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If there is one thing Republicans really hate, it is political correctness! “Why,” they ask, “must I care about other people’s feelings? How is that fair? If this were truly a free country, everyone would think it was awesome when I use racial slurs and be legally required to laugh very hard at all of my super awesome rape jokes!” They are sick and tired of people creating “safe spaces” where they are less likely to get their feelings hurt or experience racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or other kinds of bigotry instead of being cool and just dealing with that shit. Oh, how they pine for the days when you could just go around insulting people, and those people would thank you for being so good at expressing your freedom of speech! Daily, they cry that said free speech is being taken away by people being offended by the things they say, and insisting it is terribly unfair for them to ever have to think about or consider anyone’s feelings.

However, this all changes when their feelings are the feelings that are being hurt, and nothing hurts Republican feelings like being called a RACIST. In fact, the traditional wisdom among many conservatives is that being called a racist is approximately 6.12 billion times worse than actually saying or doing a racist thing to begin with. Why? Because the sort of people who say racist things are generally incapable of empathy, and thus cannot possibly fathom that anything they could say could hurt someone as much as being called a racist hurts them.

Thus, they are trying to push some more “politically correct” terms for “racist” in order to protect the delicate feelings of said racists.

Per essemple! Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, in response to Donald Trump’s attacks on U.S. District Gonzalo Curiel, tried to explain how those comments were not “racist” but rather racially toxic.” Which is a different thing altogether!

“His comments were certainly racially toxic. I don’t know the intent of his heart so I’m not going to call them racist comments but certainly they are racially toxic,” Scott, a black person, told reporters on Tuesday.

Not to get all Jean-Paul Sartre on you guys, but I kind of feel as though with things like racism, existence precedes essence, no? Like, if you keep doing and saying racist things, as Trump does, what, exactly, is the difference between you and someone who is “racist in their hearts,” as they are wont to say? And how can we tell? Because for some reason, every time someone gets caught doing or saying something racist, they somehow reason it out by saying “SURE, that thing I said and/or did could maybe be interpreted by pretty much anyone as being incredibly racist! But I am not racist in my heart, so it totally does not count!” Apparently, you can get away with saying and doing some pretty terrible things if you are only racist with your mouth and not your heart or other organs. It is very convenient, considering the fact that there is literally no way to prove what is in someone’s heart other than through their actions, and if their actions don’t count, then we could all be perfect in our own hearts. Heck, in my own heart, as far as anyone knows, I could be Liza Minnelli!

Anyway, onto example number two! Remember Delta County GOP Chairwoman Linda Sorenson from last week? The lady who posted an objectively racist meme on her Facebook? A meme so racist that her co-chairpeople were all “OH, for someone broke into the Facebook and put it there just to make her look bad?

linda sorenson racist meme

YES! That one! Well, as it turns out, she’s not racist, she’s just “racially insensitive.” According to Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House, Sorenson cannot possibly be racist, because she endorsed a black guy named Darryl for the Senate primary. Because, obviously, no one can possibly be racist if they have, at any point in their lives, liked a black person. Sorenson’s comments just mean she needs the NAACP to come talk to her and tell her that people will think she is a racist if she keeps saying black people look like monkeys!

Via GJSentinel:

“Saying that you were wrong can come from two bases,” House said. “One is that you were willfully wrong, and the other is that you were ignorant and wrong. In this particular case it’s more ignorance than willful. So when you become racially insensitive, it needs to be used to educate.

“If you label somebody’s who’s a racist who’s not, then all you do is create an environment where you have discontent and more stress,” he said. “Republican or Democrat, decades of racism in this country and racial divide and an inability to educate and move ourselves forward is a real problem that we’ve got to solve. This situation gives us the ability to work with the NAACP and other groups out there and say, ‘All right, we’re not as racially sensitive about some things as you are, so let’s do some education.”

Yes, obviously Linda Sorenson just made it all the way to middle age without ever hearing once in her whole life that it is pretty racist to compare a black person to an ape! How? No one knows. Maybe she lived her whole life in an underground bunker awaiting the apocalypse? Maybe it is the NAACP’s fault for not providing Linda Sorenson with a list of things that are 100 percent definitely racist? All this house guy knows is that if people call her racist for posting a meme comparing comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee, then it is just going to cause discontent and stress. Unlike, say, comparing a black person to a chimpanzee, which could only produce harmony and bliss for everyone involved.

Linda, for her part, simply cannot believe the intolerance that has been directed at her simply for being “racially insensitive”:

The vitriol and hatred that has been directed at me has been nothing short of stunning. But anyone paying attention these days knows that the left is only about tolerance when they are demanding that YOU tolerate their latest nutty idea, and if you don’t like it, then you’re automatically a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ and a ‘racist.’

Yes, Linda and her fellow “racially insensitive” Americans only want us to extend to them the same kindness and compassion that we extend to others, while being understanding and tolerant of the fact that they cannot extend that to anyone else. Because they suffer from Racial Sensitivity Deficiency Syndrome. All they ask is that the next time you see them post a meme comparing a black person to a chimpanzee, saying a judge can’t do his job because he’s Mexican, defending a football team named for a racial slur, getting all sad about how unfair it is that Black people have BET and all white people have is literally every other channel, or declaring their intent to vote for a person who thinks Mexican judges can’t do their job and that all the Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists — to please use a more politically correct term than “racist” or “bigot” to describe their actions. Otherwise, their feelings could get hurt.

[Talking Points Memo / GJSentinel / The Big Media Blog]

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  • dslindc

    In my heart, I’m really just tired.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Hmm…

    “Dear Mortgage Company – you will have noticed I have not made a payment in several months. Surely this is worrisome to you, but there is no cause for alarm because I am not defaulting in my heart. It is more accurate to say that I am “indebtedness insensitive.” I have prayed about my failure to make payments, and have been forgiven. I will continue not to make payments, and I feel that it is political correctness run amok on your point to continue to point it out. Yours ever so sincerely, GTT.”

    • memzilla

      People who point out your debt are the real deadbeats.

  • dshwa

    Your pointing out my intolerance is intolerant!

    It’s the adult version of “I know you are but what am I?”

    • Gayer Than Thou
      • bubbuhh

        Do not sit next to this young fella at the movies. He got the small bow tie. We all know what that means.

        • Gleem-McShinez

          OT but relevant?

          When PeeWee got busted, a friend told me a story about his one visit to a porn theater. THOSE EXISTED AT ONE TIME, KIDS.
          And no, really, this was a friend’s story. NO, REALLY.

          So this friend’s sitting there enjoying all the nekkid sexxy on the big screen. It took a while, but after a bit, he becomes aware of the ongoing sound of a guy behind him unwrapping a candybar, and it occurs to him that he’s really struggling with that wrapper, it’s been going on for a while.

          So he looks back only to discover the sort of low quiet crinkly poppy sound was not actually a candy wrapper making noise.

          • bubbuhh

            Maybe, that’s where the raincoat stereotype came from. Probably need a hat, too.

  • Belasaurius

    so by Trump’s logic, a married man could bang other chicks but in his heart, still not be an adulterer. I guess it works for him and Newt.

    • dslindc

      Other guys, also too. It is the GOP after all.

    • Lizzietish81

      It was his patriotism boner

      • JH Marx

        Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
        – Oscar Wilde

    • rosenbomb

      Well, it’s probably the lady’s fault for being a temptress, soooo….

    • CapnFatback

      but in his heart, still not be an adulterer.

      In his penis, however . . .

  • Msgr_Moment

    Shame on all of you for your intolerance intolerance!

    EDIT: h/t to dshwa for beating me to it.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      And your bigotry of bigots. And your racism against only-because-they-couldn’t-possibly-know-any-better-and-why-you-gotta-be-so-mean accidental racists.

      • Msgr_Moment

        First they were intolerant of the lactose, but I said nothing, because I was not dairy.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        THE FLOOR WAS WET, AND I SAID N****! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!

  • Gayer Than Thou

    If you conceive of yourself as the sun in a morally Copernican universe, then your subjective assessment of your own conduct is all that really matters. The one teensy problem with that model is that there are, you know, other people.

    • Belasaurius

      other people suck

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Not as often as I would like them too.

        • chimichanga

          Aaaah but I married well!

      • coozledad

        Hell is the birthers.

    • dshwa

      “Conceve of yourself as the sun in a morally Copernican universe” is sheer brilliance. I’m so stealing that

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Should probably be “… in a Copernican moral universe.”

