Republican Convention Goers Think African-Americans Are Animals

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The apple doesn’t fall far from the hangin’ tree in Tampa.

CNN reports the racist event:

Two people were removed from the Republican National Convention Tuesday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”

Multiple witnesses observed the exchange and RNC security and police immediately removed the two people from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The convention released a statement saying, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”

CNN also acknowledged the incident, saying, “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”

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21 Responses to Republican Convention Goers Think African-Americans Are Animals

  1. Rachel says:

    This is particularly disturbing. The two GOPers who threw the nuts obviously felt empowered to show their racism to the world. The question I have is, how many RNC convention attendees feel the same way but didn’t have the cajones to express their racism?

  2. hipolito says:

    OMG. I’m speechless.

  3. sallyinmi says:

    Well, they have seen four years of racist cartoons (no that was a joke) racist emails (I never meant to send that ,but it was so funny) and hate speech from Rush and Fox. They all believe that anyone not white is out to get them. I think there was a reason the RNC banned weapons from the floor and surrounding areas. It wasn’t to protect Romney, but to avoid an incident like this one from turning into a murder. They know they have created a monsterous angry racist base, and they don’t know how or don’t care to stop it. And their answer: “It was deplorable.” Ya think? So is your entire party right now.

  4. Unconditional1 says:

    I can only imagine what screaming bloody murder would be going on if the roles were reversed and the “white” cameraperson were to be subjected to the same racist, bigoted, ignorant, and backassward behavior, at a black caucus event!

  5. Debbie Banuelos says:

    This Republican woman is disgusted.

  6. It’s Florida. Therefore, it’s expected not shocking.

  7. Marcus Ybanez says:

    This is the political party that thinks President Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president because he’s black.

    TV and radio personalities blow their dog whistles and Tea Party protestors raise their racist signs condemning America’s first black president. It’s how the game is played and viewers of Fox News eat it for breakfast.

  8. Idaho Librul says:

    Back in March, a survey from Public Policy Polling showed a majority of Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi cling to the belief that President Obama is a Muslim.

    Mr. Obama is other.

    In Alabama, 45% of Republican voters think Obama is a Muslim. In Mississippi, 52% of Republicans think President Obama is Muslim.

    In the Tampa Convention Center, racist, white Republicans feel free to express their base emotions toward anyone they see as other.

    Thank goodness these two morons threw nuts at the African American camera man and didn’t pull the trigger of a gun.

  9. DMason says:

    I’ve had CNN on the TV since noon and they haven’t mentioned this appalling event. Shame on them for not standing with their own cameraman. Their silence says all I need to know about them. As for the two convention goers, is your KKK robe back at the hotel?

  10. ChiTOM says:

    I’ve had CNN on the TV since noon and they haven’t mentioned this appalling event.

    David — CNN commented on their website about the incident. This is what they said: CNN will have no further comment on the matter.

    In other words, don’t rock the boat.

  11. Harry says:

    CNN is pathetic.

  12. ajihani says:

    Chi-Tom,

    I am not the least bit surprised by CNN’s response. They ceded their title of “cable’s liberal news network” to MSNBC a decade ago when the suits in Atlanta decided competing with FOX Noise was a good thing for them. How’s that working out for you, CNN? Oh yeah, a twenty year low in viewers.

  13. Pechanga says:

    Thanks for posting this, Christopher.

    I haven’t heard a peep about this racist assault on the CNN cameraman on any of the cable networks and my guess is, ABC, NBC and CBS won’t report it either. It’s as if the media wants to pretend the conservatives in attendance at the RNC Convention are saints. No wonder the vast majority of people don’t trust the media.

  14. At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, KKK hats and robes are optional attire but they are encouraged.

    KKK hats and robes look so fetching in TV!

  15. Randy Arroyo says:

    This crowd doesn’t need KKK hats and robes. Their racism exists are cellular level.

  16. Adirondacky says:

    Pure Neanderthal behavior.

  17. feminazi says:

    This is the ugly face of the Tea Party on display. The RNC handlers can try to make their convention all about Romney and his vision for America (less taxes for the 1% and more taxes for everyone else) but racism runs deep in the veins of many conservatives. BTW, for what it’s worth, CNN, who is vying to be FOX News 2.0, has yet to acknowledge this event.

  18. P Poplawski says:

    You are all spending too much time on this. I am not sure it even happened. Do you think they would have burried this if it did? Ratings mean more then anything. this never went Viral.

  19. CARLOS RUDGE says:

    GUESS WHAT: SINCE CNN DEPENDS ON ADS FROM BOTH SIDES AND ALL THE OTHER MEDIA AS WELL – THEY WILL NOT MAKE FUZZ OUT OF THIS ANYWHERE – OTHERWISE THE REPUBLICAN WILL NOT PLACE AS MUCH ADS ON THEIR VENUES!!!! MEANS NO $$$ FOR THEM…..MEANS: IT WILL NOT BE OUT THERE TO THE MASS!!!!

  20. P Poplawski,

    With all due respect, the incident was witnessed by a number of Republicans. They were sufficiently offended that they raised their voices leading to the two racist nut throwers being ejected from the Tampa Convention Center.

    It did happen.

  21. Not Microchipped says:

    P Poplawski – The African American camera person is a woman and yes, she confirmed on TV that white, Republican convention goers threw nuts at her and said, “This is how we feed the animals.”

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