BLACK LIKE ME  2:05 pm April 24, 2012

Republican National Committee Co-Chair Thinks All Black Officials Are The Same

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Mosquito sprayer or whateverWe suspect that Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day was trying to be inclusive and welcoming to African Americans in announcing that the party would be launching a “black outreach” program and then saying this:

“We highlight our elected officials so people understand that we do have Republicans that are elected that are black,” said RNC co-chair Sharon Day, the committee’s coalitions director. “I don’t care if they are a mosquito sprayer or a dog catcher in Arizona, or [Florida Lt. Gov.] Jennifer Carroll or Allen West.”

That is sort of a weird way of putting it, right? Because it sort of sounds like she is saying Allen West is the same as a mosquito sprayer or dogcatcher, whatever, any token will do in a pinch? Hahaha, even when Republicans are TRYING not to be huge Darbyshirian assholes, they open their mouths and this antebellum caca dribbles down over their chins, the poor dears.

The party is set to introduce a new web site, which will go live in the next two weeks, featuring testimonials from some of the party’s most prominent black elected officials, including Florida Rep. Allen West, South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
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[Day] said the concerns of African American voters are chiefly economic.

“We need to explain our values to them,” Day told CNN. “To be honest with you, their values and our values are more similar than dissimilar. They are not Democratic values, they are Republican values.”

Another thing “they” like is when you don’t always call them “them,” just fyi for future reference and stuff. Wonkette, not afraid to be servicey! PS: Good job on having three black Republicans at the same time, you guys! We imagine this is a record. [CNN]

 
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Doktor StrangeZoom April 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Lincoln wept.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

With hysterical laughter, I'm happy to say

Maman April 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

No wonder Michael Steele is a commentator on MSNBC. With friends like these, who needs enemies…

el_donaldo April 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

She just needs someone to put on that white tux and open the door for visitors, really – why go into particulars?

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The party is so inclusive!

They accept white right-wing Jesus-fapping money-grubbing sociopaths, as well as black right-wing Jesus-fapping money-grubbing sociopaths!

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

They just don't understand, despite all their best attempts to completely destroy the social safety net in this country, African Americans are not voting for Republiklans in droves.
The only logical explanation is the Democratic Plantation.

ChernobylSoup April 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I have in my hand a list of 81 mosquito sprayers who are current members of the Communist Party.

CarnyTrash April 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh. Those people…

Barb April 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

"Allen West is the same as a mosquito sprayer"
According to the women who've slept with him, yes.

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

You leave Herman Cain out of this!

Doktor StrangeZoom April 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

We also are planning a new outreach program in which, instead of food stamps, families will be yelled at for 20 minutes and told to buy some goddamn rice and beans.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

"Allen West is an excellent ambassador for the blacks. He is the same color as them."

StarsUponThars April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Needs more Paula Deen.

Troglodeity April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

"Some of our best friends are blacks," she added.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

"As long as they aren't wearing hoodies."

Native_of_SL_UT April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

All Republican women are Phylis Schafly with slightly fresher lady parts. And by slightly fresher I mean they only smell slightly of mildew.

CountryClubJihadi April 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

What about the elevator operators and the table cleaners, Sharon?

valgal2342 April 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

good one

bureaucrap April 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

So Scott, Carroll, West, sprayer and catcher make five. And the sprayer shouldn't count cuz he's appointed, not elected.

Boojum April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Paula Deen looks like getting some customers, from the GOP!

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

“I don’t care if they are a mosquito sprayer or a dog catcher in Arizona, or [Florida Lt. Gov.] Jennifer Carroll or Allen West"

Why are they linking hard-working mosquito sprayers and dog catchers with such useless crap as Allen West?

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"Thank you for your service, Mr West!"
—A bunch of tortured, deaf Iraqis

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

“I don’t care if they are a mosquito sprayer or a dog catcher in Arizona, or [Florida Lt. Gov.] Jennifer Carroll or Allen West.”

