REPUBLICANS IN THE NEWS  10:18 am June 15, 2009

Your Latest Racist Anti-Obama GOP Facebook Outrage

by Sara K. Smith

Har har har.Oh jesus. Ken is out of the office today, so the task befalls another editor to cover his ever-popular “racist minor-league GOP operative” beat. A buffoon out of South Carolina thought it would be a good idea to post some thing on Facebook comparing Michelle Obama to a gorilla, proving once again why Republicans should not have access to dangerous electronic devices such as computers, which they employ for the sole purpose of embarrassing themselves.

[...] Trey Walker, an advisor to S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster, posted an innocuous Facebook update about this morning’s escape of a Western Lowlands Gorilla from Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo.

Walker’s harmless update, however was followed by a highly-questionable comment from longtime SCGOP activist and former State Senate candidate, Rusty DePass.

“I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless,” DePass wrote.

And then FITSNews wrote about it and so did your DailyKos and a bunch of other people.

DePass later helpfully explained that he was just making an innocent joke about the First Lady’s remarks on evolution (which nobody can seem to track down), and he was sorry “if” he offended anyone.

Eight months after a decisive election and six months after President Obama’s swearing-in, it is still sort of astonishing to see just how enraged these various GOP operatives are at the notion that a black family is living in the White House. It still blows their minds that such a terrible thing could happen, in America, and that they would have to apologize for making sincerely good-humored racist jokes on the Internet.

SCGOP Activist Posts Remark Disparaging First Lady [FITSNews]

 

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memzilla June 15, 2009 at 10:21 am

“Go, Speed Racist, GO!”

Capitol Hillbilly June 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

Strom Thurmond is rolling over in his daughter’s mother’s grave.

freakishlystrong June 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

Why fuck up on Twitter when you can expose yourself as a racist on Facebook?

4tehlulz June 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

Oppressed white male is oppressed.

CrunchyKnee June 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

Palin/DePass 2012.

The Church of Realism June 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

Hmmm, I thought his last name was Trombone…

Larry Fine June 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

There has also been an outcry from the Babboon Defense Society (BDS), who claim Michelle’s ancestry.

rambone June 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

Perhaps the gorilla just had nice arms as well?

rereridiculous June 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

You damn liberals take everything out of context! He was just reaffirming his acceptance of evolution!

tonytonytony June 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

What?! No one can track down Michelle’s famous “My Gramma Was a Gorilla” speech? C’mon, people.

Witsendnj June 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

The bitterz are going crazy! That’s why they are shooting people like abortion doctors and Holocaust Museum security guards. Duh.

WagTehGod June 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

[re=338608]tonytonytony[/re]: It’s probably right next to the “whitey” speech in the dark caves of Hannity’s mind.

Mild Midwesterner June 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

So the racist guy’s defense was that he doesn’t trust evolutionary science?

germansteel June 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

I want to hear what Sarah Palin has to say about it before I pass judgement on its acceptability.

Joshua Norton June 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

From TPM:

Pat Buchanan much prefers the old bigotry to the fancy new PC stuff.

http://tiny.cc/sGLcX

Gee. Who could have seen that one coming.

Rajul June 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

What Rusty meant to say is, “If Willow Palin were a monkey, like the President and his family, it would be OK to point out that she is a member of the trashiest, sluttiest Springer-reject family in the United States.”

charlesdegoal June 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

And where’s HER birth certificate, for that matter?

Gorillionaire June 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

If I ever saw a gorilla that sexy, I’d totally hit it.

Uncle Al June 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

How could anyone stand to live in a place like SC? It would be so depressing if your neighbors thought like this. This guy works for the state AG’s office? Wouldn’t that be the office in charge of things like civil rights? SC seems like another world I wouldn’t even want to visit.

Scrodd June 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

Was it a METCO gorilla?

/esoteric

Joshua Norton June 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

One more time.

From TPM:

Pat Buchanan much prefers the old bigotry to the fancy new PC stuff.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m3qqhk

Gee. Who could have seen that one coming.

norbizness June 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

If I gather, his ex post racisto argument is something like this exchange from a Christian-themed “Hell House” in King of the Hill:

MAN: Where’s grandpa?

(Enter a man in a gorilla suit.)

JUNIE: Ugh! That’s your grandpa?

MAN: Haven’t you heard? Our ancestors are monkeys!

WOMAN: Stop him! He’s eating the baby!

MAN: We can’t. It’s against the law to teach creationism.

Carrie_Okie June 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

Who else is up for some new Khmer/Mao style re-education (actually “education, since the bitters 1st time didn’t take) bootcamps for people this obviously in need. C’mon we’re all socialists, right. I am certain DePass would be more productive with a gun in his back+bowl of rice/day program.

