I’ve not written a lot about CPAC this year. Mostly because I’ve been busy and really lets face it. we all know that the GOP is a bunch of evil scumbags and that’s really not news to anybody.
But this week CPAC got even “scummier” at panel titled “Trumping The Race Card.”(I kid you not) on the GOP’s current outreach to minorities (ha!) when a card-carrying GOP white supremacist (no, NOT Tony Perkins) had enough of the GOP’s “new faux outreach strategy” and defended slavery claiming that white people “like him” are being “disenfranchised” by the federal government and now the GOP.
Think Progress reports:
The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst. After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association.
Later when Terry was asked if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was. At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”
Of course right-wing blogs and websites are claiming that the Terry was planted by liberals in order to embarrass CPAC even though he is the author of an extremist right-wing blog himself named, Shotgun Barrel Straight. (Google it. I’m not linking to it here)
Scott Terry: Young, white, male, and angry GOP good “christian” who’s a gun owner. I’m sure we’ll be seeing him again in the news very soon.