Monday, June 15, 2009

South Carolina Moron: Bonehead GOP Quote of the Day

Those wonderfully enlightened South Carolina Republicans are so clever. And they are never, ever the least bit racist. Except when they are. 

Here's the latest wit and wisdom from the Palmetto State: 

A high-ranking South Carolina Republican activist has issued an apology after comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a gorilla.

Rusty DePass, a former chairman of the Richland County Republican Party, made the comments in a friend’s Facebook status update line after a gorilla was reported to have escaped from Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo.

According to FitsNews, the status line read: “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless.”

DePass told the Associated Press that he made the comment in reference to President Barack Obama’s views on evolution.

Oh, right! It's all about evolution. Of course. That makes so much sense. 


Tulsan said...

That is the kind of s--t Southern GOPers say when they think there is nobody here but us chickens.

Remember George "Macaca" Allen in Virginia? It sank his candidacy. Dumbas$$e$.

Man of the West said...

So true, so true, so true. Of course, being a racist need not be a barrier to political success amongst Democrats, so perhaps Mr. DePass could call up Senator Byrd and ask for some pointers as to exactly how it's done.

Again, y'all seem utterly oblivious to the reality that you live in a glass house. It requires not 2 seconds googling to find racist insults leveled against Condoleezza Rice. You've elevated a Klansman to the Senate. It was Southern Democrats that favored the institution of slavery and fought so hard, initially, against equal treatment of blacks. It is not hard to find this out. You are simply more interested in implying that this idiot's words reflect racist attitudes on the part of the whole Republican Party. If leaving that impression requires forgetting your party's history, both distant and recent, that seems not to be a problem.

I have to give ol' "Sheets" Byrd credit for something, though: it's he that's been most vocal about the very questionable constitutional status of President Obama's czars. Whatever else you can say about him, he's not without the courage to speak up.

Tulsan said...

MotW, you own a remarkable set of scales. If a block of lead is placed on one side, you are able to counterbalance it with a BB.

Tulsan said...

Those Southern Democrats you mention became Republicans beginning in 1964, the year the Civil Rights Act passed, through Nixon's successful "Southern Strategy."

Today's GOP is without doubt the home of a great preponderance of the "bigot community."

Tulsan said...

The latest bigotry from Pat Buchanan:

"Thus, Sotomayor got into Princeton, got her No. 1 ranking, was whisked into Yale Law School and made editor of the Yale Law Review -- all because she was a Hispanic woman. And those two Ivy League institutions cheated more deserving students of what they had worked a lifetime to achieve, for reasons of race, gender or ethnicity.

"This is bigotry pure and simple. To salve their consciences for past societal sins, the Ivy League is deep into discrimination again, this time with white males as victims rather than as beneficiaries.

"One prefers the old bigotry. At least it was honest, and not, as Abraham Lincoln observed, adulterated 'with the base alloy of hypocrisy.'"


Buchanan says that "one" prefers the old bigotry? Why not go ahead and say "I prefer the old bigotry," Pat?

"White males as victims" - the credo of the GOP.