No Racism Here!

Posted by | April 20, 2010 12:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

by James Frye

As the Tea Party movement looks more and more like the Sarah Palin movement – she sure doesn’t seem to be able to miss going to them, even if she isn’t being paid – one wonders whose true face is being revealed in this story from Ben Smith of Politico.

It concerns one Leland Yee, a California State Senator, and the response he is getting for his efforts to get the California University at Stanislaus where Our Sister of Perpetual Victimhood, St. Sarah of the Quit agreed to speak, to reveal the rather posh contract they entered into with the former half-governor. Since the college in question is a public institution and California tax dollars helped pay for that, it’s a fair request.

Looking at the response from Palin supporters, you’d think Senator Lee had…like…personally attacked her or something:

Alan earlier posted on some of the messages in Yee’s press release. Here’s another one:

“NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON: lyeesucksobamasnig**ras*.com,” as well as “JoBama. HE IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO KILL OUR UNBORN, JUST NOT BRAVE ENOUGH TO CALL OUR ENEMIES WHAT THEY ARE: Muslim Terrorists!” The fax also includes a rifle scope targeting a shirt with the communist hammer and sickle symbol.

Wow! You’d think that the people who are saying no racial slurs were shouted at members of the Congressional Black Caucus because there’s no video of that and that the supporters of Palin are racism-and-violence-free would be more careful what they send to an elected officeholder! These elected types are tricky – they tend not to keep stuff like this to themselves and cower in the corner in fear of night riders, they go public with it.

Of course, it just may be that Lee himself is the racist since he dared to bring to light the racism directed at him. That is how it works, right? That’s what the far right keeps telling me anyway.

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

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By: James Frye

Long time progressive activist in the Pacific Northwest and self-studying student of politics

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