Monday, February 4, 2013

Why The GOP Will Never, Ever, Ever Win The Black Vote, In A Nutshell.

No need to lie, after Baltimore went up 28-6 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, I thought to myself "man, this Superbowl really sucks". I'm fairly sure most people who don't live in the city of Baltimore thought the exact same thing. Of course, most of them didn't feel the need to go to Twitter and express their feelings of suckitude by comparing said suckiness to a dead teenager. And most of the people who did so were prolly not (former) GOP state party executives.

Some Teabagger numbnut named Todd Kincannon did just that, however.
During last night’s Super Bowl, former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon sent out a flurry of racially-charged tweets, stirring controversy among social media users.

Kincannon’s tweets largely involved “jokes” about Trayvon Martin, d*ck-sucking, Hurricane Katrina, and black people. After receiving much criticism for his Trayvon Martin remark, Kincannon dug in deeper, thrice more invoking the shooting victim’s name as a punchline.

And, given the mid-game blackout, Kincannon took the opportunity to make a “joke” about the arena and its use as shelter for the “poors” among New Orleans’ majority black population during Hurricane Katrina. The tweets sent off a flurry of negative responses, which was met with the legal analyst doubling down on his remarks, laughing off criticism, and re-tweeting dozens of supportive responses.
Congrats, GOP, for proving once again what you really think about us, and ensuring that unless you somehow manage to kidnap, brainwash, and run Michelle Obama, you'll never see anything more than 5-7% of the black vote.

Seriously, it's difficult for me to understand the feeble mindedness that produces such garbage. How exactly did this ingrate manage to ascend the party ranks and (once) run the South Carolina GOP? Did others in the party have any idea of his views? Did they care? The party loves touting its (recent) success with minority candidates in the Palmetto state. What's Senator Tim Scott's view on his? How about Governor Nikki Haley? I'm sure both will issue the standard "I wasn't aware of his Tweets" non-refutal, and that's really sad on too many levels to count here.

Kincannon, to his credit, isn't playing the ole' "my cousin tweeted that/my account was hacked" card. Nope, he's doubling down on the sentiment, and using tweets by those offended as proof for how "intolerant liberals are". So yeah, even though he's a total racist jackass, at least he's a standup guy.[1] There's something to be said for that. I'd much rather know how you really feel about me than to wonder. So props for that Mr. Kincannon.

Question: Why won't the GOP stand up to idiots like this? Do they realize/care about the damage such sentiments do to their "brand"?!?

[1] He was also busted in a sexting scandal last year after having bashed Anthony Weiner for the same thing, but hey, nobody's perfect.

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