Meanwhile, in Post-Racial America…

Bumper sticker caught earlier this week that’s been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook:

Actually, this thing’s been around for awhile:  Maddowblog caught a similar thing last year.

Not much to add, except #puke

12 Responses to “Meanwhile, in Post-Racial America…”

  1. 1 fhg1893 Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    With logos for waterfowl, and firearms…

    And they think that this kind of thing will help the GOP candidate get elected?

    I don’t think the GOP is racist. But sometimes, they sure do their damnedest to prove otherwise.

  2. 2 rev.paperboy Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    fhg1893, with all due respect, what does the GOP have to do before you consider them racist, come and burn a cross on your lawn?
    If it walks like a Klansman, and it talks like a Klansman chances are better than middling that it isn’t donating money to the NAACP or Southern Poverty Law Center.

  3. 3 fhg1893 Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    rev.paperboy – Is that a serious question? Well, here’s a serious, if somewhat flippant answer.

    For starters, they would have to invent a time machine, go back, and execute their own leader prior to 1861.

    When you literally free the slaves, you get a lot of leeway as far as I’m concerned.

    Then, post-civil war, they’d have to wander into southern states, somehow overpower the ruling democrats, and pass all of those notorious Jim Crow laws. When you oppose Jim Crow laws, you get more leeway.

    Then, they’d have to go forward in time until 1913 and replace Woodrow Wilson with a Republican president who would heap praise on The Birth of a Nation instead of Woodrow Wilson.

    And so on…

    So, I guess in short, to convince me that the GOP was racist, they would need to make pretty substantial changes to about 1/3 of recorded American history.

  4. 4 deBeauxOs Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    fhg1893 – I don’t know you from a hole in the ground but if that was a “serious, if somewhat flippant answer”, I have to wonder if those drugs you’re taking are pharmaceutical or hallucinogenic.

  5. 5 fhg1893 Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    deBeauxOs – Drugs huh?

    So, I guess Lincoln wasn’t a Republican then?
    And Frederick Douglas surely must have been a Democrat?
    And John Wilkes Booth was surely a Republican right?
    And the first black men elected to Congress, Hiram Rhodes Revels, and Joseph Rainey weren’t Republicans?
    And obviously, it was the Democrats who passed the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the US Constitution?
    And Lester Maddox, he was a Republican right?
    And George Wallace, he was a Republican too, right?

    Wow. Those drugs I’m on sure are powerful aren’t they? They make the party affiliation in Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln read “Republican,” instead of “Democrat.” That’s incredible.

    Well, either that, or I think you have a metric-shit tonne of Wikipedia edits to make. 😀

  6. 6 JJ Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    fhg – These ain’t yer grandaddy’s Republicans.

    The once-proud Party of Lincoln has devolved into a shrieking gaggle of obese-government bigots.

    Thank Nixon: it all started with the Southern Strategy. And Reagan: he brought the religious nuts into the fold. The party has been in a state of continuous rot from that point on.
    The GOP is now virtually unrecognizable.

  7. 7 Niles Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Sadly, the Republicans of the 1960s became the Democrats of the 1860s, because once the Dems started shifting their stances more progressively, the Southern whitepower Democrats dumped out and took their voting bases with them to the Republicans who were not gettin’ nowhere. The people who have made the Republicans more radically reactionary and racist are the *same* people who made the Democrats reactionary.

    It’s like the provinical Liberals in BC. They’re the Socreds who couldn’t get re-elected under the name Social Credit so they took over the Liberals and ran in sheep’s clothing.

    Same for the Saskatchewan party that is the provincial ‘progressive conservatives’ who couldn’t get re-elected under that name.

    The Socreds in Alberta became the Reform party because they couldn’t get re-elected under the name Socred. They went federal, became the CRAP party and took over the Progressive Conservative party, turning it into the Conservatives, now doing things the PCs would never have done.

    You can’t judge a political party by what platforms and mandates they were supporting a century ago, or even twenty years ago. You have to judge them by now.

  8. 8 fhg1893 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

    The once-proud Party of Lincoln has devolved into a shrieking gaggle of obese-government bigots.

    Thank Nixon: it all started with the Southern Strategy.

    Okay, so, flux capacitors notwithstanding, it turns out the answer to the previous question is something I would have considered equally improbable given the aforementioned history: embracing a horribly, and blatantly racist electoral strategy which represented a complete reversal of, and subsequent attack on the ideals once made the GOP into a successful, principled political entity. The sewing of a diseased limb onto an otherwise healthy patient, resulting in a zombie-like creature, which evokes unpleasant allusions of Frankenstein’s necromantic creation which has now, sadly, taken to blundering around the American political landscape and thus far has seemed to unable to find the good sense to take steps purge its self of rotten limbs, and start trying to regain the trust of the American people. Which is interesting as this clearly demonstrates that truth is far stranger than fiction.

    In other words, who would have, could have, thought that the GOP would so readily forget those principles on which it was founded? Yet, this, it seems, is exactly what happened.

    I stand most humbly corrected.

  9. 9 Niles Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Eeesh. Every once in awhile I visit the blog ‘field negro’, an african-american progressive’s blog. He doesn’t moderate his commentary, just to show how un ‘post-racial’ his country is and lately…oi flippin’ vey, he’s been getting the repuked cream of the paleskin crop.

  10. 10 JJ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Exactly. The last Dixiecrat AFAIK was crazy old Zell Miller 😆 and he’s gone, thank god. What a nut!

    Re the Liberals in BC — when people express surprise at right-wing policies that come out of the so-called “BC Liberals”, I say “Where do you think all the Socreds went?” I don’t know how people can be so easy to fool: there are even a few recognizable names among the Liberals from back in the Bennett Socreds’ union-bashing Glory Days. Geeeeeez 🙄

  11. 11 The Arbourist Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I’ll actually believe a declaration of post-(racism, feminism, name your progressive moment here) when the people who are on the short end of the stick say they are done.

    As for racism in the US, Tim Wise does a fine job of discussing and analyzing the problem.

  12. 12 JJ Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Can’t say I disagree!

    Hey, thanks for the link. Good vid.

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