Michigan GOP official: ‘Herd all the Indians’ to Detroit, build a fence and throw in corn

By Toyacoyah Brown on January 22, 2014
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A Republican county official in Michigan is in hot water after making racial comments about Detroit, including the idea that the city should be turned into a detention center for “all the Indians.”

In a recent interview for a profile by The New Yorker titled “Drop Dead, Detroit!” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson admitted, “Anytime I talk about Detroit, it will not be positive. Therefore, I’m called a Detroit basher. The truth hurts, you know? Tough sh*t.”

Patterson also proposed a fix to Detroit’s financial problems: Turn the city into a reservation for Native Americans.

“I made a prediction a long time ago, and it’s come to pass. I said, ‘What we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and the corn.’”

After Detroit officials and activists reacted with outrage, Patterson’s office released a statement accusing The New Yorker of having an “agenda.”

“It is clear Paige Williams had an agenda when she interviewed County Executive Patterson,” the statement said. “She cast him in a false light in order to fit her preconceived and outdated notions about the region.”

Activists with Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network had planned a news conference on Tuesday to call for Patterson to apologize.

Watch this video from WXYZ, broadcast Jan. 20, 2014.

Read more coverage from Raw Story.


TOPICS: Blog, Featured, Native American Culture

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79 Responses to “Michigan GOP official: ‘Herd all the Indians’ to Detroit, build a fence and throw in corn”

  1. Bill Davis says:

    Evil Republican asshole.

  2. Anjanette @MommaYoung says:

    He couldn’t even offer an apology?.

  3. Jo Oppenheimer says:

    Brooks Patterson needs to learn that his prejudice attitudes do not fly. He needs to be censored by the powers-that-be or, even better, lose his position as a county esecutive. There are consequences to stupidity.

    • Shelly M. Greene says:

      If we took out all the racists in our government we’d have no govt. Benjamin Franklin said, “against the Indian, we must take up the hachett and not put it down until all the Indians, in all the states, are exterminated.” Been around for a while folks. It’s not going away.

      • e.c. says:

        I can’t find a reference to Franklin every saying anything of the kind, except for links in this article. ie: your comment. Franklin was a keen polymath and a Rosicrucian. He loved culture and exploring the inner mechanisms of cultural differences. Franklin adored and respected the native cultures of North America much more than you realize. It’s shameful and shitty of you to besmirch his name like this. Blow it out your arse, lady.

        http://mith.umd.edu//eada/html/display.php?docs=franklin_bagatelle3.xml

  4. Native1 says:

    He needs to be scalped!

  5. Rebekka Price says:

    If this man is so unhappy where he lives, he should move, it is because of people like him that racism of all kinds still goes on ! He should be ashamed of himself, I myself have a lot of Cherokee and other types of indian blood r in my family and children ! We are all here to co-exsist with one another, some people are so closed minded, that it starts to make them look hateful and stupid. It does’nt make any sense to me why people act and say some of the things that they say nowdays, alott of us americans do carry some percentage of indian in our heritages, and he probably does to ! Yes he needs to apologize !

  6. paul l cochran sr. says:

    This is one crazy dam racist with NO place in our society so I say take you asinine, racist remarks and go live in North Korea! My wife is a Native American and the Native American have fought courageously for the United States and to say these demeaning words like herding Indians and throwing them blankets is as low in the human race you can get! You are a very sorry individual!

  7. Jessica says:

    I think this racist bastard needs to put in his resignation!

  8. kathi roach says:

    OMG…I cannot believe this statement…how about if he said round up all the BLacks and put a fence around it and throw in some chicken and watermelon…what the “F”…this would have made national news and everyone would have been in an uproar…AL Sharpton…you don’t need to do ANYTHING for the Native Americans, your a racist idiot. The Native Nation doesn’t need your help. We are educated well enough to stand our own ground. And where is our PRESIDENT during a statement like this..Hmmm…oh I’m sorry…it didn’t offend your nationality?? I am appalled over this statement, and the man should spend some time in jail for a hate crime. The Nations should be jumping ALL over this in outrage, and making sure that this type of statement doesn’t go unpunished…The Native Americans have been hushed up, stifled long enough…I can’t believe this statement was tolerated by anyone…

    • Drew Waepew-Awaehsaeh says:

      I agree 110% with your comment Kathi!!!

