02 May, 2009

When Racists Attack: House of Representatives Edition

Stay classy, Steve:
Yesterday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took to the House floor for an hour-long speech consisting of tired denunciations of Obama shaking hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and more hysterical complaints about how new hate crime legislation protects gays. During his tirade, King decided to direct part of his vitriol at the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, calling both organizations “separatist groups.”
What the fuck is wrong with Cons? Did they miss their cultural diversity training? Maybe their mommies and daddies didn't tell them it's bad to be racist fuckheads. And it's not like this is an isolated incident: the GOP seems to have declared war on colleagues of color:
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released a fearmongering video, asking if Americans “feel safer” under President Obama. But one image in the video has caused outrage in Congress. After a shot of Obama shaking hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the video cuts to an image of Obama meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
Now, why would they do that, do you think? Maybe trying to imply that the CHC is - what was the terminology, Steve? - a "separatist group."

Or maybe it's just because Boehner, King et al are a bunch of racist fuckheads.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Elected head of state shakes hands with elected head of state" Surely less embarressing than "Presidential Envoy shakes hands with mass murdering dictator while selling him WMD"