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(The Daily Beast)   In today's world, it's okay to be a bigot as long as there's a D beside your name   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 74
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2013-05-08 08:22:42 AM
The reason is simple: the Republican Party is getting more diverse.

It is? Have they added another token?
 
2013-05-08 09:08:18 AM

Cythraul: The reason is simple: the Republican Party is getting more diverse.

It is? Have they added another token?


One drop rule. The GOP is now entirely brown.

This Democrat seems like a moron also.
 
2013-05-08 09:10:24 AM
Thought that said 'bigfoot'.  I need help, or more coffee..
 
2013-05-08 09:11:09 AM
In today's world the South, it's okay to be a bigot as long as there's a D beside your name.

ftfy
 
2013-05-08 09:14:13 AM
Wow, another BSABSVR article...

Yeah, the Republicans have turned a new leaf...sure.  Because they aren't advancing legislation to limit women's healthcare, cut programs that help minorities the most, and aren't in the midst of a civil war with themselves on immigration, including their primary "think tank" putting a ridiculous price tag on immigration to give them cover when they vote against it.  Meanwhile the author had to go find some obscure Democrat to make his point, certainly not a major voice in the party.

Republicans have "embraced" the folks who cost them the election with fists, not open arms.  They're playing the biggest game of "it's ok, I have a _____ friend!" ever.
 
2013-05-08 09:14:15 AM
Maybe instead of being butthurt that some people get away with being racists and you can't, you should STOP BEING FARKING RACISTS
 
2013-05-08 09:18:32 AM
Peter Beinart, is the editor of OpenZion.com and writes about domestic politics and foreign policy at The Daily Beast. He is also an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY and author of The Crisis of Zionism.LOL.
 
2013-05-08 09:19:41 AM
No, it's not ok to be a bigot, no matter who or what you are. Fark Pooty-pootlian.

I guess subby meant to say: "so, vote for the party of the state senator who called her a "raghead".

Can you guess the party?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq5xMT3z560
 
2013-05-08 09:20:23 AM
It is widely known that all Democrat Liberals are virulent, racist bigots.  They thrive on a level of hatred that decent, God-fearing Americans find disgusting.  If only they would accept the light of Jesus Christ's love into their black, evil hearts, they wouldn't sicken the rest of us with their constant, intolerant drivel.
 
2013-05-08 09:22:15 AM
I'm going to go ahead and assume that both of South Carolina's white Democrats have at least some prejudicial tendencies.
 
2013-05-08 09:22:36 AM
This thread now projecting at 7,000 lumens.
 
2013-05-08 09:22:39 AM

Dr. Whoof: Meanwhile the author had to go find some obscure Democrat to make his point, certainly not a major voice in the party.


Cilliza is not a random Democrat, and I think Harpootlian was a bigger deal a decade or two ago (or maybe he's only a big deal in the South, or in SC - I know I've heard his name before).

If it's a big deal when some jackwater sisterfarker from Missouri says that rape babies are gifts from god, it's a big deal when some jackwater sisterfarker from SC tells an American to "go back to wherever the hell she came from". He's a bigwig in the Democratic Party, and the author is entirely correct to point out the relative lack of repudiation from the rest of the Party.

This is supposed to be the thing that separates us from the GOP - they celebrate their crazies, racists, misogynists, nativists; we shun ours.
 
2013-05-08 09:24:29 AM
The article is right, in that race truly shouldn't matter.  I think the much more important question is why politicians from South Carolina seem unable to resist farking people they aren't married to, and why that's okay with the electorate.
 
2013-05-08 09:24:34 AM

Apik0r0s: Peter Beinart, is the editor of OpenZion.com and writes about domestic politics and foreign policy at The Daily Beast. He is also an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY and author of The Crisis of Zionism.LOL.


Therefore, what?  That's it's OK for a state Democratic Party chairman to be shamelessly bigoted?  Or that this is all another fabrication by the JEWS.
 
2013-05-08 09:25:53 AM
No, it's not OK.  He's an asshole.  He's a South Carolina Democrat, which is to say, he's a conservative.  You may even find occasional bigoted comments by a liberal Democrat, but it's rare.  Unless "bigoted" means "not teaching the controversy" or something.

I have reasons to dislike Graham and Haley but it has nothing to do with their sexual orientations or ethnicity.  This guy's comments are slimey.  There's no defending them.  If you stack up all of the crudely bigoted things said by Republicans versus the crudely bigoted things said by Democrats in the last round of election, the picture is crystal-clear.