    • Steve RavenHawk says:

      I have never understood why the whites think there the only ones on this earth that is pure. I think wrong. No matter where you go ,if you have different skin, your not worth anything. This ass hole should be duct taped to a chair in a field with honey over him and let the ants eat him alive ,

    • laughingwater Vicki Lawana says:

      This remark by this ass wipe is horrific in 2014. I have two children who are black, irish, italian and native american. I am irish, italian and native american. My grandchildren are the same as my two boys. I was raised not to say these negative things about anyone. Bigots have no place in society. I like Al Sharpton and he fights against these type of people and he is a guy who is not a bigot. the only reason someone would make a derogatory comment about Al Sharpton is that they are a bigot too. Bigotry whether it be with any culture or color or whatever is wrong. my grandmother from Oklahoma raised me that way. I am 64.

  9. Lynett says:

    The world is evil and you make it this way. KARMA A WORD YOU WILL LEARN!!!!!!

  10. Jeremy OneStanding says:

    This is an outrage! How is it people like this are given the opportunity to run our country? We have fought and fought to establish even the smallest amount of recognition in this country founded on hate, slavery, racism, biggitry, and bias opinions! Brooks Paterson you should be extremely ashamed of yourself! You have NO RIGHT to say the things you did! Our people have dealt with enough of this! Losing our lands to greedy money hungry people, Taking us from our parents and sending us off to boarding schools to wash away our language, being physically and sexually abused for speaking our language, outlawing our spirituality, trying to kill the Indian and save the man? Lies after lies, treaties after treaties being broken! This is the mentality of the politicians STILL IN OFFICE TODAY!!!! They are STILL taking our children from us! They are STILL trying to take our land!!! And they are STILL trying to rid of us!!! They will never stop and they will NEVER UNDERSTAND! Why? Because they refuse and don’t care! You money grubbing politicians are all after one thing. To line your pockets. But you obviously don’t care what you do to the earth do you? Ground fracking, tar sands, pipe lines, oil spills. Let me get on oil spills. How many just in the last 2 years? TOO MANY TO COUNT!! And this isn’t any accident! Happens way too often to be an accident! These people are trying to kill us! And not only us as Indian people but us as a nation! Do you Americans honestly think we are free? So think about it. This Asshole Paterson is merely just a pawn in this whole charade of political shenanigans. Think about this, while we are focused on this douche bag and his racist comments, what is happening right under our noses while we are disrupted by this fake excuse of a human being. So I urge you all my relatives to get back on track to the world around us and not worry about this small time politician’s comments. We need to focus on the bigger picture of what is happening around us. Aho Wapila Metakuyapi

    • clarrissa lee moon says:

      I’m glad I am not the only one to notice too many in too close a time frame to be an “accident” I too believe they are deliberately doing it.

  11. Mishomis Lewis says:

    I feel sorry for this powdered wigged, stuffed shirt, pompous ass and his family as I am sure they have many negative things to say about other people and not just limit their prejudice to Native Americans. Being Native American, I can just say to Brooks Patterson…Bring it on! I dealt with people like you my whole life and you are a sorry excuse for a Michigan representative. P.S I have my own blankets and corn.

  12. Steven Scott says:

    No they should turn it into a lunatic asylum and put all the wacko Republicans in there and forget the Blankets and corn

  13. Cindy Blizzard says:

    It’s people like Brooks Patterson who needs to be headed into a pen and have food thrown in to you because you like so many others who hold public office that are the real threat to life as we know it. Shame on you Patterson and anyone else who would dare to take anything else from the Native Americans. I think you’ve taken enough. It’s time for the good people in Michigan to band together and get rid of your sorry hide. Elect someone with a heart and soul because you sir have lost yours. You sicken me

  14. Alamosaurus says:

    Impeachment proceedings should be started at once against this a$$hole

  15. Ellaine Ashby says:

    Doesn’t GOP mean “racist” in America. Or perhaps it means “stupid old right wing racist white man”

    I am a “left wing middle aged non-racist white woman” in case anyone wants to know. I also have black children, First Nations aunties and cousins, Vietnamese cousins and various Chinese relatives along with my white European aunts, uncles, brothers sisters and parents.

    This old man needs to take his narrow ass out of politics.