Hostile Michigander June 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

Those “remarks on evolution” that only DePass seems to know about? Probably on the “whitey” tape.

Or possibly, a 9th-grade term paper the GOP dug up at part of opposition research, which means his next rebuttal will be “She got a B+ and a smiley face! She’s a elitist intellectual who only got that grade that because of affirmative action!”

Come here a minute June 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

Republicans have a magnificent history of hilarious primate jokes.

BlueStateLibtard June 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

A South Carolian is just living up to South Carolina’s centuries-old task of causing endless division, hate and violence in this country, what else is new?

queeraselvis v 2.0 June 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

Strom Thurmond, is that you?

Also, KILL WHITEY! Also.

greywindz June 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

Who is Ann Coulter’s ancestor I wonder ?!!!?

El Pinche June 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

[re=338616]Gorillionaire[/re]: Yes, my bestialic thoughts torment me. I didn’t realize gorillas had long slender legs (with toes to suck on) and a roundish hot asses…not to mention the ability to give me a lecture on intellectual property laws with an oface.

BTW, I don’t see how one could simply apologize for saying that shit. Personally, I think DePass should be forced to be Al Sharpton’s “house boy” for a year.

Manos: Hands of Fate June 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

Everytime some GOP operative opens their mouth w/o thinking on the social media, it seems like 9 times out of 10 it’s something racist. Fascinating.

Jollity June 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

[re=338634]greywindz[/re]: A ball of spiders.

I thought this was going to be the same as this right-wing forward. But it turns out the picture in that is a chimpanzee, not a gorilla. Not that that would make much difference to these people. But I bet this guy’s defence will be “well, that’s what evolutionists believe, AM I RITE?”

S.Luggo June 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

Had it been a libtard Eastern Lowland Gorilla, S.C. authorities would have shot it with a bazooka.

BTW: Jim DeMint has asked DePass to speak at the Sotomayor confirmation hearings to discuss racism.

S.Luggo June 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

[re=338634]greywindz[/re]: A petrie dish.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

They can’t stand the fact that an undeniably black girl is America’s first lady, and that any U.S. President, black or white, would want her in his bed. (Well, so that everybody knew about it.)

proudgrampa June 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

[re=338634]greywindz[/re]: A snake?

Cape Clod June 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

It leads you to believe that Sherman was probably a little too soft on South Carolina in 1865.

SayItWithWookies June 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

Y’know — I understand the Bible enough to have reasonable discussions about it with people who believe it’s true. It would behoove these idiots to at least be able to do the same thing with ideas they don’t believe but are sorta popular — like science, heterosexuality and hygiene.

BklynIlluminati June 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

The interwebs exposing racism since 1989

TGY June 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

Ken has an office?

Mark Sanford June 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

[re=338617]Uncle Al[/re]: [re=338649]Cape Clod[/re]: Ahem. Some of us live in the great state of South Carolina.

Also, did you know that evolution only occurs in black people? White people like Rusty DePass have not altered or adapted since they emerged parthenogenetically from God’s anus 6000 years ago.

S.Luggo June 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

Yimminies, Rusty “von Brunn” DePass is Chairman of the S.C. State Election Commission.
http://www.peoplefordepass.org/biograghy.htm

gjdodger June 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

[re=338608]tonytonytony[/re]: No one can track down Michelle’s famous “My Gramma Was a Gorilla” speech?

I believe it’s right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI

GollyGeeWilly June 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

My terds are smarter…

boinggg June 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

Reconstruction didn’t last long enough.

Oldskool June 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

Repubs: the gift that keeps on giving. They really should charge us for this kind of entertainment.

Uncle Al June 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

[re=338655]Mark Sanford[/re]: No offense intended. I’m really just curious. Do you have neighbors who think like this? If not, how do people like this get elected to statewide office in SC? I realize there are stupid people everywhere, but you gotta admit Michelle-monkey jokes are pretty out there. I’ve lived in my wacky little town of Takoma Park Maryland for 20 years, and have never run across anyone who would make a racist comment like that. They’d be shunned.

Mr Blifil June 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

That Michelle. She is ALWAYS going on about the evolutionary links between us and our simian forebears. I hear she also likes to fuck niggers.

youknew June 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

[re=338634]greywindz[/re]: She is a Morlock who “borrowed” the time machine.

liquiddaddy June 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

Well, I remember comparing Bush and Cheney to Lizard People, and nobody ever got mad.

