Obama, Coons and Muslims…oh my!: Young Rep. Leader responds to racist comment with “LOL”

I’m sure that none of my readers will be surprised that Republican leaders have yet to understand that the crazy stuff they say online will be picked up in mainstream media or at least by the bloggers.  Here’s another example from Gawker.com:

“First of all, why is a vice chairwoman of the Young Republicans 38 years old? And secondly, why is she “lol”-ing at racist Facebook comments? Oh, right, because she is a vice chairwoman of the Young Republicans.

Frankly? It is a pretty non-shocking example of the GOP’s ability to find humor in the craziest and most racist of places. But here is the magical tale of Audra Shay, Young Republican leader:

Shay posted something dumb about health care, on her Facebook, and one of her friends responded, as anyone would, with an angry string of slurs.

Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.”

Eight minutes after that, at 2:02, Shay weighed in on Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.””

Note to the Republican party: It’s really, really hard to re-invent your image when your membership doesn’t embody that “change”.

But wait…it gets better.  Shay only de-friended people who complained about her comments!

Cassie Wallender, a national committeewoman from the Washington Young Republican Federation, then wrote: “Someone please help a naïve Seattle girl out, is Eric’s comment a racist slur?” She answered her own question one minute later: “Okay, why is this okay? I just looked it up. ‘It comes from a term baracoons (a cage) where they used to place Africans who were waiting to be sent to America to be slaves.’ THIS IS NOT OKAY AND IT’S NOT FUNNY.”

This was followed soon after by the chairman of the D.C. Young Republicans, Sean L. Conner, who wrote “I’m really saddened that you would support this type of racial language. ..wow! Thanks Cassie for standing up…”

Baracoons, really? Well, there is my black history lesson for the day. Wow.


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3 responses to “Obama, Coons and Muslims…oh my!: Young Rep. Leader responds to racist comment with “LOL”

  1. No way,when will Americans stop saying words that hurts us don`t they know when saying things like that will stay in our minds forever,we as a people is trying hard just to exist,we are tried of being the butt of all the jokes.now we got somethings we can bring out the closet,but we are better than that,don`t throw stones at black people coz we will throw they back!!

  2. Alisa

    First off a side note to Nathan McCall, “These people” make ME want to holler! OK, I honestly believe that they (most of the GOP) are so racially blinded (read entitled). That they don’t even get how disturbing their behavior is to the fabric of the American consciousness. Let’s not even talk about hypocritical. Help me out, Our President comments on how stupid the officer’s actions were in the Gates situation, and the GOP (& friends) are BURNING up the air waves handing down racial inditements. Mrs. Obama is proud for the first time ( rational people knew exactly what she meant), and the time that campaign spent in damage control, not to mention they ( GOP spin doctors and the such) labeled her a fuh-reaking militant! Come on! But they can say coons, publish and defend cartoons of dead monkeys, insinuate …hell…call the leader of the free world a militant muslim, (by the way what is the crime of being a muslim?), claim that a mixed American is a racist?, “hope he fails”, and finally, respond to in the most cavalier of ways to DISGUSTING, RACIST CONTENT ( that lives forever on the net), IN EMAIL @ WORK? ( and still keep their jobs?) Side note: I have never heard of Baracoons, interesting.
    Damn, why does this that word have to have to be
    composed of “bara” and “coon”. I’m just saying….

  3. Walking in the penrsece of giants here. Cool thinking all around!

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