Racist East Tennessee Politician Thinks "Leave it to Beaver" was Real?

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Do it for the Beaver.
  • Do it for the Beaver.

Remember that moment in November 2008, following the election of President Obama, when serious news 

Rick AKA Dick
  • Rick AKA Dick
commentators actually bandied around the idea that we might be living in a "post-racial America?" Apparently nobody bothered to tell yahoo/U.S. House candidate Rick Tyler, who's currently running as an independent in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District. 

Tyler has erected a campaign sign that says, "Make America White Again," and a second sign juxtaposing language from Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream," speech with a picture of the White House. A White House festooned with confederate flags, that is.

Classy, right?

Tyler also told WRCB news he was nostalgic for TV shows like Ozzie & Harriet, and the "Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration." And so on.

Because, you know, TV is real. 

According to the New York Daily News Tyler made a post on his website naming Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump as an inspiration. That post has been taken down. 


Ward explains gender roles to Wally. 

UPDATE: The signs have been removed.

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