        • dshwa

          Meh, it’s brilliant as is.

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    • Msgr_Moment

      Wait, so you’re saying that everything revolves around The Sun??!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        He’s a witch. Burn him!!11!!

        • The Wanderer

          Does he weigh as much as a duck?

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Depends – is it swim suit season?

          • chimichanga

            No. But if it spouts racism like a duck…

      • Dr. Krieger IRL

        Not only that, but humans and Great Apes had a common ancestor!

        • The Wanderer

          I think his name was Rick.

          • Dr. Krieger IRL

            Ah, Great Uncle Rick. “Il Zio Buffo” we used to call him until he doomed the human race. Guy fucked a Martian.

          • The Wanderer

            How, I wonder. Don’t Martians have eleven genders?

          • Dr. Krieger IRL

            All I know was that he had a little too much of his homemade grappa and one thing led to another.

          • The Wanderer

            That’ll do it, yeah.

          • SnarkTank

            OMG, he fucked Matt Damon? That is so cool!

          • Dr. Krieger IRL

            Matt did it for a bunch of potatoes, I hear.
            Dan Quayle would do it for a bunch of potatoe.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            You know who else fucked Matt Damon?

            https://youtu.be/KOtCkSBxrdQ

      • Blank Ron

        Too right!
        – Rupert Murdoch

      • julienne58

        Revolves? No elephants on a giant turtle? The fuck?

        • PUAAN

          De chelonian mobile!

    • The Wanderer

      But subjectivity is objective!

    • Jon Sussex

      L’enfer, c’est les autres.

      • arensb

        L’enfer, c’est les autruches.

    • OddMan

      My God, you are a heliocentrist.

    • fka_donnie_d

      Solipsism founded in acquired sociopathy. There are no “other people”, there are only cardboard cutouts and department-store mannequins.

      • chimichanga

        Lotta Lonely Guys out there on the right.

    • arglebargle

      That is saved to my hall-of-fame archive of Wonkette comments. Thank you.

    • Ilgattomorte

      I understand my problem now. I’m Pluto. Goddammit! I’m fucking Pluto.

      • arensb

        As Mickey Mouse said at his divorce proceedings, “No, your honor, I didn’t say Minnie was insane. I said she was fucking Goofy.”

    • SessileRaptor

      See also arguments about economic inequality, minimum wage, health care and time off for anyone below them in the economic scale, particularity as it relates to the health of the economy as a whole. After a fairly short time you realize that they have no actual idea how anything works, they just want everything to be about them and for everyone who’s not them to only exist when needed to be a servant.

      Basically they want everyone in the world to be robots that power down when they leave the area and power back up when they come back into view. The world’s continued refusal to be such a theme park enrages them to no end.

    • chimichanga

      Maybe if they go far enough to the right, they’ll fall off the edge.

    • arensb

      Not long ago, someone explained to me that they aren’t racist because “Bigotry can be known by introspection”.

      I get the feeling that many people think a racist isn’t someone who says racist things, but rather someone who says racist things all the time.

      • “Bigotry can be known by introspection”.

        I have no idea what that means, but I feel safe in saying it’s bullshit.

        • arensb

          In context, it means, “I asked myself whether my friends and I are bigoted, and decided that no, we aren’t. Therefore, people only keep calling us bigoted because they’re deluded.”

          • Gleem-McShinez

            The statement may actually be true, but fails, because it actually requires introspection. I don’t think they do much reflection.

            Someone says “that chimpanzee post is racist” and they don’t think “hmmmm, you know, now that I think about it,” they react with “SHUT UP.”

          • arensb

            Then they must be liberal SJW cucks, because we all know those people are all about feelings, not logic.

          • Thank you, because I could not break that down no matter how hard I tried.

            And, as I said, it’s bullshit.

          • arensb

            In fairness, this was on Twitter, and it’s hard to fit anything into 140 characters.
            And that’s about as fair as I plan to be.

  • Randy Riddle

    Really, how many ways are there to say “Why can’t I act like a prick?”

    • Blank Ron

      I’m sure we’ll hear plenty more as time goes by.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I’m actually pretty stoked that we will likely have a lady president next. Because just as Bamz’s election totally solved racism, Hillary as POTUS is going to cure all of the sexism.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      At this rate, we’re going to run out of -ism’s to solve in a generation or two, and then what? Time to start diversifying our PC Portfolios.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    There was obviously a communique released from Central Hive Command for “sensible” Republicans (i.e., up for reelection in contested districts) on how to respond to Trump. What he said was racist-y, but “in his heart” we don’t think he’s a racist.

  • Lulu Mac

    This made my head hurt.

  • orygoon

    So what IS an actual racist? Is there, in fact, any such thing?

    • HanBarbara

      Yes. It’s someone of another race who accuses you of racism.

    • Lulu Mac

      Well, it’s something greater than “textbook” racism, apparently…

      • Lefty Frizzell

        As if any of these people have ever opened a textbook.

        • Lulu Mac

          Paul Ryan has! He has the maths! Check back next month!

          • Latverian Diplomat

            “I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem balanced budget which this margin is too small to contain.”

            — Paul Ryan

      • Gleem-McShinez

        That is the problem! We just need to stop distributing all these How To Racism textbooks.

    • Rock Drummer

      Google Donald Trump, supporters , et al: re: mexican rapists, my African American, etc.

    • Tio_Doidinho

      People who use the term “racist”.

      Or people who say things that piss you off. Take your pick.

    • SessileRaptor

      Someone who is currently right this second murdering someone of another race while screaming “I HATE (insert racial slur of choice) AND AM KILLING THIS (racial slur) BECAUSE ALL (racial slur) DESERVE TO DIE FOR BEING (racial slur)!” and while wearing a t shirt that indicates their affinity for racism.

      Anything else isn’t racism according to the GOP.

      • Blank Ron

        And even then…

        • Gleem-McShinez

          They go and wear a blue uniform.

          SO CONFUSING

      • Lulu Mac

        Unless it’s Donald Trump on Fifth Ave…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I do generally prefer to call actions or statements racist, rather than labeling people. (Among other things, it’s less likely to provoke a defensive reaction).

      But politicians who make their career on this stuff, I have no problem labeling racist. I guess that makes me the real problem.

  • DodgeDixie&Descartes

    e-Racially Toxic… Cleaning the GOP whiteboard with solvents and spray tan.

  • Blackest Noobs

    to be honest, fuck any racist’s poor little feelings.

    seriously it’s you that decided to get in the frying pan and then to add insult to injury, complain that it’s too fucking hot.

    we are often told the other side, the right-wingers, are the persons with convictions and morals and all that other bullshit..i mean have you ever noticed the ones that cry the most about political correctness are ALWAYS the worse offenders, ALWAYS the lowest denominator of our society.

    it’s fine if you have a difference of opinion, but that opinion falls flat when you use racism to further your point….you lose the point…and just look like a jackass.

    but as for their “convictions,” it’s godamn fucking hilarious how easy it is…to hurt the feelings of a right-winger by simply calling them a racist when they do say racist shit.

  • MrBlobfish

    Your Honor, I couldn’t possibly have murdered anyone because, in my heart, I know I’m not a murderer.

    • AngryKatie

      Hey, it works for upper class white rapists…

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Well, he got six months – and everyone at the country club is going to be whispering about him.

    • aureolaborealis

      I get “I am an A student!” Which must imply “in my heart,” because no one who was in danger of getting an A has ever said that to me.

  • Lizzietish81

    People don’t like being called racist because it flies in the face of their own denial. So they create all these excuses like “it wasn’t intended that way” or my favorite “I do not see a racist connotation in this, you must be the racist for seeing the racism in here.” And the thing is, they really do believe that they are not racist, because racists are bad and they don’t see themselves as bad.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Right? I think this is the most critical and apparently most difficult point to explain about bias: it exists – and we do it – despite our stated motivations. No doubt some of these people are being disingenuous, but even for people who genuinely believe they intended nothing bad, it is hard to get them to acknowledge the gap between intentions and result. I wish there were an expression about where good intentions lead, because it would be a helpful way to explain it.

      • AntiDerpomeme

        Meh, self realization and sincere change is too hard. Especially for those that deny evolution of any sort.

      • OddMan

        Yes, that ‘Highway to Hell’ aint gonna build itself.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “I’m sorry that you were offended”. *you sniveling, thin-skinned, realracist social justice warrior*

    • Creepoman

      My personnel favorite trigger warning, which invariable precedes a horribly racist remark: “I don’t care if they’re green or purple or black . . . “

      • Blank Ron

        ‘I don’t care if they’re green or purple or black, I like jelly beans.’
        Not always racist.

