Mad Men’s Jon Hamm: Tea Party Uses Racist ‘Code’ Words

September 20, 2010

(ChattahBox Entertainment News)—Sexy actor Jon Hamm, who plays the complicated Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, is not fooled by the tea party leaders’ dog whistle code words, used to attack President Obama. Socialist, Marxist, Nazi, Kenyan, illegal alien, are all just other ways to express their fear and distrust of our first black president, without using the N-word. Yup, Hamm says the tea party is racist.

Hamm made his remarks during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.

Maher asked, “Anybody think this tea party is racist?

Hamm along with the panel, discussed the former disgraced House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s offensive rhetoric, saying Obama is engaging in “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior,” in a zombie-like fashion in the spirit of his socialist anti-colonialism Kenyan father, he described, as a Lao tribesman.

“That’s what it’s all sort of couched in– this secret agenda. And when they say or Gingrich, says he’s a Lao Tribesman it’s all sort of code,” said Hamm.

Hamm added, “Like we need to take back America– like who are we taking it back from? “I’m pretty sure … ‘we’ as Americans still have America. I don’t know who ‘we’ need to take it back from.”


6 Responses to “Mad Men’s Jon Hamm: Tea Party Uses Racist ‘Code’ Words”

  1. X on September 21st, 2010 1:21 pm

    Jon Hamm is an idiot. You know what that’s code for? IDIOT.

  2. Spf on September 21st, 2010 6:28 pm

    Well, at least he references direct quotes and supports his argument and he does not make the assertion that people who fear the years of pain to come from the massive debt are racists. He didn’t go as far as to say that ALL people who disagree with Barack (including fervent gay rights supporters) are racist so I guess I don’t have to hate him.

    Peggy said it well on the show: Ad people try to stay out of politics. They straddle the line. They don’t pick sides. They sell to whoever. And some advice to Jon Hamm is to curb your tongue to avoid turning off wide and diverse sections of a population with poorly articulated political comments which can quickly become distorted.

    Love the show though. And Don is a D bag but my favorite character.

  3. bill on September 21st, 2010 8:41 pm

    Since when is it a bad thing to be ‘fervently’ for gay rights? How about being for human rights, and all humans being equal?

    At least X is open about the hate. Spf is a bit more oblique and hence reminiscent of the typical Teabagger diatribe. ‘Massive debt’ is a code word Obama haters use because it masks the distaste they have for a black man in office.

    Why? Because Bush put us into the queue for this debt. He racked up the wars and the huge government spending on corporate contracts. He backed the deregulation and removal of oversight for big oil, wall street, banks, you name it. BUSH put us here, economically. NOT Obama.

    Bigots are bigots. Don’t pretend to give a damn about debt when you didn’t care under eight horrific years of massive spending. And don’t forget the bailouts were initiated by… That’s right, BUSH.

  4. Rick Adlam on September 22nd, 2010 11:55 pm

    Don is right. The TEA Party is the new KKK.
    America’s is for white, christian protestants only.
    At any tea party play spot the black african American, or the Muslim, or atheist of any color. You’ll be disappointed.

  5. Connie on September 28th, 2010 8:25 am

    This is a bunch of Bull!! This is about ideas!! It is liberals who want Alinsky, Mao, and Stalin and Chavez type Revolutions and those who believe in the type of Revolution our Founders fought for!! We aren’t perfect but we are a hell of a lot better then the systems I mentioned!!!
    Listen to Colonel Allen West. He not only deserves to win in Congress but he should have been our first black President. I have supported him and so have millions of other white Americans especially in the Tea Party!! Why!!?? Because we agree with him on the ideas!!!

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