More dumbass white folks

Two ignorant crackers got themselves arrested today after planning to assassinate Barack Obama.

Law enforcement agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 88 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said Monday.

Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted – Yahoo! News

Frankly, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of this by now. I grew up in Texas, in a predominantly black neighborhood. Seriously, there were three white kids in my high school, one of the larger schools in Houston. Until I was ten or so, I thought I was just a really pale brother. But even so, I ran into enough bigoted rednecks to understand that the irrational roots of racism run deep in the south. It was only 40 years ago that the federal government had to intervene to guarantee the right of registration and voting to African Americans (which still doesn’t work that well, see Florida 2000, Ohio 2004).

There are still a lot of ignorant white people in the south who just can’t accept the idea of a black president of the United States. It is literally alien to their entire worldview. I think one of the few things the Republican party has done right this election cycle is keeping these wingnuts out of the news, sweeping real domestic terrorists like the Klu Klux Klan under the rug until the election is over. But those idiots are still down there, and they’ll still be there after November 4th. What do we do about them then?

Proof that some Republicans are just thugs

And sore losers, too, apparently. And the election hasn’t even happened yet.

DENVER (AP) – Democratic Party officials say a second brick has been thrown through a window at Democratic Party headquarters in Denver. Spokesman Matt Farrauto says the brick had the word “maverick” written on it. | Colorado’s Online News Leader | Dem headquarters vandalized by ‘maverick’ brick

It’s sad, really, that reactions like this (not to mention cries of “traitor!” and “kill him!” when Obama is mentioned at McCain rallies) is what passes for Republican “Joe Six-pack” commentary. It’s not surprising, but it is sad. It’s not surprising because it’s become increasingly obvious over the last decade or so that if you’re the kind of person who might throw a brick or drink anything that comes in a six-pack, you have absolutely no business being a Republican in the first place. The cognitive dissonance of anyone making under a million dollars a year who considers themselves a proud member of the GOP must be nearly crippling.

Newsflash for the anonymous brick thrower: John McCain and Sarah Palin don’t give a toasted damn about you. You’re nothing more than ignorant cannon fodder for their big money backers. Come to the Democrats. We’ll not only welcome you with open arms, but we’ll actually work for your own best interest. Think about it.