        • arglebargle

          I hate ALL jelly beans, how could I be racist?

          • arensb

            I’m not a misogynist; I’m a misanthrope.

        • aureolaborealis

          ‘I don’t care if they’re green or purple or black, I prefer not to have any bruises, thank you.’

        • Gleem-McShinez

          ‘I don’t care if they’re green or purple or black, I like jelly beans, but watch out, or N***s will steal them from ya.’

          What?! Blank Ron said it was okay!!

          • Blank Ron

            I’ve created a monster…

      • Amy!

        Or the really obvious one: “I’m not a racist, but ….”

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          “I have a black friend….”

          • BackDoorMan

            … two of my faves… “don’t take this the wrong way, but…” and “I don’t mean to be offensive, but…”

  • anwisok

    Oh, FFS. I’m still hungover from last night – it’s waaaaaaaay too early for this shit.

  • jviscont1

    By next week, the GOP def for racist will be someone placing a $2 trifecta bet at an OTB window.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    JFC.
    They are really hurt when they can’t tell their racist | antisemitic | xenophobic | homophobic “jokes”? I mean, they’re just “jokes” … all their friends think they are hi-larious. And those mean ol “politically correct police” folks not only don’t find them funny (how could that be?) they actually find them offensive.
    These @@sholes think they should run the country.
    ( rest of post degenerates into rants)

    • Lulu Mac

      You forgot sexist. But, of course you did, ’cause you’re sexist.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Uh… doesn’t that make you the real sexist for pointing it out?

        • Lulu Mac

          I see you’ve played this game before.

        • OddMan

          Yes, but now are you not the real real real sexist for pointing out that Ms. L was sexist for pointing out that Mr F was sexist.

          It’s easy to tie oneself into a Gordian knot of correctness here.

  • OddMan

    Biased, intolerant, prejudiced, sectarian, xenophobic, narrow-minded, opinionated, small-minded, but never racist.
    Got it.

  • Sardonicuss

    When will you libtards learn to be tolerant of our intolerance!

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    You fergot “Identity Politics”.

    • PubOption

      Is that intolerant of transgender identity?

      • Rick Hill

        That’s intolerant of my right to be ignerent of things I don’t want to know about!

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        It’s all identity politics. If you say “imprison the evil trannies”, you are engaging in identity politics.

        If I call you a bigot, then I am engaging in identity politics.

        Therefore, we are same same.

  • Rick Hill

    This is part of their strategy for another reason. As I said about Ryan when he said “Trump said a very bad thing. we don’t believe what he said. We want our party to be strong.”
    He addressed it and in his mind and his supporters, are moving on. We are stuck with having to keep rebutting it, they see us as being inflexible and ridiculous. (Basically, I ain’t college edumicated nor a good at writing)
    Also, I read this, and it was an excellent look at racism in America and I certainly identified with more of than I cared to admit:
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-weird-things-you-learn-when-youre-raised-to-be-racist/

    • Amy!

      That’s an amazingly thoughtful and inspiring article. Did not expect it from Cracked.

    • yyyaz

      Excellent piece. Not so excellent: all the anti-racism comments have more downvotes than upvotes. Sigh.

  • SnarkOff

    This is so easy, even conservatives can understand it: If you say or do something racist, then you are a racist. Luckily, racism actually can be unlearned vet time.

  • Citizen Emperor

    The piece is spot-on… and Ms. Pennacchia IS “visually stunning”.

    • Rick Hill

      Hey! Her smarts are up here, fella. You mind remembering your manners?

    • MrBlobfish

      No, you’re the racist.

      • Rick Hill

        No. You’re the Berniebro!!1!

    • Tio_Doidinho

      Lookism bias!

  • SnarkTank

    Yes, obviously Linda Sorenson just made it all the way to middle age without ever hearing once in her whole life that it is pretty racist to compare a black person to an ape! How? No one knows. Maybe she lived her whole life in an underground bunker awaiting the apocalypse?

    KIMMY SCHMIDT LIBELZ!!!!11!!eleventyone!!

    • rosenbomb

      AND Kimmy Schmidt managed to come out of a bunker and not be a racist asshole!

  • Jeff in the desert

    It occurs to me while all these actions are extremely racist, the matter of Trump transcends that. It is that he does not value any human being, except himself. He treats all his staff, even his family as chattel. Use, abuse, it does not matter, because he is all that is important.

  • The Wanderer

    Sweet Tiamat, what a bunch of assholes. They dislike ‘political correctness,’ but instead of following their own meme to get back to the basics (for example, discarding ‘African-American’ for the N-word, as some of them clearly want to do), they hedge the term ‘racist’ around with softer language in order to call bullshit on anyone who disagrees with them.
    Sorry, GOP. I see a racist buttfucker, I’ll call them a racist buttfucker, and call curses down on them and their houses (with votes).

    • anwisok

      Pretty sure calling curses down on them s allowed by The Rules, so no need for “with votes.” Just sayin’.

      • The Wanderer

        Just playing it safe. I wear gloves at work while sending documents, but then you’ve heard of safe fax.

        • sw19womble

          Can a photocopier get pregnant if you sit on it and take pics of your butt?

          Asking for a friend.

          • The Wanderer

            No idea. The question never came up before, but if I could clone myself by Xeroxing myself I’d run up about 10 copies.

          • Doug Langley

            Not always a good idea . . .

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Send in the clones

          • The Wanderer

            “Oh give me a clone
            A clone of my own
            With its Y chromosome changed to X
            Then when it is grown
            My own little clone
            Will be of the opposite sex.
            Clone, clone of my own!
            With its Y chromosome changed to X!
            Then when we’re alone
            Me and my clone
            Will think of nothing but sex!

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Holy cow. BRAVO!!!

          • The Wanderer

            It’s Isaac Asimov’s work, to be strictly honest.

          • Doug Langley

            You can’t go wrong with good material.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I musta missed that one but I totally dig IA so the Bravo stands

          • Belasaurius

            everybody must get cloned!

          • Nine
    • weejee

      Not just the N-word. They want to bring back the C-word and the JB-words. It’s the ‘Murican dream – they want it all.

    • aureolaborealis

      Sorry, GOP. I see a racist buttfucker, I’ll call them a racist buttfucker, and call curses down on them and their houses (with votes).

      Assuming you meant ‘bugfucker’, because otherwise it just looks like you’re using an analog for ‘faggot.’ Which seems ironic, given what we’re talking about here.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    The bestest euphemism for racist/racism is “Identity politics” because not only does it mean racism, it also is a defense for racism because if you call a racist a racist, then you are engaging in “identity politics”.

    Racists told me so.

    So racism == calling a racist a racist. Same, same.

    • Blank Ron

      And you can believe them because racists Tell It Like It Is.

  • Cranky Man

    Delta county needs its heart blessed just about everyday, ya know what I mean? Full disclosure, my great grandfather homesteaded in Delta.

  • TheGrandWaz00

    I almost hate to tell them that using terms like racially toxic and racially insensitive is the very definition of political correctness.

    • MrBlobfish

      B-O-I-N-G

    • anwisok

      That is probably funny. I wish it was big enough to read – then I’d know for sure.

      • AntiDerpomeme
        • sw19womble

          Nice. Worth the six-minute wait! :)

          • Gayer Than Thou

            If I had a dime…

        • anwisok

          THANK YOU!

          • AntiDerpomeme

            Yer welcome. As it happens, I wanted to read it too, so it was sort of self-serving, after all ;)

        • Lance Thrustwell

          That’s really good.

      • Doug Langley

        It is funny, but I really strained my eyes reading it.

        • Gleem-McShinez

          Your eyes are the real racists then.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Try again, with a link to the full-size version

  • MrBlobfish

    We’re not racists, we’re merely bigoted.

  • Ryan Denniston

    “Trump does, what, exactly, is the difference between you and someone who is “racist in their hearts,” as they are wont to say?”

    To be fair here, the Republican party for the last, oh, 50 years or so has employed a strategy of appearing as a racist douchebag, but with plausible deniability. That way, they can say, “Oh but I do care about school busing, it’s an important local concern!” anytime someone on the left hears the dogwhistle. I think Republican politicians today are trying to pretend Trump has made the subtext of what the Republicans stand, in part for, the text. It’s incredible; for being the party of entrepreneurs they sure seem to be incapable of innovating themselves out of so much as a paper bag, much less overt racism.

