The Texas Republican Party is telling a vendor who sold campaign buttons it considers racist at a state convention over the weekend that he's no longer welcome.
The head of the Texas GOP says they will "neither tolerate nor profit from bigotry."
The buttons asked, "If Obama is president … will we still call it The White House?" Jonathan Alcox says he was trying to be funny, and based the button on a political cartoon. He describes himself as an independent who may vote for Obama.
But the Texas Republican Party doesn't see the joke. Besides banning Alcox from its future conventions, it's alerting the Republican National Convention about him. And officials say the $1,500 vendor's fee he paid to sell at the state convention is being donated to Midwest flood victims.
It's that last sentence that really makes me happy. I never thought I'd say this, but...Go, Texas GOP!
Now if only they would kick out the person allegedly selling the "Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Deportation" buttons. Or was that the same guy?