Top 9 Most Racist Things Republicans Have Done Since President Obama Has Been In Office

Let’s start by pointing the finger at Jan Brewer.

Last night, I had a dream. But unlike MLK’s, mine wasn’t about forgiveness and civility. In it, the dignified and decorous First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, was running toward two people standing near Air Force One. While doing so, she was stepping out of her Manolo Blahnik shoes, peeling off her Loro Piana cardigan, pulling out her Roberto Coin earrings, rubbing Vaseline on her face, and yelling “Oh no she didn’t. Oh no she didn’t.” And as soon as she got past her husband and was within arm’s length of Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, she proceeded to slap the shit outta her. But, alas, it was just a dream.

However, what precipitated Mrs. Obama’s actions in my dream was quite real. On January 25th, while walking across the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport tarmac, U.S. President Barack Obama was publicly accosted by the governor who shoved a letter toward him, lectured him about immigration, and then pointed her finger directly in the face of the leader of the free world. Afterward, she told the media that this incident, which was actually nothing more than an amateurish grandstanding not-ready-for-prime-time book-selling contrivance, resulted from an immigration dispute she had with President Obama at a White House meeting in 2010. Although in a press conference immediately after that meeting she had described him as “cordial” and “positive,” she later lied in her book by claiming that he had been “condescending.” When that contradiction came up at the airport, she angrily gave him the photo-op finger.

Shortly thereafter, she told reporters that the President was a “thin-skinned,” meaning black-skinned, person whom she “felt a little bit threatened” by. Threatened? Did she really say that? Yes. She did. Well, come to think about it, she does have a point. After all, the only thing that handsome black Harvard law school grads who are married to model-caliber wives and who’ve been elected to the highest office in the land really want to do in the presence of TV cameras and reporters is to ravish stunning Angelina Jolie-looking white female governors. If such “thin-skinned” and “felt threatened” language under these particular circumstances is not some coded or dog-whistle racist language, then nothing is. Never in the entire history of America has anything like this ever been done to or said about any other president by any governor.

When questioned about the disrespectful finger-pointing, she again lied, this time by claiming that she “was trying to be very, very gracious” because she “respect(s) the office of the president and … (therefore) would never be disrespectful in that manner.” She’s a racist, bald-faced liar—and not just about this. Back on June 25, 2010, again on TV, she fomented fear against allegedly frightening and dangerous men of color in connection with immigration by stating that, “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert … beheaded.” However, when questioned, spokespersons from six county medical examiner departments, including four on the U.S.-Mexican border, said they never heard anything about any such decapitations.

Her kind of racist disrespect toward this particular President, who just happens to be black, is not unique to her. It permeates much of the Republican party, including its various leaders. For example, nobody will ever forget South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson’s notorious “You lie!” outburst on September 9, 2009 during President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress, specifically during his statement about immigration reform. By the way, Wilson—like Brewer—also rudely pointed at the President. What’s up with that? It’s not hard to imagine that they would have, if they thought they could have gotten away with it, used that finger to poke him in the chest and say, “Stay in your place, boy.”

Just this month, Newt Gingrich, a top contender for the Republican presidential nomination, once again referred to President Obama as the “most successful food stamp president in American history.” Aside from the racist point he was trying to make, it’s obvious that Newt doesn’t know that more whites than blacks receive food stamps (34 percent to 22 percent). On second thought, he does know. He’s just a lying racist who was verbally lighting the Klan cross for the many bigoted voters throughout the country. It’s that same Newt who, during a November 23rd Republican debate, mentioned the President by name seven times—but not once did he refer to him as “President Obama.” Instead, he called him “Barack Obama” four times and “Obama” three times. In fact, not one of the three leading Republican contenders, who collectively mentioned the President nine times during that debate, referred to him even once as “President Obama,” “Mr. President,” or “the President.” But I’m sure that was clearly unintentional.

About a week earlier, Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal publicly cited a Bible verse calling for President Obama to be killed, his wife to be widowed, and his children to be orphaned. He’s the very same guy who forwarded an email to state house Republicans referring to the First Lady as “Mrs. YoMamma.” And Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County (California) Republican Central Committee, forwarded her own email in April of last year that included a doctored photo of the President and his parents as monkeys. Four months later, Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn candidly said during a radio interview that he didn’t “even want to have to be associated with … (President Obama). It’s like touching a tar baby …”

In addition to this blatant disrespectful form of racism, there’s the “plausible deniability” form—like when Congressional Republicans turned down the President’s requests for meetings at the White House, refused to return his calls, and walked out of budget negotiations. Things got so bad that Speaker John Boehner on August 31, 2011 became the first speaker in history to tell a sitting president that he would not be permitted to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress on the date specifically requested by the White House.

