Little Green Footballs: Twelve Years Old and Racist

Little Green Footballs

Twelve Years Old and Racist

As Barack Obama bashes McCain and Palin for encouraging mob-like behavior, a 7th grader is called a “racist” for wearing a Sarah Palin T-shirt.

 

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) — She’s only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That’s because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt.

Jones is volunteering at the Republican Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach. The Palin t-shirt was a gift from her fellow volunteers. But when she wore it to school she learned just how tough politics can be.

“Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian,” she said. “I wanted the Caucasian man to win. And I told them that’s not true. It’s my freedom of speech, it’s my opinion.”

 

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HipHop Republican: Will Republicans Wimp Out On Race

HipHop Republican

Will Republicans Wimp Out On Race

Will Republicans ever fight back when it comes to charges of racism or racial insensitivity? Democrats—and many of their allies in the mainstream media– are masters at putting Republicans on the defensive on race—even when significant numbers of their own in Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania said that race was a factor in supporting Clinton over Obama .

Regardless of their racial “glass houses,” when the political battles begin in earnest, you can be certain that many liberal Democrats and Obama supporters will throw the usual “racism stones” and make race baiting a key tool of the fall campaign. It has already begun. When Democratic Chairman Howard Dean recently said that Republicans use race baiting, hate and divisiveness, there was nary a peep from the National Republican Leadership or its surrogates. The same when he said that that the Republican National Committee could get a large number of people of color in a single room only if the “hotel staff” were present.

When it comes to race baiting, given their party’s history, Democrats should be the last group to criticize anyone on race and Republicans should not wimp out and be silent when they do. Republican leaders, black and white, should remind liberals and the media that it was the Democratic Party that gave us slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, opposition to anti-lynching laws and George Wallace-Lester Maddox stand-in-the-doorway obstruction to civil rights.

National Journal Frontline: “Barack Hussein Obama” … It Is October, After All

National Journal Frontline

“Barack Hussein Obama” … It Is October, After All

The sheriff of Lee County refered to the Democratic nominee as “Barack Hussein Obama” today as part of his introductory remarks before Sarah Palin spoke at a rally here.

“On Nov. 4, let’s leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happend,” SheriffMike Scott told the crowd at Germain Arena.

Scott was speaking as part of a program before Palin’s arrival at the rally. Palin was at a fundraiser in Naples, Fla. at the time.

Jack&Jill Politics: C.H.A.N.G.E. — Come Help A (N-word) Get Elected. WTF?

Jack&Jill Politics

C.H.A.N.G.E. — Come Help A (N-word) Get Elected. WTF?

This is beyond the pale.  Some dumb-ass schooteacher in Florida has stolen Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign slogan and put his own interpretation on it.  From TV station WJHG, just out of Tallahassee:

The day went as usual at Marianna Middle School, but one thing is different: 7th grade teacher and coach Greg Howard is no longer an employee. He was suspended without pay for 10 days starting Thursday for making racial slurs at presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Our source told us Howard asked his students what “change” stood for and proceeded to write out the acronym “change”- come help a n(word) get elected. (emphasis mine)


Jackson County’s Deputy School superintendent says he’s received conflicting reports, but he can confirm change and the n-word were used.

JJP readers, Greg Howard teaches 7th grade.  7TH GRADE!!! WTF?  This junior high school-version of Rush Limbaugh teaches middle school kids and decided he’d get his Ferraro on in the classroom, probably thinking because he’s a teacher, a coach and defacto authority figure, the kids in his class wouldn’t notice or snitch on his ass.  As usual, when caught, yahoos like this bigoted bozo just get suspended from the job and required to attend diversity and sensitivity training as punishment..

Far more important, the more Senator Obama increases his lead over McCaint in the polls, the worse this type of bigoted mudslinging is going to get for the next 30 days, so fasten your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy 30 days’ ride.

Washington Post Channel ’08: Jewish Democrats Asked to ‘Schlep’ Home for Obama

Washington Post Channel ’08 (99/25/08)

Jewish Democrats Asked to ‘Schlep’ Home for Obama

“If Barack Obama doesn’t become the next President of the United States I’m going to blame the Jews.”

So says Jewish — and infamously potty-mouthed — comedienne Sarah Silverman in an edgy new video at TheGreatSchlep.com, a Web site designed to encourage young Jewish voters to “schlep it” to Florida — a state with a substantial Jewish population — and other battleground states to convince their older Jewish relatives to vote for Obama.

In the video, Silverman suggests that if relatives are concerned about Obama’s background, “Explain to them that we’re all the same inside.” Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Silverman ticks off what she says are some similarities between African Americans and older, Florida Jews: They “can’t get enough” of track suits, both enjoy driving Cadillacs and “like things and bling and jewelry and stuff.”

TalkingpointsMemo: Obsession DVD Distributors: Would We Try To Influence Election? Never!

TalkingpointsMemo (9/25/08)

Obsession DVD Distributors: Would We Try To Influence Election? Never!

We’ve finally gotten to speak with the people behind the mass distribution of Obsession, a DVD warning viewers of the threats of radical Islam. And they’re actually claiming that their mailing of the DVD to millions of households in swing states, and paying to have it inserted in local papers in places like Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, is not an attempt to sway voters in swing states.

And get this: They’re saying the swing-state focus is simply an effort to get the attention of reporters in swing states, because the media is heavily focused on swing states and if they distributed the DVD in non-swing states it wouldn’t get any attention.

The movie is being distributed by Clarion Fund, a right-wing group founded by filmmaker Raphael Shore, in partnership with the Endowment for Middle East Truth. Since these organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profits, it would be illegal for them to use the DVD as an express effort to win people’s votes — but they can embark on educational campaigns.

Ari Morgenstern, spokesman for EMET, concurred that this is not about influencing the election: “Well, this is in no way an effort to influence the election. The goal is to help educate the American public about radical Islam’s war with the West.”

Neither Ross or Morgenstern would disclose the identities of any of their donors who are helping with this effort, but Ross did say they “span the political spectrum.” He declined, however, to say if one or more were backing Barack Obama or John McCain.

Ross said that Clarion Fund has another movie coming out, The Third Jihad, about the threat of radical Islamists right here in America, set to premiere in October. There are not currently any plans to distribute it in swing states in the same way as they are doing for Obsession — but he’s not ruling anything out.

RedState: Alcee Hasting Equates Jews And Blacks to Animals

RedState (9/25/08)

Alcee Hasting Equates Jews And Blacks to Animals

There really is no other way to look at Alcee Hasting’s (D-FL) remarks.

He said, “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.” Well, I have thought this through and the only conclusion I can come to is that he thinks Jews and blacks are animals.

Why else would he put two racial groups into a statement involving hunting animals?

So, you Jewish voters, remember that the next time a Democrat tries to get your vote.