Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland lets his true feelings show:
Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.
“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said.
Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”
Remember that Sarah ‘Eagleton’ Palin’s job is to be a mask–to put a fresh, smiling face on the same old GOP policies. But always remember that, deep down, beliefs like Rep. Westmoreland’s are the heart of the Republican Party–of Sarah Palin’s party, John McCain’s party, George Bush’s party.
Look at Palin’s nasty, partisan speech and how the Republican National Convention just ate it up. Of course they hate Obama, of course they think he’s “uppity”–Obama wants to change our broken government, the government Republicans built brick by brick. Obama wants to derail their gravy train and make government work for the American people, not the special interests who write big fat checks to the Republican Party.
That’s why the right is so angry.