Texas Dem. Party County Chair Facing Calls To Resign For Using Racial Slur Against Sen. Tim Scott
GOP Texas Rep. Pat Fallon: “Gary O’Connor’s comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable. Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior”
Not only did Twitter allow #UncleTim to trend during and for 12 hours after Sen. Tim Scott’s Republican rebuttal to the Biden SOTU, but even (at least one) Democrat party official jumped at the chance to get his racist hate on for all the world to see.
While Biden and Kamala Harris had the good sense to state that America is not a racist nation, Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor wrote on Facebook (in a now-deleted post) that Scott is “little more than an oreo with no real principles.”
Wow. Just wow. Gary O’Connor. Tolerant left? #IdentityPolitics pic.twitter.com/v30tYz13e9
— Leslie Lewallen (@lulu815) May 1, 2021
This is rich coming from a Democrat whose party has donned “antiracism” as its mantle and supposed governing principle. Nothing says “I oppose racism” quite like a using a racial slur against a black man.
A Texas Democratic official is facing calls to step down from his role after he called Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., a racial slur.
“I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear he is little more than an oreo with no real principles,” Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post, referring to Scott’s rebuttal to President Biden’s Congressional address on Wednesday.
Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas — whose district includes Lamar County located in Northeast Texas — eviscerated O’Connor for his comment on Friday. In a press release, Fallon called the slur — which refers to a Black person who is perceived as acting White — “unforgivable.”
“Gary O’Connor’s comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable. Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior,” said Fallon.
The first-term congressman called on O’Connor to “apologize and step down immediately” for his racially charged comments slur and asked the Texas Democratic Party and the NAACP “to condemn these words.”
Fallon also said the party “should take swift action to censure him.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott weighed in:
This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable.
O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately. @texasdemocrats censure him.https://t.co/wJLTqaHlLb
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 1, 2021
Granted, we all know that Democrats are latching onto this antiracism gambit to validate the actual systemic, structural racism they are busily building against white people in their never-ending quest for more power. However, it is still shocking to see how blatantly, casually racist they are. And publicly so, hoping to score “woke” points with the leftist base by using derogatory racist insults against a black United States Senator.
Scott addressed this very issue on Sean Hannity’s show.
‘It is really saddening to see that what the left is doing is fighting bigotry with bigotry,’ Scott told Sean Hannity on Fox News.
‘They have exposed their hypocrisy and their true motivation,’ he said.
‘It has nothing to do with ending prejudice. It has everything to do with claiming or getting more power.
‘I have never seen such power grab and using people in such a despicable way.’
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Scratch any Dem and the thin veneer of “tolerance” is scraped off, allowing their long history of racism to “shine” through.
Yes, divergence that masquerades with a veneer of tolerance., #BabyLivesMatter
Exactly. I read a compelling piece about this very angle that you might find interesting: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-jim-crow-democrats-wrong-race-deroy-murdock
What’s hilarious is that we have some Inception-level racism going on here.
“Oreo” is not a racist term whites use against blacks. It’s a racist term blacks use against blacks who they feel are too white (by association, denigrating whites as well).
No white man is going to “insult” a black man by telling him, “You are too much like me and people like me.”
Yet, that’s exactly what this white as*le did.
Democrats are not only the Party of Racism, they’ve apparently now managed to become the Party of Double-Secret Reverse Racism.
If Scott is an Oreo, that would make O’Connor a Powdered Donut.
That’s ridiculous and unwise. Let him use any insult he wants.
If you try to cancel him, all people will remember is the right accepting the left’s rules, not that he’s a hypocrite.
Insults are art forms. Preserve the richness of the language.
BS, slay them by their own sword.
To paraphrase Alinsky: Hold them to their own standards.
Time for them to live up to their own set of rules.
First, I second Col. Travis and texvet (particularly the point about Alinsky’s rule #4), and second, there is nothing artful or rich about “oreo.” It’s distinctly inartful and devoid of linguistic finesse. Believe me, if I saw anything remotely redeemable in that disgusting racist slur, I would say so because language is among my first loves. Instead, it is decades old, trite, sophomoric, and worst of all, overtly, purposefully racist.
You’re allowed to insult black people. In this case by reminding him of his responsibilities. The counter would be reminding the insulter of responsibilities of office that have been taken on, not cancelling the insulter. Liking words is helped by using them, not by getting speech cancelled.
If you agree to cancelling people, no speech is safe except for retired people.
Please explain what you mean by “In this case by reminding him of his responsibilities.” I have a feeling I know what you mean, but I’d like to have you share it yourself.
