Did you know that the government is shut down right now because the GOP is racist?!

Me neither. But that doesn’t stop liberals from *wishing* it were true. (Which is almost kind of like it is *actually* true, right?)

You too can become educated on the liberals’ narrative of the government shutdown, thanks to five liberal pundits who don’t know the difference between fact and fantasy.

Check out their pseudo-reality on the government shutdown below.

1) “It’s a government shut down / Because our president is brown”

Ah, lyrical eloquence set to rap music to explain what’s going on. I understand everything so much better, now.

Chris Paul Govt Shut Down Because Obama Is Brown

Chris Paul raps for “Morning Minute”:

Move Boehner, get out the way! / Get out the way, Boehner, get out the way!
It’s a government shut down / Because our president is brown
Republicans hate Obama so badly / They jeopardize the livelihood of thousands of families!
John Boehner, Speaker of the House? / Nothin’ but bull[bleep] comes outta his mouth!
Obamacare is law, but Boehner keeps hatin’ / Opposin’ health care? That sounds like Satan.

2) The GOP shutdown is “race-baiting”

Joah Walsh The Real Story of the Shutdown

Joan Walsh at Salon writes in an article titled “The real story of the shutdown: 50 years of GOP race-baiting”:

The simple truth is this: It’s the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else. The fact that everything came apart under our first African-American president wasn’t an accident, it was probably inevitable.”

Unfortunately, one bad article was not enough. She had to continue:

“Under so many rocks the GOP has thrown at Democratic presidents, you’ll find the moldy residue of racism. It’s a fact.”

3) You would have to be blind to think racism doesn’t play into the shutdown:

Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, tweeted:

and later:

4) BS aside, it’s all about racism:

MSNBC host Ed Schultz wants us to “put all the BS aside,” (yes, can we?) and realize that “this is all about one thing,” which is “obstructing this president” because there is a “black man in the White House.” He continues his rant in the video below:

5) The GOP is not only racist, it also hates poor people:

Andrew Sullivan of The Dish reveals how Republicans actually have a “fathomless sense of entitlement” that makes them want to deny healthcare to poor people.

Andrew Sullivan The Nullification Party

“Except this time, of course, we cannot deny that race too is an added factor to the fathomless sense of entitlement felt among the GOP far right. You saw it in birtherism; in the Southern GOP’s constant outrageous claims of Obama’s alleged treason and alliance with Islamist enemies; in providing zero votes for a stimulus that was the only thing that prevented a global depression of far worse proportions; in the endless race-baiting from Fox News and the talk radio right. And in this racially-charged atmosphere, providing access to private healthcare insurance to the working poor is obviously the point of no return.”