Saturday, March 16, 2013

Panel at CPAC explores way to reach out to African Americans. Does not appear audience was on board with that idea.

Courtesy of Think Progress:  

The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst. 

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association. 

ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation. 

When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was. 

At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.” 

He claimed to be a direct descendent of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Holy shit! Not only is this dickwad a racist, he is sexist to boot!

There you go folks. THAT is the conservative wing of the Republican party in a nutshell.

Boy do I see a lot of losses in Presidential elections in THEIR future!


  1. Anonymous4:10 AM

    For all his faults, Jefferson Davis was a gentleman. I doubt that his family tree became so rotten as to have produced an uneducated lout like the one quoted.

    1. Anonymous5:42 AM

      He wouldn't get elected today.

    2. Anonymous8:48 AM

      This guy should consider himself more akin to Thomas Jefferson

      "I consider a woman who brings a child every two years as more profitable than the best man of the farm," Jefferson remarked in 1820. "What she produces is an addition to the capital, while his labors disappear in mere consumption."

    3. Anonymous9:13 AM

      Jeff Davis wouldn't get elected today? It depends on what he was running for.

      In the states that made up the Confederacy, I beg to differ. In the entire US? Probably not, because of the distribution of population throughout the country with the densest pops on the coastal areas of the West and Eastern seaboards.

      But below the Mason-Dixon, he's not exactly considered a traitor to his 'country'. He's considered a statesman and a leader for a region (if not a separate, sovereign nation at that time) that was attacked by Lincoln's superior military forces in the War of Northern Aggression. The South is a conquered land, and was treated like a conquered people during reconstruction and thereafter.

      I don't necessarily agree with that sentiment one hundred percent, but I do have empathy for the nationalistic feelings of regional pride that has been stomped on needlessly since reconstruction. The conservatives might have changed parties, but they continue to exacerbate the distrust the South has had for DC for most of this nation's history.

      It's just a shame that republican leaders do not have or display the courage or cajones to lead the nation forward by bringing folks together. Instead, their power is maximized by driving wedges between groups and creating fear, anxiety, tension and unrest in the people who are prone to distrust a powerful central government.

  2. Anonymous4:46 AM

    He also did not get the memo on the dress code, neither did his confederate flag tshirt wearing friend. CPAC is a poorly run three ring circus. I bet Christie is so glad he was not invited.


    1. crimprof6:39 AM

      Confederate flags and other such things are probably one of the reason why the dress code said no t-shirts.

    2. Anonymous6:49 AM

      Chris Christy pulled a good one yesterday as well. It should be getting more ink, as it is HUGEr than Christy's plus size wardrobe.

    3. Anita Winecooler3:43 PM

      Fatboy Wideload Lardass seems to have lost a little weight. His hairline's getting higher, too bad his intellect doesn't follow suit!

  3. Sooooo, his precious "freedom of association" actually means decreeing by law who a person is permitted to associate with. And if he does not approve of who you choose to associate with, he can have you arrested.

    Hopefully he and his ilk are the last popping buboes on the rotting, bloated, plague-ridden corpse of the republican party.

  4. There will always be a section of human populations that accomplishes little except demonizing others.

    1. fromthediagonal10:13 AM

      ... and breeding generation after generation of offspring who then perpetuate their forebears' thought patterns...

  5. Anonymous4:55 AM

    And this is the gist of America's problems. Southerners are still angry about the Civil War. They want to start another one, because they are certain that this time, they will rule over those uppity Northerners, the uppity blacks, and whoever else thinks America was ever meant to have equality. Can you not see it in the current wackjobs' insistence that we all need to be armed? In the rash of laws trying to end abortion, contraception, and womens' ability to even hold a job (try being pregnant every year from 20 to 40 and see how many actual jobs you get) this party is fast becoming the party of hate and separation. They'd like nothing more than to put an idiot like Ryan in charge, ensure that the white male is paramount, and send blacks to Aftica, and women to the bedroom, where we belong. Ladies, the next movement is going to get ugly. We are going to have to leave these morons, stop having sex, and vote every one of them out of office.
    And I hope that 30 year old NEVER finds a wife, because she would be little more than a slave to him.

  6. Anonymous5:41 AM

    Guys like him are a dime a dozen, "systematically disenfranchised whites," what upsets me is the mind hive cheering his White Man's Burden act.

    1. Anonymous6:03 AM

      And they're too stupid to realize that the very people they support are the ones disenfranchising them! The uber-wealthy don't give two sh*ts about folks like this man outside of making sure he continues to vote THEIR interests. The Democratic Party might not be perfect, but at least with them I don't have to worry as much about people like this man getting a vote on my civil rights.

    2. Anonymous6:45 AM

      What is so ironic is that this a-hole is . historically illiterate and ignorant. If he is a descendant of Jeff Davis, it was a "wrong side of the blanket" descent, and ol' Jeff wouldn't give this white trash cracker the time of day. Want to talk about disenfranchised? Under white genteel southern rule, lowlife Scott Terry had less value than a slave, and those plantation owners would have treated him and his passel of kids accordingly.