Despite all of that, no amount of Republican racist disrespect will negate the effectiveness of the President. Although politics has forced him to compromise much more than progressives wanted, it must be conceded that he nonetheless (and despite Republican obstructionism) has done a great job in many aspects, including, but not limited to, the following: historic health care, extended unemployment benefits, consumer financial protection, mortgage refinancing program, economic stimulus, auto-industry jobs rescue, equal pay for women, stem-cell research, student loan refinancing program, two pro-choice female Supreme Court appointees, extermination of Osama bin Laden, Iraq drawdown, and hate-crime initiatives.

Oh, by the way, in regard to that dream I had, I forgot to mention that it also included the hilarious but heartless character Cartman from South Park. He was whispering something to the First Lady while the governor, who had a hand imprint on the left side of her face, was on her knees trying to pick herself up off the ground. Mrs. Obama, in turn, then began whispering something to the President. Immediately after discreetly winking to Cartman, President Obama, with a mischievous smirk, was heard gleefully saying, in his best Cartman voice, “You will respect my author-rit-tay!” And she certainly will—she and all other Republicans—during the second, and uncompromising, term of the 44th President of the United States of America.

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  • J.Oz

    A few quick points from one (1) of the 80%:
    – On your racism claims…Yawn…
    – On disrespect of the office…It’s nasty at the top of the free world…
    – On Obama being effective…I agree. Relatively, he is marginally more effective than Bush, the biggest disaster since Carter
    — FWIW I called Bush, “Bush”, back in the day, and as you can read, still do
    – On your list of Obama’s accomplishments…Lower unemployment and economic growth are NOT on the list…at least some of your integrity is intact

    BTW…do you think Kless’ murderers will be charged with a hate crime?

    • Emberdink Humberdittle

      So you think we still have a GDP of MINUS 8.9 percent? That’s what it was for the 4th Quarter in 2008, Slingblade.

  • phal0101

    While you’re pointing a finger, recognize that 3 other fingers are pointing back to you.

    • Emberdink Humberdittle

      While being intellectually curious about something – nay, anything, recognize that there are at least 3 idiots in this GOP base who think the Dr. Seuss book, “Green Eggs and Ham” was ultimately against trying green eggs and ham.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mona.washington Mona

    I think it’s great that you kept the list to the top nine, knowing that the racist Republicans have committed many, many more racist assaults. Good job. No…excellent job. The truth hurts. What was it that Audre Lorde said? “What you know can hurt you, but what you don’t know can kill you.” Well the truth is out about the Republican party and it ain’t pretty, but we’ll all survive.

  • Mark Cofta

    I think you weaken your case when you exaggerate. Since when does “thin-skinned” mean “black-skinned”? With all the documented incidents of thinly veiled racism, you seem fanatical when you invent even more with weak logic. The truth is plenty awful.

    Your ugly image of a ghetto Michelle attacking Brewer is likewise embarrassing. If a WHITE writer wrote it, you would call “rubbing vaseline on her face . . . yelling ‘Oh no she didn’t'” racist, though it’s really just asinine. I’m confident that Michelle Obama is much too dignified and mature to act like that, and conjuring the image demeans both her and you –sort of like wagging a finger in anyone’s face. The color of the finger and the face don’t matter all that much; we shouldn’t do that to anyone, especially the President. Not everything is about race.

    Oops, you’ll probably call me racist for saying that — IF, of course, I’m not black.

  • phal0101

    What this country needs is a one party political system to eliminate all these Republicans since apparently there are no Democrats, white or black that are racists. Look how well this has worked for all these years in the city of brotherly love.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003341392494 Dave

    What would you do If the Reps talked about the taboo subject of white genocide?

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • mross@brynmawr.edu

    I’m shocked that your list is one nine items long. Sad what is going on but these people are on the losing end of history. We will prevail.
    Marc

  • peace2u

    Your list is interesting, informative, and TRUTHFUL. However, I am quite suprised that you could narrow it down to only 9. In my lifetime, I have never seen such disrepect for the President and the Office. It only shows me when people/candiates are so bold with their racist statements and actions, those people certainly reveal who they really are!