  16. Robin says:

    Looks like old Patterson partakes of the vine a lot….yeah.. The reporter Had an agenda to make him look like the asshole racist he is

  17. Jeremy OneStanding says:

    This is beyond an outrage! How is it people like this are given the opportunity to run our country? We have fought and fought to establish even the smallest amount of recognition in this country founded on hate, slavery, racism, bigotry, and bias opinions! Brooks Paterson, you should be extremely ashamed of yourself! You have NO RIGHT to say the things you did! Our people have dealt with enough of this hatred and ignorance!Losing our lands to greedy money hungry people, Taking us from our parents and sending us off to boarding schools to wash away our language, being physically and sexually abused for speaking our language, outlawing our spirituality to replace with christianity, trying to kill the Indian and save the man? Lies after lies, treaties after treaties being broken! This is the mentality of the politicians STILL IN OFFICE TODAY!!!! They are STILL taking our children from us! They are STILL trying to take our land!!! And they are STILL trying to rid of us!!! They will never stop and they will NEVER UNDERSTAND! Why? Because they refuse and don’t care! You money grubbing politicians are all after one thing. To line your pockets. But you obviously don’t care what you do to the earth do you? Ground fracking, tar sands, pipe lines, oil spills. Let me get on oil spills here for a moment. How many just in the last 2 years? TOO MANY TO COUNT!! And this isn’t any accident! Happens way too often to be an accident! This is INTENTIONAL! These people are trying to kill us! And not only us as Indian people but us as a nation! Do you Americans honestly think we are free as a people? Do you think your vote even matters? The are gonna rip apart this land no matter what we say. So think about it. This Asshole Paterson is merely just a pawn in this whole charade of political shenanigans. Think about this, while we are focused on this douche bag and his racist comments, what is happening right under our noses while we are disrupted by this fake excuse of a human being. So I urge you all my relatives to get back on track to the world around us and not worry about this small time politician’s comments. We need to focus on the bigger picture of what is happening around us. Aho Wapila Metakuyapi

  18. Colleen Gallagher says:

    How ignorant can this man be?! Surely, he should be fired from his position & hey, lets round him up behind fences & throw him a few pigs to wallow in the mud with! Perhaps we should put him on display in a zoo, for I do believe he belongs there!

  19. Selena Akerley says:

    Apologize! That puke needs to step down! NOW!!! Take him to Detroit, build a fence around him and throw him some corn! I’ll just bet that this doesn’t ever make national news!!!

  20. Mary Roof says:

    Well,this is the way I

  21. Mary Roof says:

    Well, the way I see it is that someone that stupid to make an out loud statement like that is stupid and racist probably holds aplace with the KKK…..and if he checked his damn genealogy then he would find more then he bargained for.He

  22. Mary Roof says:

    Well, the way I see it is that someone that stupid to make an out loud statement like that is stupid and racist probably holds a place with the KKK…..and if he checked his own damn genealogy then he would find more then he bargained for.He is a stupid wants to be man that knows nothing about our heritage I am very PROUD OF MY PEOPLE…we live in peace and harmony to this day,the goverment and white men took our land and promises nothing but lies were made and given that stupid idiot from a Mother and holds a place in with the KKK..$100.00 And he is probably involved in the Masonic Group.Keep your mouth shut and your eyes in back of your head…fool of a man

  23. Mary Roof says:

    Well, here is the way I see it someone that stupid and racist KKK has to ho

  24. Michael Scott says:

    It really boggles the mind that politicians can be so completely lame-brained. I mean, even if that were his stance, you’d think he’d realize that to express it openly would be counter-productive. Unfortunately Jo, there are not always consequences to stupidity though… Consider the phenomenon of “George Bush junior”.

    • clarrissa lee moon says:

      They think they are untouchable now. Not just the Reps but the Demss too. Obama has gotten away with so many illegal incidences and have designed enough laws now that they ALL think they can do whatever they want, say what they want and nothing will happen to them now. Enough of our civil and Constitutional safe guards have been bent beyond all recognition and no one does anything. Yes we shout, we email, we call and we threaten with our votes but bottom line is they have to all rigged. They dont care now. And with the attacks on our Second amendments rights, if they succeed completely, will be the final nail in our coffin.Indian or white, black wont matter..they have us right where they want us now and are acting like untouchable gods that are about to rain hell on all of us while they smile. They have the money, they believe they are better than us and now they want the cake, the icing and the cherry on top. Over our dead bodies from the GMO foods they feed us to the vaccines they force on us and finally from the “Nuisance abatement teams” if we dont die fast enough. You watch Fema camps and such will be totally indiscriminate. The only thing is if your not one of them you’ll be gassed sooner or later. It’ll happen if we let them continue very soon you watch.

