Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:19 PM
Segami (14,438 posts)
Montana GOP Chairwoman Posts Picture Of ‘PLOT TO KIDNAP THE PRESIDENT’ Using Watermelon As Bait.
Because the Tea Party is filled with such upstanding (white) citizens, it can be hard for them to express how much they dislike President Obama without “accidentally” stepping over the line into racism. For instance, here’s a picture shared on Facebook by Jennifer Olsen, Chairwoman of the Yellowstone County GOP in Montana:
Hahahah! Hilarious! But whatever you do, don’t call Tea Party Republicans racist, because, obviously, you’re just playing the race card!
Now, this picture has been around for a few years and it’s not unique in its blatant racism. However, we hear, again and again and again, that the GOP is not racist. The Tea Party is all about fiscal conservatism and they’re not racist either. That’s all fine except the for steady torrent of racism gushing forth for Republicans on an almost daily basis.
The next excuse will probably be that this is an “ISOLATED INCIDENT” and we dirty liberals are just playing that damn race card again. Sure, I’ll buy that just as soon as any of these party officials are ever fired, demoted or even lightly reprimanded for engaging in such overt displays of racism. After all, the right exploded with indignation when a single low ranking black member of the Obama administration “admitted” she was prejudiced against white people. Of course, it turned out that Shirley Sherrod admitted nothing of the sort but the outrage among conservatives was so thick you could have cut have it with a pointy white hood.
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Montana GOP Chairwoman Posts Picture Of ‘PLOT TO KIDNAP THE PRESIDENT’ Using Watermelon As Bait. (Original post)
Response to Segami (Original post)
Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:33 PM
politicaljunkie41910 (1,039 posts)
2. I'm willing to bet that President Obama has more class and sophistication than the
Tea Party hick who posted this email. Somehow I suspect she'd get caught up in that watermelon trap before the President would.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:56 PM
muriel_volestrangler (80,034 posts)
7. She's a secessionist, too
Montana Shrugged, TEA Party Patriots: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/groups/montana-shrugged,-tea-party-patriots/members/
Spearheading the secession effort here are the Montana Shrugged Tea Party Patriots.
“It’s more of an attention-getter,” said Eric Olsen, the group’s co-founder. “We’re trying to raise our voice again, hoping people will listen. We hope somebody listens to us someday.”
The petitions call on the Obama administration to “peacefully grant the state of Montana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
Yes, the founder is her dad.
Jennifer Olsen, a petroleum engineer who was unemployed for years while the oil and gas industry was booming around her was recently honored in the Billings Gazette’s annual “40 under 40″ segment. The newspaper mentions her many jobs, never mentioning that each employer was actually her father (Eric Olsen) and the companies were often idle due to “government oppression” or some other excuse Jennifer and Eric Olsen used while soliciting donations to progress their political agenda. During their long period of unemployment, Jennifer and her father founded Montana Shrugged, a “tea party” group that advocates selective federalism and operates in a divisive and dishonest manner. Jennifer Olsen also holds the chairwoman position on the Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee. In her free time, she files frivolous and unfounded political practices complaints and apparently scours the internet searching for racist anti-Obama material.
My disdain for the Olsen family is obvious. Posts like the one captured in the following screenshot from Jennifer Olsen’s Facebook page today are why.
Thanks to the first amendment, Americans are able to think whatever they would like as well as express those thoughts, but such expression does has consequences. I discourage Yellowstone County Republican precinct chairs and legislators from turning a blind eye to this blatantly racist post. If Ms Olsen is not held responsible for her actions, we send a message that this behavior is acceptable and perhaps these views are even condoned by the GOP. The Republican Party was founded on abolishing slavery. Why do we now tolerate our leaders advocating bigotry in a public forum? Bigotry is rooted in ignorance and the Republican Party should purge this cancer from the party. Shame on you, Jennifer Olsen. You are a disgrace to your party, to the central committee you chair, to Montana, and to America.
That last excerpt is from a Montanan Republican, disgusted at what has happened to his party.