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Texas Republicans Take Weak Stand Against Racism!

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The Republican Party of Texas will donate to charity the $1,500 it received for leasing a booth at its state convention to a vendor who sold this racist button, according to reports.

That's it????

According to the Dallas Morning News, the booth selling the racist pin was leased by Jonathan Alcox of Florida.

Texas Republicans spokeswhore Hans Klingler said the Repubs have been unsuccessful in trying to reach the vendor, Republicanmarket.com, who sold pins, scarves and other items last weekend.

So, instead, the party is sending a letter saying in “very strong terms” that he need not apply to sell items at any further state GOP events.

That's the way to take a stand against racism…donate a laughable $1500 and send a 'strongly worded' letter.

The Republican Party is still determining which charity will receive its donation.

The Texan Republican mouthpiece Klinger went on to say that he and party leaders believe the pin is distasteful and they hated that it was being sold at their event, which he said was upbeat and dedicated to unity.


Actions speak louder than words!

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223 comments to “Texas Republicans Take Weak Stand Against Racism!”

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  1. laney says – reply to this



  2. fddsd says – reply to this



  3. laney says – reply to this


    i agree! Actions do speak louder than words!

  4. ashle says – reply to this


    perez, we know you're a liberal lover, but stop hating on republicans. not all conservatives feel that way…. just like not all gays are flaming.

  5. Arshe says – reply to this


    Like they can control every single thing that gets handed out at a convention

  6. ColdH says – reply to this



  7. minne says – reply to this


    What a load of BS!!!!!!! They knew EXACTLY what was going on and they allowed it….just like this administration is allowign war crimes, torture, spying, wars, ect to be happening at this VERY moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Speak with your votes people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. denni says – reply to this



  9. 12345 says – reply to this


    im so sick of politics

  10. Bekah says – reply to this


    Oh, it is funny and I dont think is is racist at all. Stop being so serious.

  11. krist says – reply to this


    fuck em all

  12. Lacey says – reply to this


    What do you want blood? I don't agree with the vendor for selling that slogan on items, but let's face it, it's not any worse than some of the things you write. Yes it was in bad taste, but at least the Republican party is taking action against the vendor. I'm a democrat myself and I am 100% against any kind of racism, but there are other issues to worry about other than some stupid button/t-shirt/etc.

  13. steph says – reply to this



  14. ty says – reply to this


    1st, thats so wrong

  15. asdlk says – reply to this


    i hate america.

  16. FPere says – reply to this


    2nd!!!! Laney is a total tool…. hah!

  17. modma says – reply to this


    how is this racist??? Last time I checked Obama was also 50% WHITE!!!!! Why is this a BLACK only issue????

  18. Jacly says – reply to this


    and what do you reccomend they do, Perez??? You exploit the shit out of everything. You should stick to what you are good at… celebrity gossip. NOT politics

  19. Amber says – reply to this


    This is so wrong, but then again, it is the republicans. I would not expect much different from them. This is exactly why we do NOT need another half wit of a republican in office! GO OBAMA!!

  20. Thund says – reply to this


    How is the button racist? It can also be interpreted to be pro Obama.

  21. AJ says – reply to this


    Um, so WTF do you expect them to do? Sue the button maker? Oh wait, that is infringement of free speech. Give reparations to all black people whose ancestors were ever slaves? Seriously, what action do YOU think would be feasible and send the "right" message?

  22. perez says – reply to this


    Stay out of politics. You don't know what you are talking about. Keep your opinions to yourself.

  23. Dani says – reply to this


    This is absolutely disgusting! I feel bad for all the people who live in Texas that have such idiots for leaders… seriously brings tears to my eyes!

  24. UpYou says – reply to this


    Republicans are unscrupulous. They are the lowest life forms. They are evil and uncompassionate. On top of all that, they are the stupidest motherfuckers to walk the planet. It's all about their greedy, psycho-religious selfish selves.

  25. mike says – reply to this


    You appear to be one of the biggest hypocrites I've ever known, Perez. You stand so firmly against the racism of the Republican Party, yet you will gleefully make fun of John McCain for his age? How is that ok?

  26. kathe says – reply to this


    ok let me get this straight
    it wasnt obamas or any of the liberals fault that they were prejudice against the muslims and did not allow them to sit behind obama
    but it was all the republicans faults that a pin was sold
    true, the pin was very racist and rude
    but that does not mean that every republican was at fault for it.

