From the Urban Dictionary:
elephant in the room:
n. A very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about. Perhaps a sore spot, perhaps politically incorrect, or perhaps a political hot potato, it’s something that no one wants to touch with a ten-foot pole.
Fair warning, reader: I plan to offend you with this post.
I plan to offend you a lot, because, frankly, I’m sick to death of giving Republicans a pass. I’m tired of the gentle treatment they’re getting from the cowards in the media, who, with a very few stalwart exceptions, refuse to call the Republican talking points what they truly are: racist hate speech.
Well, I’m not going to give them a pass.
I’m not going to tippy-toe around the word or do a little tap-dance in order to avoid confrontation. Nope. I’m calling them out, right here and right now. Yes, of course, I’m referring to the Republican Party with their elephant symbol, but the real elephant in the room is the underlying racism that has lately been blatantly on display during the campaign for the Republican nomination. I think the thing that pushed me over the edge is all the ugly crap spewing from the pieholes of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and to a lesser degree, the hapless and embarrassing Mitt Romney, who seems to have no clue what he’s swimming in these days, and who he’s palling around with.
I’m going to use the ugliest word in the English language: nigger. That is the elephant in the room I’m talking about. Are you ready?
Every time a Republican calls President Obama a socialist, a Marxist, a fascist or a communist, what they’re really saying is that the President is a nigger. Every time an evangelical Christian like Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson or Ted Haggard says that the President is a secret Muslim, what he’s really telling you is that the President is a nigger. Every time a crazy birther like Orly Taitz or Joe Arpaio claims that President Obama’s birth certificate is fake, they’re really saying that Barack Obama cannnot legitimately be the President if the United States because he is a nigger.
Are you offended yet? If not, you should be.
I’m sick of this shit. Racism has been on the rise in this country since before President Obama took office in 2008. The Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups have documented the astounding growth in the number of hate groups in this country over the past four years. Right wingers have become ever more open in their hatred for the president; from the unbelievably arrogant and inappropriate rudeness of Rep. Joe Wilson, who interrupted the President’s healthcare speech by shouting, “You lie!” to the disrespect shown to President Obama by Republican members of the House and Senate who declined to accept presidential invitations to the White House to the vile and disgusting racist email forwarded by G.W. Bush appointee Federal Judge Richard Cebull of Montana (a chief judge, mind you, who should know better!!), which implied that the president’s mother mated with a dog.
I could go on, but I might throw up if I do.
There are endless examples of this stupid racist crap, from the emails with the fried chicken and watermelons on the White House lawn to the “portraits of the presidents” email with the final black square showing only a pair of white eyes to the “Obama Family Portrait” to the “NI66ER” emblem photoshopped onto the tail of Air Force One.
I’ve had enough. From now on, if you or any other teabag asshole decides that you’re going to tell me some stupid crap about the President being a <fill in the blank>, I’m going to look you straight in the eye and say, “Aren’t you really saying that our President a nigger?”
You’ve been warned.