It seems like Jim Moran is trying to make offensive comments once a month. His latest: Republicans won big in the 2010 elections because America is full of racists.
“It [the Republican successes in the 2010 elections] happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. It happened because the Southern states, the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery. In this case, I believe, a lot of people in the United States don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is liberal, who wants to spend money and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society.”
Moran made the comments during an interview with an Arab television network. It’s difficult to hear above the translator, but the remarks come around the 3:00 mark:
Interestingly enough, right after that Moran talked about Obama’s desire for a “more unified” country. (It’s hard to be unified when we have people like Moran accusing those who disagree with him of racism.) Then he says “Much of the opposition on the right comes from a selfish and closed-minded perspective” then finishes the whole thing off with a spiel about spreading the wealth.
One question, Jim: Are the 71,145 people who voted against you in November a bunch of racists?