Mark Sanford June 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

[re=338669]Uncle Al[/re]: Well, not everyone is as stupid and ignorant as ol’ Rusty, but there are a lot of them down here. It’s sort of like ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ actually. You meet people and they seem friendly and nice, and they are within certain limitations, but you just know that on certain topics they will reveal themselves as horrible aliens intent on destroying civilization.

Witsendnj June 15, 2009 at 11:54 am

[re=338674]liquiddaddy[/re]: yeah maybe, but not their WIVES.

Airborne Toxic Event June 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

The Southern Strategy comes to its logical conclusion.

nestor June 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm

a black family is living in the White House

DONT U GET IT?? BLACK FAMILY IN A WHITE HOUSE! IT AINT RIGHT!

GDuvall June 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

[re=338617]Uncle Al[/re]: If you live in America, you also have neighbors that think like this.

Red Zeppelin June 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

[re=338617]Uncle Al[/re]: All true, but they do have cheap hookers in Myrtle Beach, so there’s that.

queeraselvis v 2.0 June 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

[re=338655]Mark Sanford[/re]: Show off. You’re just throwing out anal parthenogenesis so you can get Comment of the Day. Still, +1 for the image of good ole Rusty as a big fat God turd.

american mutt June 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I’m offended by the “probably harmless” part. Michelle’s ancestors would tear him apart.

Mark Sanford June 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

[re=338701]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Well, I figured maybe the commenter who did the anal abortion thing was onto a trend.

Marlowe June 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Don’t bring this up to conservatives or they’ll go nutz:
http://www.floppingaces.net/2009/06/12/let-the-countdown-begin/#comment-212532

Min June 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

It’s time to resurrect that old egg in the frying pan PSA.

This is your brain.
This is your racist brain on the internet.
Any questions?

ph7 June 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Michael Steele gets the social networking initiative he deserves.

TeddyS June 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Sad to see that South Carolina, with such a small comparative population, is easily outdistancing Texas as the most racist state in the nation, with the most rubes per capita. Texas cannot count the cop who tasered the grandma, because she was white and therefore without a drop of chimp blood in her ancestry.

imissopus June 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

“Ken is out of the office” = Ken wandered off into the Mojave with a knapsack full of peyote and was last seen trekking naked towards Ft. Irwin’s artillery range while screaming “If I don’t save the wee desert tortoise, who will?!”

facehead June 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Gorillas don’t exist! Athiest scum!

meg9 June 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[re=338669]Uncle Al[/re]: Takoma Park wouldn’t be the place for people who would say this kind of thing outloud. Go closer to baltimore and you’ll probably find some progressive thinkers like this.

(I live in Takoma Park too. It’s much too earthy crunchy for this kind of foolishness)

greywindz June 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm

[re=338634]greywindz[/re]: I was thinking of an Albino Rastafarian…maybe I am wrong…

FormerDCite June 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Isn’t South Carolina the state that advertised in England about being gay tourist friendly? Somehow I doubt most gays would make a Michelle=Gorilla joke. However they would be saying Michelle=fabulous!

MOG June 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I haz a sad for white boyz.

torera June 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Granted it seems to happen more often nowadays in the benighted South of our so-called country, but a few (4?) years ago, in supposedly enlightened Boston, an adolescent male gorilla escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo. A news photo of the animal near a bus stop sign prompted couple of superannuated honky radio jocks to comment he must be waiting for the METCO bus. METCO being the program that places inner-city children in predominantly white suburban schools. Which is a whole other kettle of fishiness…But still. Boston also just had a mini-Imus affair with a shock-talk jock saying vile things about Mexico and Mexicans. But he was only suspended for a few weeks, did a pseudo-grovel apology and is back on the air.

So does anyone know of a website that lists the companies and organizations that are paying sponsors of these idiots? National, local, whatever. Because I don’t want to have to listen to their crap in order to find out which companies to harass and/or boycott.

Dean Booth June 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm

“Gorillas in Our Midst: The Rusty DePass Story”

Hagar77 June 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

At least when lab rats watch each other run into an electrified wire and get fried they eventually learn to avoid it; not so the GOP! Palin/Algernon 2012!

hobospacejunkie June 16, 2009 at 4:21 am

This guy is a rube. How could a gorilla be one of Michelle’s ancestors? How about the millions of years of evolution it takes to evolve into another species, huh? Not so smart now, eh Mr. Not Funny Diarrhea Club?

hobospacejunkie June 16, 2009 at 4:34 am

[re=338672]Mr Blifil[/re]: That Michelle. She is ALWAYS going on about the evolutionary links between us and our simian forebears. I hear she also likes to fuck niggers.

You never let me down. Comic brilliance in action, people. See it before it goes extinct.

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