Posted by Justin Rosario on Addicting Info
Because the Tea Party is filled with such upstanding (white) citizens, it can be hard for them to express how much they dislike President Obama without “accidentally” stepping over the line into racism. For instance, here’s a picture shared on Facebook by Jennifer Olsen, a GOP Chairwoman from Montana:
Before she was Yellowstone County, Montana, Republican County chairwoman, oil-drilling consultant Jennifer Olsen co-founded “Montana Shrugged: Tea Party Patriots.” It promotes the usual tea party agenda and sent an email last year urging everyone on its list to sign a White House petition seeking permission to secede from the United States. The petition failed to reach the signature threshold requiring a response from the administration.
But, apparently to prove to fellow tea partiers that she has a … uh … sense of humor that goes beyond making moronic policy forays, she posted this photo on her Facebook page.
Now, this picture has been around for a few years and it’s not unique in its blatant racism. However, we hear, again and again and again, that the GOP is not racist. The Tea Party is all about fiscal conservatism and they’re not racist either. That’s all fine except the for steady torrent of racism gushing forth for Republicans on an almost daily basis.
The next excuse will probably be that this is an “ISOLATED INCIDENT” and we dirty liberals are just playing that damn race card again. Sure, I’ll buy that just as soon as any of these party officials are ever fired, demoted or even lightly reprimanded for engaging in such overt displays of racism. After all, the right exploded with indignation when a single low ranking black member of the Obama administration “admitted” she was prejudiced against white people. Of course, it turned out that Shirley Sherrod admitted nothing of the sort but the outrage among conservatives was so thick you could have cut have it with a pointy white hood.
On the other hand, when it comes to over the top outbursts of undeniable racism from GOP officials? Well, let’s not read too much into it. I’m sure she was “just kidding” and “some of her best friends are black.” We liberals really have to learn how to take a joke. Unless it’s a minority making a joke at the expense of a white person. Then we should be prepared to string them up the nearest tree. It’s only fair.