Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 9 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Republicans Say the Darndest Things

Author 16810
Message Kathy Malloy
Become a Fan
  (56 fans)

Reprinted from Mike Malloy


(Image by Benjamin Cole)   Details   DMCA
>

Another Republican staffer has shown his true colors and been forced to resign in disgrace. It's becoming a meme. This time it's Benjamin Cole, senior aide to Rep. Aaron Schock (insert pun here) of Illinois. Cole is a racist who likes to post insensitive comments on his Facebook page, which also makes him an idiot.

ABC has this:

"Cole posted a series of videos and comments on October 13, 2013 mocking two African-Americans outside his apartment in Washington DC, comparing them to zoo animals. About two months later, Cole took to Facebook to report witnessing a shooting of 'one of the hood rats on my street' by 'another hood rat.'

"Buzzfeed also found a post from August 16, 2010 where Cole suggested that a mosque be built on the White House grounds to give President Obama a 'house of worship.'"

I'm surprised Cole didn't use his zoo analogy for the President's House of Worship. Dang, he's a racist and not a very clever or creative one at that.

What's it been, two weeks since the GOP censured Michigan committeeman Dave Agema for referring to "filthy" homosexuals and supporting Russia's anti-homosexual policies, questioning what Muslim Americans have contributed to society, and suggesting that his followers read white supremacist articles he called "very interesting" which claim that "blacks can't conjugate verbs."

The week before that it was House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R/LA), a self-proclaimed Klansman David Duke fan who twice voted against a Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. When a 2002 speech he gave to a white supremacist group surfaced last month, the GOP standard bearers didn't even bat a lily-white eyelash.

It's like the GOP is regressing into the racist attitudes of the Barry Goldwater days. It's almost as if these pasty white men don't even acknowledge the Civil Rights movement. Dr. King could deliver the same speeches today and they would be just as relevant as they were almost 50 years ago.

And yet, they swept the November elections and are poised to place one of their pasty white ilk in the Oval Office in 2016. The message is clear -- they don't care about minority voters and don't think they need to represent them in Washington.

Again -- will we ever learn?

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Kathy Malloy Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Saving Earth

Brain Damage...

March of the Mysogynists

Crooked Hillary

Insult to Injury

The Grinch Who Stole Health Reform