This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:
Tonight is the first Saturday Night Card Game Readers’ Choice Award, you choose the person who played the race card the best (or should it be “worst”?) this week.
The nominees are:
1. Morgan Freeman, for his performance on the Piers Morgan show, where he delivered the following lines with a straight face:
“The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party … their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here.”
2. Jonathan Bryant, the Texas high school government teacher who called local Tea Party leader George Rodriguez a “Nazi” for opposing the Dream Act. (Maybe he just should have said Rodriguez doesn’t “have a heart”)
“So you would have students in this room deported?” asked the teacher.
The panelist replied, “Yes, I would if they were illegal. You bet.”
Rodriguez also told the teacher if the person is here illegally, they are breaking the law.
“You know what I would have? I would have you teach more balanced – conservative,” added Rodriguez.
After those remarks is when the teacher made the Nazi comment saying, “You can just say what you are – a Nazi.”
“Yesterday my daughter had a tea party with her little friends and it was so cute. They complained about taxes, called Obama a communist and wondered how the Latina kid got in.”
Poll will be open until 7 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, September 25.