  • Dr. Krieger IRL

    Oh, poor racist babies got their fee-fees hurt because someone “called it like it is”; ironic, no?

    • TJ Barke

      Irony is wasted on these knuckle draggers.

      • Blank Ron

        Not at all. A five-iron* upside their heads wouldn’t be wasted at all.
        * of votes, okay.

        • TJ Barke

          Hey, that five iron-irony joke is mine!

          • Dr. Krieger IRL

            We could have us all a Five Iron Frenzy:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeyiBKsYQXQ

          • SnarkTank

            I love mashie-ups like this!

          • Dr. Krieger IRL

            I love that the song compares Christian music to drug abuse.

          • eggsacklywright

            One niblick or two?

          • Blank Ron

            Play you for it?

          • TJ Barke

            No, my short game is weak.

        • Dr. Krieger IRL

          Sounds like putter mayhem to me!

          • Biff52

            I’m putter illiterate, though!

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Appropriate….poor babies dish it out but can’t take it.

      • Dr. Krieger IRL

        Just like BillO.

  • TJ Barke

    Truly, these are mental gymnastics worthy of gold in the derplympics.

  • Mpeg

    Disqus hurt my feelings this morning, like, really bad. God I’m still too traumatized to talk about it.

  • chazmanr

    “Because they suffer from Racial Sensitivity Deficiency Syndrome.”

    Need a different name for this condition. “RSDS” just doesn’t work. It needs to spell something. Suggestions?

    • MrBlobfish

      Chronic Assholism.

      • Rick Hill

        CA? Callyson mght find issue with that.

    • Rick Hill

      A.s.s.h.o.l.e. ?
      I’m just the idea guy, you need to find someone to fill in the acronym.

    • weejee

      SDS libel.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        It’s coming back …

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I just posted above, Racism Avoidance Insensitivity Syndrome.

      Help the RAISists, won’y you?

  • MrBlobfish

    For some reason this reminds me of Brock Rapist. He’s really not a threat to anyone. Sure he raped someone, but it’s not like he will do it again.

    • MarkM

      Absolutely! I mean, what are the odds that he’ll happen upon some drunk chick just lying there asking for it again like that?

      • AntiDerpomeme

        Exactly. It was a crime of opportunity. And really, hardly a crime at that. Just a little bit of drunken promiscuity, and for that he’s very sorry (that he was caught).

        • MarkM

          Very true. Now can we just put this whole unpleasant episode behind us and get on with out lives? I’ve got these wonderful aged T-bones from the butcher, and the grill is heating up…

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Lay off! The poor kid doesn’t even like to eat steak and potato chips anymore because of this.

          • AntiDerpomeme

            Oh God. Now I want potato chips. YOU FIEND!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Behave yourself and you’re allowed to have them!

          • Gleem-McShinez

            As long as you haven’t raped anyone. For over 20 minutes. Then the Funyuns are YOURS!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        So many dumpsters, so little time.

  • freakishlystrong

    Are we going to be allowed to call them misogynist, or is that also too Pc? Cuz they’ve got that going for them in their candidate as well.

  • Swampgas_Man

    How about “asshole”? Is “Asshole” good enough for these people?

    • Plushinobi

      I think “asshole” is too good for these people.

    • Jamoche

      Assholes let the toxins out. How about buttplugs?

  • weejee

    “Racially toxic?” Is that one of those soul foods like colored greens?

    • Doug Langley

      I believe you’re thinking of collard greens. Unless that was intentional . . .

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I really like those blue-colored greens.

    • Tio_Doidinho

      Collard greens are a cleansing green food! They filter racial toxins from your system.

    • eggsacklywright

      And melanin-eyed peas?

  • TJ Barke

    People not tolerating my intolerance is the real intolerance! When will my intolerance finally be tolerated? Truly this is the greatest struggle of our era!

    • Swampgas_Man

      Why can’t they tolerate my intolerance of THEIR intolerance, huh?

  • bubbuhh

    What, ho! The merikan trumpumpalists say we all be guilty of racist profiling. And, the fact that we noticed they would like to do it with their daughters (and some of their sons) means we probably sexist profiling, too.

  • Left Coast Tom

    But anyone paying attention these days
    knows that the left is only about tolerance when they are demanding that
    YOU tolerate their latest nutty idea, and if you don’t like it, then
    you’re automatically a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ and a ‘racist.’

    Linda Sorenson is the true victim of Linda Sorenson’s decision to share racist garbage on Facebook.

    • Logic of Color

      Hey Linda, you are totally correct. If you don’t tolerate our “latest” “nutty” notion that comparing black folks to chimps is racist, you are automatically a hater, bigot and racist. Well said.

  • please use a more politically correct term than “racist” or “bigot” to describe their actions.

    How about “stupid fucking asshole”? Does that work?

    • Notreelyhelping

      Naw. Everyone can be a stupid fucking asshole from time to time. Now, chronic stupid fucking asshole….

  • undercover epicurean

    The Party of Personal Responsibility, but not for holding people responsible for the stuff they say, or do. Buncha damn cowards.

    https://youtu.be/gqH_0LPVoho

  • Msmlg1979

    As I recently yelled at my best friend’s rape apologist boyfriend, there are some opinions that are harmless, and some that are not simply opinions, but ways of thinking that translate into behaviors that actually reduce the quality of life for others. Racists, sexists, and homophobes sit on juries, serve in all branches of our justice system, teach children, etc..and those “opinions” suddenly become a force that has the power to change lives. My opinion that eggs are only good scrambled hurts no one. His opinion that I have inherently less value than a man has the potential to cause deep hurt and wrongs that can never be undone.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Talking about scrambled eggs outside the privacy of your own home is NOT ok.

      • Sardonicuss

        umm…I think that’s “tossed salad”?

      • Msmlg1979

        You should see what I can do with a few eggs and a whisk. Positively obscene!

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          And that special “chef” outfit?

          • Msmlg1979

            Let your imagination run wild! ;)

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Makes me pine for the days when I had an imagination. *sniff*

        • Gleem-McShinez

          TRIGGER WARNING FOR REPUBLICAN SEX CHICKENS

          • Msmlg1979

            You have a dirty mind! I was clearly talking about juggling. ;)

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Sounds like a fuckin winner that one. You should ask him if men are so incapable of controlling their sexual urges, if we ought to put them under lock and key, to keep us all safe.

      • sw19womble

        “Boys will be boys” and you’re the real sexist for not allowing them to be!

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          They can be all they want to be, safely under lock and key.
          It even rhymes. See?

          • sw19womble

            But what if they like being tied up in a dungeon?

            Asking for a friend.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            So much the better! Tied up and in a dungeon makes us even safer.

      • Msmlg1979

        Did I mention he is black, gay, and the son of an impoverished single mother who busted her ass to give him a good life, yet still lacks the empathy, despite his own negative experiences, to identify with women who share so many of those same experiences with him? And that’s just the social aspect of all this. I could go on all day about the personal aspect of this- the kindess and love the women who know him have shown him, and he has not earned one iota of it.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          The lack of empathy is what is really bringing the world down.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            I empathize with that statement.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            ain’t that the truth…

          • Mehmeisterjr

            But lack of empathy is a good thing, per Ayn Rand and her posthumous acolyte Paul Ryan.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Tell me more about this lock and key idea…

      • arensb

        You want this T-shirt; I know I do: http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013/09/18/hijab2/

    • Lance Thrustwell

      My way of thinking about it – and putting it – is that any “opinion” that ultimately relies on objective reality (such as opinions about the intelligence or capability of a gender or ethnic group) simply has to be open to change, based on facts and experience. Anyone who treats this kind of ‘opinion’ as an unchanging element of their personality makes an insufficient distinction between themselves and the world outside themselves. It’s almost like a kind of socially acceptable schizophrenia.

    • Lark_in_the_AM

      Well said.

    • asindc

      I signed in just to rec this. Perhaps the most succinct summation of the issue I’ve read in awhile.

      • Msmlg1979

        Thank you!

        • Mehmeisterjr

          If you don’t mind, I’m going to block copy your comment into a text file and use it (crediting you) when needed because it is humanly impossible to put it better.

          • Msmlg1979

            Thank you so much, and I don’t mind at all!

    • Independently Yours

      I up vote that 100 times.

      • Msmlg1979

        Thanks, friend!

