Bigot Is Also Liar

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In 2011, Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert had some pretty racist things to say at a tea party rally, according to a video just posted to YouTube:

"I hear ya loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don’ represent the country that ah grew up with. And yer values is not gonna save us. Wer gonna try to take this country back fer the Lord. Wer gonna try to take this country back fer conservatism. And wer not gon' allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!"

The crowd cheered, because Arkansas. But what exactly was it that Rapert was so riled up about in the first place?

"I wonder sometahms, when they invahted all the Moslims to come into tha White House, and have 'em a lil' Ramadan supper, when our president could not take the time to go attend a National Prayer Breakfast. I wonder what he stands fer."

Not that it really matters, but President Obama did attend the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012:

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) takes his seat while being applauded by first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) after addressing the National Prayer Breakfast February 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama defended his economic policies, echoing his recent State of the Union address. Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

And in 2011:

First lady Michelle Obama (L) and U.S. Rep Jeff Miller (R-FL) (R) applaud U.S. President Barack Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February 3, 2011 in Washington. DC. Obama talked about his own faith, the events in Egypt and the recovery of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), whose husband was in attendance. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

And in 2010:

US President Barack Obama acknowledges applause after speaking at the 58th US National Prayer Breakfast February 4, 2010 at a hotel in Washington, DC. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

And in 2009:

US President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, February 5, 2009. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

In short, Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast every year. And, not that it really matters, but President Bush held a Ramadan dinner in the White House in 2008:

President George W. Bush makes remarks during the Iftaar dinner with ambassadors and Muslim leaders held in the State Dining Room of the White House September 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meal marks the end of the daily fast being held for the Isamic month of Ramadan. Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images

And 2007:

Navy Imam Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Abuhena M. Saifulislam (L) gives the prayer at the Iftaar Dinner as President George W. Bush (R) and His Excellency Aziz Mekouar (C), Moroccan ambassador to the U.S., look on in the State Dining Room of the White House October 4, 2007 in Washington, DC. During the traditional meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, President Bush said that the U.S. has a proud history of standing with Muslims. Photo: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images

And 2006:

US President George W. Bush speaks during an iftar dinner in the State Dining Room at the White House 16 October 2006 in Washington. The White House hosted its 6th iftar, the meal which breaks Muslims' daytime fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images

And 2005:

US President George W Bush (R) speaks to guests during an iftar dinner, breaking the Ramadan fast, in the State Dining Room at the White House 17 October 2005 in Washington with ambassadors from Islamic nations. On left is Saudi ambassador to the US Prince Turki al-Faisal, others are unidentified. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images

And 2004:

U.S. President George W. Bush (C) speaks at an Iftaar dinner hosted in the State Dining Room at the White House on November 10, 2004 in Washington, DC. The Iftaar Dinner ends the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

And 2003:

US President George W. Bush (L) addresses an Iftaar dinner 07 November, 2002, at the White House State Dining Room, to celebrate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahayan (R) and Khaled Saffuri of the Islamic Institute (2nd-R) listened.

And 2002:

US President George W. Bush (L) addresses an Iftaar dinner 07 November, 2002, at the White House State Dining Room, to celebrate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahayan (R) and Khaled Saffuri of the Islamic Institute (2nd-R) listened. Photo: MIKE THEILER/Getty Images

And 2001:

US President George W. Bush, with US Attorney General John Ashcroft (L), Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan binAbd al-Aziz al-Saud (2nd-L) and US Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks 19 November 2001 before a prayer by Imam Abdullah Muhammad Khouj during a Ramadan dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush hosted some 50 ambassadors from Muslim countries at the White House as Washington steps up its campaign to court Muslim opinion and widen its appeal for humanitarian support and the rights of women in Afghanistan. Photo: SHAWN THEW/Getty Images

In short, Bush held a Ramadan dinner in the White House every year. But sure, yeah, minorities ruining America.