From Crooks and Liars in the USA:
By John Amato
Friday Jul 24, 2009 2:00pm
“The election of our first black president has brought with it a strange proliferation of online racism among conservatives.
And we’ve got the latest example.
On Sunday night, Dr. David McKalip forwarded to fellow members of a Google listserv affiliated with the Tea Party movement the image … [above]. Above it, he wrote: “Funny stuff.”
Now, Tea Party activists trafficking in racist imagery are pretty much dog bites man. But McKalip isn’t just some random winger. He’s a Florida neurosurgeon, who serves as a member of the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates.
He’s also an energetic conservative opponent of health-care reform. McKalip founded the anti-reform group Doctors For Patient Freedom, as well as what seems to be a now defunct group called Cut Taxes Now. Last month he joined GOP congressmen Tom Price and Phil Gingrey, among others, for a virtual town hall to warn about the coming “government takeover of medicine.” And in a recent anti-reform op-ed published in the St. Petersburg Times, McKalip wrote that “Congress wants to create larger, government-funded programs for health care and more bureaucracy that ration care and impose cookbook medicine.””
I wonder how his African American patients have recovered after he treats them?
These racists are nostalgic for the George W. Bush era.
Talking about that era:
The specter of a police state
Bush administration considered using military to arrest “Lackawanna Six”
Discussions over using the military to arrest six US citizens outside Buffalo, New York in 2002 were part of a concerted effort to expand presidential power and the domestic role of the Armed Forces.
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots of this week: here.
Google has refused to remove an image that depicts Michelle Obama with monkey features, but has purchased online ads apologising and explaining how its search results work: here.
The MOST RACIST anti-Obama pitch you will ever see – Operation Black Storm: here.
US mixed race couple denied marriage licence: here.