That the GOP has racist assholes among its ranks is not particularly newsworthy; what is fairly amazing, however, is that, despite Saltsman's being in the running to lead the Republican National Committee, reactions among prominent party members has been mixed. There are actually people who are publicly defending this guy. Just wow.
I mean, even Newt Gingrich has the brains to call this one right.
I don't even know what to say anymore. Go see Kevin and Matt, who are way more lucid on this subject than I appear capable of being at the moment.
#105: Shaker Quixotess gave me the heads-up about this content-generated banner currently running at FiveThirtyEight.com (screen cap):
If you can't see the image, the ad conflates Obama with Fidel Castro and the two surviving leaders of the "Axis of Evil." Just four brown-skinned terrorists, hanging out and shit!
(And just to be sure you understand that Obama's really eeeeeeevil, he's SMOKING, too!)
The site for which the ad is running (which has been blacked out in the above image) is promoting its survey, which asks: "Barack Obama Presidency: Are you ready to rumble with terrorists?" then goes on to recount Obama's alleged "connections with bad seeds, such as Bill Ayers."
It's just so sad, and would be laughable if it weren't dangerously wrong.
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