Friday, June 04, 2010

Racists? What racists?

Friday, Friday. What, were it not for Friday?

Just to hone the point I tried to make yesterday...

Republican State Representative Jake Knotts of Lexington, South Carolina
State Sen. Jake Knotts, R-Lexington, used the word, "raghead" to describe Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Rep. Nikki Haley, also of Lexington County, and President Barack Obama during an online political talk show Thursday evening.

Haley is of Indian descent. Obama, who is bi-racial, has an African father and white mother.

Knotts, who supports Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer in the Republican primary battle, said, “We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion,” according to several people at the live broadcast of "Pub Politics."

State Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd issued a statement, calling on Knotts to apologize.
  --from The State
You know you've stepped in it when even the Republican Party of South Carolina wants you to apologize.

I wrote a little note to Representative Knotts myself:  "You have sullied yourself in the eyes of the nation with your ill-informed 'raghead' remarks.  Take pride in your ignorance!  At this point, what else have you got?"

I hope I didn't hurt his feelings.

But here's the rub:  there are people who will view Jake Knotts as a hero because of this.  I know some of them myself.  You know them, too, dear reader.

Wear that tea-bag with pride, Republican!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's really a shame that you are throwing Tea Party "members" in with scumbags like him.
We're not all racist. In fact, of the group we belong to, not one person is a racist. I've known most of the people for many, many years. No one in the group would tolerate that BS.
You know, we have to be open minded to the fact that all Democrats are not socialists, or Marxists. Even if they are, they're not all violent. You should realize the same. We're not all Republicans either. Many are too open minded to be Republican.
Just saying :)