"There are 232 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Of these, 206 are white men," the editorial board breathlessly wrote.
"Forty-one percent of the GOP seats — 96 of them — come from the 11 states of the old Confederacy. Democrats hold only 40 seats from these states, giving the Republicans a 56-seat edge. In non-southern states, Democrats have a 24-seat majority," the editorial adds.
The article goes on to say that of the 41 house Republicans pressing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, all but three are white and over half come from southern states. The editorial, however, forgets to mention that the only African-American in the Senate is a Republican from the state of South Carolina, home of Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
Editors also cited Anthea Butler, the controversial religious studies professor who once claimed the George Zimmerman verdict proved that God is a white, gun-toting racist chasing black children down the street.
“Please note that the last govt (sic) shut down was with the fake black president Clinton. Now they have a real black president to mess with," Butler tweeted. “You’d have to be blind to think that race does not play into this stupidity.”
"This sounds a tad harsh to us," editors wrote, before continuing to bash modern Republicans as holdovers from the antebellum South.
According to the paper, the "n word" has been replaced by calls to rein in government spending, and the fact that Republicans dominate state governments in the South is proof of racism, in their view.
"Of the 26 states balking at Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, 10 are from the old Confederacy; Arkansas is the exception, and it got a waiver to use federal money to buy policies from private insurance firms. Lobbyists must be served," the editorial says.
Readers of the Post-Dispatch weren't impressed with the editorial.
"Remember, racist(s) accuse others of that which they are most guilty," one person said.
Another reader said editors were "selective" in their history.
"Democrats supported slavery, Jim Crow, and Black Codes. They opposed almost every piece of Civil Rights legislation as well as the 13th, 14th, & 15th amendments. Republican support was crucial to the passage of every piece of Civil Rights legislation. Republican martyrs in the Civil Rights struggle number over 1700, while the number of Dem martyrs can be counted on one hand. In fact, every villain of the Civil Rights era was a Democrat," the reader added.
Since Obama's election, liberals have twisted themselves into pretzels calling everything and everyone racist. The racial arguments have become so absurd that a Portland school principal once said she could spot racism in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
John Hawkins summed the situation up nicely in a piece at Townhall.
"When a black liberal is criticized, he cries racism. When liberalism fails, liberals cry racism. When the Democrat Party gets in trouble, liberals cry racism. It has become the ever present background noise of politics, like birds chirping in the forest," he wrote.
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