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Todd Kincannon, a former top GOP official in South Carolina, wants to know why people won’t let him make a fool of himself on social media in peace. The lawyer, who once served as executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, mocked impoverished victims of Hurricane Katrina and the death of unarmed 17 year-old teenager, Trayvon Martin, during the Superbowl. And yet he’s the one that feels he’s being attacked.

Kincannon tweeted the following, before he was met with a flurry of critical responses:

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Rather than own how offensive his comments were, Kincannon is turning the spotlight on his critics, saying: “If you say something that’s borderline offensive or if it is offensive, the people that attack you and say just the awfulest [sic] things about you, they do the very thing that they accuse you of.”

He went on to say: “I think it is time for a conversation in this country about why a conservative isn’t allowed to state an opinion that other people happen to disagree with, without having death threats and being threatened with all kinds of various ridiculous things,” he continued. “This is real problem we have. People talk about political discourse in this country — you might think what I said was tasteless, you’re welcome to. But should I get death threats as a result of it?”

Kincannon also attempted to excuse his highly-offensive remarks by hiding under the guise of humor:
“I think a lot of people need to learn how to take a joke and I’ll leave it at that.”

The fact that Kincannon sees no wrong in making dead teenagers and natural disaster victims the butt of a joke is deplorable in and of itself. By pointing the finger at critics who responded aggressively to him, Kincannon is only trying to direct attention away from how racist and offensive his tweets were.

What do you think of Todd Kincannon’s comments, Clutchettes? Does he have a point about the aggressive responses of some of his critics?

  • omfg

    would have expected him to say his account was hacked or some such nonsense.

    but bravo – i do applaud his honesty. sometimes, it is best when people show who they truly are.

    he is crass and a lowlife on many levels.

  • Yvette

    This is sickening. I suppose he has the right to say what he wants, but he should then expect people to push back if it’s offensive. This was definitely offensive.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Deplorable, smh

  • Bella

    Why not just text that bs to his like- minded racist friends instead of putting it out on Twitter for the world to see? Essentially he’s an idiot on two fronts.

  • Jay Cee

    Well, at least he is an honest racist. There are millions of white people like him around. At least he is an up front a$$hole and makes no apologies about it. Apparently, he is proud of his racism. So, what can be done about a fool like Kincannon? Nothing. Let him go ahead with his outlandishness. But, know for sure, the Universe has a way of righting things. I hope he knows it when it gets around to him. He is an attention seeker, and he way to get to him the best is to ignore his dumb a$$.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com/ Tonton Michel

    Todd Kincannon dont apologize for jack. There are enough blacks who excuse the more subtle offenses let them swallow this.

  • Bosslady

    Honestly…I’m actually speechless, which is rare for me…My heart is so heavy knowing people are so sick…This man needs Jesus.

  • GlowBelle

    …and here is one of the good things about social networking: racist and sick a-holes like him are exposed and aren’t behind some white hood like a coward. At least we know what this bigot looks like and where he stands and can ignore him/put him on blast. What a idiot.

  • jessib

    i saw this yesterday and my jaw is still on the floor. I know that people are racist, but to dehumanize someone that is already dead… so freakin sad.

  • AJW

    I don’t understand why any person of color can be “shocked” by stuff like this. Most white people are racist & the other 0.0001% have a superiority complex. I hate to say it but I avoid them like the plague. So does most of my family. I don’t let these folks suck the life out of me. While he’s talikng crap about Travon Martin, his own white counterparts are out planning their next mass murder. This “guy” is just looking for attention & just like every other time, black people give it to them. When will we all learn that they don’t matter. INDIFFERENCE people. They act. We react. And the cycle continues.

  • http://www.urbanexpressive.com J. Nicole

    Here we go with this “can’t take a joke” excuse. If I’m not mistaken for the most part jokes are universally funny. Why no “jokes” about Sandy Hook? How about the shooting at the Dark Night movie theater or the countless other acts of violence by and against white people?

    These fools are exhausting. I just can’t waste any energy on them

  • AnGe

    Bigots aren’t doing anything new. That’s how he feels and I’m sure his twitter followers weren’t upset at all. I’m sure its a cute little neo nazi shindig happening in his corner of the world which is fair. Our job is to watch how this fool acts when he is practicing law or active in government. He just put himself on blast in a public way while holding public office.

    Racism isnt cute anymore. Can’t just go around spewing whatever comes to the top of your mind but i do thank him for the heads up. His opinions have been noted.

  • Anthony

    Bella, be glad he is honest. Anyone who associates with him is going to be called on she or he thinks.

