Republican candidate for Florida Governor loves his white supremacist bubbas

People call me pea-brain. It really is this small!Saul Loeb/AFP

❝ Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), the gubernatorial nominee who was recently accused of using racially charged language, has a track record of speaking at events organized by a conservative activist who has been labeled an “anti-black” extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

DeSantis has spoken at least four times at conferences organized by the David Horowitz Freedom Center according to The Washington Post…The center’s namesake, David Horowitz, has previously asserted that black people owe their freedom to white people and that the “real race war” in the U.S. is against white people.

Horowitz also referred to former President Barack Obama as an “anti-American radical” who he accused of being “a pretend Christian in the same way he’s a pretend American,” in an August 2014 interview on Today’s Issues. “I’m actually sure he’s a Muslim,” Horowitz said at the time, accusing the former president of driving an agenda “to defeat America…”

❝ The SPLC has said that the events organized and sponsored by the DHFC “range from single day presentations given by anti-Muslim fearmongers in Horowitz’s network to extravagant weekend getaways that convene government officials with far-right thought leaders and activists.”

And on and on. Individually, you might find some reason other than pure and simple[minded] American-style racism as rationale for some of this. Collectively, the pattern is typical – every bigot can count on to be recognized by their racist peers. RTFA if you feel you need the exposure.

Wisconsin Republicans get their jollies with birther jokes

Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign says his son apologizes for suggesting voters in the fall election should send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.

Jason Thompson, the son of the former Wisconsin governor, was caught on camera Sunday making those remarks duing a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.

“We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya,” said Jason Thompson, an attorney at a large Milwaukee law firm.

The comment drew laughs from the crowd, with one woman jokingly adding, “We are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”

The video was taken by a Democratic Party operative and posted at BuzzFeed Politics on Sunday…

Jason Thompson, 38, has been involved in his father’s efforts to win a Senate seat and has represented the candidate at some events…

Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin is running against Thompson. Her campaign’s spokesman, John Kraus, said Monday that the Thompson campaign is becoming increasingly desperate and dishonest.

The candidate himself “has not apologized for these comments, nor has he disavowed them,” Kraus wrote. “Thompson needs to start taking responsibility for what his campaign says and does.”

Style overcomes substance in every aspect of this presidential campaign. Nothing whatsoever new about a Republican surrogate – or some other flunky – adding to the stream of racist innuendo characteristic of that Party.

Just the usual jovial country club get-together and passing around jokes about those other people.