I wish I could say I was shocked. I’ll admit I did vomit a little in my mouth when I saw this over at FITSNews via Elon James White’s Facebook page. Then my eyes crossed and I passed out from sheer outrage. I’m ok now though and am channeling my uh, concern into this here blog post. I swear to God this election season is going to give me some kinda tiny blood clot in my brain. If you were wondering why Republicans have initiated such a strong Block Barack program even when he promotes their own ideas as policies…well, look no further.
This is from The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) conference last weekend. They called this event: “A Southern Experience” and um…in some bizarre fetish fantasy world, perhaps it is. In the photo above, S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell flanked by some fake slaves. However, this is 2010 not 1810 nor even 1910. This “Southern Experience” doesn’t exist anymore and I don’t really know where they found black people willing to dress like slaves and coon it up for the nice, paying white GOP politicos, donors, big wigs and fat cats. I suppose it must be desperate times. But no matter how desperate, I want these guys’ names — they are the very definition of race traitors.
It’s tempting to chalk this up to lingering provincial bigotry — but this deserves national coverage because of the folks invited to this conference include (from their own program):
If it weren’t so horrible, it would be a little bit funny. Maybe they should dress up Steele and he can give all his speeches dressed in authentic antebellum costume so we can fully appreciate the GOP agenda. Somewhere, a tiny tear is coasting down MLK’s cheek…even Booker T. would not be okay with this.
Here’s a list of their invited speakers from their program. I wonder how many attended “A Southern Experience” and how many will condemn this dark, distorted, disturbing vision of the South.
- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman
- Jan Larimer, RNC Co-Chairman
- Rep. Bobby Harrell, Speaker of the SC House of Representatives
- Rep. John Boehner, Republican House Minority Leader
- Gov. Mark Sanford (Appalachian Trail, anyone? This seems like a good time for another visit…Run Mark — run!)
- Sen. Jim DeMint (running against Alvin Greene — you remember him?)
- Mallory Factor, FOX News Contributor
- Rep. Joe Wilson (you’ll remember him — he called the President a liar during Obama’s first State of the Union)
- Rep. Nikki Haley (Tea Party darling)
- Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader
- Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer
- Ambassador David Wilkins
- Liz Cheney
- Sen. Lindsay Graham
- Karen Floyd, South Carolina Republican Party Chairman
I know — it’s sad that Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh weren’t able to make it, but it’s not too late to join in the fun — I’m sure Palin will tell the NFRW’s mama grizzlies: “Don’t retreat, reload.” Then she’ll pull on a Klan hood over that red suit, add some lipstick around the white mouth edges and take a cover photo with a gun.
Take a good hard look at these photos. The motivation and symbolism is all too clear. The Republican party officially would like to pull African-Americans back into slavery and share-cropping. The NFRW put this publicly up on Facebook! They think it’s cool!!! This isn’t even really a dogwhistle. It’s just all blatant and what not.
Look black folk — if this isn’t enough to get you to the polls this November to prevent these people from taking over our country again — I don’t know what will. We must push back and hard — we have a dream today and it’s an America where we don’t have to dress like slaves to make Republicans feel more comfortable.
This is nothing short of a declaration of war — with you and me in the crosshairs. The GOP’s slave revolt repression is in full effect with hired black stooges to boot. What are you going to do about it?
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