The Washington Post did an article yesterday on Republican Presidential Candidate, and Texas Governor Rick Perry’s owenership (long term lease) of a property in West Texas named Niggerhead Ranch…
Apparently nobody got around to removing the sign to the ranch until 2006, according to one account by a worker there.
Perry used this Ranch to wine and dine fellow Republicans on “hunting trips” and other various outings, apparently without seeing the need to change the name.
Here is Herman Cain of fellow Republican and fellow Tea Party member Rick Perry…
Notice Cain never says the ranch’s name was “insulting” to him. And if you recall, Cain buckdanced to the national media on a number of occasions claiming there was no “racism” in the Tea Party.
This isn’t the first time a Republican Presidential hopeful has melted down on the race issue. Republican former Governor and Senator from Virginia, George Allen uttered the now infamous “Macacca” word, ending his Senatorial and immediate Presidential hopes. What is less publicized about Allen outside of Virginia is the fact he kept a hangman’s noose and confederate flag hanging in his office as a sign of “Southern Pride”. George Allen is running again for the Senate this year, apparently buoyed by the Tea Party emergence and change in climate which elected a Republican Governor and Attorney General in the State in 2008.
Now – just owning a ranch – especially in that part of the world, with a racially pejorative name isn’t enough to say that Rick Perry is a bigot…
That part of Texas where Perry’s ranch is located has never been too “Minority Friendly”. I seriously doubt Perry actually even saw a black person much before he was 12 or 15 years old, where he grew up.
But what it does do, is speak to the “Wink…Wink…Nod…Nod…” relationship between Republican politicians and bigots, and their easy acceptance of bigotry.
As to George Allen – he’s a flaming racist ass. Hopefully Cain gets to meet him soon.