Politics and Racism – Why?

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Note to Republicans: Racist “humor,” the Internet, and political ambitions don’t mix. Audra Shay, vice chairman of the Young Republicans and the leading candidate to be elected its chairman on Saturday, is now the latest in a growing list of GOP officials learning this lesson the hard way, based on pictures of a now-deleted Facebook page obtained by The Daily Beast.

“This is still America… freedom of speech and thought is still allowed… for now any ways… and the last time i checked I was a good ole southern boy… and if yur ass is black don’t let the sun set on it in a southern town…”

On Wednesday, Shay—a 38-year-old Army veteran, mother, and event planner from Louisiana who has been endorsed by her governor, Bobby Jindal—was holding court on her Facebook page, initiating a political conversation by posting that “WalMart just signed a death warrant” by “endorsing Obama’s healthcare plan.” At 1:52, a friend named listed as Eric S. Piker, but whose personal page says his actual name is Eric Pike, wrote “It’s the government making us commies… can’t even smoke in my damn car… whats next they going to issue toilet paper once a month… tell us how to wipe our asses…”

Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.”

Eight minutes after that, at 2:02, Shay weighed in on Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.”

The republicans would be much better served by dropping these types. It’s destroying the party. Maybe they’ll have to go the way of the Whigs and the dodo, while giving birth to a not-so-zealous fringe block of voters. Go Go Political Evolution!
Daily Beast

1 thought on “Politics and Racism – Why?

  1. It’s a way to spread Fear,Uncertainty and Doubt. If you have a problem, blame this or that ethnicity instead of taking personal responsibility.

    Ironically, many of these types believe that what they do and say is God’s will. They take a very Machiavellian view of Christianity and wrap it in a political blanket.

    Once upon a time the GOP and the Republican party were two separate entities. That was when it meant something right to be a Republican.

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