  25. Kate says:

    He’s senile!

  26. Kim Trujillo says:

    Another moneyed clown who was raised on everything stolen
    from someone else. Speak of a thug mentality!

  27. CherokeeBee says:

    I lived in MI for many years and sadly, this is par for the course for this fool.

  28. linda a johnson says:

    WHO THE HELL IS THIS BUFFOON??? and why is he getting ”air”time–???

  29. Rathahonni says:

    I applaud the man for stating what he really thinks,he has exposed himself.

  30. Sheldon Snell Penobscot Nation says:

    This is a sad day for Amercia no matter what color your skin is. I truly ashamed not of being an Indian but because that we all still have to live in a country where we all cant get along.No wonder we ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING WITH SOMEONE . nOT THAT THEY DIDNT DESERVE IT. MY POINT IS ITS 2014 FOR CHRIST SAKES . THE WAR IS OVER MOVE ON. P.S. IM PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PENOBSCOT NATION ON INDIAN ISLAND MAINE

  31. Lani says:

    It seems that the USA is becoming the next Nazi Germany and that the ‘Jewish question’ of that time has now become the ‘Indian question’ and this is just disgusting. Sadly I’m seeing this kind of racism by the ultra right wing ‘Conservative government’ rearing its ugly head here in Canada too.

  32. Richard says:

    Remember him and all in his Party when elections roll back around. They all think the same way most just haven’t said it out in public. Vote agaist that party because if they get their way it is folks like us who will get the Shotty end again.

  33. Jay Winter Nightwolf says:

    Why does this not come as a surprise to me?…..and it shouldn’t come as one to you or any other real member of “The Human Family”. After all these years of holding the American Indian in protective custody, people like this racist white bastard are allowed to prevail.

    Just a few days ago another high ranking official of the Republican made disparaging remarks about Black people the word Nigga and lazy Blacks in an interview I heard on Democracy Now hosted by Amy Goodman on Pacifica. He was asked to step from his position by the Republican high leadership of Fools and Racist Idiots. So what the hell is next other than their Prisoner of War Camps aka Indian Reservations.

    So what do we do now. Talk and talk about this mess again. Or do we take the necessary measures for the Human Family to protect each other from these racist white men in power and their sell outs of all that have found it convenient to take the crumbs off of their tables.

    It you really want to get an deeper understanding where all of this came from, think we should all google Tim Wise and listen to what he has to say. Tim Wise is the brother that broke down this whole construct known as “White Privilege.”

  34. Raven Moonstar says:

    Who would think in these modern times that there were still such ignorant people. I can only say he should never be allowed to run for ANY public office, not ever. What a terrible person. Whoever led him to believe he was any better than any of my native brothers or sisters?

  35. Jay Winter Nightwolf says:

    Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and the NAACP are not a friend of the Indian. They only show up when TV cameras are tolling. Tune in Friday afternoon from 1 – 2 PM to my Native Broadcast on Pacifica – WPFW 89.3 FM (The American Indians’ Truths – the Most Dangerous Show on Radio)and listen to how we deal with these fools. We are 13 years and running out of Washington, D. C.

  36. My InfoRobert Stone Sr says:

    May God Bless All Of My people, and someone please get that a$$ hole out of office now. Robert Gray Feather.

