Democratic Sen. Andrew Rice of Oklahoma City blasted Kern in uncertain terms:
I strongly condemn the reprehensible racist and sexist comments made by Rep. Sally Kern yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives. Such immoral beliefs have no place in a civilized society. I am shocked that a member of the legislature would show such disrespect and mean-spiritedness by expressing such antiquated and bigoted views.Good for Rice, pushing back against ignorance. And here's one more good point from Rice, who notes Kern's recurring tendency:
Representative Kern has shown a pattern of expressing demagoguery, and I know of no instance where a fellow Republican has ever condemned her.Rice gets it right: Kern has indeed shown "a pattern of expressing demagoguery." Remember her attack last year on gays, people she said were more dangerous than terrorists.
Yes, Sooner fans, Rep. Kern is a true Oklahoma redneck: intolerant, unsophisticated, boorish and just plain mean.