August132014
jimrehs:

pbateman13:

he’s wearing a Confederate Flag tie! what can you expect from an ignorant, backwards redneck. probably still believes slavery should be legal. women voters? not in his world!

Wearing a confederate flag, although expressing free speech, is unpatriotic.

jimrehs:

pbateman13:

he’s wearing a Confederate Flag tie! what can you expect from an ignorant, backwards redneck. probably still believes slavery should be legal. women voters? not in his world!

Wearing a confederate flag, although expressing free speech, is unpatriotic.

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August32014

White GOPer Says He Should Be Able To Join Black Caucus Because He’s ‘Fond Of Rap Music’

addictinginfo:

White GOPer Says He Should Be Able To Join Black Caucus Because He’s ‘Fond Of Rap Music’

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New Hampshire state Representative Kyle Trasker (R) and a Republican colleague took to Facebook to lament how unfair it was that white people don’t have their own legislative caucus like other interest groups have . Trasker thought he should be allowed to join the black caucus because he was “fond of rap music” and therefore was privy to African American culture.

Trasker made the comment after…

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August22014

odinsblog:

Surprise! (not really tho)

So much for the GOP’s rebranding😒 The Republican Party is as racist as ever. Using Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy and playing the “aggrieved white person™” is all they’ve got

July162014

mediamattersforamerica:

Gawker:

The glorious, patriotic message appeared on the side of a former Army Reserve warehouse in Westminster, Maryland that’s been named as a potential site for housing undocumented children.

If the phrase “undocumented Democrats” sounds familiar, Rush Limbaugh takes full credit that he “invented that term back in 2010.” 

This is exactly how right-wing media toxifies the immigration debate. Its dehumanizing messaging is being parroted by rabid anti-immigrant protesters around the country, even in the form of xenophobic vandalism. 

Image via Washington Post. 

June182014
June142014
June72014
demnewswire:

Supporters of voter ID motivated by racial bias, study suggests
State legislators who support voter ID laws are motivated in no small part by racial bias, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The study finds strong evidence that “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.”

demnewswire:

Supporters of voter ID motivated by racial bias, study suggests

State legislators who support voter ID laws are motivated in no small part by racial bias, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The study finds strong evidence that “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.”

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May282014
“Writ large, the [GOP’s] Southern strategy sought to drum up white resentment toward the “other” in American society, i.e., minorities, and present the Republican Party as the institution that was on the side of the resentful. We know the results: Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” myth, the launching of his 1980 presidential campaign with a speech on “states’ rights” just outside the Mississippi town where three civil rights volunteers had been martyred, an act that a Republican National Committee member from that state had urged Reagan to take in order to win over “George Wallace inclined voters.” And then, eight years later, George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater gave us Willie Horton, a campaign tactic even Atwater recognized later on required a public apology. A wonderful way for the party that loves to wrap itself in the flag to build a strong sense of national community, right?” Ian Reifowitz, "The Republicans’ Southern Strategy Still Works.  Here’s How Liberals Can Counter It" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

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May252014
republicandoorknob:

The color of conservative politics in America.
Via @occupydemocrats

republicandoorknob:

The color of conservative politics in America.

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3PM
assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for May 24, 2014: John Boehner
By The Daily Edge
The arguments have been made. The economic benefits have been documented. And the polls have been taken.
Americans overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Prominent Republicans—even noted Tea Party leaders—have demanded action. Yet, almost a year after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill, Speaker John Boehner still refuses to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.
Even more shocking, when confronted by Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Boehner claimed that “no one has read” the Senate bill.
Boehner made a pathetic attempt to blame Obamacare for his inaction on immigration reform. But Ramos was having none of that: “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” he demanded.
Boehner, of course, was unable to offer a coherent response.
There is one man in America with the power to advance immigration reform this year. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a clear 6-week window in June-July to call a vote. Yet when told, “You can do it. And you really haven’t done it,” by the nation’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Boehner feebly replied: “I appreciate your opinion,” then moved on to the next question.
For his shameful inaction on immigration reform, compounded by the lies he tells to deflect blame, Speaker John Boehner is Asshole of the Day.
It’s John Boehner’s 7th time as Asshole of the Day: http://assholeoftheday.us/tagged/john-boehner 
Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jorge-ramos-john-boehner-immigration

assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for May 24, 2014: John Boehner

By The Daily Edge

The arguments have been made. The economic benefits have been documented. And the polls have been taken.

Americans overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Prominent Republicans—even noted Tea Party leaders—have demanded action. Yet, almost a year after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill, Speaker John Boehner still refuses to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.

Even more shocking, when confronted by Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Boehner claimed that “no one has read” the Senate bill.

Boehner made a pathetic attempt to blame Obamacare for his inaction on immigration reform. But Ramos was having none of that: “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” he demanded.

Boehner, of course, was unable to offer a coherent response.

There is one man in America with the power to advance immigration reform this year. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a clear 6-week window in June-July to call a vote. Yet when told, “You can do it. And you really haven’t done it,” by the nation’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Boehner feebly replied: “I appreciate your opinion,” then moved on to the next question.

For his shameful inaction on immigration reform, compounded by the lies he tells to deflect blame, Speaker John Boehner is Asshole of the Day.

It’s John Boehner’s 7th time as Asshole of the Day: http://assholeoftheday.us/tagged/john-boehner 

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jorge-ramos-john-boehner-immigration

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