Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ugh. Her Again?

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), whose classiness we have noted before, has reached to the bottom of the barrel and pulled up the stalest of wingnut chestnuts: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS!!!1!.

Yes, Virgina, once upon a time, the Republican Party had some moderate -- dare we even say -- liberal members, and yes, way back when, the Democratic Party still had its Strom Thurmonds and Orval Faubuses, a contingent of white Southerners who would have liked nothing finer than for the darkies to keep knowing their place. That was then, this is now. That sort all switched over to your side, pretty much right after President Lyndon Johnson -- a Democrat -- signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. You could look it up.

This is the sort of nonsense I'd like think only pseudonymous morans posting on Internet forums would assert. But … well, say hello to today's GOP, I guess. (AND THEY'RE NOT RAAAACIST!!!1!)

(h/t: Jim Newell)

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