Saturday, March 16, 2013
The nearly unbelievable coming out of CPAC yesterday
Nearly unbelievable if we hadn't heard it before, too:
A man at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) defended slavery as being good for black people because slaves got food and shelter. He then praised segregation.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.
Then to top it all off, a woman challenged the racist if he knew the history of the GOP. The man responded by telling the woman that he didn't think the history of the party included women correcting men in public.
Wait. It gets worse:
When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.
So you know, the article points out that "CPAC is the marquee conservative conference of the year..."
Can you believe this? Can you believe these people? In 2013? After just getting their electoral hats handed to them in the last election, too?
Those are statements and beliefs you would think there is no way anyone would say in public.
These people just don't give up.
What's amazing, however, is that they don't give up on racism and misogyny and ugliness and just hate and, ultimately, because they are in one of the only two significant political parties, irresponsible stupidity.
Not enough people know their entire nation's history, clearly.
That political party will never come back if they can't shake this kind of thinking.