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GOP’s Rosa Parks tribute inspires #RacismEndedWhen hashtag
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:24:52 AM »

Posted at 7:39 pm on December 2, 2013 by Twitchy Staff

The GOP has long had trouble with messaging, and a recent tribute to Rosa Parks was no exception. The GOP’s original tweet seemed to suggest that Parks alone had ended racism.
RNC        ✔ @GOP
Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.

Of course, that tweet was immediately mocked by Michael Moore and others.
Michael Moore        ✔ @MMFlint
Did u know racism ended in 1955? RT @GOP: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand & her role in ending racism.

The RNC issued a follow-up tweet attempting to correct the record.
RNC        ✔ @GOP
Previous tweet should have read "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism."

That’s more like it, but it doesn’t provide fodder for liberals to mock Republicans: enter the #RacismEndedWhen hashtag.
CaressAble @Camofojo
#RacismEndedWhen that interracial Cherrios commercial came out

Fortunately, conservatives got into the act as well.
Kathleen McKinley @KatMcKinley
#RacismEndedWhen Dem majority leader Harry Reid said he was relieved Obama had "no negro dialect" & was "lightskinned."

lurkingsmirking @AsinineGeek You inspired me to tweet this -> #RacismEndedWhen Americans got it's first Orange-American to serve as Speaker of the House

whatabouther RT @TheBeatnikBill: #RacismEndedWhen avatar aang restored balance to the four nations

Many more tweets at the twitchy link.

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