Posts tagged Racist
Posts tagged Racist
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recent interview with the Arizona Republic regarding his sixth term as sheriff.
Did anyone just flash back to professional blowhard Donald Trump talking about how he gets along great with “the blacks?” It’s like they employ the same subtly racist, drunken uncle to write their talking points. Or they just do it themselves.
And note Arpaio is in his SIXTH term in a county with a large Hispanic and Latino population, and he says, Boy, I’d sure like to meet some Hispanics! He’s met Hispanic people, we all know that. The only back room Arpaio prefers to meet Hispanics in is a holding cell of the Maricopa County Jail. And instead of a beer, it’s the business end of a baton and a rotten bologna sandwich. Just Google “Joe Arpaio” and “civil rights lawsuit” – it’s enough reading to keep you occupied for weeks.
I have a solution: Stop voting this old racist into office, clean house staff-wise, and I have a feeling ethnic and race relations in Maricopa County will improve.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) made a point about the potential for racial profiling in Arizona’s anti-immigration law on Wednesday by challenging members of the House to look at a series of photographs and determine which of the people were immigrants and which were citizens.
In a 5-4 ruling earlier this week, the the Supreme Court found that three out of four provisions of the Arizona law were unconstitutional because they were preempted federal laws. The court upheld that police could be required to inquire about immigration status when they stop suspects, but it left open the possibility of future challenges once that portion of the law was finally implemented.
"In Arizona today, all that stands between you and a legal nightmare is whether a police officer feels that there is a reasonable suspicion to inquire about your country of origin," Gutierrez explained. "Yet, Arizona politicians will tell you — with a straight face, no less — that they can apply this law without racial profiling, without assuming that someone named Gutierrez isn’t less likely to be in this country legally than someone named Smith. That’s an amazing skill!"
"I’m sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country," the congressman said. "Oh, wait a minute. I’m sorry. Because I’m not a trained Arizona official, I somehow got that backwards. Actually, Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada learn about his adopted country. Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers," Gutierrez warned.
Indeed. Paging Joe Arpaio…
"When do I get a month? Oh wait I’m a straight white Christian man who doesn’t take government money from Obozo! Lol! Happy *insert over-priveleged homo minority here* month!"
Sigh. Hi there, former classmate from Ohio.
1. Dude, pretty sure every month is your month. Just sayin’.
2. I just can’t. There’s so much wrong, and your own mother called you “insensitive” for posting this.
And it’s plain racist. Racist is a better explanation. After his mother commented, he deleted it.
I defriended him, and sent a message basically saying what I just said here.
"Your just racist because liberals bring race into everything. Conservatives don’t care about race."
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett proving he’s an even bigger jackass than I thought. When asked about his comments later, Bennett replied, “I have no personal knowledge about what happened.” But he’ll sure pretend he does!
I had emailed Bennett previously about the whole “I’m not a birther, I just play one on TV" thing. He never responded. Total shock, I know. I had to email him again about this egregiously racist claim.
And yes, I call it racist because this is the second time he’s attempted to tie Barack Obama to being Kenyan (or pretending to be Kenyan) in some way — supposedly in the name of vetting him — yet Mittbot™ escapes the same scrutiny. Remember when George W. Bush used to crack jokes about being a C student at Yale? Imagine Barack Obama doing that.
Go on. Imagine it.
It drives these people up the wall that Barack Obama, a charismatic black man, not only succeeded at an Ivy League University, but went on to have a successful career as a professor and became president. Not to mention he wouldn’t have to spend money to have college records sealed because of privacy law.
In other words, clutch the pearls and pray to all the angels and baby Jesus, because there’s an intruding BLACK man in our WHITE House. </sarcasm>
The cherry on top of this racist sundae is Bennett has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2014. It’s never too late to start pandering to your base.
Anyhow, here’s my email to Ken Bennett. If you’d like to email him too, his email is email@example.com
Dear Mr. Bennett,
I previously wrote you regarding your dabbling in birtherism. To refresh your memory, please view the email here: http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/23321374521/my-email-to-ariz-secretary-of-state-ken-bennett
I was thrilled to see you finally back off the pursuit of Barack Obama’s birth certificate after Hawaii satisfied your desires. However, I do believe you should investigate whether or not Mitt Romney is a robot. This is a very real possibility. View the evidence here, here, and here. I have just as much evidence that Romney is a robot as Sheriff Joe Arpaio has that Obama was born in Kenya. But no matter…
I am writing regarding your recent comments about Obama lying about being born in Kenya in order to get into college. You said:
[Obama is] just very, very scary. Now, I know there’s a lot of people that are very skeptical as to whether he was born in Hawaii. Personally I believe that he was. I actually believe he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.
First off, citation needed. Second, I heard a rumor you lied about being a gay Chinese Buddhist from Lincoln, Neb. in order to get into Arizona State University. In reality, you’re a straight white Mormon from Tucson, Ariz. BORING. No wonder you lied.
Please refute these allegations, or else I will assume they are true. After all, I have as much evidence as Arpaio regarding Obama’s birthplace, and just as much evidence about your college attendance as you do about Obama’s. Also, would your office please call for Romney to refute the allegation that he lied about being a human being to get into Harvard.
Rick Santorum seems to catch himself right before calling President Barack Obama a nigger at about 15 seconds into the video.
Glen Coco at Vice has the scoop:
This is presidential candidate Rick Santorum (holy shit does that look scary written down) delivering a speech in Janesville, Wisconsin a couple of days ago. And, as you can see in the above video, it seems like he might have been on the verge of calling Obama a “nigger”… Santorum’s rolling out the racist gaffes about once a quarter so far in 2012, after this slip of the tongue back in January. (He was actually saying “blah people”, guys! Duhhh.)
Wow. I’m really not sure how he could walk this back, but honestly, with today’s GOP migrating backwards in time, I’m not sure he needs to walk it back.
And that is so very depressing.
Because all African Americans are unemployed and on welfare.
Ladies and gentlemen: Newt Gingrich.
Because the African-American community won’t resent an old rich white man telling them what to do at all. It’s not like that’s ever happened. Never in history has any group of old, white men thought they knew best for the African-American community at all. The African-American community is saved now that Newt Gingrich is coming to their rescue. </sarcasm>