For years, conservatives have denied that race has anything to do with their often irrational hatred toward President Obama. And for years, progressives, liberals and Democrats have said those conservatives denying that race has anything to do with this irrational hatred toward President Obama are full of crap.
In fact, I’ve argued that Barack Obama becoming President of the United States actually made public racism much more acceptable because conservatives could deny that racism under the guise of “we just don’t like his politics.” Because I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a president’s race, or birth certificate, matter as much as the moment Barack Obama was sworn in as president. Hell, to this day, there are still millions of Americans who don’t believe he’s an American citizen.
And some of those people happened to gather in front of the White House recently to protest
our nation’s first black president President Obama’s immigration policies… by referring to him as a Kenyan and calling for his lynching.
Here are a few quotes taken from the protest:
“Hang the lying Kenyan traitor!”
“Plenty of trees in the front yard. Wouldn’t be the first one hung on one of them trees.”
“We’ve got rope.”
“Don’t snap his neck, you pull him up watch him choke to death.”
First, the question I have is, did they really have rope? And if so, shouldn’t the people who said these things then be arrested for threatening the life of the president? I mean, who brings rope to a protest? Not only that, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who hears these comments and can’t help but envision a lynching during a KKK rally. But, again, according to most conservatives, race has nothing to do with this blind and irrational hatred of President Obama – absolutely nothing.
The only people buying that kind of nonsense are the idiots trying to sell it.
Because the truth is, these tea party conservatives wouldn’t bring up the fact that Obama’s father wasn’t an American unless they had a problem with the fact that he happens to be black.
And while these knuckle-dragging tea party conservatives can keep claiming that their hatred of President Obama is based entirely on his policies and not his race, those of us with common sense know that they’re full of crap.
Watch part of the protest below courtesy of Right Wing Watch: