Bigot of the Week Award: November 30, U.S. House Leadership

30 Nov

Bigots of the Week

Rumor has it that elephants never forget. It seems like the lumbering mastodon of the GOP never learns. In this month’s historic elections, American voters sent the most diverse group to Congress ever. Record numbers of women, African Americans, Latinos, LGB Americans, and other minorities are represented. So what did Speaker Boehner (R – is for Racist) do? He appointed all white men to be chairs of the House committees.

That’s right, there isn’t a minority heading even a small committee. You’d think an overgrown, tearful Oompaloompa like Boehner would be more sensitive, but apparently not.

Now, to be fair, there just aren’t that many minorities in the Republican House caucus, so the choices are limited (and usually creepy). After an election where the GOP got slapped down for its misogyny, racism, and homophobia, however, you’d think they would have made an effort. Maybe they could have borrowed one of Mitt Romney’s binders to find someone.

I can only think of one explanation. Since Romneybot 2012 cost the party the White House, maybe they are compensating by displaying their own white House. What do you think?

A dishonorable mention goes to Dr. Oz for thinking that it is acceptable to offer “reparative therapy” tips on his show.  Shame on you Dr. Oz!

6 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: November 30, U.S. House Leadership”

  1. webwordwarrior November 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Bigot Boehner basically boneheaded. (Okay, that was too easy.)
    Seriously, could they be more foolish? YES!
    Did you see ths followup? Boehner filled the last chair position today. He named Candice Miller (R – MI) chair of the Administration Committee. The one woman in a leadership position and she’s basically the bookkeeper, since ladies are so good at managing their pin money, I guess.
    Bonus idiocy, she wasn’t even on the committtee, and the guy who was next in line for the post stayed out of a leadership fight expecting this appointment.
    Tokenize women? CHECK.
    Ignore protocol? CHECK.
    Screw over your own caucus? CHECK.
    That’s our Mock Turtle all over.

    P.S. – Tearful Oompaloompa? ROFLMAO!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt November 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      Thank you so much for the most recent updates regarding the White appointments–oops, I mean the right appointments. Clearly we see a last grasp for white male supremacy within the House of (non) Reps!

  2. James Queale November 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    You would think that Republicans would finally see that diversity is in and homogeneous ruling is out. But, Republicans really don’t have a history of being with the times.

    I hope to see more diversity voted in during the 2014 midterms.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 1, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      It would seem that the Republicans learned NOTHING from the recent election.

      • James Queale December 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

        Since they share only one brain, I guess it is hard to get new information in.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

        …and they don’t seem to be able to keep track of who is using the brain.

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