  27. norma says – reply to this


    yes, we can call the " Black house' then…. God where is the sense of humour people!

  28. balle says – reply to this


    All you do is whine, complain, and judge. What more would you expect them to do? It's not like they had prior knowledge that this would happen, and it wasn't the party itself that sold them so your "actions speak louder than words" comment is unjustified. I feel like every time I read one of your crybaby posts you expect everyone to throw you a fucking pity party. I would LOVE to see some blogs about you!

  29. lille says – reply to this


    FUCK dumb ass republicans like Elisabeth Hasselbeck!

  30. Lulu says – reply to this


    Republicans… unity….

    what a joke.

  31. Rebec says – reply to this


    I don't think it's fair to say that the Republican party could've done more. If an incident like this had happened at a Democratic event, it wouldn't be a big deal if they had donated the money they earned from that booth to a charity. Racism is wrong and stupid no matter what group you are affiliated with. cut the party some slack.

  32. Gwen says – reply to this


    WTF do you want Perez? Jail him? Tie him up and pull him behidn a truck? It's call freedom of speech you imbicile. That man has every right to sell that button. Do you want the Reps to give away $1Mil?? Will THAT make you STFU and understand the constitution? You are just LOOKING for something to bitch about in regards to the Republican party.

  33. AJ says – reply to this


    OMFG I just read your post about Obama and Muslims… for THAT you said "maybe they should screen their volunteers better" and give them a pass, but for this story what the Republicans are trying to do to remedy things isn't enough???? YOU ARE THE BIGGEST BIGOTED HYPOCRITE EVERRRRR

  34. rebec says – reply to this


    figures… Floridians and Texans fucking up politics :O)

  35. dmd says – reply to this


    probably 'the drilling alaska for oil' charity

  36. fern6 says – reply to this


    Perez, I love and all you do, but do you need to repost this image? its very stupid and by you reposting the actual picture, I think shows no class on your part, so, please remove it.

  37. Perez says – reply to this


    Re: kathe
    McCain is old and stupid. Get over it.

  38. anb says – reply to this


    wtf? what do you want the Rep party to do? I mean they've denounced the vendor and the pin. And the will donate the money. what else would you have them do? it's not like it was the party or it's leaders selling the pin.

  39. 39

    What else could they do? What the vendor did as wrong but it's not like they can go over every item being sold at the convention. They have good faith and unfortunately it bit them in the ass. So again, what else do you want them to do about it?

  40. ks says – reply to this


    This is so not a relevant issue. Its being posted only to incite anger and divide people in this country. Its only words for God's sake. This is America, after all. Does anyone not grasp the concept of free speach? They're just words. Get a life. Geeze.

  41. Gwen says – reply to this


    By the way, those that say that Republicans are morons and low lives, you are the exact by-the-book example of a true Democrat. Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch. Always want something free for doing nothing. Expected to be given a livelyhood while those that actually work and work hard are expected to give to those that sit on their ass and do nothing all day. That's a true Democrat. S it at home eating your twinkie's bitching about how you can't get enough money out of the Republicans to pay for your eleventh daughters wedding.

  42. gossi says – reply to this


    i think thats just hilarious

  43. Abby says – reply to this


    hey, whatever happened to freedom of speech?

  44. count says – reply to this


    Actions do speak louder than words and they are DONATING the money they took in from the vendor. What more do you what….should they donate all proceeds because some jerk decided to sell racist items? I am sure they did not know ahead of time what this person was going to do. GET REAL. Put the blame where it belongs, on the VENDOR!!!!!

  45. Mindy says – reply to this


    If McCain wins, can we call it the Pensioners House?

  46. Ellen says – reply to this


    But Obama belonging to a White Hating church for most of his adult life isn't racist? Such ridiculous double standards. Why do you liberals never, ever get tired of making excuses or glossing over the glaring defects of your own candidates? McCain's been married twice and you all freak out over it…never mind Bill Clinton f*cking everything that could walk during his Presidential term. And now this racist BS? Liberal hypocrisy knows absolutely no bounds.

  47. kim says – reply to this


    That same vendor also had this button:

    Press 1 for English, 2 for Deportation"

    Oh its just a joke haha haha haha lol You dumbfucks!!!

