In what can only be described as one part homoeroticism and one part disguised racism, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour stated that professional YouTube screamer and occasional N.J. Governor, Chris Christie, should’ve branded the behind of the President during his “all about me” speech at the RNC.
”While I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt,” said Barbour, according to The Hill. “I thought he did what he was supposed to do.”
Unless Barbour was designing a radical new weight loss exercise for Christie, suggesting that a white guy brand the behind of a black man is probably not the best reference to make, especially considering Barbour’s somewhat troublesome history of racial remarks. Barbour got into hot water in 2010 with his revisionist understanding of the South, in defense of racist Citizens Councils that ruled the South before and during the civil rights era.
“Because the business community wouldn’t stand for it,” he said, according to the Huffington Post. “You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK . Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that said anybody who started a chapter of the Klan would get their ass run out of town. If you had a job, you’d lose it. If you had a store, they’d see nobody shopped there. We didn’t have a problem with the Klan in Yazoo City.”
Barbour should probably stick to eating them buttery biscuits and stay clear of race relations.