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With examples like George HW Bush, Dan Quayle, Ron Paul, George Romney, Mitt Romney, and others, we can see that the GOP - the self proclaimed party of Family Values - sure does a bang up job when it comes to raising smug, arrogant, entitled douchebags who perfectly embody the GOP's core philosophy. And this, of course, includes playing to racist grievances

This, it should come as no surprise that in addition to the recent example of the teenage son of a GOP Senator from Arizona making a series of racist and bigoted Tweets, we now have a very similar example from the great state of Nevada.

“I apologize to everyone he may have offended. My son also apologizes for his insensitive behavior. My wife and I have addressed this family matter directly with him and he has learned from it.”

A review of tweets by Joey Heck, 16, dating to August of last year shows numerous examples in which Heck used words like “faggot” and “nigga.” For instance, on Sept. 11 Heck tweeted “Fanny pack = fag bag,” and on August 23 he retweeted a tweet that read, “There are gays everywhere. Maybe that’s gods way of thinning out the population because faggots can’t have babies.”

Heck’s twitter feed also included numerous racial slurs. During a Sept. 16 Jets football game, the younger Heck tweeted “[Mark] Sanchez can hop the border faster than he can throw the ball.”

During the Oct. 16 presidential debate, Heck took issue with the performance of moderator Martha Raddatz, ABC’s Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. “This is why men need to be moderators,” he wrote.

He also wrote that Mitt Romney “raped” Obama and made him his “slave” during a debate.

The racist, bigoted apples of the elected families of the GOP truly don't fall very far from the tree
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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    Randian for me means "Prince Randian" from the 1930s horror classic Freaks and is not a reference to libertarianism.

    by Randian on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:58:35 PM PDT

  •  I blame inbreeding myself for the racism. (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, historys mysteries, Jeff Y, mwm341
    With examples like George HW Bush, Dan Quayle, Ron Paul, George Romney, Mitt Romney, and others, we can see that the GOP - the self proclaimed party of Family Values - sure does a bang up job when it comes to raising smug, arrogant, entitled douchebags who perfectly embody the GOP's core philosophy. And this, of course, includes playing to racist grievances
    Deep down they know they can't compete in a true meritocracy.
        But how about some more examples of racism in the post?
    Rand Paul son of Ron arguing that business owners should have the right to discriminate comes to mind.
  •  Rebranding who™? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 07:27:29 PM PDT

  •  Willie Horton ad comes to mind. (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, historys mysteries, Randian

    How the son handled Katreina comes to mind. Also

    George Bush Sr. on Civil Rights  
    Click here for 13 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
    1998: gay status of personal aide "doesn't matter to us". (Oct 2006)
    1980: Supported Equal Rights Amendment, but not as V.P. (Sep 2004)
    1964: Advocated states' rights over Civil Rights Act. (Sep 2004)
    1990: Signed Americans with Disabilities Act. (Sep 2004)
    1959 home carried a restrictive racial covenant. (Sep 2004)
    1963: Civil Rights Bill violates constitutional rights. (Sep 2004)
    1983: Debated Geraldine Ferraro; "We kicked a little ass". (Sep 2004)
    No professional women on Bush staff, nor in Bush family. (Sep 2004)
    1990: vetoed Civil Rights Act & voter registration bill. (Sep 2004)
    Signed 1991 Voting Rights Act after 1990 veto. (Sep 2004)
    Civil Rights Act: ban discrimination without quotas. (Aug 1991)
    Avoiding censorship more important than defunding NEA. (Mar 1990)
    Supports school prayer, like Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 1982)
    http://www.ontheissues.org/...
  •  Willie Horton ad (3+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries, Randian, Lujane
    Atwater in his book Southern Politics in the 1990s. Atwater takes Lamis through the evolution of Republican appeals to racism: “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘N_gger, n_gger, n_gger.’ By 1968 you can’t say ‘n_gger’—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, ‘We want to cut this,’ is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than ‘N_gger, n_gger.’” Atwater will go on to manage the 1988 presidential campaign of George H. W. Bush, where he will oversee the use of what is considered one of the most overtly racist campaign ads in modern history, the “Willie Horton” ad
    http://www.historycommons.org/...

    As if there was any doubt about the father's racism this ends it.

  •  Ben seemed to hang out at a racist website (4+ / 0-)

    Ben Quayle's been the subject of a bizarre mini-scandal for the past couple of days, after gossip/sex site TheDirty.com revealed that he'd been a "contributor" in the site's early days as DirtyScottsdale.com, about trashy Scottsdale nightlife. Site founder Nik Richie claimed that Quayle had written under the pseudonym "Brock Landers," which he used to "document his quest to find the 'hottest chick in Scottsdale.'"

    http://gawker.com/...

    But he claims it was all about the chicks.

    Richie's Web site has done everything from accuse random people for having AIDS (with the accused's photo), call perfectly lovely girls ugly (complete with first and last names), and accuse random people, again with first and last name, for drug use.
    http://guestofaguest.com/...

    http://complaintwire.org/...

    Ben if you hang at racist blogs people will think your a racist

  •  Has ther been any mention (1+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries

    in the Las Vegas Review-Journal?  Heck was my Congresscritter until I fled Nevada.  Not surprising to me at all.

  •  I suspect a lot of us here, maybe most of (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, GulfExpat, Lujane

    us of a certain age, grew up with parents that could be described as racist or bigoted today.

    If these kids of the GOP are growing up to be like their parents, it's not genetics.

    •  Definitely not genetics, (3+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo, rlb, Lujane

      for if it were I'd have to be somewhere to the right of George Wallace.  I mean, my mother came from southern stock, some of whom were slave owners in ante bellum KY and TN.  I never heard her refer to a black any other way than with the n-word -- not until I finally gave her hell for it when I was well into my 30s.  Bear in mind, now, she was born, raised, lived, and died within a thirty mile radius of where she was born in western SD.  Except for a black band director I had when I was in high school, I don't think she had met another black in her entire life.  And my dad was little better, and his family didn't even come from the south -- gradual move westward from PA to SD via IL and IA.  I could never understand where he got it.  And although she never says anything aloud, a cousin of mine who runs a B&B on the family ranch spends a lot of extra time cleaning rooms that have had blacks -- or worse, LGBTs -- staying in them.  I've witnessed it.  She actually washes those sheets twice!!  

      -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

      by GulfExpat on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:46:51 AM PDT

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  •  Why is it always the Republicons (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    Who have racist, bigoted children?  Must be that they're being raised in a racist, bigoted home.  Here in NYC we recently had a case where the head of the FDNY, Sal Casssano's son was doing the same thing.  Too bad when those apples fall from the  tree they don't hit them in their empty, racist, bigoted heads.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 09:21:57 PM PDT

  •  Typical Republican Apology..... (0+ / 0-)

    "I apologize to anyone he MAY have offended".

    Sonny hears, Sonny repeats.  

    •  That's because it really is an UNapology (0+ / 0-)

      First there is that word "may" which implies being offended is a theoretical premise. It actually could have been worse had he said may have been offended. It makes it sound like the person who YOU offended is an uptight asshole with no sense of humor. It deflects attention from the person who offended to the person that was offended.

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