July 17, 2009

Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) Racist Rant: Mothers of Barack Obama and Clarence Thomas Wanted to Abort Them (video)

Republicans can't seem to go more than a week without some outrageous racist rant. This time it occurred on the floor of the House of Representatives. Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) suggested that comprehensive health care reform is a bad idea. After all, if Barack Obama's mother had a chance for a free abortion ... then she would have terminated the birth of her son. Tiahrt didn't stop there. He went on to say that the mother of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas would have jumped at the chance for an abortion if it had been government-subsidized.

To audible boos from his House colleagues, Tiahrt stated:

If you think of it in human terms, there is a financial incentive that would be put in place, paid for by tax dollars, that would encourage…single parents, living below the poverty level, to have the opportunity for a free abortion. If you take that scenario and apply it to many of the great minds we have today, who would we have been deprived of? Our President grew up in those similar circumstances. If that financial incentive was in place, is it possible that his mother might have taken advantage of it? Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice, if those circumstances were in place, is it possible that we’d have been denied his great mind?

Do white folks truly think that it is a good idea to speculate about the abortion of the highest ranking Black people in the executive and judicial branches of our federal government? I don't even think Pat Buchanan would stoop this low!

I'm looking for Michael Steele, Sarah Palin, Milt Romney, John McCain and other Republicans to call on Tiahrt to publically apologize to President Obama and Justice Thomas for his racist rants.

Villagers ... you watched the video. What say u?


msladydeborah said...

Hotep Villager,

The Grand Oppressive Party has been on a roll this week!

I believe that there is a hidden message in this statement. Actually two messages.

The first one being his dislike for the Black men that he used as examples. How in the hell would he know enough about either one of their parent's background to make such a determination?

The second message is for his people. Our poor, single mothers will abort their children if we provide funding. That would only contribute to our dwindling population numbers.

SjP said...

I remember watching Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson many years ago when they began "preaching" against abortion. I found it very interesting that the only images they would show were those of little white children. I said then, that this was less of a plea to stop abortions but more of a message for whites that they needed to be fruitful and multiply because their numbers were decreasing quickly.

It is pretty obvious - based on census data - that the 'majority' numbers are shrinking and shrinking fast; leading any right thinking individual to recognize that the 'minority' are having babies at a much higher rate than the 'majority'. Having said that, one could also conclude that the 'majority' are having abortions at a much higher rate than are the 'minority'.

So, yep! I agree with my Twin (no surprise there) on this one! He was definetely trying to deliver 2 messages with one bullet.

Villager said...

Lady D and Sojouner - Y'all both saw that second message from a place that I didn't know existed. I never considered that part of the anti-abortion message was geared towards white folks fear of being out-populated in America. I need to let that one marinate for awhile...