The Carbon County Republicans have mailed out a treatise which claims that it is the Republican Party which fights racism and that the TEA Party movement is not indeed packed with racists–but also that President Obama is being allowed to “get away with giving the American people the finger” because: “He is black.”
Carbon County Republicans said they purposefully chose Black History Month to distribute their racist diatribe, because “all Americans should have access to many viewpoints.”
The missive begins with the ridiculous claim that it is the Republican Party that it is the party that fights racism, and that the TEA Party has been falsely portrayed as attracting racists to its folds.
Then, one finds an essay with the following beliefs, proudly endorsed with the official “Paid for by the Carbon County Republican Central Committee” seal.
The Carbon County GOP flyer calls President Obama “the shiny golden black man” and a “Trojan Horse” which led to a”vicious, bloody slaughter of every value, freedom, and institution we Americans hold dear, launching the end of America as we know it.”
“So how can Obama get away with giving the American people the finger?” this letter to local Republicans reads, “The answer. He is black.” And this:
…deceived Americans embraced the progressives’ young, handsome, articulate, and so-called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusations of being a racist nation.
You can download the garbage mailer here. It’s an invitation to attend the local Republicans’ annual “Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner”– and the author of some of the worst material in the flyer is the group’s featured speaker.
To be sure, the state GOP will no doubt try to claim that the Carbon County Republicans are simply reprinting (and facilitating the mass distribution of) racially charged materials written by somebody else (who they’ve invited to keynote their annual fundraiser. ) The opening, and the choice to include these sentiments, are the Carbon County GOP’s own.
Their silly arguments, about Lincoln and slavery and so on, are often used by Republicans as supposed proof of their party’s abhorrence of racism. But, as anyone knows, it’s pure nonsense because the party’s have long since reconstituted. The Democrats and Republicans of today bear no more resemblance to the Democrats and Republicans of a hundred years ago, or even 50 years go, than do modern Egyptians to ancient Egyptians.
As the 20th century progressed and a succession of Democratic presidents began voicing their support for civil rights, culminating with the signing of the Civil Rights Act by Lyndon Johnson, the two parties gradually realigned and the racists departed the Democratic Party and ended up in the Republican Party, while blacks went over to the Democratic Party.
And that’s how it stands today. For this reason, when somebody in Montana makes a joke about how blacks like watermelon; or makes an Obama effigy on Halloween out of a pumpkin in blackface; or sells bumper stickers that say “Don’t Re-Nigg in 2012“; or calls the President a Kenyan; or is running for office and member of the National Socialist Party; or wears a confederate flag, or says that the south was right during the civil war; or is a Klansman running for Congress; or is a federal judge who sends racist emails; or produces a documentary about how Obama’s secret plan is to start a race war; or distributes racist flyers about Indians; or is a U.S. Senator and says “It’s a hell of a challenge” when asked by a constituent, “Senator Burns, how can you live back there in D.C., with all them [n-words]?”–these Montanans are always Republicans, without fail.
Intelligent Discontent also has a post up on this that you should go read.