This is not satire. I repeat, THIS IS NOT SATIRE.
Some genius in Southeastern Tennessee actually thought it would be a hugely awesomely tremendously bigly great idea to run for office on the campaign platform to “Make America White Again.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, these folks are no longer even pretending to be uncomfortable with the overt racism of the GOP frontrunner. They are now taking it out and waving it like a boy toddler who has just discovered his pecker. Wheeeeeeeeee!
Rick Tyler, the candidate, claims to be an Independent, whatever that means. I’m going to take a ginormous leap here and guess he thinks the current Republican isn’t far enough to right for his taste, and his favorite news sources are Breitbart and KKK Monthly.
According to WRCBtv:
Tyler told Channel 3, he has no hatred in his heart for “people of color.” He says the sign’s message is that America should go back to a “1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration.”
Several Channel 3 viewers have called or sent messages to our newsroom, saying the signs do not reflect the feelings of the entire county and that they want them down.
Tyler said, “I respect their right to have an opinion. I believe the majority of the people in the county like it.”
“I saw people taking pictures beside it right after I posted it,” added Tyler.
Channel 3 asked Tyler if he feared for his safety or backlash from the campaign sign. He said, “I don’t fear it. I welcome it, and I will respond with the application of truth.”
Tyler posted a second sign on Highway 64 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” quote written over a White House surrounded by Confederate Flags.
Well, I can certainly feel the love he must have for “People of Color”. That Martin Luther King, Jr., quote really sealed it for me, ya know? And if I had any doubt whatsoever, the Confederate Flags would erase it.
The biggest shock for y’all, I know, will be Tyler’s admission that his inspiration for this campaign came directly from the “Make America Great Again” slogan by none other than our GOP presumptuous nominee , the Hair King Cheeto Jesus Himself.
Additionally, from Raw Story:
Tyler said that he planned to put up other billboards, including “Fight federal tyranny / Stop the Muslim invasion” and “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be miscegenators.”
Despite my college edumacation and what I’ve always thought was an impressive vocabulary, I had to look up that last word. It actually doesn’t exist, but a variation of it does, so I’m going to assume Mr. Tyler is making up a form of miscegenation, a noun, which means the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.
This fucking election has been an education I seriously did not want.
I have not managed to find an actual plan for how Mr. Tyler planned to act on this campaign pledge, but I cannot imagine most of it would be legal, even if it were palatable. At all. Even remotely.
Y’all will be pleased to know that the Kiwanis of Ocoee, TN, announced an immediate boycott of Mr. Tyler’s personal business, The Whitewater Grill of Ocoee, and apparently they have enough weight in Bumfuck, TN, the sign mysteriously disappeared.
The advantage to idiots exercising their First Amendment rights is that when all is said and done, we know exactly who the idiots are. Racist Bigot McFuckFace, thy name is Rick Tyler of Ocoee, TN.