    Another plus is that no one needs to show him any semblance of respect anymore.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Yawn…a typical racist a@@hole with lame one liners…anything else new in the news. But hey, I rather deal with the racist I know then the ones I don’t know but hiding in all sectors of our society harboring the same views as him but smiling in your face all the while. Again people need to wake up just because the calendar is going forward and the browning of America is happening doesn’t mean people like him is ceasing to exist.

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    The GOP is filled with derelict, loveless creatures it seems.

  • D.T.

    I’m loving this. All this does is add to my reasoning for not liking white people. I prefer for them to be blatant about it rather than undercover.

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  • AM

    White shaitan!! *sprinkles holy wata and binds this shaitan in the mighty name of the Lamb*!! Be gone!

    -
    So DISGUSTED.

  • dirtychai

    “When will we all learn that they don’t matter. INDIFFERENCE people. They act. We react. And the cycle continues.”

    I was just saying this to my little sister yesterday. Todd was obviously looking to get a rise out of somebody — like a child throwing a tantrum. People like him are better off ignored.

  • Dee

    I saw this last night and was disgusted if he thinks this is the way for a conservative or anyone to open a discussion then he’s an idiot, well I can already see that he is.

  • MommieDearest

    *sigh*

    Social media allows idiots to display their idiocity on a world stage.

    *smh*

  • lol

    so where are all the black conservatives to defend him?

  • apple

    these tweets are so disgusting i can’t believe its a real person tweeting..this isn’t a hack or troll???he has a government job??

    this can’t be real huh???

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com Val

    This is why I have no respect for Black people who call themselves Republicans. If you are Black and Republican then these are the kind of people you are aligning yourself with.

  • mike

    If he thinks his insults should be taken as a joke, then all the death threats he is recieving should be taken as a joke….right?

  • Natalie

    Another day….Another bigot. ::yawn::

  • Sunshine

    This has to be a joke. Tell me his account was hacked by a batshit crazy backwoods intern.

  • Anthony

    This racists’ grand parents probably collected lynching postcards. As my mother used to say, a nut doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

  • chnyere

    That right boy, stay true to your racism, don’t act like it was a mistake

  • http://tausi36.wordpress.com PineApple

    Is no one else seeing the pictures of WHO was favoriting this shit??? I see a few BLACK WOMEN’s faces shame shame shame! #Idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore….

  • southrnbelle

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Republican Party.

    Keep talkin’, Pal, keep talkin’!!!!

    What do you suppose his fiance’ does each night besides wake up SCREAMING?!?!?!?!?

  • Anthony

    Val, those are my sentiments too.

  • Anthony

    In a similar vein, a foot in his ass should be seen as good natured horseplay!

  • Anthony

    It’s the Internet, you can never know if the picture posted is the actual person. I would not put it past a racist to post a black woman’s picture as cover.

  • Pat

    Did people actually read his tweets? No, did they comprehend what he is saying beyond the tweet is a better question? He can’t pass this off as a joke. He’s right, he doesn’t have to apologize because we already know you exist and you meant what you said. This is merely a reminder to keep us motivated to fight for fairness, and to continue to work against any more senseless slaughters.

    This bigot is spewing too much hatred –it is more than words. Your actions are clearly stating that if given the opportunity you wouldn’t hesitate to kill a black male. If he is in the wrong place and at the wrong time, or if he looks at you wrong, I think this man will rally some folks and find the nearest tree. He isn’t interested in dialoguing; it is only a claim to maintain his livelihood of occupation if threatened. This bigot stated, “Trayvon Martin was a dangerous thug who needed to be put down like a rabid dog” – yeah, this bigot is laughing unapologetically. If he was remorseful, he wouldn’t have stated something so detrimental in the first place. And people ask why we have black community activist – we have to for when bigots strike via social media or off social media. Obviously, this one is capable of both.

  • cb

    I’m not surprised, he is a representative from South Carolina…the people in his district voted for him…probably numerous of times. The country is showing its true colors, now a black man is President…2 TERMS!!!

  • Dawn Catherine

    I would like everyone to know that I am @dawncatherine , Todd Kincannon wrote a misleading tweet to make it look like I made that statement and support him! I absolutely do not! I actually was defending Trayvon Martin and he tweeted that out in retaliation. Please look through my twitter feed and you will see.

  • jcross

    Yes chnyere, I appreciate his honesty! I’d rather have someone say they hate me to my face than pretend to love me.

  • Sherelle

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Jack

    What a cunt, I can’t understand why he thinks that’s funny, racist piece of shit!

  • Jack

    republicans are all pricks anyway.

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