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A white supremacy group leader who has called for a “peaceful ethnic cleansing” that would clear parts of North America for only white people was profiled on the Rachel Maddow show this week.
Here’s the clip:
The Human Rights Network has done some research on this group, which calls itself the National Policy Institute.
In 2011, they held an event at the National Press Club to release its report called “Majority Strategy: Why the GOP Must Win White America.” The report urged the Republican Party to “reach in” to its base of white voters instead of “reaching out” to minorities. The report told the GOP to embrace immigration restrictions, end civil rights laws, and stop all forms of affirmative action.
The group’s leader, Richard Spencer, recently moved the group from Georgia to Whitefish. He says: “It is perfectly feasible for a white state to be established on the North American continent,” adding, “I have a dream.”
If you thought the offensive, racist antics from the U.S. presidential race were behind us, you haven’t been to Columbia Falls lately. A racist slogan beloved by TEA Partiers was posted on a pawn shop sign, KTVQ reported, advertising one of the TEA Party’s favorite bumper stickers, which could be obtained within. You can see a picture of the sign on the KTVQ website.
The sign and the sticker say “Don’t Re-Nigg in 2012″. The word Re-nigg, which the dim bulbs that created the message seemed to think was a clever play on the word renege mixed with the racial epithet n*word, takes anti-Obama sentiment to a disgusting new level.
To be fair, the TEA party claims there are no racists in its ranks, so these are surely garden variety Republicans.
Of course, others have already pointed out that the bumper sticker being sold isn’t just offensive, but also really stupid. That’s because if you ‘Don’t Renege in 2012′ it actually means you re-elect President Obama. Perhaps the TEA Party figured this out, as the site selling the bumper stickers has been taken down and the Pawn Plus shop has changed its sign.
The email contained a joke about Obama, the implication of which is that Obama’s mother got knocked up with the future president after attending a party at which many black men were present. These attendees were such animals, the punchline goes, that Obama’s mother tells her son “just consider yourself lucky you don’t bark.”
The peachiest part of this story is Cebull’s bungled but hilarious response when questioned by a reporter. Cebull says yes,
“the e-mail is racist, but I didn’t send it as racist….I did not forward it because of the racist nature of it. Although it is racist, I’m not that way, never have been.”
And the creepiest part of the story is the original email from Cebull, which he sent when he sent along the racist joke to his trailer park acquaintances.
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.”
“Touching” is not how most people would describe the joke, unless perhaps you are a judge who also moonlights for the KKK on nights and weekends.
And, as is often the case in these situations, Richard Cebull (perhaps he goes by “Dick”) did not apologize for sending the email. Rather, he more narrowly apologized “to anyone that was offended.”
Meet Drew Turiano, “TEA Party Conservative Republican” candidate for Governor in the Montana Republican Primary.
Turiano apparently believes that the ideas he espouses need no longer be confined to white supremacy sites. He sent out a mass mailer this week saying (among other crazy things) that his problem is no longer only with the undocumented and the “many murderers, rapists, and thieves in that group.” Turiano urges that the target must be shifted to legal immigrants.
I can hear the GOP defending their man Turiano now, “You can’t call him a racist, he’s not saying that non-white people are bad.” No, Drew Turiano is only saying that they caused “severe damage” to our “culture, customs, neighborhoods, crime rate, English language, schools, health care system and the general economic health of America” is all.
This ad against CA Congressional candidate Janice Hahn is being called the most racist, sexist political ad in history. But this is bad on so many levels. See for yourself. Youtube pulled the ad, but it is available on the video podcast below by The Young Turks.
The video was found to be produced by Ladd Ehlinger for a conservative political group called Turn Right USA, the same people who made this ad.