Mr. Blackwell, given your lack of inclination, let me respond in my own half-assed way.
There a segment of the republican party that seems to take pride in their racism. I find it disgusting. I wish the republicans that feel otherwise would speak the f*** up about it. In the absence of them being vocal, I, who claim no party affiliation, will gladly speak up instead.
No, I don't believe that "all republicans are evil/bad/ignorant/what-the-hell-ever", but this one is. Not because he's a republican, but because he's an ignorant, arrogant person, who has the power and influence to do great harm by virtual of his political position, regardless of party affiliation. I'd have posted the same story if he'd been a democrat because filth is filth.