01 September, 2009

But Really, They're Not Racists!

In fact, the Cons and their followers are so not-racist that they can't even recognize a patently racist phrase when they utter one:
Let's call this another setback for the Republican Party's outreach to minority communities.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins offered encouragement to conservatives at a town hall forum that the Republican Party would embrace a "great white hope" capable of thwarting the political agenda endorsed by Democrats who control Congress and President Barack Obama.


A spokesperson for the freshman GOP Kansan said "great white hope" was not intended to express a preference for any "race, creed or any background." A statement from the lawmaker's office said Jenkins "apologizes for her choice of words."
Just one slight problem with that claim:

The latest bigotrix, Kansas' Lynn Jenkins, spent the weekend gnawing off her leg to escape the trap she set for herself:

Alas, The Ottawa (Kans.) Herald finds one reason to doubt Jenkins's excuse. A month ago, the freshman lawmaker supported a resolution that included the very phrase "great white hope" in a historical context that made clear its origin.

In late July, the House of Representatives passed, by unanimous consent, a measure urging the president to pardon heavyweight champion boxer Jack Johnson, whose career brought him success in the ring and racist vitriol outside of it. Included in the resolution, which passed on July 29, was the following phrase:

"Whereas the victory by Jack Johnson over Tommy Burns prompted a search for a White boxer who could beat Jack Johnson, a recruitment effort that was dubbed the search for the 'great white hope.'

Would you like a fire extinguisher for those pants, Ms. Jenkins?

Perhaps she'd also like a nice bumper sticker for her car?


Gee, wonder if Todd bought one of these for Sarah's SUV.

The ever-intrepid Shannyn Moore tweeted this yesterday:

Can you smell the cross burning yet? This is for sale at the AK state fair...I'm not proud.

But I'm sure the person who created that has a black friend, so it's really not racist at all. It never is in the minds of that sad lot of fuckwits.

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