Bill Hobbs has his own snail-mail troll: and it is none other than Rev. George Brooks of Murfreesboro.
Brooks gained notoriety earlier this year for circulating fliers claiming that “Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and the Jews Hate Jesus.” (Brooks is a Tinker supporter, although he doesn’t actually live in the district.) Brooks’ family in Memphis quickly distanced themselves from the crazy-cousin and threw their support behind Cohen.
Now, the cousin (who is also an Obama supporter) is playing pen pal with Hobbs (a Republican blogger and the TN GOP communications director) and you’ve just got to go read the letter.
Along with some rantings about the Black Jesus, gay Congressmen and Steve Cohen, Brooks also says if the whites in the Tennessee GOP continue to talk against blacks in politics and religion, he and many others are prepared to play the dozens.
Bottom Line: the guy has got more problems than a math book.
And if this were a battle between anti-semitic, homophobic loons and the normal people, considering that I occasionally vote Republican, am offended by Brooks and feel the need to defend Steve Cohen, who is also Newscoma‘s political boyfriend – I’d volunteer to go in as a ringer.
(See, ya’ll might not know this – but playing the dozens is one of my special talents. Growing up, holding your own in verbal sparring matches was a necessary skill. I later honed this skill by participating in competitive sports and after ten years of marriage, I could go pro – if there was such a thing.
Trust me, I’ve got more “You so ugly… ” and “Yo’ Mama” jokes than a fish has got scales – and I’ve never played the dozens with a so-called preacher before.)
BUT here’s the problem: Brooks indicated this was a white v. black thing, and I don’t fit either one of those categories. So… how about I start the “Other” team and trash talk to both sides.
You know like: “Barack Obama is so skinny, he makes his Senate record look like a copy of War and Peace. John McCain is so old, there’s a picture of Jesus in his high school yearbook. Barack Obama is so slippery, duct tape won’t stick. And: the TN GOP is so dirty, they were once banned from the sewage plant for fear they’d contaminate the place.
Hey, will I be getting a trophy for this?