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    So, GOP, Imma make this really easy for you; All that shit up there? Racist. That is the word you are searching for.

  • Sardonicuss

    The worst part of this particular go-to pretzel logic, is that they use it so much, they have the MSM inured to it.
    Now, pundits and “journalists” on the major networks sit around scratching their chins for hours of valuable air time, debating whether or not Drump’s latest foul utterance is actually really “racist” or not (as they did last night!)
    To the point where, if he doesn’t say something blatantly offensively racist it is considered to be a “Presidential” moment.
    The right’s strategy of “repeating a lie” often enough to grind the truth down to a nub.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Seeing, hearing and looking at wingnuts makes me racially insensitive toward white people….fucking mayonnaise sandwich eating, racist, inbred sister fuckers.

  • Crank Tango

    I think I get it– when you use the N word as often as I use salt, a picture of Obama as a chimp isn’t that racist, by comparison.

    http://i.imgur.com/RzBVdHW.gif

  • SnarkTank

    Anytime I read about one of these “I’m not a racist, YOU are!’ assholes, I just picture their words coming out of Archie Bunker’s facehole, and it makes perfect sense. (For you whippersnappers who aren’t A Old like me, google “All in the Family”.)

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      But Archie got his comeuppance all the time and eventually modulated and slowly changed.

      • Lulu Mac

        Well, it was a fictional series…

  • Jgb979

    The only thing sadder than a racist in 2016 is a scared whiny baby racist.

    Embrace your racism! Let your hate flag fly! I’d almost respect that more than trying to argue someone’s incapable of judging a fraud case because of their Mexicanity is a legitimate criticism.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    This is one of the times where you want to just shut the whole thing down by saying, “No, they’re a fucking racist and you, Tim Scott are also a racist by excusing their racism. So are you Steve House and if you don’t like being identified as ALSO being racists stop apologizing for fucking racists.”

    • Lulu Mac

      *slow clap*

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It really is that simple. Don’t blame me for pointing out your bad behavior. Don’t want to be called a racist? Quit doing racist stuff!

  • Scooby

    I like the term Bigotrump

    • TJ Barke

      Seems redundant.

      • TeeRaak

        Hard to separate the two concepts.

  • bubbuhh

    GOP puff peddlers must think everyone else just fell off Trunip truck and are just waiting to get slung back on board. Anyone else notice that Trunip is almost the same color as a mature turnip. Is that racist profiling? Or, just the way they make pumpkinheads in England?

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/turnip-jack-o-lanterns-are-the-root-of-all-evil

    • sw19womble

      Trump is an immature turnip!

    • Jamoche

      Dayum, if I saw that on someone’s porch at Halloween I’d run screaming.

    • SkinlessGenderlessMan

      Looks to be the root of that “Angry Orange” thing.

  • proudgrampa

    “Hey, I just called him a monkey. It’s not like I used the N-word or nothin’.”

    Dumb ass.

    • rosenbomb

      “But really, why are they allowed to use the N-word, and I can’t?”

      • sw19womble

        IKR? It’s so gay.

        • Msmlg1979

          They’re trying to turn Americans into a bunch of pussies, who fight like girls!

          • Blackest Noobs

            god if only, Trump has made us aware that women have blood coming out their wherevers, so they’re not fucking scared of blood…unlike the dipshits dudes ive punched square in the nose, crying like infantile babies because of a little bit of blood.

            i say we need more pussies cuz pussies are tough as nails mutherfucker! let’s see a guy pop out a baby out their dickholes.
            fucking weenie-assed punks!

          • Biff52

            Marbles, on the other hand…

          • Tansy Geek

            Ben Wa balls, you’re doing them wrong.

          • Tansy Geek

            Fight dirty and WIN!

          • SkinlessGenderlessMan

            Girls is scary when fighting. Really scary. I’d rather bathe cats….

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    Instead of racist, I guess they could just simply be called “Republicans.”

    • MarkM

      Gasp! You used the “R” word! How DARE you! I’m telling Bill O’Reilly about this!

    • Blackest Noobs

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha funny but sadly fucking true….

    • The Wanderer

      I’ll just call them Trumpanzees, thank you. My party affiliation’s Republican.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Millions suffer from Racism Avoidance Insensitivity Syndrome. They lack the critical nerve endings that would allow them to sense that they are approaching racism, and step back to rhetorical safety.

    So please, give generously to the RAIS foundation, so we can help all these motherfucking RAISists.

  • SessileRaptor

    Getting so a white man can’t treat other human beings like shit anymore without there being social and legal repercussions. What the hell america.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Obama has taken away so many freedoms.

      • chicken thief

        The Divider-in-Chief!!!!

    • Oblios_Cap

      You can only do that at Trump rallies these days.

    • eggsacklywright

      Disheartening, innit?

  • Indiepalin

    What’s the word you use when something is sexually toxic?

    • Msmlg1979

      NO!

    • bubbuhh

      Taser?

      • Biff52

        No, I hardly know ‘er!

    • sw19womble

      Cruz?

      • Lulu Mac

        • TeeRaak

          Cruz looks constipated due to lack of moral fiber.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            constipaTED

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            If he’d only eat those Bible pages instead of just quoting them!

        • Biff52

          That’s some “O” face, right there.

          • Gleem-McShinez

            When your O-face and your ouchy-pooping face are the same, please stop doing both.

    • Sardonicuss

      Nookyosis

  • therblig
  • baconzgood

    The people calling them racists are the REAL racists.

    • cmd

      That’s what I heard.

  • Lark_in_the_AM

    “Saying that you were wrong can come from two bases,” House said. “One is that you were willfully wrong, and the other is that you were ignorant and wrong. In this particular case it’s more ignorance than willful.

    I am sorry, but that there’s enough bullshit to fill an entire stockyard. There can be no one in this country –not ONE– who could be “ignorant” of the idea that comparing a black person to an ape or monkey is, in fact, racist. Don’t want to be thought racists, GOP? It’s real simple: stop comparing Black people to animals, and stop trying to justify people who do.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      She didn’t intend it to be insulting towards the President, honest! She thought it was a cute homage, an affectionate ribbing, and when Obama sees this he can laugh at himself, and we can all laugh together.

      She seems nice?

    • Biff52

      But Drumpf is different–he compares women to animals.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        We can’t do that anymore!? WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!

    • Playonwords

      Dear Mr Chairman House, let me put if this way. Are you a Christian? Of course you are! Now from the Christian perspective willful wrongness and ignorant wrongness are called “sin” and both get you thrown into hell.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    But anyone paying attention these days knows that the left is only about tolerance when they are demanding that YOU tolerate their latest nutty idea, and if you don’t like it, then you’re automatically a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ and a ‘racist.’

    Guys, I haven’t been paying attention. What is our latest nutty idea?

    • Lulu Mac

      Liberty and justice for all…crazy, amiright?

      • Gleem-McShinez

        That sounds really familiar… Probably because all THEM NUTTY LIBRAL MEDIAS BEEN PUSHING IT!

    • Spotts1701

      Treating people like people instead of ethnic, racial or gendered stereotypes. It’s totally bonkers!

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      That states should not be passing laws on where folks can use the potty, I think.
      See, we’re the ones with the nutty idea, because THEY are making the laws.

    • TJ Barke

      Treating people with dignity and respect despite their race or gender or orientation. Really nutty.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Not merely nutty. Politically correct!

        • TJ Barke

          NOOOOOOO!!!

    • Michael Smith

      Mine was that I should leave work right now and take a nap, but I don’t know if that counts. And I certainly don’t expect certain people in my office to tolerate it.

      • Msmlg1979

        Hell yes!! Naps for all, not just Kindergarteners! They don’t even appreciate them!

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          We spend the first bit of our life being forced to take naps and rebelling.
          Then we turn adult and wish we could take naps but no one (outside of google) will let us.

        • Gleem-McShinez

          My boss frequently shuts the door to his office, turns off the phone, and lights, and takes a nap.

          If Bernie Sanders had been for Nap Equality, I’d a-voted for him.

          • Msmlg1979

            Sometimes I take one on my lunch break. The back room of my office has no windows, so it’s perfectly dark, and I put a couch back there. It’s nap Nirvana.

          • Mehmeisterjr

            It is probably better for productivity. The mid-day siesta is traditional in France and Spain and their former colonies and it actually seems to work.

            It isn’t what I’m used to and I fought a losing battle getting used to it when I lived in France but it is just, ever-so-slightly possible that I should have tried harder, as it appears that I might not always be right about everything.