  • phal0101

    Short memory on the disrespect part. President Bush was criticized unmercifully and still being used as a scapegoat for all the current ills, but of course a black person can’t be accused of racism against a white. Funny how that works.

    • donalda

      He was never disrespected by his direct employees during a state of the union or congressional address. Nor has any governor stuck his/her finger in his face or failed to address him with respect. Media commentators, comedians and radio hosts don’t count.

  • baghag16

    I’m surprised to see a Michael Coard headline with the word “racist” in it. That never happens.

  • MsMadDog51

    This is BS! Its politics dummy! We could site countless occasions when the same type of incident has been directed at “white” officials and/or presidents. How many times have our “white” presidents been referred to as a “cracker” and worse. Give me a break! This is an uproar because our president is black? Must be because God knows that the “racist” card comes flying when someone crosses a “black” person! And who are you to determine what is truly meant by what someone says. You have no credibility! You say “oh, that person lied.” You have no proof! Did these people disrespect the president, Yep. But as I see it, he lost his respect when he began turning his back on the American people! He has his own agenda. Oh, and by the way, “thin-skinned” means sensitive, it has nothing to do with color! Get a Thesaurus!

    • Deedee

      Please list those “countless times.” Some verifiable dates or links to the newspaper articles would be helpful.

      • Fishgot2swim

        Now you’ve done it, Deedee. You’ve asked for something called “proof” . .. Without the negative assumptions and “jokes,” these appeasers of hate would have nothing.

    • IslandTyger

      Racism: See above post. Sorry, aptly-named Mad Dog, this white girl sees right through you. What I see is a weak, unintelligent person who refuses to do anything for what she’s got–other than just be white. You give white people a bad name, whiner.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633279271 Evie Rodriguez

      How did he turn his back on the American people? I am trying to figure this one out. More importantly though, while I would hope that providing examples of blatantly racist attitudes and behaviors would lead you to think a little about what this author is saying…I find myself realizing that is just asking too much. You do not have to like the President, but you know better than to do the things that have been done to him. These Republicans like to point fingers all the time about behavior, when they (and you) should seriously take some time to look in the mirror.

    • https://twitter.com/DrMatthew Dr. Matt

      Your fake outrage is amusing.

    • Fishgot2swim

      What a whiny post, Ms MadDog. Did the article touch a nerve?

  • Ryan

    I think the president needs to look in the mirror and ask himself who the racist is. He has no problem with the 23 black men dying every day in Chicago from other black men but when trayvon martin got shot he turned America against an innocent man to promote rasim in America. He is a very smart and corrupt man and he is the biggest problem in America, that governor had a right to be afraid of him because he is a thin Skinned man and like you said he is in charge of the free world and he isn’t afraid to bend the rules and blam any opposition on rasim.

  • thefloridian

    I stopped reading when it claimed thin skin = black…. thin skin means you can’t stand up to ridicule or argument without being hurt or offended

  • Emberdink Humberdittle

    I love it when the same people who carried signs depicting this president as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose sitting on a pile of bananas turn up to claim they’re not racists, and that those of us calling them out on their bigoted behavior – citing documentary evidence that makes it obvious – are just being “reverse racists”.

    What on earth are they babbling about with this “reverse racist” nonsense. Is that the new condensed version of the “I’m rubber you’re glue, etc.” rhetoric that one expects a 6-year-old to recite?

    I’ve got to hand it to them. They have succeeded in not only embarrassing the adults in our nation, they’ve also embarrassed the children who have at least read an entire Dr. Seuss book and understood it.

    I’m pretty sure they’ve accomplished embarrassing even all of our nation’s domesticated animals. At least a yard dog eventually has enough sense to stop howling, exhibiting some sense of decency and shame.

  • James Mc Cormack

    The list way too short,but the vitriol from evangelicals,patriotic right wing radio hosts,fox news and goofs like glenn beck and everyone else just shows how the ultra right can use misinformation to the dulled masses.to which they.pander.
    FDR ANTI CHRIST,SOCIALIST
    EISENHOWER BRANDED.A.COMMIE
    JFK PAPIST STOOGE
    BUT NEVER IN HISTORY HAS A PRESIDENT BEEN MORE.HATED EXCEPT LINCOLN