Let's see…, all of these people like killing brown things?

Joshua Norton April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

“It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.” — Carl Sagan

Callyson April 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Yeah, this is not so much an outreach program that is actually trying to communicate with teh blahs as it is an attempt to appear to be reaching out, to assuage any concerns that the mushy middle moderates (3M) might have about voting for a party that has cashed in on the Southern Strategy for two generations now.

Also, Allen West is a mosquito, too.

Extemporanus April 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

"MOSQUITO, NEGRO, DOG, ALL DIE."

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

It's so cute when the GOP plays their little "big tent" game and fuck it all up. It's like watching a kitten get stuck in a toilet paper roll. Adorable!

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

And watching mosquito catchers and dog sprayers trying to untangle it.

bumfug April 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

These assholes think they're being progressive when they buy a white lawn jockey for their yard.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

"we do have Republicans that are elected that are black"
Yes we do! We Really do! And they're happy to be with us and away from…well, you know… besides, they're much better off here and may actually make something of themselves, with our help of course.

We keep them out in that charming "fixer-upper" cottage out on the back 40…
_______________________________________

“We need to explain our values to them”
- White Supremacy, Christianity, Capitalism and why Jesus hates race-mixing?

James Michael Curley April 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Allen West with his military experience knows you need at least a 12-Gauge on full choke to take down some of those Florida wetlands mosquitoes.

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

"Any black voter who believes that rich white men should possess all the power and money in the world will be welcome in the Republican Party!"

Respitetini April 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Uncle Ruckus approves.

OkieDokieDog April 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Sharon Day: Our blah moskeeto sprayers are blahher.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Mitt Romney: And just the right height!

Blueb4sunrise April 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Actually, due to budget cuts, Az. had to lay-off all the mosquito sprayers and dog-catchers.

dijetlo April 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Mitch McConnel in black face singing "Mammy" in 3…2..

Native_of_SL_UT April 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Two of the hottest electoral contests here in Utah are for the Senate seat of Orrin Hatch and the Great Salt Lake Mosquito Sprayer job.

JustPixelz April 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I'm sure the blah people will be impressed when the Repubicans brag about their black mosquito catcher. But when the Demoncrats bring out their black President of the United States, the GO-Pee'ers will be like the kid who brings a prism and flashlight to the science fair while the other kid has a robot that makes origami birds.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I'm sure the blah people will be impressed when the Repubicans brag about their black mosquito catcher

Those blah people, always trying to show off their athletic prowess…

BerkeleyBear April 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Don't forget, Obama snatches flies from the air – so they no doubt think a mosquito catcher is much better.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

As opposed to Bil Clinton who flew…well, you write the joke

Wile E. Quixote April 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Yeah, but Obummer doesn't count, because he's half-white, and from Africa, and is a Kenyan and a Mooslim and a commie to boot. Oh, and he wants to eat John McCain's grandson's dog as well.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

In fairness to the white lady, their Blahs are pretty bland

HelmutNewton April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

What, no Alan Keyes?

BarackMyWorld April 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Alan Keyes couldn't get elected dog catcher.

JustPixelz April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

They're fulfilling the axiom: If you're black and Republican, you will be on teevee.

Respitetini April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Baratunde would be proud.

SayItWithWookies April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The party is set to introduce a new web site, which will go live in the next two weeks, featuring testimonials from some of the party’s most prominent black elected officials, including Florida Rep. Allen West, South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

I can't wait for the launch party of the new Republican juggernaut black recruiting tool, AfterAllWeveDoneForYouPeople.com. For some reason I'm imagining a large conference room set with picnic tables covered with KFC buckets.

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Followed by watermelon sorbet and a minstrel show!

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Really? They were able to get all three to stop dancin' and fetchin' long enough to record a greeting?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

AfterAllWeveDoneForToYouPeople.com

Fixed ur URL for ya….

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Now sing us a Negro work song.