          • Msmlg1979

            Some days I don’t need it. Other days it gets me through the rest of the afternoon.

    • Msmlg1979

      That a lady can be POTUS!

      • Vecciojohn LLC

        Now that is crazy talk!

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Think of how much money we’ll save if she serves two terms – that’s eight years of only having to pay her like 75% of what we paid Bush!

        • Msmlg1979

          It’s a bargain! I do love bargains!

        • Mehmeisterjr

          If she avoids dragging into even one Bush-like pointless megashitstorm war in eight years, she will be sooo much cheaper than Dubya.

          Barak Obama has, likewise, been remarkable value for the money, though you might not think so if you are a faithful Fox News watcher (which you aren’t.)

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      don’t be a bigot?

    • arglebargle

      Maybe a teensy bit of regulating our militia? Okay, perhaps that’s not the latest.

    • sw19womble

      Free Snickers bars?

      • Vecciojohn LLC

        Reese’s peanut butter cups or gtfo.

    • Vecciojohn LLC

      I think turning the US into a first world country is the crazy idea whose time has come. But what would a kooky pinko liberal like me know about it?

    • cmd

      It’s right there on the liberal agenda.

      • SDGeoff

        Article 6, paragraph 2.

    • TheBoatDude

      I’m waiting for out latest nougaty idea…

      • Biff52

        I’m holding out for naughty.

        • SDGeoff

          I was gonna say…

        • Gleem-McShinez

          Holding out what?

          • Biff52

            Mah pinky, of course.

          • Gleem-McShinez

            *Narrows eyes*
            Not sure if perverted or serious

    • Playonwords

      That a girlie can be doing Prezidenting

  • “In my heart I know I’m not a racist” is to racism as “I’ve asken forgiveness from the Lord and I’m prepared to move on in His image” is to adultery in the GOP.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Adultery, pedophelia, murder…etc

      • chicken thief

        And ‘promiscuity’ is to ‘rape’.

  • Michael Smith

    Racism is so important to America that incredible intellectual gymnastics are performed to protect it. It has become so convoluted that denial of racism is an essential feature of racism. The question I have is: What value do racists see in denying their own racism?

    Perhaps it is related to that guy on the Trump Subreddit who said that the 1950’s was When America Was Great since minorities “knew their place.” He said he doesn’t believe that black people are truly inferior, but we must treat them as such in order to maintain American prosperity, since, in his zero-sum view, black empowerment harms whites, which is unduly dangerous because white people are more politically powerful (I’m paraphrasing, but it was something like that).

    It was shockingly cynical. But, like the people in the story above, his “I don’t actually believe black people are inferior” is the denial of “real” racism that justifies an incredibly racist world-view.

    Its like when someone says “Have you seen the statistics of how many black men are in prison compared to their overall share of the population? When I advocate racial profiling, I’m not racist, I just recognize facts.”

  • Creepoman

    Only Jeffrey Dahmer can truly know what is in someone else’s heart.

    • Look Closer

      Oooooh Noooo….

    • SDGeoff

      Mmmmm…heart.

    • John Smith

      And Dr. Hannibal Letcher. He was a psychiatrist after all.

    • yyyaz

      First you gotta have heart,
      Lots and lots and lots
      Of heart.

  • OddMan

    This all reminds me of that great scene from Dirty Harry.

    Gonzales: There is one question, Inspector Callahan: Why do they call you “Dirty Harry”?

    De Georgio: Ah that’s one thing about our Harry, doesn’t play any favorites! Harry hates everybody: Limeys, Micks, Hebes, Fat Dagos, Niggers, Honkies, Chinks, you name it.

    Gonzales: How does he feel about Mexicans?

    De Georgio: Ask him.

    Harry Callahan: Especially Spics.

    • Vecciojohn LLC

      And that reminds me, I need to go debate one of my chairs.

  • Lizzietish81
  • Look Closer

    I’m not homophobic, I’m not a bigot, I’m not pandering to hatred. ~Sincerely, the Republican Party

    • TJ Barke

      Despite all the really apparent evidence.

    • Shoto

      “I ain’t got a racist bone in my body. I played ball with n***** boys…”

      — Sincerely, Pretty much the entire GOP

  • TeeRaak

    Duh.

    What’s the point of “White Privilege” if you can’t be mean to brown-skinned people who might be intellectually superior to yourself?
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/2RGhmKXcl0ViM/200w_d.gif

  • Fartknocker

    So for something to be toxic to a living organism it generally has to be based on the dose (the amount) and the pathway, which is either inhalation, absorption through the skin or ingestion. So if we now how a new pathway which is verbal, please Senator Scott, come participate in a scientific experiment so I can figure out how many times you can call a person a N____er, W_____ck, C___k or other word before you reach the individual’s dose-response relationship.

    Stupid fuck.

    • SkinlessGenderlessMan

      “C___k”? “Canuck”? I’m afraid I’m just not really up on all this lack-of-political-correctness stuff….

  • beatbort

    Along with, “In my heart, I’m not a racist” there’s always the fallback (a favorite with the media), “both sides do it.”
    It’s the get out of jail free card given to all white people at birth.

    • chicken thief

      Robert Byrd!!!!

  • SDGeoff

    Wow. Robyn strikes again!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      She is a fine writer, if you ask me. (She is also a fine writer if you don’t ask me.)

      • SDGeoff

        Very learny.

  • Shoto

    Needz Moar Orange Spray-Tan

  • Redgyal

    Challenge accepted. How about we start calling them inbred sociopaths?

    • Shoto

      Good idea for a running mate.

      — Katrina Pierson

    • Playonwords

      Could the inbred sociopaths be entered into the Westminster show as non-working dogs?

      • Redgyal

        Maybe. But I wouldn’t want to sully the name of selective dog breeding with something like human racism.

  • anna rampage

    Is there a humanistic term the gop hasn’t tried to demonize and spin with negative connotation…

    Hence “political correctness” is just tarnished way to say acting civil towards one another….

    • Jamoche

      “Social Justice” is the new one. Especially with “Warrior” at the end. Personally I fond of “Social Justice Rogues” – they’ll snark you so hard you never saw it coming.

  • mardam422

    It’s not racist. It’s more like, non-white place puttin’. Or maybe dark-skinned second-class citizen establishin’. Maybe even differential color fun makin’. But certainly not racist.

    • Vecciojohn LLC

      The coloreds weren’t so touchy back in my day.

      • zerosumgame0005

        yep, those whips, chains and lynchings sure did work GOOD didn’t they?

      • Tansy Geek

        Sigh. Those good old days when everyone knew their place and only Those People had to be concerned with other people’s feelings.

      • chicken thief

        The wimminz also too. First we gotta get our own coffee at the office, now we can’t even make funny little jokes with our (white male) co-workers!

      • Playonwords

        Called all the highly civilisated White boys “Massa,” and looked away when the White ladies walked out.

        • John Smith

          “They wore my whips out though”.

        • Aquaria

          Crossing the street even to avoid looking at them, or, worse, touching them.

          • Gleem-McShinez

            NEVER TOUCH THE CHIFFAROBE

  • cmd

    This makes my head seriously hurt.

  • YoBunnyBunny

    This is result of the RWNJs bastardizing the platitude that different peoples and communities are inherently “equal”. To them, they feel like since “The Others” have been theoretically (but not necessarily practically) put on level ground with the mainstream, that “equalization” means that their own fucked up bigoted ideas and opinions are somehow just as good and morally righteous as the anti-racists. (Real mind-fuck, right?) It’s highly cynical, not to mention stupid, but I think that’s the kind of construct their coming from. “If progressives say we should tolerate different ideas and opinions, that means we should tolerate my [racist] opinions, too! My opinions matter!!”

    Pardon the comparison, they’re a bit like, say, sex offenders, who want to convince sex-positive/kink-friendly communities that rubbing up against unsuspecting people on the subway is a kink just like everybody else’s kink, so it’s totally fair, right?

    Opinions and assholes, yes, folks are entitled to their opinions. But, no, they’re not entitled to have those opinions validated as morally just and worthy of respect.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      THIS!

      I mean, they can have those opinions, sure. That’s basic freedom of thought.

      But if expressing those opinions to others brings pushback? That’s life, that’s not political correctness.

      If the shit you’re saying is odious enough it brings criticism, scorn and censure? Well, that’s on you. Either learn how to take it, or shut your disrespectful ass up.