    3. Anonymous6:58 AM

      The repubs. want to reach out to "blah" people, BUT not until about 3 months before the next presidential election. They do not want any brown, black, yellow folks blemishing their brand until then. Why, it might result in a highly intelligent person gaining favor. They only want Jeb, Marco, Newticles, Paul and Eric to represent them. Low I.Q. racists.

  7. Anonymous5:56 AM

    What awesome minority outreach! What time is the conference-closing cross burning?

    I can only shake my head at these folks. It's sad that they don't see a darn thing wrong with their way of thinking.

  8. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Disenfranchised’ Whites Ignite CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance

    A CPAC session sponsored by Tea Party Patriots and billed as a primer on teaching activists how to court black voters devolved into a shouting match as some attendees demanded justice for white voters and others shouted down a black woman who reacted in horror.

    A CPAC session sponsored by Tea Party Patriots and billed as a primer on teaching activists how to court black voters devolved into a shouting match as some attendees demanded justice for white voters and others shouted down a black woman who reacted in horror.

    The session, entitled “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” was led by K. Carl Smith, a black conservative who mostly urged attendees to deflect racism charges by calling themselves “Frederick Douglass Republicans.”

    Disruptions began when he started accusing Democrats of still being the party of the Confederacy — a common talking point on the right.

    “I don’t care how much the KKK improved,” he said. “I’m not going to join the KKK. The Democratic Party founded the KKK.”

    Lines like that drew shouts of praise from some attendees and murmurs of disapproval from one non-conservative black attendee, Kim Brown, a radio host and producer with Voice of Russia, a broadcasting service of the Russian government.

    But then questions and answers began. And things went off the rails.

    Scott Terry of North Carolina, accompanied by a Confederate-flag-clad attendee, Matthew Heimbach, rose to say he took offense to the event’s take on slavery. (Heimbach founded the White Students Union at Towson University and is described as a “white nationalist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.)

    “It seems to be that you’re reaching out to voters at the expense of young white Southern males,” Terry said, adding he “came to love my people and culture” who were “being systematically disenfranchised.”

    Smith responded that Douglass forgave his slavemaster.

    “For giving him shelter? And food?” Terry said.

    At this point the event devolved into a mess of shouting. Organizers calmed things down by asking everyone to “take the debate outside after the presentation.”

    Brown, who took offense at the suggestion modern Democrats were descendants of the KKK, tried to ask a question later once things finally calmed down. She was booed and screamed at by audience members.

    “Let someone else speak!” one attendee in Revolutionary War garb shouted.

    “You’re not welcome!” a white-haired older woman yelled.

    Eventually she asked a question. It was about whether Republicans should call out racist ads.


    1. Anita Winecooler3:49 PM

      I love the "Take the debate outside" comment. That's code for "it's ok, just not in front of the cameras"

  9. Anonymous6:21 AM

    Bill Maher Takes On Conservative Orgs: How Can ‘Relatively Small Group Of Very Shrill People’ Influence Policy?

    Maher And Maddow Battle GOP Panelist Over Ryan Budget: ‘Ballsy’ To Propose That After ‘You Get Your Ass Kicked’

  10. lostinmn6:37 AM

    Another shout out to Sara for giving these racist haters a voice in this society. She'll be able to whip them into a fervor and frankly I hope her speech becomes a spectacle of hate.

  11. crimprof6:40 AM

    Let's hope Mr. Smith and the other Frederick Douglas Republicans take the time to really digest this dose of reality.

  12. There's a fairly common belief among Southern red necks that slavery was actually good for black people. It supported them with food and shelter, but it also kept their families more intact, supposedly, than now. It was all just misunderstood benevolence. Sickening, but I was talking to my History PhD ex yesterday who mentioned seeing plenty of books on exactly that subject in regular bookstores in the South. This is years ago. The notion isn't uncommon or new.

    1. Anonymous7:45 AM

      Yeah, I was in a civil war relics shop near Shiloh Tennessee and had the "interesting" experience of having someone explain to me that blacks were actually much happier under slavery since all their basic needs were provided.

      We quickly departed (too many rednecks round for me to get in an argument with this guy)

  13. Anonymous7:07 AM

    If this is the same Scott Terry - he is an absolute laughingstock fool who (with his military training) should be on the SPLC list, too and DHS watch list.

    He write such gems as :
    "We can’t argue with a clear conscience in favor of a consistently biblical social order until we give up the underlying love for democracy that has been instilled in all of us. Hoppe helps!"

    23. White Man, Think Again – Anthony Jacob

    Jacob surveys the world political scene from the point of view of a white South African man and manages to refute egalitarianism along the way. A must-read for the racially self-conscious white American."

    And the comments are even more paranoid:
    "Robert Fingolfin Emily Dorr • 2 years ago

    I've read "Judaism Discovered," Emily, and I don't see anything inappropriate about women reading it. Judaism is garbage, but it is a type of garbage we should be aware of."