    That is def. not funny. Wonder why they didn't mention this button also being sold there. And so it appears that A lot of bigots in Texas wasted their money on that crap. Now let's see if they'll have the cojones to wear them. *snicker*

  48. loser says – reply to this


    whatever perez it's not like the republican party made the buttons. they shouldn't have to pay some charity because of someone else's ignorant move. you're such a narrow-minded liberal copycat because that's the cool thing for fat gay bloggers to be. keep out of politics.. your opinions on the subject are beyond meaningless.

  49. Words says – reply to this


    I blame Septuagenarian McCain. Republicans are allowed to be racist. Everyone expects it from them. Now, the real racists are the people whon CLAIM they're NOT racist, but vote Republican. It's nothing bu racist-scare tactics. John McCain should KNOW better. When he ran against Bush in 2000, his OWN party used "racist" tactics by calling voters and asking them about McCain's "illegitimate black daughter" and now he's ACCEPTING money from OPEN racists.

  50. Princ says – reply to this


    wotevs dude
    it is stupid and a very very thick thing 2 do, but its meant 2 be a joke. i in no way condone racism, but u need 2 get off of ur high horse on the subject. its actually quite funny

  51. Naomi says – reply to this


    I think this is so funny! I make black people jokes all the time, that doesn't make me a racist. This so isn't a racism thing, it's just a funny joke.

  52. Moder says – reply to this


    Perez you're very disappointing. Getting fake Obama posts to try to trick the public into believing McCain is racist is about as low as it gets. Liars…a bunch of fake emails and lies that directly reflect your candidate. McCain is not racist and this false accusation will blow up in your face. It's dishonest and you should stop.

  53. Jessi says – reply to this


    I'm black and I like Obama………..And I think this is really funny. Lighten up.

  54. Kim says – reply to this


    You guys need to Re: Gwen – Gwen, how old are you….? So so ignorant. You don't know squat booboo.

  55. bonns says – reply to this


    how can you be upset about this after what you just posted about obama???

  56. genni says – reply to this


    ha ha! that button's hilarious! Good one!

  57. dalla says – reply to this


    Strongly worded letter to be followed by a timeout? I think they should donate the $1500 to Obama's campaign ;)

  58. Trici says – reply to this


    Seriously Perez, Do you honestly think the Texas GOP would have allowed that to be sold!!! They're not stupid! Weather or not, you "think" they agree with it is irrelevant. There is no way they would want this negative publicity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, Sometimes you should think a little more before you write opinions of things that push your own agenda and beliefs! You have a brain….USE IT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  59. Ellen says – reply to this


    Actually Kim, Gwen could not possibly have been more right.

  60. stop says – reply to this


    Perez I love you and your site but honestly how do you expect anyone to take you seriously at reporting political news? You're obviously bias and it blatantly shows in your stories. You give free passes not only to certain parties but to certain celebrities also. 2 months ago you hated Obama, how many stories did you do trashing him, you did everything you could to get us to try and hate him, now you want us to love him? Perez leave the serious journalism to the big boys. It comes across really silly when you try to do it.

  61. Katie says – reply to this


    Not all republicans think all that! So dont think all of us think any of that stuff. Yea we might not vote for him but most of us respect him and his views

  62. TCC says – reply to this


    And why is this the fault of Texas and the Republicans?? What about the Floridan who is selling the crap and making money on it - I bet that guy isn't even a Republican! Just some piece of trash trying to make a buck. You think the people that run these conventions have time to look at every piece of crap that is going to be sold - and even then I am sure something like this would not have been listed on the inventory list… Grow up.

  63. Virgo says – reply to this


    This button completely pegs Republicans. They think they are funny, but they are not, exactly like they think they are moral, but they are not.

    Vote Democrat to save the world, seriously.

  64. fucku says – reply to this


    Everything that Obama spews out of his fucking mouth hole is racist so a fucking pin isn't bothering me too much. Fuck off.

  65. BS Ha says – reply to this


    Re: minne

    Do you really want to know what the Gov is doing on when it comes to terrorist?? Just be glad they are not in your fucking backyard shooting at your sorry ass. Grow TFU and realize that this is not a nice world. TFB that the Republicans had a button that said that…they got rid of them and that's good enough for me.