"the Republican Party is getting more diverse"

lolwut.  The GOP puts out a few memos saying, "OK we're going to be all diverse-y," and The Daily Beast says, "It's now a done deal, the GOP is more diverse-y."

If you cite Haley, Jindal, and a couple of blueblood Cubans who harp about illegal immigration, and you conclude that the GOP is now diverse-y, you may be in for a surprise.  And if you gently imply that the GOP now has Graham in the gay column, well, Graham might not be pleased about that, regardless of his sexual orientation.  Why?  Because the GOP hates teh ghey and everybody knows it.

Diverse-y my ass.
 
2013-05-08 09:26:38 AM
Last Friday he struck again, telling activists to "send Nikki Haley"-South Carolina's Indian-American governor-"back to wherever the hell she came from."

So back to Bamberg? Common bit of politicking me thinks.

But hey, even if we accept this as racism, it's not like Democrats have detailed plans and methods for
suppressing minority voters.
 
2013-05-08 09:27:15 AM

Apik0r0s: Peter Beinart, is the editor of OpenZion.com and writes about domestic politics and foreign policy at The Daily Beast. He is also an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY and author of The Crisis of Zionism.LOL.


Not sure wtf that has to do with this article, but did someone pee in your Hitler Flakes this morning?
 
2013-05-08 09:32:55 AM

Dr. Whoof: Wow, another BSABSVR article...


Fark is rather formulaic. Whenever Subby trawls up some story with a Dem acting like a d-bag, farkers just attack the GOP / author / source until it doesn't seem like it should be such a big deal, and we move on with our lives (most of us, anyway).
 
2013-05-08 09:33:40 AM

CPennypacker: Maybe instead of being butthurt that some people get away with being racists and you can't, you should STOP BEING FARKING RACISTS


Not all republicans are racist. Youre exactly the kind of sheep the article is talking about. A few douche bags say something stupid "OMG ALL REBUBS R RACEIST!!!!". A few democrats do it and its  "OMG STOP BEING RACEST REPUBLITARDS!".
 
2013-05-08 09:34:30 AM
This article's plea to eat your own is particularly relevant in the wake of Sandford's win.  Taking the high road never won a farking thing, and until the Democratic party learns to take no prisoners, they're always be marching to the GOP's tune.
 
2013-05-08 09:34:50 AM

I alone am best: Not all republicans are racist.


But I've yet to find a Republican having a problem courting the racist vote. If they're not racist, that's even worse.
 
2013-05-08 09:35:17 AM

And I've just finished my milk: Fark is rather formulaic. Whenever Subby trawls up some story with a Dem acting like a d-bag, farkers just attack the GOP / author / source until it doesn't seem like it should be such a big deal, and we move on with our lives (most of us, anyway).


Just another isolated incident.  Move along.
 
2013-05-08 09:36:33 AM

I alone am best: CPennypacker: Maybe instead of being butthurt that some people get away with being racists and you can't, you should STOP BEING FARKING RACISTS

Not all republicans are racist. Youre exactly the kind of sheep the article is talking about. A few douche bags say something stupid "OMG ALL REBUBS R RACEIST!!!!". A few democrats do it and its  "OMG STOP BEING RACEST REPUBLITARDS!".


The winning Republican strategy to win national elections is to appeal to racists. You're wrong and you should feel embarassed for yourself.
 
2013-05-08 09:37:02 AM
Obvious????
 
2013-05-08 09:37:07 AM
well, judging by yesterday's result in SC, it's okay to be a creepy liar who leaves his elected post and travels to a foreign country to have adulterous sex using taxpayer money if there's an R beside your name.

just sayin...
 
2013-05-08 09:37:42 AM

CPennypacker: I alone am best: CPennypacker: Maybe instead of being butthurt that some people get away with being racists and you can't, you should STOP BEING FARKING RACISTS

Not all republicans are racist. Youre exactly the kind of sheep the article is talking about. A few douche bags say something stupid "OMG ALL REBUBS R RACEIST!!!!". A few democrats do it and its  "OMG STOP BEING RACEST REPUBLITARDS!".

The winning Republican strategy to win national elections is to appeal to racists. You're wrong and you should feel embarassed for yourself.


Don't forget actively suppressing minority voters. It's a cottage industry for them.
 
2013-05-08 09:39:04 AM

Cythraul: The reason is simple: the Republican Party is getting more diverse.

It is? Have they added another token?


And there is liberal racism loud and proud. Denigrate any minority who dares step off the liberal plantation.

You are a racist.
 
2013-05-08 09:40:07 AM

CPennypacker: The winning Republican strategy to win national elections is to appeal to racists. You're wrong and you should feel embarassed for yourself.


