The Conservative Political Action Conference asks: “Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?” [Ha] A racist answers, “. . why can’t we be more like Booker T. Washington Republicans? His famous statement that ‘Let’s be unified like a hand but separate like the fingers’?” Why not re-segregate society? Fair question. Good thing CPAC exists, how otherwise would America face these questions? The KKK were a spiffy bunch and the Model T was pretty cool, so why not?
But first, another puzzler: Why are conservatives the biggest cowards on Earth?
‘Trump the Race Card’ Panel at CPAC Marred by Segregationists
Rick Moran | Pajamas Media
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion — even when it is shockingly anachronistic.
Slavery isn’t wrong, mind you, it’s only out of date. Unfashionable this year. Racism is, well, musty. For the fuddy-duddy. Like a hoop skirt, or sarsaparilla. Look:
“. . when Douglass escaped from slavery, I think 10 years or 20 years after he escaped from slavery, he writes a letter to his former slave master and says ‘I forgive you. For all the things you did to me.’”
“For giving him shelter and food all those years?”
Very old school. Not technically wrong, per se. It’s all of a free country, and let’s not be too hard on this fellow.
Clearly, there were many conservatives present at the session who disapproved of the talk of segregation and Terry’s take on slavery. But it is equally clear that there is a small, but vocal subset on the right who hold obnoxiously outmoded and outdated views on race.
Which are not wrong, remember. Only “outmoded.” Like grammy’s Victrola.
Sorry, but this kind of tone-deafness on the part of some conservatives — along with the exploitation of scenes like this by Democrats — is why “outreach” to minorities is such a difficult task.
Not that “this kind” of thing is wrong. It’s “tone-deafness.” Like a bad song.
Blacks don’t hear talk of the GOP being the opportunity party, or the party that fights for inner city parents who support the idea of vouchers to send their kids to a school of their choice . . Whose fault is it that blacks and other minorities hear the Scott Terrys and Matthew Heimbachs and not the Smith brothers, or Tim Scott, or Alan West?
Why do they focus on racists like Scott Terry? Maybe because racism? Which is wrong?