I am sick to death of Republicans denying their racism even as they are passing around testimonies of this amongst one another. I am going to start compiling these e-mails in a public place. Romney et. al. are dog-whistling for these barely concealed racists. I am so angry that I want to publish the distribution list, but I can't because my husband will not disassociate himself from one of them, as it is his own father.
I have no patience for this. I have already been branded and pretty much put aside as not part of their race by these people as a yankee/liberal/woman/not white enough/educated person. I am so glad to not be recognized as a member of their group.
There have been increasingly cray-cray e-mails from them in the past few months, beginning with a calling out of the Black Caucus as racist, then going on to pictures of black mothers surrounded with children that are living off of them, a picture of a little black girl with two middle fingers up that said, "F*** you, my daddy says get off your ass and get back to work so he don't have to," a picture of a horse's backside next to the president in a series of pictures showing before and after make-up, a bunch of loony gun e-mails, sexist e-mails showing Hillary Clinton photoshopped onto a photo of a woman wearing a thong bathing suit, and homophobic e-mails, like the one showing a picture of a trans-gender man with a "sunscreen warning" on it. I wish I had some of these to post, but I have to admit that for awhile we have been handling my fury at them by double deleting.
My husband, because his dad abandoned him when he was three, cannot reiterate to the man, his wife, and their pack of smarmy friends that we do not want these e-mails. He just hasn't gotten beyond the childhood trauma and fear to this day and will concede anything to keep him around.
I usually just delete the e-mails as they fall off automatically from our mail, but realized when watching the dog-whistling go on that many people haven't seen the scum that is being shared. And so I'm keeping them here. These are amongst some of the tamer e-mails, but I still wouldn't advise reading them, unless you are forced to try to figure out how the lunatics tic like we are, unfortunately. My apologies to everyone.
Aside from wanting to share the crud, lest there be any doubt that this is what we're dealing with in the GOP, this is therapy for me. They send it, I post it.