By contributing author, Han Chimpson
How often do we liberals hear TEApublicans make a racist statement, or post a racist picture, only to recoil in mock horror when they are called on it?
“We were just joking!”
“Don’t be so politically correct all the time!”
“Quit playing the race card!”
“Some of my best friends are black!”
Poor persecuted Tea Partiers. :(
Well, as the saying goes, if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. We already know that the base of the TEApublican party is the older white Evangelical male from the South, many of whom are descendants from families who held slaves, and who are permeated in a culture of racism that exists even to this day.
The latest example of blatant racism disguised as a “joke” comes not from the South, but from Montana, where Jennifer Olsen, who is currently serving as the Yellowstone County, Montana, Republican County chairwoman, and a co-founder of the TEApublican organization called “Montana Shrugged: Tea Party Patriots,” which has engaged in some pretty shady tactics in the past.
Olsen posted the picture of the watermelon bait on her Facebook page, with the obvious implication that someone set it up as an “Obama trap.” Since the picture has appeared on her page, she has shut it down. But not before the oh-so-predictable denial that she posted the photo in the first place. Apparently, Olsen is unaware of this thing called a “screen shot,” so there was no need for her to deny that a racist “joke” was posted on her Facebook page. Or play the “Liberals are making stuff up!” card.
So us liberals will once again exercise great patience and wait for Olsen’s apology. Or we’ll wait for the news that she has been booted from her position with the most populous county in Montana. We’re guessing that at least one of those things will happen around the time pigs sprout wings and fly.
Han Chimpson spends a lot of time monkeying around at the Ayn Rand Collected Social Security page, and thinks you are cool enough to do the same.