For a reference point she is referring to a black representative in Congress, Democrat David Scott, who had a contentious town hall and later found a swastika painted on his office headquarters. He, naturally, was all, what the bloody ‘ell and claimed to be a victim of people’s bigotry. My representative in the Senate, Claire McCaskill begs to differ. Racism? What racism? How dare he insinuate racism … with a swastika involved. There’s NOTHING racial about a swastika. Nothing at all.
Sen. Claire McCaskill — who went through a pretty tough town hall herself today — told CNN tonight that it was “irresponsible” for Democratic Rep. David Scott to blame racism for some of the town hall anger across the nation.
“I think that is irresponsible to say,” McCaskill said on Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night. “There may be individual instances of that but there are awhole lot of people who are frustrated… but I’m not sure if it would be accurate to make that about race.”
Yeah. So frustrated they paint SWASTIKAS. Massive fail, McCaskill. Massive fail.
Here’s Rep. Scott on CNN displaying some of the hate mail he’s received.
Again, I can’t believe people are packing guns and painting swastikas over healthcare reform — quite possibly the most boring, complex issue since George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security and bored everyone into that crashing into the ground. So … um, I don’t think it’s really about healthcare when people are screaming “I want MY America back,” as if someone stole America and its being held for ransom by FARC. I mean, I’ve noticed pretty much no change in my day-to-day life as an American citizen in post-election America and like all change, it has been slow. This is trickle down change. I don’t know what these whackadoos are screaming about. Like economists are saying the recession is over … if you’re a bank. If you’re not, um … you’re still unemployed and the recession is still on.
What’s the problem with these people? Did the grocery store run out of Hot Pockets? Where is all this craziness coming from? Was it Glenn Beck’s tears? Seriously. Is it because there’s a black guy in the White House? Is Obama THAT terrifying with his mom jeans and academic speak? Because if you’re afraid of a black guy in mom jeans, lawd, don’t come to my neighborhood. Every black man over 55 must look like a terrorist in Wranglers.
Sigh … on that note, here’s Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore to add some levity to the debate:
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