Archive for April, 2011

We’ve had a lot of fun here since the Tea Party has turned out to be the joke that writes itself. Sometimes though we wince more than we laugh, and this is one of those times.

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, a Republican, has abandoned the oblique racist references that serve as dog whistles to the Tea Party / GOP base and has come right out and laid her racism bare:

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.” – Sally Kern

That’s right Sally, it’s because they’re lazy that blacks end up in prison or on the dole.

When and where did this bigoted Tea Bagger make this stunning proclaimation? In a private email to other Tea Baggers? Nope. On the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives in middle of the arguing for a constitutional amendment seeking to ban affirmative action programs in the state! I am not making that up.  Sally Kern’s racist rant is now immortalized in Oklahoma’s congressional record. More mainstream (meaning sane) Republicans have been wisely distancing themselves from Kern for at least two years now. To date none of her constituents in her district have called for her to step down, meaning to a large degree they support her in what she said. Racists voting in racists, it appears.

This is not the first controversy this racist douchenozzle has raised. Sally Kern is a committed theocrat who believes God told her to run for office and her bigotry extends beyond blacks to gays and non-Christians. Kern publicly and proudly blames the nation’s current economic and other problems on gays, abortion, divorce, and all around lack of Christian faith. In 2008 this asshat claimed that homosexuality is more dangerous to America than “terrorism or Islam.” Amazing.

How many more Tea Bagger bogey men, and hate, can a  racist Tea Party pinhead fit into one idea? Judging by recent events, Sally Kern is determined to find out.

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Another Tea Bagger reveals their true self. And she’s a GOP official and luminary.

Birther, prominent Tea Party activist, and California GOP party officialMarilyn Davenport, emailed this racist image of Obama to fellow GOP officals.

Davenport captioned this as “Now you know why no birth certificate.”

But remember, there are no racists in the Tea Party, according to Tea Partiers. Or bigoted homophobes.

A former California GOP chairman says that the email is Davenport’s third strike. He’s is calling for her resignation, citing two previous incidents in which Davenport defended the racist actions of two fellow Orange County conservatives. Another is calling for an ethics investigation. So this particular Tea Bagger has a history of racism… We’re all soooo surprised.

And this pissy epistle is how Davenport excuses her racism:

Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people–mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it. … I will NOT resign my central committee position over this matter that the average person knows and agrees is much to do about nothing.

“I have friends who are black…” Seriously Marilyn? Could you possibly be more tone deaf? Or predictable.

Not satisfied with run-of-the-mill douchebaggery, Davenport upped the crazy and came out swinging at whichever of the recipients who objected to her racism: Marilyn sent another email to fellow California wingnut activists demanding to know the identity of “the coward” who supplied the press with a copy of her offensive email! Nice work, Marilyn. You shameless bigot.

How many other unhinged, racist, whackjobs are lurking in the Tea Party’s ranks? The GOP? Experience (and the examples here) indicate many, many more, and we expect to be here covering them for a very long time.