Republicans prove to me daily that they have no
It’s pathetic to watch yet another Republican succumb to political correctness, as Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock demonstrates by firing his senior adviser.
Benjamin Cole, who joined Schock’s office as senior adviser for policy and communications in March 2014, confirmed his resignation in a text message, according to ABC News reports.
Cole posted videos and comments on Oct. 13, 2013 — before he joined Schock’s office — mocking two black folks outside his apartment in Washington, D.C., comparing them to zoo animals.
About two months later, Cole took to Facebook to report witnessing a shooting of “one of the hood rats on my street” by “another hood rat,” ABC News reports.
What the post doesn’t say is that the black people Schock was mocking were likely acting like zoo animals.
As for “hood rat,” that’s what many people are…hood rats.
Republicans need to stop apologizing for speaking the truth. If somebody acts like an animal, outside of complaints from animals, so be it. SAY IT.
We all know “hood rat” behavior, and regardless of color, a hood rat is a hood rat.
Black people are not immune from descriptive words.
Next, Buzzfeed found a post from Aug. 16, 2010, when Cole suggested a mosque be built on the White House grounds to give President Barack Obama a “house of worship,” ABC News reports.
Big deal. Many Americans believe Obama to be a Muslim, and recent events are reinforcing that belief.
Yet, in typical Republican fashion, and as part of their “effective” outreach, Schock wrote this, according to the Peoria Journal Star:
“I am extremely disappointed by the inexcusable and offensive online comments made by a member of my staff.”
“I would expect better from any member of my team. Upon learning about them I met with Mr. Cole and he offered his resignation which I have accepted.”
The controversial posts first were reported by Think Progress and BuzzfeedNews; they have been removed from Cole’s Facebook pages, ABC News reports.
Truth is not controversial.