      It’s basic civility and decorum and respect, and humans have been doing it for centuries. There are appropriate places for you to express your thoughts. If you haven’t learned that, you haven’t ventured outside your bubble, much.

      Jesus, you know better than to use the c-word in church, right? You don’t consider that OH NOES THEY TAKIN MAH FREEDOMS!
      So, just think of it as the church is much bigger now, and there are lots more words on the list.

      If you don’t care to play that game, then learn to suffer the incinerating side-eye (pushback, censure, scorn or criticism) that you have earned.

      The basic fact it comes down to is if you don’t respect the people you are insulting enough to bother to edit your words, to show that polite deference, then obviously, you’re a fucking racist.
      It’s right there. Clear as day.

      You don’t respect ____(race)_____ people. You. Are. Racist.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      This is fairly brilliant, and is why I always read all the way through the comments.

  • chicken thief

    The caption should have been:

    Bonzo goes after that nipple like Nancy does the head of my cock!

  • “I don’t know the intent of Trump’s heart so I’m not going to call them racist comments. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to taking food stamps and health care away from poor people because I know they are all lazy moochers who hate capitalism.”

  • Tansy Geek

    I haven’t read too far down the thread yet, but has anyone mentioned the dissonance between racists only acting racist but alledgely not believing their bullshit and fundies acting on and believing homophobia.

  • Lulu Mac
    • Playonwords

      Is it politically incorrect for me to wish that the hoofwanking turdwaffle who is Leslie Rasmussen be shown exactly how sexually insensitive he is by asking him to emulate the legend of Origen (which was that he cut off his 2 veg to avoid temptation)

      • Lulu Mac

        Leslie Rasmussen is female…so… *barf*

        • Playonwords

          Thanks, edited

  • Playonwords

    Old Joke

    To be is to do – Descartes
    To do is to be – Satre
    Do be do be do – Sinatra

  • chicken thief

    Linda Sorenson is a baby raping cunt, but relax folks, I don’t feel that way in my heart.

  • sadboy

    I’ve already spent my entire life tolerating backward-ass knuckle-dragging racist and misogynist bullshit dripping from white mouth holes. I accept that, given the principles of free speech and free thought, people have a right to think and express those thoughts in public, just like every other random lunatic I enconter wandering the streets. But those same principles allow me to call them out as freaks, and their right to be that way does not entitle them to be appreciated or respected for pushing that crap onto the rest of us who actually have curves in the backs of our skulls.

    • John Smith

      All the up votes for “curves in the backs of our skulls”.

      • sadboy

        I’ve gotta give props to Judy Tenuta for that one.

  • AlasAnAss

    You know who else like to do ads up in black, red, and white?

    • Playonwords

      That Turnip ad needs more double lightening flashes and Sanskrit good luck symbols.

    • redarmyzombie

      The East India Tea Company?

    • Rufus T. Firefly

      The Chicago Black Hawks?

      Firefly 2016! Re-engreaten Freedonia!

    • JH Marx

      zebras

  • Fly

    Would it still hurt their feelings if I just called them losers?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Let’s put that to the test.

  • AnOuthouse

    I’m not racist I just really dislike watermelon and tacos and cannot respect those people who do.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Didn’t Trump refer to somebody at one of his rallies as African-American? Surely, that’s being Politically Correct? OK, it was ‘my African-American’, but he probably just forgot to say ‘friend’ after it.

    • John Smith

      He probably meant the only one that supports him. And even then he was wrong, as it came out later that he didn’t really support Trump.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        They all look alike, so you can totally understand the mistake.

    • JohnW

      And today he continued his proud tradition of placing foot-in-mouth with the reference to the possessive “our” African-Americans……

  • Crystalclear12

    Just heaved up my coffee. Thank you very much.

  • John Smith

    I remember being at a biker rally, and seeing a T-shirt with the slogan “If we had known they were going to be this much trouble, we would have picked our own damn cotton”.

    My first thought was how incredibly racist. My second thought was that African Americans would probably wish it were so.

    • Bitter Scribe

      There was once a cop in a Chicago suburb who had that same slogan on his (private) car. You may not be astonished to learn that he was repeatedly accused of treating black people unfairly.

      • John Smith

        Oh, but calling him a racist would be offensive and “politically correct”.

  • natoslug

    Admitting that you’re a bunch of pig-ignorant goatfuckers is the first step to recovery, GOOPers. You can work on how the rest of us cannot discern the difference between a racist and a person who constantly spouts racist vitriol later, once you’re done with the goats.

    • Delu

      That’s why they never will.

      It’s just too hard to admit they’re the ones that are wrong, far easier to blame others.

      As we’ve always seen.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        It’s not though. The Democrats managed to figure it out. Most of them, anyway. They just said, “hey Truth and Reconciliation yo. We used to say racist shit and we’re just going to stop that now.”

  • Delu

    PC is pretty much right wing Trumpian 1st amendment for me but not for thee.

    Which is ironic because that’s how they’ve always “understood” the 1st amendement, long before PC was even a thing.

    Not like that’s changed either. They do get their panties in a bunch when others criticise THEM and call that an infringement of their 1st amendment rights, but are just fine when it’s them doing the criticising because THAT’s them exercising their 1st amendment rights!

    Sound familiar?

    • JohnW

      I think it’s also how they understand the 2nd amendment… okay for me, not so much for you

  • Candy Apple

    So they won’t mind if Michelle Obama calls them “whitey,” right? Y’all aren’t pearl-clutching Tumblerinas, Trump supporters, are you? Don’t be PC now, that’s for the Lieberals.

    Also, speaking as a white person, Trump is a dumb cracker.

    • edith prickly

      Crackers be crazy, amirite?

      • MausFeet

        Don’t even get me started on the Honkeys.

  • Joshua Norton

    I remember when “PC” meant slightly annoying language policing. Now it apparently means anything that pisses off an ill bred wingnut.

    • chimichanga

      Ill-bred indeed. Manners people.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Before that it meant someone who espoused leftist views in order to get into the best parties.

  • Jennifer R

    Wow the Republican party sure is racist.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Aging old white men, Who knew?

  • Joshua Norton

    “Endorse the Racist, Not the Racism”

    Boy, Trump gets all the best slogans.

    • Bitter Scribe

      That barely even qualifies as satire.

      • Jamoche

        Poe’s Law is going to get seriously overworked by November.

  • Donkey Option

    I have so much rage for those people who, when called out about being a bigot in some form, then proceed to tell you that you’re the real bigot for not wanting to be their friend and take your time to educate them into being a better person. This has happened to me. And I’m still angry!

    • cat cafe

      I think, because inherent in that attitude, is the hidden implication that “I’m superior to you, therefore I can call you what I want, and if you complain, how dare you, don’t you see, I’m superior to you!”

  • chascates

    Wikipedia has a nice entry on p.c.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness Some examples:

    Political correctness is one of the brilliant tools that the American Right developed in the mid–1980s, as part of its demolition of American liberalism…. What the sharpest thinkers on the American Right saw quickly was that by declaring war on the cultural manifestations of liberalism – by levelling the charge of “political correctness” against its exponents – they could discredit the whole political project.
    Groups who oppose certain generally accepted scientific views about evolution, second-hand tobacco smoke, AIDS, global warming, race, and other politically contentious scientific matters have said that PC liberal orthodoxy of academia is the reason why their perspectives of those matters have been rejected by the scientific community.

    • chimichanga

      It’s common courtesy.

    • Grokenstein

      I’m actually afraid to look at the history of that article. It must get vandalized constantly.

      • Jamoche

        It’s the Talk page that I couldn’t resist – good lord, 24 pages?

  • chimichanga

    Pretzel Logic. Great song. Horrible philosophy.

    • hendenburg2

      Great episode of Good Eats, too

  • chimichanga

    Political Correctness? Or common courtesy?

    • Grokenstein

      (conservative) Both are EVIL! Because they inconvenience ME!! (/conservative)

  • eddi

    The Rebs like to dish it out but they cannot take it.

  • Bitter Scribe

    I don’t know the intent of his heart so I’m not going to call them racist comments

    Call it the EKG theory of racism.

  • Grokenstein

    Don’t forget Black History Month! How come Those People get a whole month, while the rest of us only get the other eleven?!?

    • Bitter Scribe

      Plus it’s the shortest, shittiest month of the year.

      (And yes, I’m aware that there’s some sort of historical justification for making it February, even though I can’t think of it now. It’s still a short and shitty month.)

