Skip to comments.Democratic Lawmaker Did Not Realize It Would Be Offensive to Call Clarence Thomas ‘Uncle Thomas’
Posted on 06/25/2013 11:22:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Minnesota state representative Ryan Winkler, a white Democrat, did not have the world's most well-thought-out response to the Supreme Court's 54 ruling against a key provision of the Voting Rights Act today. As you can see in the tweet above, he referred to Clarence Thomas, who voted with the majority, as "Uncle Thomas." Uncle Tom is a derogatory term used to describe "a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites (as by obsequious behavior or uncritical acceptance of white values and goals)," which is exactly how it's being used here by Winkler.
Winkler deleted the tweet and apologized, but also claims, dubiously, he didn't realize "Uncle Tom" had "racist" connotations.
To be fair, there are situations when it is not racist for a white guy to call a black guy "Uncle Tom," such as when referring to an actual uncle of his named Tom, which is not what happened here, so never mind.
D. All the Above
He knew it. He just thought that being a self hating white liberal allowed him to get away with it.
The “D” after his name says it all. $5.00 says there is ZIP, ZERO, NADA political fallout for this imbecile for the comment.
Just don't you dare criticize Our Glorious Leader, because that would be racist.
He wonty just get away wit it.
He will be praised for it by every pinko in the media.
E. All the Above...and much, much, more.
Fire him and take away all his privileges, just like they did to Paula Deen.
Wonder if he will get the Paula Dean treatment?
At this point, he’s a democrat, what difference does it make?
The Food Network issued a statement saying that effective immediately Winkler will not be welcome as a guest on any of their shows even though such an apperance was never planned and was as likely to happen as Paula Deen getting her job back.
Clarence Thomas refuses to serve on Master Winkler’s Plantation.
553 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
In that case, he should immediately resign and have all book deals taken off the table along with severing any ties that he might have to corporate America or personal business.
Is he lying? Oh, that’s right he’s a democrat.... Nevermind.
BS being a Dem he thought he could get away with it
Barbara Walters made the same excuse for Bill Maher saying he had no idea that calling Trig Palin a “Retard” was a bad thing, maybe he thought it was a term of endearment..liberals know what they are saying, they just know they can get away with it because they are liberals
Clarence Thomas is a free man.
Winkler is the Uncle who is eager to win approval from his Dem/socialist plantation overloards.
Too bad he doesn’t work for the Food Network.
I am sure libs would be just as forgiving if Republicans called the wimin in the BCC Aunt Jemimas.
esp at MSNBC.
I bet Al Sharpton completely ignores the Uncle comment, plus he will be ranting the whole hour over the SCOTUS decision
This anal pore graduated from Harvard.
Guy looks like a faggot. Yes, that is intended to be offensive....to faggots.
Or, can Paula use that same excuse?
Obviously uncle Tom is racist.
Uncle Tom is NOT racist. (If you have an Uncle named Tom).
Easy way to remember if Uncle should be capitalized:
Bill helped his uncle Jack off the horse.
Bill helped his Uncle Jack off the horse.
You are welcome.
Now if he had said E. Kagans breath smelled like ‘felines’, he may be in trouble.
If C. Thomas makes the same statement, he is in trouble.
He can always claim ‘brain rot’,, or maybe he froze his frontal lobes as a kid.
Will O apologize for his big buck Hollywood donors---for making those imbecilic jungle pictures? W/ bare-chested grunting African males in adult diapers and zany headdresses carrying demeaning props like spears and feather-trimmed totems.
Not to mention the perennial Hollywood stereotype---Step'n Fetchit.
NOTE Fetchit became a big star and supposedly converted to Islam---but he is buried in a Catholic cemetery.
What, exactly, are “white values and goals”?
‘Leaving Bob with the difficult decision of either laying Jill or Jack off.’
Funny how the spelling of the word ‘potato/potatoe’ is a big deal for the left and their (clearing throat) news organs. Or quibbling over the word ‘is.’
But call someone a hymie, retard or Uncle Tom and .... nothing to see here, move along, peasants.
Just more lefty special-pleading BS.
At least Paula Dean can cook.
” NOTE Fetchit became a big star and supposedly converted to Islam-—but he is buried in a Catholic cemetery. “
Step owned several homes, and a fleet of cars. Eventually bankrupt.
The Food Network and Smithfield need to fire him immediately.
E. Democrat (actually, that’s the same as D. All of the Above)
To paraphrase another poster,
He knew it. He just thought he would get away with it.
He didn’t realize that “Uncle Tom” had racist connotations??? What public high school did he attend? He cannot possibly have a college degree.
I guess he is as stupid as he looks.
Catty liberal is now feeling the backlash of his snippy and RACIST comment.
“It was a nuanced comment...” is the refrain when everyone from Sandra Fluke to Bill Maher make such asinine comments.
Shouldn’t “mother Africa” be apologizing for slavery considering it was tribal warlords there who captured and sold African slaves and there is STILL slavery in Western Africa today??
Notice that Barabra Walters’ steered clear of even discussing the full Bill Maher remark? He was saying that Sarah Palin has a retarded son. WHY? Barbara said it is because Ms. Palin is a controversial figure who gets ridiculed. So why bring up her son and his mental facilities?
Did Bill Maher say “Of course Sarah feels she has something intelligent to say, she spends her days talking to her retarded son”?
Or did Bill Maher say “Sarah Palin has a retarded son, acorn didn’t fall far from the tree, did it?”
WHAT was the statement Mr. Maher made? It goes beyond JUST saying “retard”. AND Barbara Walters knows it.
The Minneapolis Red-Star Tribune has already disabled comments on its story.
You are welcome.”
I am guessing you are here all week and I shouldn’t forget to tip my waitress?
Barbara Walters defended Maher because a few weeks ago apparently The View contacted Sarah Palin to be a guest host on the show..she said no..so this was some sort of payback on Walters part..The View accused Sarah Palin of being involved in 6 murders(The Giffords shooting) did they think for one second that she would appear on that crappy show..Barbara Walters and the rest of those hags are just plain disgusting..according to Whoopi “Retard” doesnt have the same meaning now that it did a long time ago..I wonder how Whoopi would feel if someone went to her face and called her the N word, maybe that word doesnt have the same meaning either anymore
I e-mailed this POS and told him we were not so stupid to believe he did not know UT was a derogatory term.
If we were to assume for one minute that he did not know the meaning of Uncle Tom then why on earth call someone Clarence an Uncle Tom?
He should be removed from his elected position for insulting all of America’s intelligence.
The only ‘Commandment’ that matters is the 11th... the one that says ‘Thou shalt not call people or groups names” .
Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will get you fired... Ask Paula Deen. The only option here is for Winkler to be fired.
I am guessing you are here all week and I shouldnt forget to tip my waitress?
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Take my wife....
NO, SERIOUSLY - take my wife....
As to tipping the waitress, remember I CAN accept adult beverage while working - to wash down the peanuts I am working for.....
Exit left...drum roll.....
Paula Deen lost her job for a lot less.