The insult is meant to imply that a black’s responsibility is to the leftist line and he’s failing to live up to it. Otherwise it’s not an insult. Oreo would be good without that implied obligation.
Just undo the implication to correct it. It’s not racist. In fact I have no idea what racist means, except for the literal definition, belief that races differ in various qualities. The implication of racist has always been malevolence towards a race owing to the redneck history, but the literal definition doesn’t imply that. It might be the opposite – here’s how the races differ and what public policy would be best because of it. How can we help them that actually works.
The “racist” insult is meant to short-circuit thinking, and happens on both the right and the left. Don’t encourage it.
Please explain what you mean by “In this case by reminding him of his responsibilities.
It means STFU and get back on the plantation n-word and do as you’re told by your democrat betters.
That’s what it means despite the weird apologia by rhhardin.
Frederick the Great said that field artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.
The Dems/Progs believe they own all of the minorities and hold them strictly to fit their narrative. If not, total energy to discount them. To them, different opinions is not rivalry but enemies to be destroyed.
Absolutely, Romey. Everything about the left is ideological, and they will wield whatever they have to, including overt racism, to achieve their goals. They are beneath contempt on every conceivable level. There is no honor, no principle, no soul, no nothing of substance, just an ugly, single-minded desire for power, wealth, and privilege. It’s gross and, frankly, evil.
Ideological defines most political positions. Conflating all leftists as one homogenous group is neither correct nor appropriate.
I would point out that there is plenty of substance on the left , you may disagree with some of it but to hand wavey dismiss the left as empty really only speaks to your lack of understanding of the lefts various positions and motives.
Fuzzy is pointing out the fact that an intolerant element has come to dominate the Democrat Party. It is a valid point. Cancel Culture is a Progressive weapon.
Mark311 – you’re right that there are people with a wide range of views in the Democrat Party – as there are in the Republican Party. The country would be better off if every one took time to understand why each side holds various views.
I totally agree, having better discussion between the different ‘factions’ would lead to a much better standard of discourse. It’s very frustrating when people have such generalised views which tend to be absurd when applied to too broad a group.
I do appreciate the point you think Fuzzy makes, there is an element of truth to it of course.
Really Mark? Let’s look at the top 10 office holding Dem politicians today – Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Harris, AOC, Cuomo, Warren, Newsom, Buttigieg and Booker (the last 2 are debatable) – name one who would break from the homogenous, toxic stance of the left on race today? Or class warfare? There is no D big tent, there is no dissent allowed among today’s Democrats on any of the big issues – taxes, role of government, abortion, climate, race. There is zero differentiation among any of them.
Actually there is quite a bit if dissent hence the idea that there is a progressive wing, socialist wing and Bidens more traditional wing. Biden is of course blending the various policy preferences. In terms of your specific concerns which I presume relate to cancel culture you may have a point there but I think it’s a narrow one related to specific cultural preferences of the ‘herd’ so to speak. There are those on the left such as myself who are in broad disagreement with cancel culture.
Wait. Don’t you remember that one guy who didn’t raise his hand when asked during the debates if he would give free healthcare to illegal aliens?
Oops, he was a stagehand, never mind.
A Dim racist? I’m shocked!
Uhg, how can someone be so stupid! There are few things worse than racist stupidity.
Oreo? Geez. At least try to be a little bit original.
I’ve got a Biker Brother with the road name “Coconut” because he’s “white on the inside and black on the outside”. He won’t let us change it either. He even went so far as to give his girlfriend the road name “Lime”……
I think your racism dictionary needs an update. “Coconut” is a racist term lodged against Hispanics and Pacific Islanders, because coconuts are brown. Asians have their bananas. I’m sure there are equivalent terms for whites, but I don’t know them (I had to reach for Powdered Donut, above). I guess a Lime would be green in both places, so that’s what, a Martian?
It’s fascinating how these utterly obnoxious and vile white Dhimmi-crats feel that they have the right to criticize black Republicans/conservatives — in the most unabashedly racist terms — for failing to live up to the Dhimmi-crats’ paternalistic notions of what should constitute “proper” behavior and thinking for a black person.
As if we needed any additional proof that the Dhimmi-crats are the most racist people, around.
Slave owners have always been Democrats, and they still think they do. That’s all it is.
Will the “Ralph Northam” defense work for Gary O’Connor? Stay tuned….
“Facing calls to resign”. Sure. Will he resign? Not a chance. This kind of stuff is only career killing for Republicans.
Democrats? Don’t even have to apologize.
I see you were fooled by the kabuki theatre again, Mark.
His fellow Democrat racists simply refused to accept his resignation!
Optics so bad a fiction author wouldn’t dare write them!