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‘Good Politics to Oppose the Black Guy’

A South Carolina State Representative named Kris Crawford, who is also a doctor himself, met with doctors opposed to the Affordable Care Act recently and made a very interesting statement on the matter. Whether the law was a good thing or not, it’s just good politics — at least in South Carolina — to oppose the black guy:

Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also an emergency room doctor, supports the expansion but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a bloc against the Medicaid expansion.

“The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.

When I read this, I went straight over to Free Republic to see their entirely predictable reactions:

Black?

Not really.

Half Black/Half White and a Natural Born Lying Commie B_tard…

It’s the libs bringing up race again. Shows where the real racism is…

No …it’s good politics to oppose the socialist, gun grabbing, Muslim, faggot in the White House.

Always keeping it classy and non-racist.

Comments

  1. imrryr says

    “The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.

    It’s the libs bringing up race again. Shows where the real racism is…

    I think my brain just experienced its equivalent of the blue screen of death.

  2. jamessweet says

    If I’m interpreting the comment correctly, we should give Rep. Crawford some credit for his candor. He is basically saying, “This is good public policy, but my party is probably going to vote against it out of petty expedience.” Or did I misinterpret him?

  3. dickspringer says

    Another instance of sub rosa South Carolina racist politics:

    Lindsay Graham said that people might need large magazines for their weapons because if their is a breakdown of law and order they would need them to fight off rampaging mobs. He didn’t have to mention the skin color of the mobs.

  4. patricksimons says

    So comforting to know we’ve come so far in this country. I would be very unsurprised to learn that Kris Crawford is also someone who makes entirely too much noise about his Christianity.

  5. naturalcynic says

    “This is good public policy, but my party is probably definitely going to vote against it out of petty expedienceunmitigated ignorant hostility.” Or did I misinterpret him?

    FIFY

  6. says

    “It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,”

    Hey, when a guy’s right, he’s right. It’s just a little disconcerting that he said it for attribution.

  7. Ichthyic says

    Wow. Their capacity for denial is limitless.

    let me try a little thought experiment here…

    Say we take this at face value, since it actually is very close to accurate for some…

    embrace your own statement.

    now what? What do you see as a good way to pragmatically deal with a situation where a significant portion of your populace is exhibiting classic symptoms of psychological denial and projection?

    well?

  8. mithrandir says

    imrryr @1: I think they’re calling Kris Crawford a “lib”.

    You see, for the typical Free Republic commentor, “liberal” and “socialist” are phatic expressions. They’re just synonyms for “bad/evil/wrong”. So it’s entirely possible, and quite common, for a Republican to be called a “lib” just for saying something they didn’t like.

  9. F [nucular nyandrothol] says

    Did that Freeper just claim that Obama is a denizen of /b/? That’s… really weird. But yeah, be fair, he ain’t racist, you faggots. (facedesk)

  10. says

    So the bigots used to say that one drop of black blood makes you black, now say one drop of blood that isn’t black makes you not black. The common thread is that they feel entitled to dictate other people’s identities and abuse at will.

  11. dan4 says

    “B_tard…”

    LOL at the person “bleeping” a word s/he came up with out of his own initiative (i.e., usually when a word is “‘shortened” or “bleeped” or whatever you call it, it’s in the context of someone disapprovingly quoting someone ELSE’S words).

  12. DaveL says

    So the bigots used to say that one drop of black blood makes you black, now say one drop of blood that isn’t black makes you not black.

    Whatever black blood you do have, however, make you a Muslim.

    Don’t ask me how – it’s a secret of Wingnuttian blood magic.

  13. says

    Hmm, way to debunk the racist accusation: “we have a immigrant/ kenyan/marxist/indonesian/muslim telling America what is good for America.”

    From the same post: “The elders had expressions… such as ~ it takes three generations to get the soil out from under the nails…. or, it takes three generations for a immigrant to fit into the culture.”

    So basically he’s arguing that you need to be at least third generation American before you can stand for President. Sure, let’s chuck the Constitution and just go by saying of these unnamed ‘elders’.

  14. pianoman, Heathen & Torontophile says

    for a group that claims to be more patriotic than those who don’t wear tinfoil hats, they routinely show their “patriotism” by voting against the best interests of “Amer’ka” just for the sake of not supporting the president. how pathetic.

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