Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay appeared on “The Steve Malzberg Show” today, where he declared that just about everyone in America has “gotten over” slavery and Jim Crow except for “professional racists” like President Obama.
DeLay was outraged by Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show” last night, where he said that while America has not completely overcome the legacies of racism and slavery in this country, we have made “extraordinary” progress. DeLay disagreed, saying that it is only people like Obama who have been unable to get over these things.
“This is just unbelievable,” DeLay said. “You know, he’s never gotten over his racism. Many of us, in fact, I think the entire country has gotten over slavery and Jim Crow and all of that; it’s the professional racists like Obama and his buddies that can’t get over it because then they’re totally irrelevant.”
Obama and his ilk harp on these issues, DeLay asserted, so that “they can continue their welfare programs that keep people on plantations and dependent on the government” because they know that while there might be a few isolated racists in the country, everyone else has “gotten over slavery and Jim Crow.”