Michigan GOP: Let’s Herd “All The Indians” To Detroit, Fence Them In And Toss Corn To Them   Leave a comment

You know, sometimes I wonder why the Republican Party just doesn’t come out of the racist closet and admit that their party is hostile to minorities…quoting:

A Republican county official in Michigan is in hot water after making racial comments about Detroit, including the idea that the city should be turned into a detention center for “all the Indians.”

In a recent interview for a profile by The New Yorker titled “Drop Dead, Detroit!” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson admitted, “Anytime I talk about Detroit, it will not be positive. Therefore, I’m called a Detroit basher. The truth hurts, you know? Tough sh*t.”

Patterson recalled telling his children to “get in and get out” if they needed to go to Detroit.

“And, before you go to Detroit, you get your gas out here. You do not, do not, under any circumstances, stop in Detroit at a gas station! That’s just a call for a carjacking,” he said.

Patterson also proposed a fix to Detroit’s financial problems: Turn the city into a reservation for Native Americans.

“I made a prediction a long time ago, and it’s come to pass. I said, ‘What we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and the corn.’”(Crooks & Liars)

When Detroit officials reacted, predictably enough, with outrage over the remarks the questions, the same official who’d stepped on it the first time doubled down on his remarks…quoting:

After Detroit officials and activists reacted with outrage, Patterson’s office released a statement accusing The New Yorker of having an “agenda.”

“It is clear Paige Williams had an agenda when she interviewed County Executive Patterson,” the statement said. “She cast him in a false light in order to fit her preconceived and outdated notions about the region.”(Crooks & Liars)

To paraphrase a quote from former Alaska Governor the Quitta from Wasilla, “How’s that minority outreach going for ya’?

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Posted January 21, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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