There was a lot wrong with Rmoney's campaign strategy, but it's hard to argue that race was part of it.
 
2013-05-08 09:40:55 AM

GoldSpider: CPennypacker: The winning Republican strategy to win national elections is to appeal to racists. You're wrong and you should feel embarassed for yourself.

There was a lot wrong with Rmoney's campaign strategy, but it's hard to argue that race was part of it.


I'm talking about the southern strategy
 
2013-05-08 09:46:06 AM
Who's he arguing with?  I don't know anyone who thinks the Rep/Dem racism ratio is 100:0.  But Dems aren't suing the Justice Dept to discriminate against the blahs, aren't actively trying to keep them from the voting booths, sending around racist pics like watermelons in front of the White House or Witch Doctor Obama, or calling them "looters" and "moochers" (I knew the instant I saw the Romney 53:47 video that the right would allocate roughly 100% of the 47 to the left and 100% of the 53 to the right).  They aren't filling up the comments section of Fox, making racist comments and finding news ways to use the N-word without setting off the auto-filter, they aren't trying to keep black soldiers from voting (vote caging), and they're not die-hard fans of Beck and Limbaugh.

When you're getting a B+ in one class and an F in another, you don't worry about turning the B+ into an A-.  Let's get the F into at least C+ territory, first, then let's talk.
 
2013-05-08 09:46:36 AM
There are plenty of racist democrats, and they're just as wrong as the racist republicans. But there are certainly FEWER racist democrats or at least most of them generally keep a lid on it.
 
2013-05-08 09:48:34 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: One drop rule. The GOP is now entirely brown.


Oh? Has Speaker Boehner been spending more time at the tanning salon?
 
2013-05-08 09:49:10 AM
Was this the asshole caught on camera gleefully calling it a "gift from God" when Hurricane Gustav was bearing down on New Orleans right before the RNC in 2008?
 
2013-05-08 09:52:01 AM

Rascal King: There are plenty of racist democrats, and they're just as wrong as the racist republicans. But there are certainly FEWER racist democrats or at least most of them generally keep a lid on it.


Really? Biden clean and articulate. Clinton saying a few years ago obama would be carrying his luggage.

There are plenty of racist statements from democratic leaders. Just this week Gov Richardson just said Cruz wasn't a real hispanic.
 
2013-05-08 09:52:59 AM

Rascal King: There are plenty of racist democrats, and they're just as wrong as the racist republicans. But there are certainly FEWER racist democrats or at least most of them generally keep a lid on it.


Are you kidding? The last 50 years of their existence has been telling one group after another how persecuted they are vote for us and we'll take care of you.
 
2013-05-08 09:53:11 AM
EyeballKid already said it, but - this is South Carolina we're talking about.

D and R has nothing to do with it.
 
2013-05-08 09:53:13 AM
The difference is that when a Democrat says something racist the party leaders chastise the person.....in the GOP when someone says something racists/false/scientifically impossible the entire party comes to double down on their derp.
 
2013-05-08 09:54:50 AM

MyRandomName: Just this week Gov Richardson just said Cruz wasn't a real hispanic.


He's hispanic?
 
2013-05-08 09:54:57 AM

And I've just finished my milk: Dr. Whoof: Wow, another BSABSVR article...

Fark is rather formulaic. Whenever Subby trawls up some story with a Dem acting like a d-bag, farkers just attack the GOP / author / source until it doesn't seem like it should be such a big deal, and we move on with our lives (most of us, anyway).


please, go post somewhere else then
 
2013-05-08 09:55:04 AM

MyRandomName: Cythraul: The reason is simple: the Republican Party is getting more diverse.

It is? Have they added another token?

And there is liberal racism loud and proud. Denigrate any minority who dares step off the liberal plantation.

You are a racist.


Actually, that's a denigration of Republicans, not minorities, because it's accusing Republicans of exploiting minority members as proof they're not racist.

But I've noticed over the years many conservatives have difficulty grasping such simple concepts.
 
2013-05-08 09:57:34 AM
No, it's not OK.

/See, GOP? It's not hard. Call out your own members for being douchebags.
 
2013-05-08 10:01:10 AM
Just so I can keep this straight:

Dozens upon dozens of examples of bigotry from republican officials, including more than a few RNC chairs for their states/districts = isolated incidents that we all just misunderstood, you're the real bigot for seeing bigotry in their bigoted comments and actions.

One democrat says some off color comments about someone = all democrats are bigots.

Seems fair.
 
2013-05-08 10:06:30 AM
If the Democrats had any decency, they'd run Dick Harpootlian out of office or at least pressure him to retire.
 