MosesInvests April 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

I get no kick from champagne….

Negropolis April 25, 2012 at 4:00 am

I can't wait for the launch party of the new Republican juggernaut black recruiting tool, AfterAllWeveDoneForYouPeople.com

I have not laughed this hard in a very, very long time. lol

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Yup, definitely racist fuckface day on Wonkette.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yeah, but look, there's a photo of a giant stone-headed penis up at the top. Didn't we have rock penis day a few days back?

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

But Virginia Foxx's picture is only there some of the time.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Dang, I was think about the previous post (Hannity) when I made that comment. It's fast and furious today!

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Indeed it is. Posts coming in fast. Me getting furious. And stabby. Definitely stabby.

ifthethunderdontgetya April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

And who here doesn't hate mosquitoes, right?

Come on Republicans, clap your hands for your favorite blahs.
~

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Why did Noah put two mosquitos on the Ark and not unicorns?

dopper0189 April 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Be careful clapping your hands can kill mosquitoes and we need those jobs for our black friends!

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

“We highlight our black commenters so people understand that we do have Wonketeers that are black,” said Wonkette dictatress Rebecca Schoenkopf. “I don’t care if they are a troll from Redstate or a dog-humper in Pennsylvania, or Chet Kincaid or Negropolis."

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Hey!

I'm black!

Sort of.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

What, you think I keep a scorecard?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

But we're all black! I mean, we all came from Africa!

Except those Chinese….

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Is it twue what they say about the way you people awe…sort of gifted?

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I like chicken. And watermelon.

Blueb4sunrise April 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

WHAAAAAAAAAAT??

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

PS: Good job on having three black Republicans at the same time, you guys! We imagine this is a record.

There are always only two: a master and an apprentice. Never more. Never less.

bureaucrap April 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

So, per Darbyshire, whites should not go into towns where there are mosquito sprayers, dog catchers, or congressmen.

misedumacated April 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

“We need to explain our values to them, all of them, Katie".
FTFY

SorosBot April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"Whether it's African Americans or Caribbean blacks or Asian Americans, the issues are the same," she said. "They want a job, a strong economy, a good education for their children"

But the Republican party is against jobs, wants a bad economy, and is destroying education.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Us Caucasians are for that kind of stuff too. WHY DO REPUBLIKLANS HATE WHITE PEOPLE?

prommie April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It doesn't matter if they are all on the Shade Tree Commission or Sewage Authority, they still count! Just like the darkies in the kitchen at Bubba's.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Really. All she needed to add was "our nappy headed ho's" for the racism trifecta

donner_froh April 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

"We need to explain our values to those people…"

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Hey GOP: please, please, please use the Nas and Jay-Z song Black Republican for this shitshow's theme music. Pretty please.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Mosquito sprayer and dog catcher are elected positions? Who knew?

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

"Elected positions" reserved for those people – after all you have to give them *something* to aspire to, otherwise they'll just shuck 'n' jive all day…

donner_froh April 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

So they go two members of the House and a lieutenant governor. That should certainly get a lot of votes in Detroit and Chicago.

Oblios_Cap April 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

testimonials from some of the party’s most prominent black elected officials, including Florida Rep. Allen West, South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

That's pretty much the whole list. Flori-duh!_

BarackMyWorld April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I'M DEFINITELY NOTICING A THEME TODAY, GUYS!

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I can't quite get it yet. I am waiting on a few more posts to make sure of what I think it happening here.

imissopus April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

The Editrix likes themes. Something about being a newspaper person who likes her papers to have a package, is what I believe she once said.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Your move, Fuzzy Zoeller.

weejee April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I might be off a bit, being an olde my dog whistling in the darkie isn't what it used to be, but I think what Ms. RNC Co-Chair said translates to "Kwanza this."

BerkeleyBear April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

12 years ago, I heard a newscaster in Indianapolis say words to the effect of "Next, we'll show you what it is like for the minorities living among us." My neck just about snapped from my jaw hitting the floor. Apparently the moron who wrote that is now working for the RNC.

