This is a real quote from an actual Tennessee politician and not Stephen Colbert

“I can honestly say that I look at President Obama and never think of him as a black man,” said Ramsey, R-Blountville. “I mean that. I look at him as a liberal Democrat who I think is taking the country in the wrong direction.”

I am not even kidding you. State Senator Ramsey a.) claims to not see Obama as a black man when he looks at him and b.) thinks that this is a good thing, a position that will inspire people to think that he’s not racist.

People, when you are using Stephen Colbert jokes as serious talking points… I don’t even know what to say.

8 thoughts on “This is a real quote from an actual Tennessee politician and not Stephen Colbert

  1. That’s ok. When I hear Ron Ramsey talk, I don’t think of him as a fast-talking huckster auctioneer trying to pull a fast one on Tennessee families. I think of Ramsey as a crazy wingnut who can’t come up with a single policy to help Tennessee families through a severe economic crisis.

  2. What can you expect from a teabagger? This is the sort of thing they expect to win over the teabagger vote. Take, for instance, a reply from Republican gubernatorial candidate and friend to TN teabaggers Joe Kirkpatrick to a remark made about his campaign schedule by a voter:

    Joe Kirkpatrick writes
    March 28th, 2010 12:58 pm
    Smack, you faceless, nameless sack o’ poo. If you actually showed your face I am sure we’d see the nut-tickler stache on your face that’s been teabagged so many times that it would be hardly recognizable to yo momma

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  4. I actually was thinking that this would be a hilarious Hardball interview. “I forgot he was black.” “Well, I don’t even see him as black to begin with!”

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