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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Republicans Do Something Racist Enough to Get Them Bounced from the Republican Convention

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM

This is what happens when you play the racism game: Eventually some idiot takes you seriously and thinks racist shit is okay.

Two people were removed from the Republican National Convention Tuesday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”

Multiple witnesses observed the exchange and RNC security and police immediately removed the two people from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The convention released a statement saying, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

I gotta say, it's a very white crowd down here in Tampa. On Monday, when it was mostly just reporters and convention staff walking around, there was a decent mix of minorities. Yesterday, when the convention-goers showed up, the minorities became outnumbered on a mammoth scale. Discounting the stage, there's virtually no Latino presence at this convention, either, which I hear is a bit of a break with the past. It gets said so often that it sounds like a cliche, but it's true: This is a party of older white men.

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