Monday, July 13, 2009

Racism goes mainstream in GOP

Audra Shay, a promoter of despicable hate and racism now serves as the national chair of the Young Republicans organization. The delegates tapped 38-year-old Shay to lead them in a vote of 470 to 415 over the weekend, effectively endorsing hate, racism and bigotry as the now and future platform of the GOP.

The election of the chair of the Young Republicans would have largely gone unnoticed, were it not for the discovery of racial slurs and hate found on Shay’s Facebook page. Certainly, a public endorsement of hate and racism should disqualify a person from becoming a leader of a major political party, but think again. This is the GOP and if anything, despite some outcries from a few fellow Young Republicans, Shay’s display of hate seemed to work to actually embolden her supporters.

Since the historical election of our first black president, Conservatives have become unhinged and have unleashed racial slurs against President Obama the likes this country has not witnessed since the dark days of racial segregation during the 50s and 60s.

What’s worse, GOP racism and bigotry has gone mainstream. When called out on racially insensitive remarks, most Republicans don’t even have the decency to be ashamed, as they reluctantly issue non-apology apologies.

As the ranks of the Republican party shrink and become more concentrated with right-wing extremists, racism LOL-er Audra Shay and others like her who deal in hate-mongering and racism, are becoming the voices and the faces of the Republican Party of the twenty-first century.

The first Facebook post of Shay’s that garnered public attention was her response to a racist post made by her Facebook friend Eric Piker:

“Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.” A few minutes later Shay responded, “You tell em Eric! lol.”

More hateful posts and racially insensitive comments of Shay’s were discovered in the days leading up to her Young Republicans election, including referring to President Obama in a “noose”

When two fellow Young republicans objected to Shay’s display of racism, she defriended them and allowed fellow racist buddy Eric to remain.

Shay in typical Republican fashion remained largely unapologetic about her racially insensitive and hateful comments, claiming people were out to get her.

A look at Shay’s so called, Team Renewal website reveals a woman who is blissfully unaware of the term irony. Shay takes credit for energizing Young Republicans across the nation writing, “…the only way to change something you don’t like, is to get in and get your hands dirty.” No truer words have been spoken by Shay, the racism LOL-er and purveyor of hate.

Shay also gushes about her important work electing Louisiana Republicans David Vitter to the U.S. Senate and Steve Scalise to Congress. The very married Vitter recently admitted to frequently using the services of prostitutes from the service of the so called, DC Madam.

Allegations later surfaced that he was also a frequent customer of a Louisiana brothel as well, where it’s said he was fond of wearing diapers while using the services of prostitutes.

Shay conveniently overlooks Vitter’s transgressions of infidelity and hypocrisy in a laughable, grammatically challenged statement. “This massive effort to change the state’s leadership is helping to bring Louisiana out of the ethic [sic] hole it has been in, in recent years.”

It appears the not so Young Republican Audra Shay has an “ethic hole” in her head and the Young Republicans certainly are getting what they deserve in choosing an endorser of hate and racism to lead them on their future path.
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