A member of the Arkansas Tea Party made a joke at an event that some have considered to be quite racist. Actually, the joke is racist. It is so racist, in fact, that the Tea Party leaders in the state have condemned the remarks by Inge Marler entirely.
Believe it or not, the joke is actually used as an ice breaker at Tea Party functions.
“A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’
“‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’
“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’
“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’”
Other right wingers say that they are tired of being called racist for asking President Obama to show his birth certificate as a requirement for being president.
“I have heard our side of the aisle called racist and xenophobic, I am tired of it,” Missouri Rep. Wanda Brown (R-Lincoln) said. “There is nothing wrong with asking the president of the United States for his birth certificate. I am tired of being called racist.”