Normally, this would be a totally innocuous tweet:
However, at the rally that was so “great”, this was the ice breaker:
A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’
“‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’
“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’
“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’”
As the Baxter Bulletin said, neither Senator Irvin, nor anyone else, objected to the joke at the time. In fact, they laughed big time:
The “joke” was greeted with applause and laughter. There were no objections to the “joke” from the floor and no one spoke with disapproval or objection to Marler’s comment except those pursued for comment by The Baxter Bulletin.
Cook says he’s shocked by this. I don’t see why he should be, it’s been pretty obvious that a lot of teabaggers have been keeping bedsheets hanging in their closets and a stock of 2x4s and gasoline in their garages for quite awhile now. What’s shocking is that Senator Irvin, a public servant, didn’t have the brains or common decency to do what all of us should do and denounce this sort of thing when faced with it, instead of calling it part of a “great time”.