Republicans Still At It

This story in the Washington Post describes Wyoming Republican Representative Barbara Cubin’s remark that, “One amendment today said we could not sell guns to anybody under drug treatment. So does that mean that if you go into a black community you can’t sell any guns to any black person?”

Right. All black people are drug addicts.

So, naturally, North Carolina Democratic Representative Melvin Watt said the remarks were offensive to black people and demanded they be “taken down” from the record, meaning they are inappropriate for House debate.

So how did the vote turn out? From the story, In a largely party-line vote, the GOP-controlled House voted 227 to 195 to uphold the chair’s ruling that the remark fell within House rules.

So, even after the Trent Lott episode, Republicans still are willing to go on the record with a vote that saying all Black people are drug addicts is “appropriate.” Great. Republicans never forget who butters their bread: The South shall rise again! Abe Lincoln was a tyrant. The Civil War wasn’t about slavery. Welfare Cadillacs. Welfare mothers have babies so they can get an extra $25 per month. States Rights. Etc. Heard it all before — sick of it.