpentine is used to snare Br’er Rabbit. While “tar baby” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “something from which it is nearly impossible to extricate oneself,” it has long been recognized as a derogatory term for African Americans.

    MICHELE BACHMANN accuses President Obama of  ‘waving a tar baby in the air’ – ”This is just about waving a tar baby in the air and saying that something else is a problem,” Bachmann told Florida-based conservative news organization Shark Tank on Wednesday. “I have never seen a more irresponsible president who is infantile in the way that he continually blames everyone else for his failure to first diagnose the problem and second to address the problem. It’s always everyone else’s fault,” the Tea Party darling added. The term originates from the “Uncle Remus” stories, in which a doll made of tar and turpentine is used to snare Br’er Rabbit. While “tar baby” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “something from which it is nearly impossible to extricate oneself,” it has long been recognized as a derogatory term for African Americans.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #racism  #dog whistling  #michele bachmann  #tar baby  #president obama 
    Here, we can do that for you

    Some funny commentary about the racist Obama bumper sticker currently circulating:

    Just another proud exercise of First Amendment rights: To be fair, I’m sure these aren’t quite the words Mitt Romney would have used, Bill Maher said something racist once, and liberals criticized George Bush.

    Yep. That covers all the typical arguments from the slimy depths of the rightwing psyche. BOTH SIDES DO IT!

    (Source: underthemountainbunker.com)

    — 2 years ago
    #politics  #racism  #bumper sticker  #president obama 
    …
ANTI-OBAMA RACISM IS REAL - A photograph of a bumper sticker that features racist, anti-Obama language has gone viral on Facebook and other social networks. The sticker reads “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012,” in large white type, above smaller text that reads: “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!” The offensive design appears to have originated at a site called Stumpy’s Stickers, where it can be purchased. The site sells variations on the same idea, including another “Don’t Re-Nig” design featuring a caricature of a black man’s face with a missing tooth, a picture of a chimp that reads “Obama 2012,” and another with a drawing of several Ku Klux Klan members that reads “The Original Boys In The Hood.”

    ANTI-OBAMA RACISM IS REAL - A photograph of a bumper sticker that features racist, anti-Obama language has gone viral on Facebook and other social networks. The sticker reads “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012,” in large white type, above smaller text that reads: “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!” The offensive design appears to have originated at a site called Stumpy’s Stickers, where it can be purchased. The site sells variations on the same idea, including another “Don’t Re-Nig” design featuring a caricature of a black man’s face with a missing tooth, a picture of a chimp that reads “Obama 2012,” and another with a drawing of several Ku Klux Klan members that reads “The Original Boys In The Hood.”

    — 2 years ago with 12 notes
    #news  #politics  #racists  #racism  #president obama 
    To all the Birthers: Where’s your God now?
President Obama releases his LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE:
Of course everyone already knows the  long form birth certificate the birthers have been screaming for won’t  be good enough either. The racists Teaparty Republican  Birthers and their Birther King (Trump) will now ask for video footage  of the birth. Or a ‘circumcision certificate.’ OR A FUNCTIONAL TIME  MACHINE so that they may return to Hawaii on August 4, 1961 at 7:24 PM  to view the birth personally. What? You can’t give us a time machine? Obviously born in Kenya!

    To all the Birthers: Where’s your God now?

    President Obama releases his LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

    Of course everyone already knows the long form birth certificate the birthers have been screaming for won’t be good enough either. The racists Teaparty Republican Birthers and their Birther King (Trump) will now ask for video footage of the birth. Or a ‘circumcision certificate.’ OR A FUNCTIONAL TIME MACHINE so that they may return to Hawaii on August 4, 1961 at 7:24 PM to view the birth personally. What? You can’t give us a time machine? Obviously born in Kenya!

    — 2 years ago with 4 notes
    #news  #politics  #birth certificate  #birther king  #birthers  #donald trump  #Hawaii  #long form birth certificate  #President Obama  #Racism  #released  #White House 

    stfuconservatives:

    alexholzbach:

    The FSU College Republicans hosted an affirmative action bake sale to show how discriminatory the policy is.

    Just as educational institutions (and even some employers) split their applicants up and give them different advantages or disadvantages based solely on the color of their skin, we did the same. We gave full cookies to blacks and Hispanics, half cookies to whites and quarter cookies to Asians.

    The protest went off without a hitch, save the occasional expletive-infused attack by campus liberals. SGA and the University didn’t get involved, which is good considering these types of events have been shut down by liberal administrations throughout the country.

    We had many respectful and logical debates and changed a lot of people’s minds with the literature we gave out. I’ll post a copy of that sheet when I get it back. 

    Anyway, here are a few pictures that I promised I’d put up. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any of myself. Nonetheless, you get the idea.

    Jaw-dropping.

    The image of a bunch of self-satisfied white kids handing a Black person a cookie and screaming “I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY NOW!!!” is probably a lot more evocative than they realize.

    ….

    utmb: When racism no longer exists, we won’t need affirmative action. Until then …well, the Tea Party can easily demonstrate why there may still be a need:

    http://images2.fanpop.com/images/soapbox/barack-obama_6000_1.jpg?cache=1225154735

     



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    But, according to them, they’re NOT RACIST! In fact, I’d bet these people feel they “had many respectful and logical debates and changed a lot of people’s minds" during their demonstrations as well. 

    — 3 years ago with 576 notes
    #racism  #affirmative action  #college republican bake sales  #tea party