Go Back to Africa: Son of GOP Candidate Says America Should Send Obama Back to Kenya
President Obama is from Hawaii and it seems that everyone is willing to adhere to that fact except right wingers. White right wingers seemed anxious to say what they’ve always said to black people in this country - GO BACK TO AFRICA!
(Well, next time they should pick their own cotton, that’s all.)
The latest racist to jump back on the go back to Africa bandwagon is son of Wisconsin Senate candidate Tommy Thompson.
Jason Thompson, the son of former Governor and Wisconson Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking this morning at a brunch attended RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that “we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya.” A woman in attendance then chimed in “we are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”
White conservatives just can’t seem to get over the fact that President Obama was born here and is just as American as they are. They are unwilling to admit that the fabric of Americana extends far beyond white male and female privilege, and they demonstrate that at every Tea Party rally and campaign event they show up to.
The only African Americans who are accepted by the Republican party as authentic are far right wingers like Rep. Allen West, but if you are an African American who is a liberal or moderate, you are immediately derided as un-American. It’s almost as if African-Americans aren’t allowed their own self-definition within the realm of political choice, at least not as far as right wingers are concerned. You’re either a right winger like them, and willing to do their dirty work, or you should just head on back to Africa. It’s all very disgusting, but not at all surprising.
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