The spokesman for the RNC has his tail all puffed up because the GOP is being linked to deadbeat rancher/racist Cliven Bundy.
RNC communications director Sean Spicer denounced the comments from the rancher who became something of a conservative hero earlier this month during a standoff with the federal government over gazing [sic] fees. Bundy’s star came crashing down on Thursday after the New York Times published quotes in which he wondered aloud whether blacks would be better off as slaves.
But Spicer also used the opportunity to criticize the media for injecting GOP politics into the story. He did not acknowledge, however, that several high profile Republicans, including possible 2016 presidential contenders, had praised the rancher before the racist comments became public.
“I think the comments that Mr. Bundy made with respect to race and other things were inappropriate and wrong, 100 percent out of line and not part of the discourse we need to have,” Spicer said. “But that being said, what I find fascinating as the chief spokesman for the Republican Party is that when a guy has a problem with cattle grazing and has a discussion about the size of the federal government and the overreach of the federal government, makes a comment every reporter calls the Republican National Committee asking for comment.”
That’s because the GOP has been latching on to people who rant about the size of the federal government and the overreach of the federal government for the last thirty years, you big dumb pink thing. Your bought-and-paid-for cable news channel has put more coverage on Cliven Bundy than CNN has on the lost Malaysian jet, and Sean Hannity — perhaps you’ve heard of him — practically moved to Nevada to spoon the guy.
…as the Simpsons once cartoonicly opined about Fox News: The GOP is not racist. But it sure is popular with racists. In fact, I think this is one of those cases where the story is best understood through the prism of the seminal 2005 oped in The Onion entitled “Why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock?”
Why indeed? Why does this keeping happening?
It’s sort of like a really bad run of luck in which people spring up who espouse a lot of Republican positions, quickly get endorsed and trumpeted by a lot of Republican politicians and then suddenly turn out to be, well … really racist.
Indeed, why do all these homosexuals …
Now, let me be clear: this isn’t the GOP isn’t racist but … hell, wink, wink, yeah it’s pretty racist. It’s not. But a substantial number of its core supporters have views that are most generously described as retrograde on racial matters and simply not remotely suitable for public airing. And like any political party that seriously constrains its freedom of action on a whole variety of issues which touch on race – which is to say, about half of everything.
The GOP needs a good flea dip.