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The RNC: Where Steve King Defends White Supremacy And Melania Trump Disproves It

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Admittedly, after being indoctrinated by decades of politician double-speak, colloquialism, and dog-whistling — plus the screen reiterations of these types of verbal machinations on shows like House of Cards and even Game of Thrones — it’s quite refreshing to hear a politician do what Congressman Steve King did yesterday. Even if what he actually said — that no one besides White people have done shit to contribute to civilization — was abhorrent and absurd, I appreciate him saying it. You just don’t get many opportunities to watch someone with an actual job and a title and a staff go full racist on national TV.

Seriously, if you haven’t yet, please watch Rep. King articulate his feelings about “sub-groups.” Witness how he effectively mutates into a transubstantiated version of a Twitter troll with an egg profile. Pay attention to how the rest of the panel stares in abject horror and sheer befuddlement, like they’re watching a rhesus monkey attempting to fuck a head of lettuce. Listen to April Ryan say “Woo” at the 44 second mark, which can totally be translated to “if someone doesn’t take this silly White man back to his shift at the Cracker Barrel right now, blood will rise and fists will rain.” It’ll be the second best thing you’ll see all day.

The best thing, of course, would be the re-viewings of Melania Michelle Trump Obama’s speech. Watching it this morning reminded me of watching Cleo from Coming to America explain the difference between McDowell’s and McDonald’s.

Look… me and the McDonald’s people got this little misunderstanding. See, they’re McDonald’s… I’m McDowell’s. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

I won’t say too much more about poor Melania, because every joke worth making has already been made. Instead, I’ll just say that the only person feeling worse than her about her speech this morning is Steve King. All that fuss about the master race. And then, a couple hours later, the Grand Wizard’s wife refutes that entire argument by stealing the words from a regular Black girl from the South Side.

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  • brothaskeeper

    “My buns have no seeds.”

  • Other_guy13
  • RaeNBow

    white people: stealing from Black women since 1619

  • ChokeOnThisTea
    • honeydip

      No!!!!!! this aint right, this aint right….. *rocks back and forth, holding self in pain*

    • ALM247

      You forgot about “The Bluest Eye”.

    • Cleojonz

      This is about the creepiest image ever lol. It’s worse than IT.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        White chics wearing our skin (and culture and style and rhetoric and so on) IS creepy.

    • ALM247

      Her memoir will be entitled, “Waiting to Exhale”.

  • ChokeOnThisTea

    “All my life, I had to fight.”

    -Melania Trump

    • Courtney Wheeler

      lmfao…yo..

    • Kenton Campbell

      … To keep my clothes on.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        Lmao!!!!! Now, now. Let’s be nice. Melania in all her plastic & botoxed glory would make a great First Lady down at the Playboy Mansion.

        • Val

          Some news person actually had the never to call Melania a ‘supermodel’. I laughed and laughed. Lol

          • ChokeOnThisTea

            A super who?!! Child please. Lol

  • Kas

    I feel like I need to take a vacation day to give the comment section the attention it deserves today.

    • brothaskeeper

      How many sick days you got? Use them wisely.

    • MsSula

      And right when I am about to leave the office too! I am so salty I will miss out on all the shenanigans!!

    • grownandsexy2

      I took one. LOL!!

      • Other_guy13

        Your the MVP

    • CrayolaGirl

      I tried reading the comments in the library…big mistake! Two comments and I had to apologize for laughing.

      SMH

    • Mochasister

      That’s like every day! I’m going to miss you guys when I have to go back to work.

  • ChokeOnThisTea

    “Girl, you know it’s true.”

    • brothaskeeper

      Ooh ooh ooh….I love yooooooooo

      • Maestro G

        Melania chest bumps with daughter to congratulate themselves on a great speech – They both fall offstage.

        • brothaskeeper

          Or they stick together like 2×4’s.

    • Courtney Wheeler

      That’s actually a straight jammer…

    • Cleojonz

      AWW RIP Rob.

      • Shanna

        IKR. I always get sad thinking about how he was never really able to recover after all the Milli Vanilli smoke blew over. And he was so fine.

      • Mochasister

        Yeah, that was sad.

    • lkeke35

      OMG! Thats is sooo wrong!

    • Junegirl627

      All the likes

    • Mochasister

      Ah ha hah! Girl, I remember these non singing fools!

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        I feel bad for them because that scandal destroyed their lives. One even committed suicide. ?

        • Mochasister

          Yes, it was sad. I’m sorry that he wasn’t emotionally strong enough to handle the scandal. I don’t know what happened to the other one.

  • HouseOfBonnets

    White shenanigans, If this wasn’t real life I would have sworn that Mona Scott Young produced this…..

    • I really want Mona to get a mean paper cut on her eyeball.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        ??????

        Who even THINKS of something like this?!!! Lol, smh!

