What Are Republicans Made Of? Snips And Snails And Puppy Dog Racism

Republicans have been playing the race card in local and national politics ever since Dickie Nixon came up with the so-called Southern Strategy. That was nothing more than an appeal to the Southern racists who hated civil rights legislation that told them they had to give up their favorite hobby of lynching and castrating black people, or as they called them, Negroes or niggers.

And it worked. It’s worked for decades. It’s worked so well that they can’t give it up. They used it against Harold Ford in Tennessee in 2006. Successfully. They use it every chance they get. They want to get the country back to the important business of lynching niggers, whether figuratively in elections or in reality, from the nearest commemorative Emmett Till lamp post.

And now that a black man (or, if you will, a white man who had a black father) is not only running for President, but is likely to win that election, the Republicans just can’t restrain themselves. They can’t help it. They’re like meth addicts. Their teeth are rotted out, their hearts are screwed up, their brains are miswired and misfiring, but they’ve just got to have more of that drug of racism.

The latest slam comes from a little pisspot whose proclaimed goal is the destruction of the Federal government, one Grover Norquist, a nasty piece of work who never met a government program that he didn’t want to destroy unless it aided the well-off and the wealthy and abused the working people and the poor.

From the Los Angeles Times, during an interview he gave them:

Norquist dropped by The Times’ Washington bureau today and, as part of his negative critique of Obama’s liberal stances on economic issues and other matters, he termed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee “John Kerry with a tan.”

The Times’ writer added:

Since Norquist isn’t running for anything, he can get away with such remarks…

Well, no, not around here the little jerk can’t.

If little Grover had said Senator Obama was a ‘black John Kerry’, that would have been okay, or an ‘African American John Kerry’, that would have been okay. That would have been descriptive and actually would confer some admiration and stature to both men.

But John Kerry with a tan?

No, not okay, Grovey, not okay. That’s sleazy racism. That’s a deliberate insult to black people, to Obama, and even to Kerry for including him in your slur.

You don’t have to balls to stand face-to-face with Senator Obama and call him “John Kerry with a tan”.

And The Lion bets you have neither the grace nor the courage nor the self-awareness to apologize face-to-face to the man.

Grover Norquist is an important little man in Conservative politics. The big guns of Conservatism meet with him every week, like some sort of tin god that they worship because he tells them how to bring down the United States Government and replace it with a Conservative Utopia where everybody carries a gun, people with money get whatever they want, and people who work or are poor get to die in the streets because they can’t afford to walk into the emergency room.

In reality, Norquist is an ugly, graceless, mean-spirited, narrow-minded, bigoted little man. And apparently not too bright either.

In other words, the perfect Republican.


2 Responses

  1. Hey,

    Great comment today at CommonDreams.

    Ken of the Buffalo.



  2. My wesbiste is peoplesproclamation.com…

    I recommend the site, “Money Matters” by Elaine something….


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