Thursday, April 5, 2012

Republican Racism Review: Hate Crimes, Trayvon Martin, and White Supremicists

Real button handed out at the
Texas Republican State Convention
If you start keeping your eyes open for them, there are a terrifying number of news stories about Republicans being racist:
  • An Iraqi mother of five was beaten to death in San Diego.  The note left by her killer read "Go back to your country, you terrorist."  And across the country an unarmed child was gunned down by a man who'd been muttering racist slurs moments before shooting him.  I wonder how Republicans have been reacting to that:
  • A New Orleans Police officer was suspended for posting on Facebook while on duty about the shooting: "Act like a Thug Die like one!" and in response to someone who was offended "come on down to our town with a "Hoodie" and you can join Martin in HELL and talk about your racist  stories :-P."
  • But at least no one could have predicted that Florida's insane Stand Your Ground law would lead to racially motivated killings......wait a second.
  • Shifting gears a bit, Sheriff Joe thinks the Birther coverup is "bigger than Watergate."  Missouri State Rep. Wanda Brown is "tired of being called racist" just because she doubts the President is actually a citizen and helped pass legislation requiring Presidential candidates release their birth certificate.  Good luck with that.

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