  37. Sharon Mays Cole says:

    That’s a shame the very people who have been affronted by his offhand comments, must put themselves in harm’s way by braving the life-threatening bitter cold outside his Oakland county office, in order to express their public outcry in an act of public demonstration to the irresponsible bigotry vomited from the lips of a 24-year elected official. How dare he suggest to “herd” Native people anywhere, as if Native people are four-legged animals. Then to suggest to incarcerate them within the city by fencing them in. Then finally, suggest to feed people more uncivilly than even cattle are fed, by throwing food (most likely GMO corn) and blankets over the said fence. How uncivilized is that notion may I ask? It’s something you couldn’t imagine anyone would say even after drinking dinner in a seedy bar. It’s deplorable. Coming from an elected official it’s not just in poor taste, it’s something that requires a fix, a contrite one, the sooner the better.
    As a lawyer and a public servant, Patterson should more than know better than to make such a vile and disrespectful remark against the nation’s first people and the city of Detroit as well. Anywhere this would be unacceptable but especially since the namesake city of Pontiac is the county seat of his elected district. What an impoverished display of conjecture from a public leader anywhere near the former footsteps of the great Chief Pontiac. I’m convinced his spirit must be grieved that some two hundred and fifty years after his famous meeting in the area, Indigenous people remain socially cast off- to the extent that an elected official is comfortable enough to make cavalier quips about Native people that come off as wildly racist, ignorant, despicable and outdated.
    Also to make comments about the predominantly Black city of Detroit while it is going through the worst financial times ever, or any time for that matter, is an outrage coming from a city official. It is pure bigotry and elitist to be perched in a suburban office and verbally blast the largest city near you that without its existence Oakland county might still be resting quite well in the original hands of the Three Fires Nations of the Ojibwe, Bodewademi and Odawa! Instead of downgrading Detroit you should be thanking history and the spirit of Chief Pontiac for the fact that you have your well-heeled position today. I’m sure Chief Pontiac still travels his old hunting grounds and looks with disbelief and dismay of how Native people are still being treated.
    All in all, Mr. Patterson should in the least make an apology, even though it’s clear he truly feels what he has said. Yet for the generations of Native children, Detroit’s children, his children, and all future children, he should apologize for his hurtful words to both Native Americans and Detroiters and all who have been harmed by his careless and hurtful words. He has been in office long enough and as an attorney to know the true weight and legacy of the spoken word. No matter who has interviewed him or what their agenda might be, he formed those words in his heart and spewed them carelessly, so now he is responsible for the harm they have caused.
    Word up, Mr. Patterson, don’t downgrade Native people or Detroit, it’s not nice. In the words of the Detroit-based rap talent, Wrong Crowd Clik, Detroit is “…always filthy, still we shinin’…”, which demonstrates in urban words and music the very vibrant anthem-like spirit that has always been a mainstay of the Motor City. While you’re telling your children NOT to visit Detroit, you might want to check their cell phones. Never know, one day you might be visiting Detroit to see your very own grandchildren. Wouldn’t that be a mouthful? One never knows…
    Proud Saginaw/Chippewa Ojibwekwe born in the “D”

  38. Cathy nottingham says:

    No one has the right to attack n insult a race regardless. I blamed people who voted him into office. White man has attacked the Black, Jews, Asia n Indians and killed many n they have no ashame for the crimes against humanity. Question who gives him the right to feel privileges when his wealth comes from the back of the poor?

  39. Jenny says:

    You ALL are wrong – you should read the extended article.
    he doesn’t mean literal Indians should be put in Detroit. What he’s saying is that people have been promised things in Detroit in much the same way they were on Indian reservations. Read the whole thing and extended articles. It’s more or less a statement on the broken promises of government. With so many decades of failure – it’s an analogy – how Detroit has been treated is much like how the Indians were once treated. Don’t perpetrate a reporter who was purposefully trying to get you to react poorly – say SHAME ON YOU to her – and then also, be responsible adults and read read read before you judge!! Reporters LOVE to have you look at their one-lined headlines and react. Shameful.

  40. Paul Thomas Cahill says:

    Born and raised in Bay City, I left MI before I turned 30. I was thinking of moving back, to be near my grandchildren, but I’ve been having second thoughts. Cretins like this one aren’t making my decision any easier.

  41. Vivian Tanis says:

    I’m a Republican and a Native American and that is down right appalling and shameful. What an asshole!! he doesn’t represent me. Stupid moron.

  42. Lawrence says:

    And if he’d have said: “Let’s just take all the N*****s, and throw in watermelon and chitlins…” , Could you imagine?! Well, what he said was just as inflammatory and insulting!! I for one DEMAND an apology!! Who does he think he is?! I am outraged!!

  43. skip says:

    Apology hell, build a fence around him and throw him a blanket and corn!! that is unbelievable !

