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.

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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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

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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.

I don’t think they make a whit’s worth of difference. Millions more people will see the ad than will ever see the political fact check.

Rick Tyler, senior adviser to Winning Our Future, a Super PAC that backs Newt Gingrich, on the role (or lack thereof) political fact checking organizations such as FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com and others have on adding truth to political discourse.

“Truth does not win over lies just because it’s truth,” adds Craig Silverman, who writes the Poynter Institute’s media accuracy blog Regret the Error.

And just to keep things depressing: “What political admakers also know — and rely on — is that repetition of a claim increases people’s belief in it.”

Martha T. Moore, USA Today. Fact checkers help sort through political claims