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

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.
[…]
[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

    Lincoln wept.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      With hysterical laughter, I'm happy to say

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

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

  • el_donaldo

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

  • Fare la Volpe

    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

      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

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

  • CarnyTrash

    Oh. Those people…

  • Barb

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

    • Fare la Volpe

      You leave Herman Cain out of this!

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    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

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

  • StarsUponThars

    Needs more Paula Deen.

  • Troglodeity

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

    • GOPCrusher

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

  • Native_of_SL_UT

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

  • CountryClubJihadi

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

    • valgal2342

      good one

  • bureaucrap

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

  • Boojum

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

  • MissTaken

    “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

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

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    “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?

  • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

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

  • Callyson

    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

    "MOSQUITO, NEGRO, DOG, ALL DIE."

  • MissTaken

    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!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • bumfug

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

  • Man0nTheStreet

    "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

    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

    "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

      Uncle Ruckus approves.

  • OkieDokieDog

    Sharon Day: Our blah moskeeto sprayers are blahher.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Mitt Romney: And just the right height!

  • Blueb4sunrise

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

  • dijetlo

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

  • Native_of_SL_UT

    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

    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.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      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

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

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • Wile E. Quixote

      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.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • HelmutNewton

    What, no Alan Keyes?

    • BarackMyWorld

      Alan Keyes couldn't get elected dog catcher.

  • JustPixelz

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

    • Respitetini

      Baratunde would be proud.

  • SayItWithWookies

    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

      Followed by watermelon sorbet and a minstrel show!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      AfterAllWeveDoneForToYouPeople.com

      Fixed ur URL for ya….

    • GOPCrusher

      Now sing us a Negro work song.

      • MosesInvests

        I get no kick from champagne….

    • Negropolis

      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

    Yup, definitely racist fuckface day on Wonkette.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      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

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

        • BaldarTFlagass

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

          • sullivanst

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

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    And who here doesn't hate mosquitoes, right?

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

    • GOPCrusher

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

    • dopper0189

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

  • BaldarTFlagass

    “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."

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Hey!

      I'm black!

      Sort of.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        What, you think I keep a scorecard?

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

          Except those Chinese….

      • Fare la Volpe

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

      • GOPCrusher

        I like chicken. And watermelon.

    • Blueb4sunrise

      WHAAAAAAAAAAT??

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    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

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

  • misedumacated

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

  • SorosBot

    "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

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

  • prommie

    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.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

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

  • MissTaken

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

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

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

    • Man0nTheStreet

      "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…

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    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

    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

    I'M DEFINITELY NOTICING A THEME TODAY, GUYS!

    • Jus_Wonderin

      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.

    • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

      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

    Your move, Fuzzy Zoeller.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    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

    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

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

  • HippieEsq

    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

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

    (fixed)

  • fuflans

    i hope nobody wears that flag dress.

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • Negropolis

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

  • owhatever

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

  • Eve8Apples

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

  • Tundra Grifter

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

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

  • DocChaos

    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

    "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

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

  • metamarcisf

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

  • mavenmaven

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

  • IceCreamEmpress

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

  • dopper0189

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

  • Douché

    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

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

  • kingofmeh

    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.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    mosquito sprayer is an elected position?

  • WonkCynic

    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

      Come on, Wonkette overlords. Come on.

  • Negropolis

    Bless their hearts; they try so superficially hard.

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

  • ttommyunger

    ….but well-spoken, and clean!

  • DahBoner

    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