Skip to comments.Minn. Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Uncle Thomas' Tweet
Posted on 06/25/2013 1:36:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "Uncle Thomas" following a major ruling on the nation's landmark voting rights law.
Thomas, who is black, was part of a 5-4 majority that invalidated part of the Voting Rights Act meant to deter racial discrimination in elections. The ruling makes it tougher for federal officials to prevent states and localities, primarily in the South, from adopting policies that add barriers to voting.
In response, state Rep. Ryan Winkler tweeted: "#SCOTUS VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas. Marriage decision may blur Court's backsliding."
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The left wing freak’s “apology”:
“I used a term that was too hot for the issue, but I didn’t intend for it to be derogatory,” Winkler said.
Nothing like a progressive “male” telling a black guy he is not a “real black” (or how Sarah Palin is not a “real woman”)
I was very disappointed today in the Supreme Court decision to roll back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act because I believe the Voting Rights Act is one of the most important steps our nation has taken to eliminate racial discrimination.
In expressing that disappointment on twitter, I hastily used a loaded term that is offensive to many. My words were inappropriate and I apologize. The implications of this Supreme Court decision are serious for our state and country and I regret that my comments have distracted from the serious dialogue we must have going forward to ensure racial discrimination has no place in our election system.
He lied when he said it didn't mean it to be derogatory. It was a slap across Justice Thomas' face for being uppity.
“In expressing that disappointment on twitter, I hastily used a loaded term that is offensive to many. My words were inappropriate and I apologize. The implications of this Supreme Court decision are serious for our state and country and I regret that my comments have distracted from the serious dialogue we must have going forward to ensure racial discrimination has no place in our election system.
Wonder what Paula Deen’s thinking about all this.
Exactly. But leftist freaks get a pass.
Fixed it for them.
Good people like Clarence Thomas, Mia Love, Herman Cain, etc. are also called Oreos. If that’s the case, can Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dhorn, Chris “Tingles” Matthews, etc be referred to as Fig Newtons?
That's because the Obama Media recognizes that white liberals know so much more than conservative blacks about what it is really like to be black and what motivates blacks.
Fig Newtons?....more like dog cr*p
"I meant to call Justice Thomas an Uncle Tom, but in a nice way."
So does that mean that we can call Obama whatever we want, as long as we do not intend for it to be derogatory?
As a resident of Georgia, I am glad to see the arrogantly racist policy, that of treating southern states as racist, overturned, and am especially proud it involved one of our own, the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas.
Sorry-—if Paula Deen doesn’t get a pass, then neither should this twit.
Democrats....the real racists.
Here is a TARGET for the Tea Party. Call this racist bastard out. Calling a Supreme Court Justice an Uncle Tom? And then claiming he didn’t know it was a racial slur. Come On!
Expose the white liberal liar, who is a racist by his very use of words... much more so than Paula Deen, because he is in a position of political power and should NOT be.
Same as the people who tried to high tech lynch Thomas in his approval hearings.... exactly the same kind of machine liberal democrat.
So he’ll get the Paula Deen treatment, right?
Winkler is a liar and a coward.
Apology not accepted, you liberal racist. But I repeat myself.
Fake, phony fraud.
Ryan Winkler, please pick up the all-white courtesy phone. Paula Deen would like a word with you.
The idiotic part of this is the use of “Uncle Tom” as a slur.
Uncle Tom was the protagonist of the story and truly heroic figure. The book he featured in did probably as much as any other single factor to bring about the destruction of slavery.
“As a resident of Georgia, I am glad to see the arrogantly racist policy, that of treating southern states as racist, overturned, and am especially proud it involved one of our own, the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas.”
I hope someday blacks realize their true friends are conservatives. We’re the ones who believe in equal treatment under the law regardless of one’s skin color. We’re also the ones who want smaller government, greater economic freedom, and the right to keep what one earns. We also oppose importing millions of low wage and poorly educated aliens in order to undercut the wages of Americans.
It will be interesting to see how the Red Star-Trib softsells this tomorrow.
Has the Food Network condemned him yet?
What’s his address? I want to send him some Paula Deen goodies....
Another racist comment from the Democrat Party that’s been racist for almost 200 years? Say it ain’t so!
The local lib media is already smooching his rump with...
“Okay, he said he was sorry for saying stuff he didn’t know was racist. OK? OK?”
Indeed. Boston is the most segregated city in the country.