Obama uppity? Or GOP racist?

Dead on the heels of my observation last night about the sea of white faces at the RNC as I watched Ms. Palin’s speech, GOP Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (GA) basically confirms the “old fashioned values” of today’s GOP.

In an interview today Westmoreland labelled Barack Obama “uppity” during an interview at the RNC. This is the same congressman who wanted to display the biblical ten commandments in Congress, because they are so important, but could only name three when asked.

Via Pam’s House Blend:

The GOP’s white sheet is showing (again). There’s a reason the RNC has hit a record low in black attendees at its convention.

Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.

Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said. Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.

You may recall that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) expressed his inner bigot regarding Obama’s middle name – Hussein – back in March, warning that an Obama presidency would mean “[T]he radical Islamists, the al Qaeda, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror.”

Westmoreland, btw, was humiliated by Stephen Colbert when he was asked what the Ten Commandments were. He flunked.

Added: So now we know that for more careful republicans the proper code-word for uppity is “elitist”


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