BUT MAYBE HE”S A MUSLIM AL FALFA
Florida Republican congressional hopeful Corey Poitier used the name “Buckwheat” during a speech on healthcare reform in an apparent reference to President Barack Obama
In his speech to Broward County Republicans Monday, Poitier, 36, who is the only Republican candidate running to fill the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democrat, said, “Listen up, Buckwheat — this is not how it is done,” the Miami Herald reported.
“Buckwheat” is a character from the 1920s Our Gang and The Little Rascals, the Herald reported. The character is considered by many African-Americans to be disparaging.
“The press has run amok with this and turned me into a racist. I’ve never seen Buckwheat as a disparaging character. People love Buckwheat,” said Poitier, who is black.
In a related development, the findings of a Harris poll show that 25% of registered Republicans believe that Mr. Obama is the Anti-Christ.
Other findings in the online poll of 2,230 people conducted from March 1 through 8 are as follows:
Two thirds of Republicans — 67 percent — and 40 percent of Americans overall, believe that Obama is a socialist.
A majority of Republicans — 57 percent — and 32 percent overall believe that Obama is a Muslim.
45 percent of Republicans, and 25 percent overall, believe that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president.”
38 percent of Republicans, and 20 percent overall, say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did.”
“The very large numbers of people who believe all these things of President Obama help to explain the size and strength of the Tea Party Movement,” Harris Interactive says in a release.