Why do I suddenly feel the ghost of Eddie Murphy's SNL career –

"They want this – right, Rep. Bucktweet?" "O-tay!"

OneYieldRegular April 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I must say, the Republican Party is doing a spectacular job of demonstrating their nuanced understanding of minority voters.

HippieEsq April 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

If I were black and forced to listen to an Allen West testimonial, I would be more likely to emigrate to Africa than vote republican.

DaRooster April 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

“I don’t care if they are a mosquito sprayer or a dog Messican catcher in Arizona…"

(fixed)

fuflans April 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

i hope nobody wears that flag dress.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Also, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima contribute the maximum allowed by law to the RNC.

Negropolis April 25, 2012 at 4:02 am

And, then they donate their fortunes to conservative superPACS for good measure.

owhatever April 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I'll see your Allen West and raise you a Martin Luther King.

Eve8Apples April 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Allen West and Jennifer Carroll are like mosquito sprayers and dog catchers. They have no political clout in the GOP at all.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I don't think it fair to compare Allen West to a dogcatcher.

Every day, the dogcatcher has to actually get something done.

DocChaos April 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

With Allen West as the best known black Republican, this woman's job is a lot harder than when it was Colin Powell.

Kind of like being the director of Obama's Elderly White Southerner Outreach Program if Alex Jones were one of only two white Democrats in congress.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

"Republican National Committee Co-Chair Thinks All Black Officials Are The Same"

Well, I'm sure they all look the same, to her anyway.

pdiddycornchips April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Allan West is a self hatin' brotha from a misquito motha.

metamarcisf April 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This is all just damage control to counteract the backlash when they announced the GOP All-White NBA Team the other day.

mavenmaven April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

…I don't care, Stepin Fetchit or Allen West…

IceCreamEmpress April 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Herman Cain is noticeable in his absence. Also Alan Keyes.

dopper0189 April 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

And Mitt also chimed in that now us Mormons even allow you guys to wear the magic underwear!

Douché April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

She went on to say, "We even highlight our elected muggers and gang bangers, all of them, even the Hos"

Now that's inclusive, bitches.

rickmaci April 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I am getting a migraine from the continuous buzzing of racist ignorance coming from this site today.

kingofmeh April 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

except that the republican party's most prominent interactions with african-american republicans in the last six years have been:

1) virtually disavowing colin powell due to his not believing adequately in bombing all the people all the time and expressing any political opinion about social issues, such as affirmative action, which disagreed in any way with party doctrine;
2) being obviously and viscerally uncomfortable with condoleeza rice's commentary on affirmative action;
3) nominating as RNC chair michael steele, and then disavowing him for saying things that were marginally divergent from party doctrine – not for being loopy as hell; and
4) seriously considering herman cain as a presidential candidate, despite being kinda crazy and a total perv.

so, in sum, the republican party is completely accepting of african-americans as long as they are completely doctrinaire and don't say anything that diverges in the slightest way from party policy. i am sure that – notwithstanding his flagrant incompetence – herman cain would beat either michael steele or colin powell in a popularity poll of republican faithful, and he might beat condi.

BZ1 April 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

mosquito sprayer is an elected position?

WonkCynic April 25, 2012 at 1:45 am

They woulda had more than three darkies at the same time, but they could only find three that were willing to pull up their pants and speak non-thug English for the presentation.

Negropolis April 25, 2012 at 4:03 am

Come on, Wonkette overlords. Come on.

Negropolis April 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

Bless their hearts; they try so superficially hard.

Really, GOP, it's not us, it's you.

ttommyunger April 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

….but well-spoken, and clean!

DahBoner April 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I was watching an old Scientific American Brain Frontiers program, where this Harvard researcher mentioned Colin Powell and MLK in the same sentence.

FUCKING MASSHOLE

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