      • Aquaria

        A man named Carter Woodson came up with the idea of “Negro History Week” back in the 1920s, and chose to have it celebrated the second week of February in conjunction with Lincoln’s birthday.

      • Jamoche

        For every Martin Luther King Jr Drive that’s a major road with historical significance (hi Oakland – “The street had once represented the dividing line between neighborhoods where minorities could and could not live or buy property”!) it seems like there’s a dozen that are tiny side streets in the bad part of town.

      • Thaag Tidestalker

        Hey, February is not shitty! That’s the month with my birthd–oh wait. It’s a shitty month, you’re right.

        • Bitter Scribe

          You must be of a certain age, like me.

          • Thaag Tidestalker

            mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaybe. **looks about nonchalantly**

    • Mehmeisterjr

      As an Old White Person I am outraged OK with Black History Month, though embarrassed by the Teabaggers’ meme.

    • mancub

      I read somewhere that the GOP is trying to enact a law that states Black History Month will be postponed every Leap Year because 29 days is one day too many to celebrate that black lives matter!

  • Incoming Ham

    Who needs human decency. Totally overrated amiright?

  • Ikimizi

    I’m not racist, I’m insensitive, ignorant and heartless. Why do you people treat me like there’s something wrong with me?

  • SullivanSt

    Love me some Sartre, but the Civil Rights Movement also generated a quote that is apropos here: “Don’t tell me what you believe. Show me what you do, and I’ll tell you what you believe.”

    So, Trump started out back in the day telling black applicants for his rental units they were all full while showing whites the numerous vacancies, and being sued for it, twice, and is now invoking race per se as a reason people should be removed from their jobs.

    I don’t care what he or anyone else says he believes. It’s no surprise he and his supporters feature regularly on @YesYoureRacist

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Americans have a clear choice in November.

    They can choose between a party of racisim, sexism, homophobia, religious bigotry, xenophobia, and boundless greed, or a party of inclusiveness and a commitment to work to live up to the ideals this nation was founded on.

    The choice has never been more stark, never been clearer.

  • Aquaria

    What really ticks me off is that they act like they’re being silenced and we’re taking their free speech away, when the opposite is true.

    They want to say whatever vile, hateful thing they want, but we’re not allowed to say what we think of it in return. We’re supposed to smile and laugh with them, or SHUT UP.

    JUST SHUT UP!

    It’s always been about silencing those who disagree with them.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Political Correctness” started out as a joke amongst lefties about people who got just too fucking serious about using the “right terms” for various people, ideas, and things on the left.

      The Right, naturally, grabbed this with both of its grubby mitts and made it part of their dogma, and without the slightest bit of self awareness used it on those who dared to disagree with their own rigid mind set.

      • Aquaria

        Yes, but it’s useless to bring up the insider baseball of maybe a few thousand people finding amusement in hypersensitivity to describing groups of people. That part of the idea lasted maybe a year or two. The RIght has been the main purveyors of the modern screaming about political correctness for over 20 years now.

        It’s like getting upset with Libertarians for stealing their label from left-wing radicals who would have hated absolutely everything that the capital L libertarians stand for.

        Everyone forgets that libertarianism was a left-wing creation, after all.

    • cat cafe

      Also too about being white, therefore superior to teh blahs, and being able to call them monkeys, and how dare they be uppity and stand up against it, don’t they know their place.

  • Snuff

    It’s really sad, when those people who cry about free speech being taken away from them (it’s not), use said free speech not to say something important and constructive, but shout racist and bigoted abuse people different than them.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    Go ahead, be racist. Have the courage of your convictions, right?

    But in exchange, we’ll all shun you, over here in not-just polite society, but the all-of-it kind of society too.

    Look, if you cared about what people think about you so much for that shunning to really bother you, you should care about what BLACK PEOPLE* think about you when you say racist shit.

    Which obviously you don’t, which is why you’re saying racist shit, and why you’re a racist.

    *Every other race, gender, orientation, etc. too, to infinity.

  • kaw143

    All of this is very good news for John Mayer’s penis.

  • orygoon

    I saw that the National Review had A Article about Krauthammer saying that the Dems would be off-balance campaigning against Trump, who would give them headaches, and I went over to see if anyone speculated on whether they would be yooger headaches than Trump is giving his own party. I didn’t find that but I found this nugget:
    “Oh, pshaw. Anyone who accuses a person who isn’t wearing bedsheets of being a racist is nothing but a sanctimonious leftist. As Peter Brimelow once said, a “racist” these days is just someone who’s winning an argument with a liberal. Republicans and so-called conservatives who are afraid of being called racist are right where the left wants them. They’re designated losers.
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  • Mehmeisterjr

    “Racially toxic” is somehow less serious that just being a racist? Is this the English language we are speaking here or some other thing where “toxic” means “benign?”

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I would honestly have thought “racially toxic” would be worse than plain old “racist.”

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Maybe they hope it’s toxic TO those of other races?

      “Ya mean it kills them damn (racial epithets)?!
      HOOEY! Ain’t there nothin’ modren science cain’t do?!”

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Maybe, but I get the impression that “toxic” is a positive value in Ayn Rand/Teabagger speech but in a vague, indefinable way.

    • Nine

      Saying the comments are racially toxic doesn’t directly say anything about the commenter. Saying a comment is racist comment says that the commenter is a racist.
      This is the same bunch of people who were outraged that someone would call a certain event an act of terrorism instead of a terrorist act (or was it the other way around) so I guess they have a different relationship with language.

  • MausFeet

    In my heart, I’m a bear, so when I eat all these asshats (with votes), it will be completely understandable and natural. My actions are human tolerant, but really, when you’re a bear at heart, what can you do?

  • javadavis

    If I got the memo right, humans ancestors (same as chimps) hung out in trees and yelled at all the other ape ancestors in the other trees – so if we’re talking about people looking like monkeys, why don’t we start with Trump and Hastert? Howler monkeys! In fact, put doze guys in two trees and watch the yelling commence.
    On second thought, I guess you could just queue up a recording of any of this year’s republican pres debates for a similar auditory effect.

  • cat cafe

    You know who ELSE blamed the people he was viciously demeaning and attacking when they stood up to him?

    • Vienna Woods

      My worst principal?

  • Paperless Tiger

    What they didn’t know was, the opposite of ‘politically correct’ is ‘politically fucked’.

  • Independently Yours

    Words have meaning…even if you are ignorant of them or deny it. But I believe they know and mean every bit of it.

    _____

    They are calling actions and words that support equality and equity politically correct to shame or force us from trying to change a white, male, Protestant, middle class dominated culture. In their mind, that is America. Protecting and restoring that culture will make America great again. Pushing our “greatness” onto the rest of the world is the way they believe we should conduct foreign affairs. That’s America. That’s real strength. Not this inclusive diverse crap where everyone is guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness dictated by a black man who isn’t really even the president.

    They desperately vote to cut taxes and social programs and promote the highest class because they further blame the lower classes (and all other minorities) for the ground they are losing for this vision of a great America.

  • Usedtobeyellerdawg

    When I was a young man, we used to have different words for things. “Politically Correct” was “Courteous”. “Not Politically Correct” was “Rude” or “Discourteous.” We also wore an onion on our belt, as was the custom at the time.

  • I Only Like Cats

    I am shocked these people know how to breather

  • handyhippie65

    hey, if it’s big, brown and shits in the woods, it’s probably a bear. if you say racist things, do racist things, and support racist individuals….

    • Be Gin

      Only nowadays the wing nuts cry that it is the pope shitting in their woods and that Vatican City is an outpost for aliens from Ursa Major.

  • the traditional wisdom among many conservatives is that being called a rapist is approximately 6.12 billion times worse than actual rape

    That, too.

  • SeeTrain65

    Sorry, Linda. We just calls ’em like we sees ’em. Racist. Bigot.

  • IowaDave

    “Decency Challenged?”

  • Be Gin

    Why are oppressors always so thin-skinned?

    Get used to it my Redneck Baptist brethren…it is only going to get hotter for you as time goes by.

  • Be Gin

    I confess I did not “get it” about race until I had to read The Autobiography Of Malcolm X in college. The bigots today accuse me of promoting “white guilt” when I recommend that they start there if they really want to learn something about themselves.

    I know, I’m a fool and an ass but Malcolm X really did white people in America a real service with that book.

    And, like every other truth-speaker, they crucified him for it.

  • Little Lulu

    Robyn, that is an AWESOME post!

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