Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.
“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20110427_11_0_TheOkl298226
This is actually *great* news. For at least ten years, we’ve seen similar comments – and much worse – from Freepers and Red Staters. *Finally* the true racism that is the basis of the modern Conservative Republican party has been liberated into the common political discourse!
It’s Trump that has done this. with his attack of Obama’s educational background and his actual speculation that Obama is an unqualified “Affirmative Action Baby” of no account. Wonderful! Next, he’ll be calling the President “Odumbo” and saying that he thinks that Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Socialist, whose goal is to destroy America.
The rest of the GOP are now liberated to actually spew their vile racist bullpucky all over the airwaves. They will attack the rest of the country for being the *true* racists, because they “don’t want to face the truth.”
The faster we can get these nasty knuckleheads to admit their true beliefs out loud, the faster the GOP loses even more of the Independents and fiscal Conservatives who are appalled by such beliefs. Not only that, but the party’s corporate overlords are going to see a tremendous backlash from consumers of any other color than white. *The NAACP should call for an immediate boycott of every product produced by companies that give money to the GOP.*
Not only will GOP elected officials now use the N-word, but will defend it. “We all know that there are certain African-Americans that are just ‘n-ggers.’ They don’t have jobs, collect welfare for their six kids with six different mothers, and hanfg out all day drinking Night Train and insulting white women. These shiftless no-accounts are exactly what the Democrats’ system of entitlement were designed to create – helpless people who would always vote for the gravy train.”
They finally feel free to express themselves. Some of them will even be elected, from southern states. Florida will produce at least one. The treatment they receive, in the very different world of DC, will make them feel even more embattled. What will the ethnic backgrounds of the people who will be attracted to the Loud and Proud “Non-PC” Republican party? What will be their educational levels, or their incomes? This isn’t what you’d call an “inclusive” marketing tactic – although it will certainly shore up the base.
Yet these are the same people that will expect the Federal Government to come to their rescue as their states are decimated by the rapidly-occurring climate change. Tornadoes and wildfires are the least of it. States like Oklahoma will be losing population in another decade. All those snowbirds, who moved to South Carolina or Florida for the lower taxes, aren’t going to be enamored of living in geographical regions hit by fires, drought, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Combine that with lower levels of services at all levels, and the bloom will definitely be off the Sun Belt States. Migration can flow both ways. About the biggest reason that Floridians wouldn’t be pulling up stakes anytime soon is that their housing market has collapsed so steeply that homeowners are financially stuck where they are.
These population shifts – the shrinking GOP base, and the shrinking populations of the states themselves – are obvious to anyone that does even a cursory demographic analysis. Certainly, they are apparent to the Overlords of the modern GOP. That party is beginning to resemble nothing more than Potemkin Village of partisan support. It is kept alive purely by the millions of dollars in donations that come from corporate sources. It exists purely to enact legislation that will better those Corporate Overlords. Its propaganda arms exist only to sell those policies to the lower 98%, who have no idea what the resulting legislation is doing to them.
The Overlords have to wrap up their control of the American political system *now*, with the 2012 election. Any further delay will mean that their sockpuppet party won’t be able to gather even a minimal number of voters, and will become a true rump party. In order to fire up their base this upcoming election year, the GOP will have to double down on the “PC Backlash” approach they’ve been perfecting since 1990 They’ll have to, essentially, come out of the closet. “We’re present, intolerant, and suck on it.”
They may even drop the pretense that the Confederate treason they so admire was about “States’ Rights”, and admit – nay, defend – the fact that it was about the right to own Negroes.