Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jason Thompson And Other GOP Racists

I have already written about Jason Thompson, Tommy Thompson's son. Jason Thompson is a lawyer at Michael Best & Friedrich, the official law firm of Fitzwalkerstan. He also served as the campaign finance director for Brett Davis and thus got himself embroiled in Walkergate due to his dealings with Kelly Reindfleisch.

It turns out that Jason Thompson is the gift that keeps on giving.

Look at this video that Buzzfeed posted Sunday evening:

As Buzzfeed points out:
Jason Thompson, the son of former Governor and Wisconson Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking this morning at a brunch attended RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that “we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya.” A woman in attendance then chimed in “we are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”
This is going to cause as much widespread damage as anything the Democrats could have ever hoped for.

Thompson the Younger has been hitting the trail a lot for both his father and for the Romney/Ryan ticket. Tommy Thompson at first denied knowing anything about it, but then sent out a message that read:
“The Governor has addressed this with his son, just like any father would do. Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes.”
Note that in Tommy's view, it was just the saying of it that is wrong, not the attitude itself.

But that Thompson the Elder might not see anything wrong with this is not surprising. blue cheddar points out that Tommy had an issue with the American Indians when he sided with white "sportsmen" over Ojibwe hunters and fishers. Dan Bice, also covering this story, brings up Tommy calling Tammy Baldwin "anti-Jewish" even though it is he that has the history of slandering the Jews.

Of course, that is more than we have heard from the Romney/Ryan campaign yet. Like Thompson, they might not have even caught on what the problem is.

Likewise, the law firm has been mum so far as well. But at least we now have an idea why the Republicans flocked to them and made them the official law firm of Fitzwalkerstan.

It should also be noted that Reince Priebus, the head of the RNC as well as Brad Courtney, head of WISGOP, were also present. And neither of them said anything at the time nor since the video has surfaced. Hmm. I'm starting to pick up a trend here.

In fact, racism isn't running rampant in Fitzwalkerstan, but all across the nation, even though Ann Coulter thinks that this isn't true.

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford came off the Appalachian Trail long enough to say how he thought President Obama would be going to "throw a lot of spears." Do read the full post at that link to catch the prize of a store owner in Chris Christie's New Jersey.

I was thinking of asking a right wing blogger about all of this racism and how they could possibly defend such offensive behaviors, but then I thought better of it.

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