Check out this gem of a post from Daily Kos (via Crooks & Liars) about the near unbelievable torrent of racist remarks (many from elected officials) across the last few weeks. The racism isn’t a huge surprise, but the brazeness is…I mean, who gets in front of a camera and calls someone a macaca (a slur that literally translates to "monkey")? Answer: A U.S. Senator from Virginia. Don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself, then check out these tidbits:
Sen. George Allen’s (R-Va.) "macaca" scandal.
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) joked about how a "nice little Guatemalan man" fixing up his house might be an illegal immigrant.
A leading congressional candidate in Florida said he knows, "from my own experience, that blacks are not the greatest swimmers, and may not even know how to swim."
Two congressional candidates and a gubernatorial candidate believe people who "appear" to be Arab or Muslim should be subjected to racial profiling at airports.
Pat Buchanan’s new book argues for "an immediate moratorium on all immigration," in order to preserve the dominance of the white race in America.
And in one you may not have heard about, a Baptist church in Mississippi voted out a 12-year-old boy who "asked Jesus to live in his heart" — because the child is biracial and church members didn’t want the black side of his family attending with him.
Can somebody do me a favor and save these for November?