BREAKING: GOP Senator Uses Racial Code to Belittle African-American Mayor
Yet again we have an instance of a Republican using racially-coded language to hint that African-Americans are somehow less than. I am sickened of this kind of behavior from Republicans who just flaunt their disrespect and hatred of minorities for the world to see. From Capitol Inq:
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who might face a 2014 primary challenge from Newark Mayor Cory Booker, said his fellow Democrat is “entitled” to run if he chooses to but suggested that he had to give a “spanking” to his potential rival for so openly coveting his seat.
Booker has already formed a 2014 campaign committee, prompting anonymous Lautenberg aides to rip the mayor to Politico, accusing him of being “disrespectful.” I asked Lautenberg about that characterization this afternoon.
“I have four children, I love each one of them. I can’t tell (you) that one of them wasn’t occasionally disrespectful, so I gave them a spanking and everything was OK,” Lautenberg said with a smile in his first public comments since Booker announced he was considering a run for Senate.
Yeah, I was just kidding about all that Republican stuff earlier, but guess what? If it was a Republican that said Cory Booker was “entitled” or “disrespectful” and needed “spanking?” The headline and first paragraph I wrote above would have been on every network news show on the planet and then MSNBC would have done a 12-hour special with the following chyron: ‘Racism In The GOP.’
However, since Lautenberg is a Democrat? Pretty sure all you’re gonna get is this – :::crickets:::