Unfortunately, these April Fool’s Day political quick hits are all too real.
TEA Party “Operation DINO” Plot Uncovered in Multiple States
A Maryland reporter revealed this week on Huffington Post that a far-right activist plot to deceive voters is not limited to Montana but is also at work in Mississippi and Maryland. Read Jonathan Hutson’s article here.
Candidate Brags About Showing Up at Carbon County Event Advertised with Racist Flyer
When the Carbon County Republicans mailed out the invitation to attend the local Republicans’ annual “Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner” they included 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.”
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. The author of some of the worst material in the flyer is the group’s featured speaker, but that didn’t stop one GOP-er from bragging about being the only candidate to attend. See for yourself: