Racism from the Rutland County Republican Committee

(They deleted it. Sucks to be the Rutland County GOP.)   – promoted by kestrel9000)

Thanks to GMD regular NToddPritsky for cluing us in to this.

 I had never been to the Facebook page from the Rutland County Republicans before today, so I'm glad NTodd pointed out the kind of racist garbage they're posting. Here is their latest status update in its entirety:

Just wanted to let you know – today I received my 2012 Social Security Stimulus Package. It contained two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my butt, 2 discount coupons to KFC, an "Obama Hope & Change" bumper sticker, and a "Blame it on Bush" poster for the front yard.

The directions were in Spanish. Watch for yours soon.

Fortunately at least one Republican has objected to it.

Thanks for showing us your true colors, Republicans! 

UPDATE: Any sensible person, being called on something like this, would be apologetic or at least take it down. These guys are digging in, saying that this is the kind of comedy that is "based in reality". 

UPDATE 2 (from mataliandy):  

 The digging continues

Rutland County GOP digs the hole deeper on racist post

17 thoughts on “Racism from the Rutland County Republican Committee

  1. I have no idea who this fellow (or gal) is – however it certainly is not any of the good folks that I’ve met on my visits with the Rutland Republicans!

    Every group has outsiders looking for a place to fit in – Far Left, Far Right and just Far Out.  Is there Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia and the like within the Republican ranks – I guess, though I have not seen it! The Democrats, Independents, Socialist, Progressives and Communist all have there fair share of “misfits” as well. Everyone is entitle to their opinion – regardless of how it may offend others. My old boss was famous for saying “your thoughts are you own until you speak them!” – no truer words were ever spoken!

    The Left loves to take a broad brush and tint their opposition with the colorful paint of their most radical fringe. Today they need to do so more than ever, since they no longer see themselves holding the high ground (or in fact any ground at all) since their ideological positions have been thoroughly repudiated!

    This individual’s expression was certainly in bad taste and, more importantly, reflects a unhealthy mindset – we can only hope that the attention he (or she) has unfairly brought to us all may cause them to reflect on their expression (and who knows, maybe reconsider their viewpoint).

    Hopefully, we will see a more productive and informative discussion on the issues as we head towards Election Day!

    H. Brooke Paige

    Washington, Vermont

  2. “The Left loves to take a broad brush and tint their opposition with the colorful paint of their most radical fringe. ”

    This wasn’t a random person, but somebody who runs the County Committee’s social media presence.  And it was racist.  End of story.

  3. I’m guessing it was Rob Towle, the chair of the Rutland Republican Committee. I’ve asked for confirmation on Facebook, and I’ll update this with what I find out.

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