Minnesota Republican state representative Pat Garofalo has never been the smartest, most sophisticated man in the room: unless that room is at this event. (Example: In Oct. he proposed that the new Vikings Stadium be allowed to sell guns during games).
But when one mixes dumb with racist, the result is an incredible tweet like this:
Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime
— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
Not really sure what prompted this tweet, if anything: quite possibly Garofalo was just sitting around one day and realized he hadn’t been publicly racist lately.
Before we go any further, let’s meet Pat Garofalo:
* In Oct. 2013, objected strenuously to the fact that a provision in the lease for the new Vikings’ stadium prohibits gun sales.
* Called a teachers’ union a hate group.
* In a spat with liberal blogger Eric Pusey, tried to make a point by tweeting “Your last name tells me all I need to know about you.”
So that’s the level of brain kilowatts and maturity we’re dealing with here.
And now a sampling the reaction so far:
While every other racist in politics talks about welfare or drugs, Pat Garofalo just goes straight for the gold. https://t.co/RIn7cTg1NU
— Jake (@ravensfan40) March 10, 2014
Thinkin’ about Minnesota House Rep 58B Pat Garofalo while the chorus to Randy Newman’s “Rednecks” skips through my head over and over.
— Jeb Lund (@Mobute) March 10, 2014
So far I haven’t seen any reaction from actual NBA players, who are probably too smart to get into an argument with him. Because any NBA player with a Twitter account can spot a troll when he sees one, even if he’s wearing a suit.