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Friday, January 18, 2019

Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) apologized to Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) on Thursday after he yelled "Go back to Puerto Rico!" as Cárdenas waited to speak on the House floor. Smith had his outburst after Congress had adjourned and lawmakers were arguing over a bill to fund the government through the end of next month. Cárdenas said at first, it wasn't clear who shouted, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) scolded his colleagues, saying, "I would hope that we could refrain from any implications that have any undertones of prejudice or racism or any kind of -ism that would diminish the character and integrity of one of our fellow members."

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This news becomes fun when you pronounce it like Trump does... "Peeeeeorrrrrrrrrrrrrto Reeeeekkkko!"

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-01-18 05:27 AM | Reply

Cárdenas, the son of Mexican immigrants, accepted.

This is why Latinos will never be as strong as Asians... they don't know how to nurse and nourish a grudge.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-01-18 05:36 AM | Reply

Quite telling that the brave shouter refuses to identify himself. No balls. No morals. No power.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-18 07:27 AM | Reply


Rep King of Iowa, and now this. And we're still in the first month of the year.

What amazes me is that the Republicans are no longer using dog whistles, they have taken out the bull horns to blare their prejudices for all to hear.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-18 10:00 AM | Reply

Not all republicans are racist, but all racists are republican.

#5 | Posted by schmanch at 2019-01-18 10:43 AM | Reply

Rep King of Iowa, and now this. And we're still in the first month of the year.
What amazes me is that the Republicans are no longer using dog whistles, they have taken out the bull horns to blare their prejudices for all to hear.
#4 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

They gotta keep the Deplorables 'Yee-hawing' and chest thumping somehow, right?

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-01-18 10:44 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by Nixon

First sentence the shouter was Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-01-18 10:48 AM | Reply

"And another thing... Speak English, boy! You're in America now."

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-18 10:48 AM | Reply

#5 | Posted by schmanch

Simply not true. I know plenty of racists and other -ists that are not Republican or Right wing. However the GOP has the market cornered on White Supremacists.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-01-18 10:50 AM | Reply

#8, i.imgur.com

#10 | Posted by qcp at 2019-01-18 11:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#8, i.imgur.com

#10 | POSTED BY QCP AT 2019-01-18 11:06 AM | FLAG:

Awesome. Thanks for reminding me of that amazing film.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-18 11:13 AM | Reply

Pretty much sop for gop.

#12 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-01-18 11:14 AM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

I agree completely. Racists come in all colors and party affiliations. And everyone has their biases that they have to overcome. I like to say that everyone (even me) is racist. Though Republicans for some reason get very angry and defensive when I say that.

The "real racists" are the ones who know their biases and embrace them. But, most of the other "racists" just don't acknowledge (or hide from) their biases, so they cannot overcome them. This is what leads to "systematic racism" (because those biases get expressed by the judicial and legislative systems).

The most important thing is to acknowledge your biases so that you can work to ensure that they impact other individuals as little as possible in your everyday life. While it would be nice to eliminate them, that in practice is really hard because biases and stereotyping are integral to human nature and how our minds work.

#13 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-01-18 12:00 PM | Reply

Remember the days when Republicans has enough integrity to pretend they weren't racists?

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-18 12:31 PM | Reply

"Remember the days when Republicans has enough integrity to pretend they weren't racists?"

That wasn't integrity, that was fear of being ostracized by sane people. Somewhere along the line we started treating racism as just another opinion one might hold, not something that needed to be stamped out and eradicated from public discourse. People assumed that past measures to minimize the racist threat were enough that people had internalized the anti-racist philosophy and that it was no longer necessary to point out and critique each act or expression of racism. Unfortunately many took that as capitulation to the cause, emboldening them going forward. And here we are today.

#15 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-01-18 01:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"Somewhere along the line we started treating racism as just another opinion one might hold, not something that needed to be stamped out and eradicated from public discourse."
#15

And lying. Lying your ass of now is acceptable if you a doing it for your team.

#16 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-01-18 01:44 PM | Reply

They're not lies.
They're alternative facts.
#MAGA

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-18 01:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

They're not lies.
They're alternative facts.
#MAGA

They're not lies.
They're FAKED facts.
#MADA
Make Amerika Democrat Again
adda Hammer and Sickle to that hat!

Comrade

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-01-19 12:02 AM | Reply

"They're FAKED facts."

That Trump didn't know about the felony campaign contribution, or that he did know about it? Which version is faked?

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-19 12:08 AM | Reply

Somewhere along the line we started treating racism as just another opinion one might hold...

It was November 2008.

Obama won the election.

Republicans lost their minds.

The Tea Party took over the Republican Party.

They campaigned on simply being anti Obama. It's all they needed.

Birtherism gained popularity. Trump championed it.

He gained popularity amongst the dumb, angry and racist.

He capitalized in 2016.

Also, #14 was written in jest.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-19 03:59 AM | Reply

#20 sounds about right to me.

The saturation of social media really enabled them to multiply their message. Facebook kind of reached critical mass around 2010 or so. And we all know how that turned out.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-19 04:20 AM | Reply

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