In case you read yesterday’s post about Randy Newman and wondered “what kind of person wouldn’t vote for President Obama simply because of the color of his skin”, today we have the answer.
His name is Jason, and he called in to today’s Talk of the Nation on NPR with Neal Conan.
The show centered around Washington College History Professor Richard who recently wrote a piece for the New York Times about President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.
In the middle of the show, after hearing lots of interesting information about Lincoln and slavery and the huge political deal the Proclamation was, we were treated with (read: tortured by) Paul’s claim that Abe Lincoln was his “least favorite president” because he “did an awful thing with the Emancipation Proclamation.”
That awful thing?
Freeing “uneducated” slaves.
According to Jason: “all the problems we have now” like “poverty in the inner cities” are related to the fact that black folks were “bred for size and … low intelligence”.
But hey – at least Jason prefaces his comments with “this is going to sound very racist.”
Yes, Jason. You were at least right about that part.
Take a listen here, but be forewarned: this is going to really, really, REALLY make you angry. So if you throw your laptop across the room it’s not our fault…
I listen to this show on a regular basis – and I have never heard Neal Conan become nearly speechless in response to a caller. And it’s not surprising why.
You wanted to know who wouldn’t vote for Obama simply because of the color of his skin?
Well now you know.
His name is Jason and he lives in Howard City, Michigan.