rick-tyler

The Democrats have failed in the public schools with the African-Americans, they abort their babies, they’ve done nothing to lift them out of poverty!

… We just showed this movie, ‘Red Tails’ across the state in Jacksonville, you know who showed up? Military families. You know what color they were? They were African-American. You know who they brought? Their kids. Finally Hollywood made a movie with patriotic African-American role models. They don’t have any.
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Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich SuperPAC chair, in one of the most blatant examples of GOP racism in recent memory. Apparently, African-American children had no role models until Red Tails. I could barely believe what I was watching.

Watch the video for yourself:

I thought Al Sharpton was going to lose his shit completely. I wouldn’t blame him.

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“More people are on food stamps today because of Barack Obama.. The Democrats have failed in the public schools with the African Americans, they abort their babies. They’ve done nothing to lift them out of poverty and you know what? I hear all the time that the Democrats have these great intentions, but their policies fail. Maybe we have good intentions too, but our policies haven’t been tried. How about we just accept that we both have the right intentions for everybody to rise out of poverty? Newt talked about that before, and that maybe we should try our policies that put people back to work and not give them a handout, tell them to live in public housing, shut up, collect their check and vote for Democrat. I don’t accept that. I don’t buy this race baiting.”

I don’t even have words to address this. Al Sharpton has been elevated to BAMF status.

Hey, at least someone said it out loud, right?

An independent candidate running for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District seat is under fire for a campaign billboard he posted with the slogan “Make America White Again,” local TV station WRCB reported Wednesday.

Rick Tyler confirmed to the station that he put up the billboard, which also lists the address for his campaign website. Tyler told WRCB that he does not hate people of color, but does believe America “should go back to the 1960s.”

“(The) Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration,” he told the news station.

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Why do people think there was no crime back in the 60s?  The burglary rate – which would be the “no break-ins” – back in 1960 was 508 per 100,000 people.  In 2014 it was 542.  That’s basically flat.  Violent crime has about doubled, but the murder rate is lower now than it has ever been in the past fifty-six years (x).  

Rick Tyler is running as an Independent, but this is obviously Republican rhetoric without the cushion of respectability.  Much of the GOP base would love to go back to an imaginary time where crime was non-existent and brown people didn’t exist…in a country their ancestors stole from brown people they tried to extinguish.  

America has never been white.  Ever.  It was brown when white folks got here and then they imported some Black folks to build the nation.  The only time you can argue that America has ever been white would be that highly distasteful period of government-sanctioned white supremacy where white men were the only people recognized as people under the law.  That wasn’t 1960, that was more like 1760.  So Rick Tyler needs to knock off about 200 years from his fantasy, learn to load a musket, shit in a closet built in the backyard, and wash his ass twice a month in a good year.  That’s the America he wants to go back to, but he can go to hell for all I care, him and all his racist supporters.  

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Rick Tyler and Jesse Chambers

“When I first met Rick i thought he was rude, obnoxious, and obviously overcompensating. I didn’t realize why he was always smiling, but I should’ve. I was too caught up in myself to put two and two together.” - Jesse Chambers in Justice Society of America v3 #008