Scott TerryPresident Obama and the Democratic Party whacked the Grand Ole Party with an unforeseen combination in the 2012 presidential and state elections: Minorities combined with women combined with Generation Y equaled a landslide victory.

In the four months since the major defeat on local, state and national platforms, GOP leaders have been repackaging and rebranding the party’s message to appeal to a wider voting margin. The Conservative Political Action Committee was the ideal platform to debut shiny, upgraded, glitzy Republicans. The annual meeting of leaders, including birther Donald Trump and ideologue Ann Coulter, was supposed to showcase a GOP that ardors minorities, women and young folks and want us to focus on the economy instead of our wombs, voter suppression laws and gerrymandered district lines.

Instead of a transformed GOP, Republicans appeared old, rusty and out-of-touch at CPAC. A prime example of their delusional understanding of voter attraction was the featured panel promoting “Frederick Douglass Republicans.” Controversy erupted when K. Carl Smith, a Douglass Republican, was interrupted by a white North Carolinian man attempting to defend slavery. Scott Terry, 30, asked Smith if “separate but equal” politics is beneficial to the GOP. Smith referenced Douglass’ letter of forgiveness to his former master in his answer, which led to Terry’s response: “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Then Terry muttered, “Why can’t we just have segregation?”

He tried it. So, Frederick Douglass should’ve thanked his former owner for feeding and housing him after he was stolen from his native land? We should bow and kiss the feet of the master for whipping us, separating our families and leaving us with eternal oppression psyches.

ThinkProgress, a left-leaning blog, spoke with Terry after the panel. When asked if he’d be comfortable in a culture where minorities are subservient, he said “I’d be fine with that” because federal legislation has “systematically disenfranchised” whites. He also lambasted the GOP for seeking a diverse voting base.

“It seems to me that you’re reaching out to voters that might fit the program you’re speaking of at the expense of young, white, Southern males like myself,” Terry said.

This was one of several panels emblematic of the issues facing the GOP. Other panels included “The Uninvited,” which featured anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller; “Stop THIS: Threats, Harassment, Intimidation, Slander & Bullying from the Obama Administration,” a panel designed to teach conservatives how to counter accusations of bigotry; and the most popular panel, “Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?”

Racism can’t be camouflaged with a political rebranding.

Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus realizes the party’s failures, but offers no solutions.  “Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country,” he wrote in the RNC’s annual report. “If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e. self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence.”

The GOP has a race issue and CPAC exposed it.

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  • Val

    Lol. The Republicans really put crazy on display at CPAC! I swear, those people never fail to be exactly who they are. Racism and bigotry are so engrained in that Party that it’s going to take 50 or 60 years to make any real changes. Which means the Republican Party will probably die a horrible death in the next 10 to 20 years. It’s going to be fun to watch!

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      @VAL

      What a bunch of nut jobs. I wanna know what is it about black men that drives white men to lose their maw-f*ckin- minds.
      Chinese, Arabs, and Indians are gaining traction….some even ramming planes into buildings..yet they still obsessed with blacks.

      Give a scientist a billion dollars to study that one. It’s like they can’t function unless they have someone to hate.

  • TajMarie

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least and there are some people who will still foolishly claim that we live in a post-racial society. At least this guy is stating his actual views. However, a number of white people (both liberal and conservatives) don’t like to revisit slavery because it brings shame and they don’t want to believe that the U.S. has been capable of such atrocity although they will never deny the Holocaust. That is part of the reason why this guy is ignorantly stating that slaves were at least “house and fed” while ignoring the fact that women were raped, family members were separated, people were brutally whipped, and slaves, at times, were lynched for the h*ll of it. Moreover, they have already and continue to write off Blacks and are only worrying about how they can fool Hispanics into voting for them since they are now the largest minority in terms of population. However, since the “guy” feels that the system has “systematically disenfranchised” whites, I would challenge him to show his grades and credentials and then sure enough, we will see how “candid” he becomes in that matter.

  • I know that people are free to pick whatever they want and Blacks are not ones who all think the same…….But please! I have to look long and hard at women, Minorities and Gays who choose to be a part of the GOP in this time. Man those people are pure KKK and I can’t even believe that any sane person from the these groups would want to be a part of that side show…….and listen to this arse and that dumb Sarah Palin with her “word salads”….Oh man, then Trump, who has truly made an arse of himself. Why would any one with common sense want to sit in a conference and listen to these loonies speak? I couldn’t even believe that the good Doctor was there….Dr. Ben Carson made me look at him as never before. What are they getting from being in the same company with that scum at that conference?

  • I bet that loser is also a Christian

    • Daijana

      Wow.

  • Treece

    People think that because of the GOP antiquated beliefs and values about America(about race, among other issues) that it will crumble in lieu of a more enlightened nation. But lets just think about this for a second….this man is 30. That is relatively young to have such “circa 1945” attitudes about Blacks. He’ll probably teach his children the same values and beliefs he shares and the cycle continues. As it has been said, there are probably thousands of people under the sound of that man’s voice that heard his ignorance and did not challenge it. That is because they believe it too. A lot of Whites are afraid right now to admitt it openly (even among thier like-minded peers), but they also would go along with some type of Jim Crow law segregation, (if not slavery) if put to a vote.

    Racism and bigotry is bubbling now underneath the surface people. It has not gone anywhere. The election of Pres. Obama turned the heat up. Eventually (God knows when) it’s going to boil over because most White people don’t want to talk about it, they feel threatened, and will always feel threatened. This fosters hatred, and covering up hatred, and the pot just keeps bubbling. KKK mentality and tactics haven’t gone anywhere. For every old racist fart that dies there are babies poised to take their place, ready to have chip firmly placed on their shoulder whenever a Black person succeeds at anything that most Whites don’t expect them to……