  66. oldfa says – reply to this


    Oh puleez! It's juvenile but no worse than all the "cracker" comments when Bill Clinton was elected (I'm old enough to remember), there were endless jokes about junk cars on the white house lawn, double-wide trailers etc… People can be moronic, Black or White. It didn't stop Bill from being elected twice, and won't stop Barack either.

  67. BS Ha says – reply to this


    Re: Virgo

    Vote Democrat and you will be wearing a Birka…Vote McCain

  68. Weezy says – reply to this


    Weezy says we moving on up! Of course Osama will destroy the Whitey House in favor of a proper negro abode.

  69. Al says – reply to this


    Who the fuck cares….Obama is a tool.

  70. Press says – reply to this


    Re: kim – Press 2 for deportation!! HAHA - now that's funny. Too bad no one in govt cares and will continue to import their little throwaway brown people. Remember kids, "For the Race do; For those outside the Race nothing" (La Raza's slogan).

  71. Haha says – reply to this


    The republicans don't want you anymore, fucking racists! Bwahahaha, for years they put up with you to get your votes, their souls dying every time they took a check - then, just to mess with your heads, put Colin Powell and Condi Rice in charge, tried to give amnesty to undocumented Mexicans, etc, and you were so stupid you didn't even get the hint.
    Well, now they're kicking your sorry asses out of their conventions! HAH. The democrats sure as hell aren't going to take you back, either, good riddance to good trash when you switched in 1980 to vote Reagan. Where to now, leetle racists? Not even the libertarians or greens take garbage like you. You'll have to form your own political party now, the "I can't think of any other reason to be proud of myself, other than the melanin content of my skin" party. Whatever happened of that plastic surgery victim David Duke, anyway?

  72. T says – reply to this


    Perez I visited the mall yesterday and went into Hot Topic. Your line of clothes were right at the front. I must say that your clothes looked HIDEOUS and even more cheap and ugly in person than they looked online. No one was looking at your section except for me. I asked a fellow employee how your line was doing and she said "It's terrible, it's not selling hardly anything at all!" HAHAHAHA. Admit it Perez, you failed with your clothing launch. Suck it up!

  73. kat says – reply to this


    Re: Kim – IDK but you def have your shit backwards. Y should we have to pay someone for sitting one there ass while everyone works so they get paid! You have everything screwed up

  74. suck_ says – reply to this


    Perez, I know you ride the special bus, but your helmet is too tight and cutting off the blood flow. This button could also be interpreted as a social comment on Osama's hatred of all things toughed by that devil whitey! A racist pig like him just may ban referring to anything as "white", including the White House.

  75. Sarah says – reply to this


    You know what, the button is actually kind of funny. I asked my liberal friends, and they are not angry about the button. They think it is crude but amusing and harmless. DON'T VOTE FOR OBAMA UNLESS YOU WANT SMALL BUSINESSES TO DISAPPEAR BECAUSE OF HIS RIDICULOUS TAX PLANS!!!

  76. caty says – reply to this


    Good to keep up the awareness. Living in the 21st century where there should be more acceptance that America consists of people of many different colors. Ignorance solves nothing. NO TO RACISM!

  77. whate says – reply to this


    Hey Perez..chill the heck out. I used to love reading your page every day, but it's becoming clear to me that you are nothing but a bully who cares about no one else's views but your own. It is also clear that you have little self-esteem yourself, otherwise you wouldn't harp on people like Rumer Willis because of their appearances. It's unclear if Rumer (and people like her) ever did anything to you to deserve that sort of treatment and public slander?? You probably think that you get more $$ from your site the more you slander people? If that's the case, than that makes you a giant sore to mankind. Get some decency.

  78. jen says – reply to this


    HAHA "Hans Klinger" sounds like a German Nazi name. Appropriate.

  79. Kim says – reply to this


    So sometime told me to read your blog, and this is the first time I am on it and already you make me sick. Read your own source buddy, because you completely distorted the story. And aren't you a shit fluff talker? So don't stick your nose in politics because you obviously don't maintain the intellectual capacity to do so.

    BTW, IM A LIBERAL. And your story still makes me sick.

  80. L says – reply to this


    Lighten up, Francis. It's a joke. Unlike the fact that if BHO becomes our next Commander-"Of"-Chief (as he calls it), 9/11 will look like a simple misunderstanding. We're in for a world of hurt if this guy is elected. We need to discuss the bigger issue–like why he finds it's entirely acceptable to negotiate with terrorists. Notice how Perez can never report on anything substantive when it comes to the candidates (unless it pertains to gay rights). He couldn't possibly comprehend. He's too busy drawing male genitalia and pee stains on celebrities.

