An Arkansas Tea Party member got a really warm welcome after she started her speech with an inappropriate joke that made fun of black people.

The Baxter Bulletin transcribed the joke:

“A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’

“‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’

“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’

“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’”


The Baxter Bulletin points out the “joke” was greeted with applause and laughter. No one at the event complained, in fact, an elected official went on to tweet from the event to praise the event organizer.

“Great rally this afternoon for the Ozark Tea Party in Baxter County. Great job @RichardCaster!”, Senator Missy Irvin (R-ALEC) tweeted during the event.

Once the local paper brought the issue up the local Tea Party founder apologized.

“I was caught off-guard,” Richard Caster told The Bulletin after the event. “I wish she [Ozark Tea Party board member Inge Marler] hadn’t said it,” Caster said. “I am sorry about Miss Marler’s joke.”

In other (not so new) news, the majority of welfare recipients in the United States are white.

(h/t ArkTimes)

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