South Carolina GOP: ‘It’s Good Politics to Oppose the Policies of the Black Guy’ [update]
Post-racial America is my favorite.
The South Carolina legislature rejected extra funding from Obamacare for Medicaid expansion this week, despite pleading from South Carolina Democrats, who urged the South Carolina GOP to stop acting like douchebags and extend Medicaid to thousands of poor South Carolinians.
Democrats even pulled the old “What would Jesus do?” trick, appealing to Republicans’ sense of morality (scoff!), quoting scripture and everything:
“If our citizens don’t have access to health care, we rob them of all meaning of life,” said Neal, D-Hopkins. “What did you do for the least of these? We’ll all have to answer that question. Did we do what was right — what was fair?”
Unsurprisingly, South Carolina Republicans were unmoved. One Republican in particular finally said in front of God and everyone what everygoddamnbody knows most of these wingnut assclowns have been thinking all along: Republicans oppose President Obama’s policies because he’s black, even when they otherwise agree with the policy.
Meet Rep. Kris Crawford (R-Seriously Dude?): He supports the Medicaid expansion but voted against it anyway, because Obama’s black. Literally. He actually said it out loud back in January, bless his heart:
Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also an emergency room doctor, supports the expansion but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a block against the Medicaid expansion.
“The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.
If only the president would stop being black, poor people in South Carolina might be able to get some healthcare.
Why does Blacky O. hate poor people?
UPDATE: Eclectablog has much more.
[via Think Progress]
Imani Gandy (ABL)
Latest posts by Imani Gandy (ABL) (see all)
- It’s Time for a Black Feminist to Head the NAACP - September 12, 2013
- The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald Are Lying to Us. Does Anyone Care? - August 23, 2013
- Obamas Adopt Another Black Dog: No White Dogs Allowed in the White House - August 20, 2013