GOP Convention Ignores Indians
- Indian Comics Irregular #212
As August came to an end, the big news was the Republican national convention. Apparently Romney and company were too busy talking to an empty chair about an imaginary Obama to mention Indians. This political farce triggered a lot of snarky comments from me and others:
Want to overturn "Citizens United," legalize gay marriage, and end US war crimes? Reelect Obama so he can appoint Supreme Court justices.
Last four recessions: Reagan, 1981. Bush Sr., 1990. Bush Jr., 2001 and 2007. 'Nuff said about Republican economic policies. #gopfail
If the GOP keeps blocking progress, a Hillary type scores in 2016: "Obama tried to play nice. Now we need someone to kick Republican butt."
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Rachel Maddow vs. any three conservative "thinkers" = biggest slaughter in debate history. Make it happen.
Republicans play the race card because they don't support minorities. Democrats play the gender card because they do support women.
Fun idea for the Democratic convention: Chair debates Etch A Sketch on who has better vision for America. Latter keeps changing positions.
Conservatives thought Jews controlled gov't & banks. Now they think Muslims control gov't & courts. Common denominator: Christian bigotry.
I'm voting for the lesser of two evils in November. Because letting the greater of two evils win is, you know, evil. #moralityexplained
20 years ago my mom was so horrified by what she saw at the GOP convention that she switched from a moderate Republican to an independent.
Romney plans to celebrate Labor Day by giving his maids, nannies, and (illegal) gardeners an extra $5. While bashing unions as un-American.
If we reelect Obama, will the GOP change its obstructionist tactics? After all, its whole strategy is to deny the black man a second term.
"Clint Eastwood's speech summed up the GOP of the last decade. Old, white men railing against invisible, imaginary enemies. Well played sir."
As chair meme takes off, Republicans counterattack. Where was chair built? Would it raise taxes? Does it have gay or Muslim agenda?
Admiral Stockdale, call your agent! The Republican convention has a prime-time slot to fill! #conservativefuddyduddies
I hear Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the GOP convention. Then Romney came out and Eastwood talked to an empty suit. #rimshot
If you killed Indians or the game they depended on...owned slaves or fought for the right to own them...in God's name...you built this!
Republicans don't believe in depending on anyone--unless it's the invisible man in the sky. Then it's totally okay to beg someone for help.
The Republicans in Tampa initially applauded when they heard about Isaac. They thought someone said a tycoon was coming. #weatherreport
I think I just made an Arizona woman pregnant. I won't know for sure until I meet her for the first time in two weeks. #stupidarizonalaws
We can see how conservative "values" play out in the Native-oriented news. Examples include racial code-words for Obama, a Custer-loving Republican official, and Hollywood's lack of minorities.
"Lions, tigers, bears, Indians, panthers, jaguars, redskins. We've tried to hunt them all into extinction. They survived so we honour them."
Apache historian on British wannabe who calls himself Mangas Colaradas and dresses like clown: "This is embarrassing."
Former astronaut John Herrington (Chickasaw) says Neil Armstrong was one of his heroes when Herrington was growing up.
Actor Chaske Spencer encourages Native communities to fight substance abuse in new "I Strengthen My Nation" campaign.
Company's "Weekend Warrior" clothing line uses "skull in headdress" logo. Says dead Indian represents "melting pot."
White Americans fear a black president. Look at all the racial code-words they use, like "not sharing our values."
Study: Low IQ people tend to become conservatives, racists. Closed minds make them feel safe. Sorry, it's science!
Republican official says meeting Indians dishonors Custer. A revealing look at the mindset of a conservative racist.
American Idol Gives Back Foundation funds mobile health clinic--first one in Indian Country--for Ho-Chunk children.
What liberal Hollywood? "Who are the heroes of most movies? Superheroes and soldiers, cops and cowboys" [white men].
White buffalo calf died of disease, not murder. Body was decomposed, not skinned. Owner may have lied to cops, media.
Pe' Sla sale has generated 5,000+ donations; stories in mainstream media, and a reply from the UN Special Rapporteur.
Bravo's "Top Chef: Masters" features eight top chefs cooking for the Hualapai tribe on the rim at Grand Canyon West.
Long version of my interview with filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson about his documentary "A Thunder-Being Nation."
Stanley Atcitty (Navajo) receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a top honor.
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