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February 11, 2016

The Fiercely Opinionated Byron Thomas




Newly minted congressional intern Byron Thomas skyrocketed from no name to HOH Hall of Fame Wednesday, after his email plea seeking fellow patriots to say the “Pledge of Allegiance” with each morning went viral.

“We have American flags in front of every room, but I’ve never seen anyone take the time to proudly say the Pledge of Allegiance. Are we that busy that we can’t take a minute to show some pride and respect for our country?” the aide to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., chided staff on an internal message board.

It’s likely this whole pledge-shirking business has been gnawing away at him since at least late April.

That’s when the frequent CNN iReport contributor rolled up his sleeves (OK, just one of them) and spouted off on the secularism that’s slowly damning our country:

Based the burgeoning library of Thomas’ videos, the self-styled commentator never misses an opportunity to weigh in on the issues of the day, including:

The myriad challenges of a being a black Republican.

Plotting a way forward for conservatives in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision dismantling of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Praising then-GOP hopeful Mark Sanford’s plan to run for South Carolina’s 1st District — even though he clearly states on his page that at the time he was working for the John Kuhn campaign.

Providing such a detailed record of your daily musings might seem terribly self-indulgent to some, but Thomas evidently believes it is all part of the grand design for his life.

“I guess I’m just meant to be a future politician … hopefully that’s what god wants me to do,” he posits.

God and us gossip columnists, man.

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  • everyman

    How is there no mention in this article of the confederate flag hanging behind him? Has anybody asked him what the deal is with that?

    • Bob Khan

      He views it as a symbol of Southern pride. This is actually not that uncommon down in the South and is how the opinion has evolved over time. I’ve seen quite a few Black folks over in Texas with Confederate flag bumper stickers on their trucks. A sizable percentage of our Black Texans are actually descended from free men who took jobs as cattle rustlers and cowboys early in our state’s history. Mel Brooks’s comedy, “Blazing Saddles”, seems even less ridiculous when you know this fact.

      Even though they do fly this flag that stirs up a bunch of mixed emotions, they get highly offended when people call them an “Uncle Tom” and even more so when they see a racist organization such as the KKK flying it.

      Democrats were pro-slavery before and during the Civil War. The Republican party was founded by anti-slavery activists. Now it’s the Democrats screaming the race card the loudest and there are many minorities choosing to fly the Confederate flag to represent Southern pride. Things just change over time and not everything thing is so cut and dry as some would think it to be.

    • Cece Duvall

      Bob Khan’s points are valid and true. However, Byron is also a self-hating negro. This is evidenced by the fact that his about me section on his facebook page, he wrote he is the “I am the nicest, whites, random person you’ll ever meet”. He also mentions his love of white women and his desire to adopt a White baby. Also, he laments African Americans who think slavery was a bad thing (to him it was great because it meant he could live in the USA), people who say Robert E Lee was a racist (when in reality he was a God fearing man who owned just 2 slaves), his dark skin (he always comments on his photos “I’m so dark”), just everything in general about Black people who he does not deem to be “respectable”. Racism isn’t real, especially in the south (despite what his neighbors say) and Black people use it as a crutch. And a sizeable portion of his fb friends are actually racist and their pages have a number of statuses that in essence state “I hate Black people”, and he does not take any issue with their comments. BUT if you insult the South, he will delete it.

  • darthgidget

    have they asked you about your collection of stalin pictures??

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