It’s hard to pick the best moment of crazy in a festival of batshit crazy, but I have to give the slight nod to #peanutgate.  Two people were forcibly removed from the Republican National Convention last night for throwing peanuts at an African American CNN camera operator.  While tossing peanuts at this person, at least one of them stated “this is how we feed animals”.

Despite having the major theme “We Built It” while holding the event in an arena that was primarily publicly financed with a speaker line up filled with those who never really built anything, one thing the Republicans really did build was the environment in which this kind of foul racist behavior can not only exist but thrive.

To be sure, Republican leaders will renounce this incident and claim it is an isolated incident, but they’ve been sowing the seeds for this since they did a full body embrace with the Tea Party and Birther crowds in the hopes of defeating President Obama in 2008.  They co-opted their energy in a cynical attempt to win elections.

It’s their baby now.  They Built It.

  • Spitfiremk1

    What I want to know, Eric, is what John Kasich says he has built – a new license plate?

  • Dmoore

    The death thorws of a party that refuses to recognize the changing demographics of America over the past forty years. What a pity to see this kind of goonery. Add to that a candidate who is the poster boy for rxcessive wealth and the white establishment of the 50s. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • missskeptic

    These delegates are leaders of their local parties back home. They aren’t supposed to be a bunch of uneducated goons – but it seems they are.

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