    • Hey Girl! YAAASSSSSSS

  • Since everyone is going to do their best dragging Melania Trump (and rightfully), let me focus on Steve King. I’ve said for years that Jim Crow is a red, and dudes like Steve King prove it. What I mean is that above all, racism is a means of income redistribution, particularly towards poor Whites. Without it, poor Whites would have long challenges their elite masters. So long as there’s someone to take from, they’ll he happy. But what happens when the oppressed won’t give up anyore cash to paper over those differences?

    Welp!

    • Courtney Wheeler
      • Kas

        Yep

      • That’s something I’ve known about for a long time. Granted, the idea was that FDR was willing to make some deals with the d*vil in order to create the structure that could eventually be integrated, but it’s the unvarnished truth. A lot of stuff from that era either explicitly or more often implicitly against Black people.

        Another thing that people forget about the Dixiecrats is that above and beyond their racism, they were generally big government types. They just wanted to make sure Black people didn’t get those benefits from their schemes.

        • Negro Libre

          It’s pretty clear if you study the history of New York, a lot of what the New Deal was, was the nationalization of Tammany Hall politics. Those who had the most numbers and the most money for campaign financing were the ones who won out. Black ppl then couldn’t even vote in the South, so it’s no wonder so many got screwed out of the new deal.

          • Definitely agree. I had a feeling someone was going to bring this up eventually. Plus For was the Governor of NY state in the 20s,so he knew what exactly the long game was with Black folk.

            • Courtney Wheeler

              Yeah I try to tell my friends that the original law makers didn’t take into account that blacks would ever vote or be prosperous. Hence why the older working class white generation will forever be butt hurt

              • I remember reading that the way the Social Security Act was originally written, only like a third of Black people would have ever gotten social security money. Plus a decent number of unions were actively hostile to Black members. There were a lot of shenanigans pulled with the writing.

                • Gibbous

                  Well, Social Security did not include farm labor or domestic help, I’m still not sure it does.

                • Cleojonz

                  Unions are still actively hostile to black members. I was pleasantly surprised at the statement Philando Castile’s Union published.

                  • Val

                    While it may be true that some White union folks are hostile toward us if it were not for unions we wouldn’t be where we are today worker’s rights wise. Unions have stood up for us in the past and still do.

                    Of course certain unions do hate us, like police unions.

    • Jay

      Facts!! Also white privilege and just the “privilege” of being considered white in this country is a form of wealth in and of itself. That privilege served as a sort of buffer between the elites and poor working class whites.

      It’s harder to fight oppression when you see an entire group of people who suffer under a truer more immediate and severe form of the same oppression…

  • brothaskeeper

    Fill in the blank: wypipo invented __________________.

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      Mayonnaise????

      • BmoreLikeLA

        Speaking of which – over the weekend, my part time had a booth out for a festival, and we were selling bbq sandwiches. The restaurant owner was worried the container of mayo might be spoiling, since it was in direct sunlight. He got a spoon full of it, ate it AND licked the spoon, and announced “yea, it’s not going to last out here, we should at least move back under more shade”…I was in disgusted amazement

        • Cheech

          Why on earth was there mayo at a bbq stand?

          • honeydip

            questions that need answers…

          • BmoreLikeLA

            …wypipo…

            • Cheech

              . . . . I got nothing.

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          Why?

    • Kas

      Basketball. Am I playing this correctly?

      • brothaskeeper

        Yes….and no…..

        • Kas

          I’ll try harder

          • brothaskeeper

            That’s all we ask.

        • Kas

          I see the allure of the troll life. Maybe I should head over to Breitbart.

      • Cheech

        Kas, you’re stirring shyt on round one.

    • Other_guy13

      Hate for 100 alex?

    • ChokeOnThisTea

      Stealing?

    • Val

      Raisin bread? Which I’m currently eating.

      • brothaskeeper

        Does it have the frosting on the crust?

        • Val

          No.

          • brothaskeeper

            Still a wypipo invention, tho.

    • HouseOfBonnets

      Hellman’s mayo not Miracle whip…..gotta be specific

    • cakes_and_pies

      Oppression and Miracle Whip

    • miss t-lee

      Nothing.

      • brothaskeeper

        The consensus seems to be mayonnaise.

        • miss t-lee

          I doubt even that.

    • wyjesus. Why Jesus?

    • Naming your children after colors, diseases and furniture.

      “come here, Apple Recliner Smith! you’d better listen before you go on time out!”

      • Lex

        Recliner? I’m dying lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • ALM247

      Oppression and colonialism

    • -h.h.h.-

      the printing press (not movable type, just the printing press)
      cotton gin
      chattel slavery

      assemblyline thinking

      • StillSuga

        For every legitimate invention I’m quite sure there is an uncredited black “assistant” who did all the work

        • Epsilonicus

          Like Jack Daniels whiskey

    • OrigamiBird

      The Patent Office.

      • brothaskeeper

        Figures.

    • Teague Harrison

      The plague?

    • bintalshamsa

      Smallpox blankets and scalping.

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