Wednesday, June 17, 2009

GOP staffer e-mails racist Obama photo  

And we have yet another racist incident coming from the GOP (as if "Barack the Magic Negro" weren't enough). Sherri Goforth, an executive assistant for Tennessee State Rep. Diane Black, sent this picture out to other legislative staffers (look in the bottom right corner):

This makes me so sick. We should be celebrating the fact that finally there's president who doesn't look like every other president we've had for the past 200 years, but instead people who are supposed to be political professionals are mocking it incessantly. When did politics turn into this? When did we stop caring about the issues and instead stoop to racist, sexist, and personal attacks?

To make matters worse, Goforth issued an apology, but she only apologized for sending the photo to the wrong people.

I went on the wrong email and I inadvertently hit the wrong button. I'm very sick about it, and it's one of those things I can't change or take back.

Contact Senator Diane Black and tell her to encourage her staff member to issue a real apology. And next time you're near someone who makes a "harmless" racist joke, let them know why this shit is unacceptable.

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