Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Stage Full of Crackers

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

The Republican Presidential field has devolved into something that rank-and-file Republicans and teabaggers can readily support:  a stage full of hate-spewing crackers.

Last night's Republican candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, featured the final five:  Romney,  Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, and Paul - and, not for the first time, the audience inserted its own bigoted views into the debate process.

Apparently the most "newsworthy" moment occurred when Fox commentator Juan Williams, a black man, tried to take Newt Gingrich to task over his earlier remarks that poor children in low-income neighborhoods should be given janitorial work in local schools.  Williams asked the former Speaker, "Can't you see that this is viewed at a minimum as insulting to Americans, but particularly to black Americans?"  Gingrich shot back, "No, I don't see that,"  to the loud approval of the crowd.

Williams countered with a suggestion that Gingrich's comments had been "intended to belittle the poor and racial minorities."  The crowd booed loudly.  Gingrich, then smelling blood, began a grand diatribe designed to marginalize and vilify the poor - and received a standing ovation!

Happy Martin Luther King Day from South Carolina, ya'll!

(I wonder if Juan Willliams is yearning for the good old days at NPR?)


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Don said...

What boggles my mind is that Romney is far ahead in S. Carolina. He's not nearly right-wing enough.
I kinda thought these nut cases would go bull bore for Santorum.