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Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland Plays to the Base

Republican Lynn Westmoreland described Obama thusly, today:

“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.”

Just an innocent word that us mean old liberals are using to unfairly paint the Republicans as the home racists, right?  Ha.

Lynn Westmoreland hails from Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District, which starts in Atlanta’s southwestern suburbs and heads over to the Alabama border.  There is no ambiguous use of the word “uppity” there.  It’s the sort of word that starts something that can often end in violence.  And when he was given a chance to retract it, good ol’ racist Lynn Westmoreland pressed it home.  He can add this accomplishment to his resume, right there with opposing renewal of the Voting Rights Act and being one of two House members to vote against H.R. 923, the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 (a bill that would have reopened hate crimes cases from before 1970).

And we wonder why people think the South is full of racists.


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1 Comment

  1. MB

    Oh, also recall that Lynn is the idiot that is constantly pushing to put the 10 Commandments on public property, but couldn’t even list them when Stephen Colbert asked him to.

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