2013-05-08 10:07:05 AM

MyRandomName: Cythraul: The reason is simple: the Republican Party is getting more diverse.

It is? Have they added another token?

And there is liberal racism loud and proud. Denigrate any minority who dares step off the liberal plantation.

You are a racist.


Yeah I don't understand why minority voters don't flock to the party that considers them dumb slaves.
 
2013-05-08 10:08:12 AM

Wyalt Derp: If the Democrats had any decency, they'd run Dick Harpootlian out of office or at least pressure him to retire.


FTA: Until he retired last Saturday

Anything else?
 
2013-05-08 10:12:30 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Wyalt Derp: If the Democrats had any decency, they'd run Dick Harpootlian out of office or at least pressure him to retire.

FTA: Until he retired last Saturday

Anything else?


I'm pretty sure that was a joke, and it was a funny one, too. C'mon, "Wyalt Derp"? Even the login cracked me up.
 
2013-05-08 10:13:48 AM

MyRandomName: Rascal King: There are plenty of racist democrats, and they're just as wrong as the racist republicans. But there are certainly FEWER racist democrats or at least most of them generally keep a lid on it.

Really? Biden clean and articulate. Clinton saying a few years ago obama would be carrying his luggage.

There are plenty of racist statements from democratic leaders. Just this week Gov Richardson just said Cruz wasn't a real hispanic.


You're right, the media gives Dems a pass on racist statements.  When Harry Reid made those comments in 08, he would have been raped by the media if he were a Republican.  OTOH, Republicans get their own pass from the media, but they'll never acknowledge it:  patriotism.  They're just presumed to be patriotic, so anything that they say that might challenge that assumption gets swept under the rug.  Remember when Pete Sessions said that the Republican party should "emulate the Taliban" (you know, the group that was actively trying to kill American soldiers?  I bet you don't.  Nobody cared.  But if a Democrat said that the party should emulate the Taliban, there would have been a freak out that would have dwarfed the "General Betrayus" ragegasm.  Incidentally, Rush Limbaugh came up with "Betrayus" first, in reference to Chuck Hagel.  Again, no pushback from the media.  Again, if Dems called a decorated vet the same name....

Remember when Ted Cruz called Hagel an agent of North Korea?  No media explosion.  Remember when Paul Ryan said that the Generals, all of them, were lying about not needing a larger budget?  No media explosion.  Remember when Sarah Palin's husband was part of anti-American separatist group?  No media explosion.  You think we'd have heard about it if Jill Biden was part of a Delaware separatist group?  The founder of the Alaskan Independance party said this about the US:  "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag."  Not as catchy as "God damn America", but you get the point.  Could you imagine what Hannity and Co. could do with that quote?

All of those things would effectively end a Dem's career.  It sucks that each side gets this double standard treatment, but that's the media world we live in.  It also sucks that the Republicans have given the media a lot more reasons to hit them over racism than the Dems have given the media to hit them over lack of patriotism, but that's the political world we live in.
 
2013-05-08 10:33:27 AM
I kind of get the "light in the loafers" thing but how is the Nikki Haley comment misogynist? Also, look how many black and Hispanic friends I have - there's no way I could be racist.
 
2013-05-08 10:44:30 AM

Dr Dreidel: Dr. Whoof: Meanwhile the author had to go find some obscure Democrat to make his point, certainly not a major voice in the party.

Cilliza is not a random Democrat, and I think Harpootlian was a bigger deal a decade or two ago (or maybe he's only a big deal in the South, or in SC - I know I've heard his name before).

If it's a big deal when some jackwater sisterfarker from Missouri says that rape babies are gifts from god, it's a big deal when some jackwater sisterfarker from SC tells an American to "go back to wherever the hell she came from". He's a bigwig in the Democratic Party, and the author is entirely correct to point out the relative lack of repudiation from the rest of the Party.

This is supposed to be the thing that separates us from the GOP - they celebrate their crazies, racists, misogynists, nativists; we shun ours.


"back to wherever the hell she came from."  how is that " racists, misogynists, nativists" It has nothing to do with her race or sex. If someone said the samething about Palin or Cruz or Bush. It would have the exact same meaning. Their is not mention of religion, race, and her sex is only mentioned because she is a she and not a he. Nobody said dot head, hindu, indian, biatch, harpy, slut.
 
2013-05-08 10:53:14 AM

Rascal King: There are plenty of racist democrats, and they're just as wrong as the racist republicans. But there are certainly FEWER racist democrats or at least most of them generally keep a lid on it.


Melvin Watt has been quite open and unapologetic about his racism for many years.
But he is black, so that is ok.
 
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