    In response:
    " Emily Dorr Robert Fingolfin • 2 years ago

    Thanks, Robert. I think that the man who gave me the advice was attempting to protect me from some of the graphic nature of the reality of Judaism, esp as regarding sexual perversions, etc.
    I agree that we should know our enemy, of course...I'll have to check back in a few months and let you know what I thought of it. :) In the meantime, I've got six or eight of these that I haven't read that are sitting on my shelf and now I'm encouraged to get through them. :)"

    And idiots like $carah with her neon Star of David, and Bibi think the TeaTHUGs are friends of Israel?

    From here:

  14. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Jeez...just rename this gathering of idiots to RAWPAC - Rightwing Asshole WIngnut Parade About (the) Confederacy

    Pretty funny when Lindsey Graham is too liberal for them

    1. Anonymous8:44 AM

      Miss Lindsey would have more in common with the gop gay group that were not invited. They are holding their own meeting. Surely Miss Lindsey, Miss Karl Rove and Miss McConnell will be more welcome there?

  15. Anonymous8:26 AM

    It’s finally here…the weekend we’ve been looking forward to for quite awhile now.

    This thread will be updated as the weekend progresses.

    To start things off, NBC asks “What Does Sarah Palin Want?”

    NBC has changed their headline from “What Does Sarah Want?” to “Palin’s Message a Mystery As she Prepares to Address CPAC.”

    US News asks if she belongs at CPAC with a poll to entice the ones who fear her the most.

    CBS finds a handful of folks to say nice things about her but who also don’t feel she should run in 2016. I hope some of our folks find these cherry picked individuals and educate them a little. Nevertheless, it’s ironic that the same media who says she’s irrelevant are asking about a possible 2016 run. As I said before, we love the challenge. If the Governor so chooses, she loves a challenge to. It’s up to her.

    CBS seems to be broadcasting here.

    C-Span here.

    Update II by Doug: For your convenience, we’ve added a livestream from CPAC. The Governor’s speech is at noon (EDT). Be sure to watch it here.

  16. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Palin's message a mystery as she prepares to address CPAC

    1. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Her speech is probably still a mystery to her! After she gives it, she still won't know what she said exactly.

    2. Anonymous9:35 AM

      Her speech shouldn't be a mystery to anyone. It's the same blather she's been spewing for the past four years.

      Of course, if you're talking about what POINT she's trying to make, that's a different story. By now, all she's after is to get her face in the media and some dollars in her bank accounts. Making sense is not a sought-after, or achievable, goal.

  17. Anonymous8:28 AM

    The Tundra Turd was wearing another 'ZIPPERED' outfit, Classy? Same old Bash Obama Word Salad from the Wasilla Meth Skank. Glen Rice should give her another mouthful of 'TUBE STEAK' to go with the tired old word salad. That's the kind of 'HAPPY MEAL' that SARAH desires. The Wasilla Skank Factory is still in business. When will Piper develop a MONO excuse to move to a relative's house and Drop Out Of School? WASILLABILLIES doing what they do best. Maybe Toad's Stable starts at home.

  18. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Does Sarah Palin Belong at CPAC?

    The former Republican presidential candidate will be speaking at the conference, but some wonder why she was invited

  19. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Palin still has a place among conservatives - but it's not the White House

  20. fromthediagonal8:35 AM

    I offer an opinion from someone who, as a young man, left a company town in the Deep South in 1947:

    "When Americans feel too good for a while, they vote Republican".

  21. fromthediagonal8:49 AM

    Wiping my eyes as I am snorting with laughter!
    I agree, the satire-comprehension challenged regressives will not get this. That part of their brains is inherently non-functional.
    Want proof? We need to look at just one:
    The Colbert Report!
    There are many viewers who do not realize he is a satirist...

  22. erica from dallas9:01 AM

    These people are totally out of control. I wondered if the crowd was going to turn on and lynch K. Carl Smith.

  23. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Although I am grateful that these racist pigs are out of the closet and not doing their work in secret, it horrifies me that there are still people who think this way.

    This piece of garbage is generations removed from the Civil War and decades removed from the Civil Rights movement, and yet he still hates with a passion that astounds me. That tells me that his hate was carefully passed down and nurtured by his parents and grandparents.

    Will this hatred ever die out and will I live long enough to see that day?

    1. Anita Winecooler3:53 PM

      Exactly what I was going to write! The thing that bothers me is that they must actually "believe" what they're saying, they show no signs of shame. At least we know the enemy when they're in white sheets.

  24. ibwilliamsi1:15 PM

    One black person there, and he's the presenter. I can't imagine why the GOP is having a problem...

  25. Anita Winecooler3:55 PM

    They've got four years, probably eight to twelve, to turn this around. Good luck with that, GOP!

  26. Anonymous2:51 PM

    I was simply pointing out that we aren't a superior species.


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