  81. Who c says – reply to this


    Eh who cares, there is more reverse racism and white guilt that people get away with anyways. As for homo's they bring it upon themself.

  82. Erin says – reply to this


    It's a joke! My goodness, get over it. It is just like how they are making fun of Mccain for being so old. Don't be so uptight!

  83. swarm says – reply to this


    I'm white, and even I'm afraid of the rednecks
    and white supremacists that rule the SOUTH.
    So I don't go there.
    But these idiots keep getting airtime through NASCAR and country music
    and so called Christian religion

  84. bunse says – reply to this


    When I first saw this button, I didn't think it was racist - I thought it was pointing out the fact that politics and the government were changing, becoming less "white" and more representative of the diversity of the American people.
    Maybe I'm not sensitive enough, or just not quick enough to find something offensive in everything that comes along…

  85. Curti says – reply to this


    Re: Words

    I would guess it is better than calling a BLATANT racist like his Pastor a mentor and not disassociating himself from him until he absolutely had to, even after his RACIST remarks.

  86. 86

    You're and idiot Perez. If you havent noticed Obama IS black?????
    It was a joke and a funny one at that! I gaurantee if some Democrat made a pin saying something "rude" of "racist" about Mccain you would post it on your website supporting it! get off your high horse because the Republicans did NOTHING wrong here!

  87. 87

    You're and idiot Perez. If you havent noticed Obama IS black?????
    It was a joke and a funny one at that! I gaurantee if some Democrat made a pin saying something "rude" of "racist" about Mccain you would post it on your website supporting it! get off your high horse because the Republicans did NOTHING wrong here!

  88. dodah says – reply to this


    Still wondering why the Republicon Party is offical OVER?

  89. Gwen says – reply to this


    OH s@@t here we go again weth raciisum WELL didn't OBAMA say he was for change well it LOOKS like he is getting it. AT SOME POINT it is kinda funny

  90. My My says – reply to this


    The voice of ignorance and hate is alive and well and living deep in the heart of Texas you'all. Even though I know this already it is still quite shattering to be confronted with it visually.

  91. Jen says – reply to this


    It's amazing how black comedians have been saving this line and far worse for the last few months and it's just considered funny. But when it is said by a white person or someone who is Republican it is considered racist. So does that mean a black person can say anything deragatory they want as long as they are speaking about their own race. At least the Republican party is putting a stop to it and donating to a worthy cause, I haven't seen that done by any comedians who uttered the same words.

  92. melis says – reply to this


    Gee Perez, if the button did so much damage to the Republicans . . . . . don't you think the vendor was for Obama? Great way to make the G.O.P look bad. While we are at it I would like all offensive/racist/sexist slogans removed from t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers. There. And then all the parties' on the opposite side of the offended, will pay in cash. Let's ALL go to court!!!! Oh dear, I am white, I guess I will have to pay for anything racist, well, that is unless the racism is against white. This maybe difficult to police . . . . .

  93. mark says – reply to this


    You KNOW you only wrote "Actions speak louder than words" because you were listening to Damaged by Danity Kane HAHAHAH

  94. saman says – reply to this


    you stupid idiotic embarassing weak gutless cowardly early forms of life mass. IMPEACH.
    not one strong will stand against that. not one?
    how many americans are there? how many bushes are there?
    ass in face.

  95. socal says – reply to this


    So Perez, if one of your advertisers fucks up I can blame you? You pathetic little bastard.

  96. Jeff says – reply to this


    What do you want them to do Pez? Track them down and kill them??

  97. t says – reply to this



  98. katy_ says – reply to this


    Chill Perez… You're acting too indignant for all of the crap you put on the web that could be offensive to some people. What do you do when you offend? Do you ever apologize? Dole out any money from your coin purse for those you hurt? Ease the hypocrisy, the Texas people are doing more than you'd ever do.

  99. haha says – reply to this



  100. succi says – reply to this


    I was at the State Republican Convention and saw the buttons and saw the reaction of a lot of the people that came into contact with them. None of us were happy about it, thought it was funny, or anything like that. Not all of us Republicans are horrible people. In fact, most of us are good people and not racist or sexist. We may not be liberals but we a not bad people!

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