In 2013, the Republican Party made a monumental announcement: Racism is over in America. While that statement was swiftly retracted, it represents a genuine belief among Republicans. They firmly believe that they aren’t racist — and those who call them out on their bigotry are the true racists.
Yes, folks, we can forget about the rampant racism and corruption uncovered in the Ferguson Police Department — the true racists are those in the Justice Department who uncovered the information, according to Republicans.
We can forget about prominent Republicans speaking at events hosted by white supremacist groups. That’s just coincidence. As for those Republicans who hire white supremacists — Well, they’re not racists, either, even if they say they would have opposed legislation that ensured African-Americans’ right to vote.
It’s obvious that Republicans would love to pretend racism doesn’t exist. After all, the GOP is so chock-full of bigots that the KKK actively recruits at right-wing rallies.
But, Fiore is absolutely certain that racism doesn’t exist. We do have a black President, after all. “A hearing before the Assembly’s Legislative Operations and Elections Committee this afternoon turned into a festival of crazy, with plenty of lessons to be learned,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal noted.
“We’re in 2015 and we have a black president, in case anyone didn’t notice,” Fiore said at the meeting in an attempt to justify her claim that voter ID laws can’t possibly be racist.
The Review-Journal reports that “there were apparently audible gasps in one of the hearing rooms” after Fiore congratulated Democratic colleague Harvey Munford for being the first “colored man to graduate from his high school.”
“The color and the race issue,” said Fiore, “I think it’s time we put that to rest and we go forth.”
One might assume that Fiore is not as stupid as she seems. Of course, that person would be woefully incorrect. Recently, Fiore claimed that cancer is actually a fungus that can be washed out with salt water.
“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus…” Fiore claimed. “These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”
Obviously, she is a well-informed individual whose opinion means something.
Feature image via Las Vegas Review-Journal