More Tea Party bigotry

If you still think the Tea Party is a socially conservative, libertarian movement, then you need to pull your head out of your ass and actually pay attention to the shit they are pulling. The latest “so bigoted you’d think this was the 1950′s” move involves Tea Party activists sending robo-calls to warn Texans about their new House Speaker being a Jew.

John Cook is a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, which, as you may have guessed from the title, is comprised of fundie Christians who believe America is a “Christian Nation”.

When I got involved in politics, I told people I wanted to put Christian conservatives in leadership positions,” he told me, explaining that he only supports Christian conservative candidates in Republican primary races.

“I want to make sure that a person I’m supporting is going to have my values. It’s not anything about Jews and whether I think their religion is right or Muslims and whether I think their religion is right. … I got into politics to put Christian conservatives into office. They’re the people that do the best jobs over all

Don’t worry though; he’s totally not an anti-Semite according to himself:

“They’re some of my best friends,” he said of Jews, naming two friends of his. “I’m not bigoted at all; I’m not racist.”

Bigots don’t know they’re bigots because people like you and me don’t spend enough time shaming them for having such obviously racist views. When someone tells you “some of my best friends are [fill in the blanks]“, then you know some racist shit is just about to spew from their ignorant mouths. Don’t ever let that stuff fly under the radar, people!

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Comments (7)

  • avatar

    Men's Battle Plan

    Jake,
    You are a very hateful, intolerant person. I would be careful about who you call a bigot.

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    Aegis

    No, MBP, he’s right in every respect on this one. Trust me, you live on an island that used to have an empire, you learn to spot bigotry *really* quick. And these teabaggers stink of it.

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    TheRichDarkEarth

    Texas: not getting any better.

  • avatar

    MDS

    Anytime you see someone say, “I wanted to put Christian conservatives in leadership positions”, they should be removed from office.

  • avatar

    MDS

    PS- Men’s Battle Plan is a closet atheist.

  • avatar

    David Litton

    thank you! i been saying this since the beginning… since the first time i saw the tea party.

  • avatar

    Alex

    Hey, John Cook, I’ve got a tip for you.
    If you find yourself having to explain to people that you’re not a racist, and having to back it up with examples, you may want to rethink what you’re doing.

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