  44. jeff williams says:

    FATHER AND CREATOR GAVE ME A POWERFUL WORD LAST MONTH ON TH HEALING OF THE NATIONS WHICH HAS INDEED BEGUN ALREADY AND HE HAS SPOKEN THAT THIS LAND WILL BE RESTORED AND AUTHORITY GIVEN BACK TO THE RIGHTFUL PEOPLE THE NATIVES IN WHICH IT WAS STOLEN FROM,,,THIS MAN WILL EAT HIS WORDS AS THIS WILL BE DONE WITH A QUICKENING SPIRIT THE FATHER SAYS AND WILL BEGIN AT THE VERY END OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS,,,MUCH MORE TO THE WORD HE GAVE ME BUT THIS JUST GOT TO ME SO I FELT TO COMMENT HERE,,,,PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU ALL,,,,,,,,JEFF WILLIAMS

  45. Eldon says:

    Need to put his cracker A** on a sinking ship and send him back to his mother land!

  46. Justin South says:

    I can never understand why Americans hate each other so much.

  47. Reynaldo Mejia says:

    He’s lucky I’m not in michigan I’ll sue him for that statement period….. Ain’t no Apology going to be taking …

  48. Karl says:

    I’ve grown up all my life with Racist Pigs and I’m sure my great grandchildren will too, It doesn’t surprise me to see more and more Idiots coming out of their closets more each day! It will never get any better and all we can do is pray for the sick Bastards they are!!! This is one Native’s Passamaquoddy/Malliseet’s Pride you will never break !!!

  49. Elaine says:

    It’s too late for an apology, it has been said and published and its not going away easy. I wouldn’t even accept his apology now. racist government officials should be automatically removed of their positions for any comments made that hurt an individual race or such.

  50. Reality says:

    Don’t get it twisted, maybe 5% of white people have good hearts and are genuine. After 450+ years of slavery suffering and death did Natives and Blacks get some kind of pseudo justice. Why are we surprised, this is how white people think and those that passively let their people more violent brethren rule. If white people were so kind and gentle why did it take over 450 years for such compassion to reach the slaves and natives?!? They are devils, aka de-valuers of life and seek to spread their mental disease called white supremacy. Not possible for black people to be racist, they didn’t create a country or infrastructure to cut down others. Very few whites who value black life in Amerikkka, most don’t see us a human beings or equal to themselves. They are the man of sin as described in the scriptures and the synagogue of satan and dumb devils are being removed by the God of Righteousness.

  51. Jeanette says:

    Ignorant old man with no wisdom.

  52. Bret Brewster says:

    I agree with Vivian, who is this fool and how was someone dumb enough to let him say such a thing, I too am a right wing supporter , but think this ass should ” have a blanket thrown to him” stupid douche-bag this is not what the right wing represents only some dumb old fuck shootin off his dumb ass mouth. I think him and his kind should walk amile and listen to Ted

  53. Kish says:

    Why can’t people like him take a one-way ticket to another country and stay there!

  54. Noreen Kruzich says:

    he said the New Yorker had an agenda???????!!!!
    That is his response to what he himself said?
    Wow. This guy needs an education in what racism is and an education in how to speak responsibly without offending an ethnic race just because you wish to make a point about a worn out city. I agree he needs to make an apology to Native peoples and while he is at it- an apology to his constituents and the state of Michigan for that matter. I hail from Michigan and he makes me sick that he holds office.

  55. LIttlejohn says:

    Why do people like this exist, and why are there words allowed to be seen and heard? It doesn’t make me angry it makes me very sad.

  56. Colleen Gallagher says:

    Forget an apology, he needs to be run out of politics for such an ignorant & derogatory statement!!! ~ and then he doesn’t even man-up to what he said?? Oh please; we should take his racist arse to downtown Detroit & let him try to last 5 minutes with such a mouth! Grrrrrrr

  57. Gina says:

    What a scumbag?! I am a non-native liberatarian that stumbled upon this article and I am sickened. What century is this? How can he get away with that? The problem is I see that they are all racist. Not just republicans, but dems too. We need to really treat people as individuals and not as a party. That man should be fired.

    While Patterson’s comments were directed at Detroit’s corrupt political leaders, these racial slurs below are directed at the actual race of various peoples:

    “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.”
    - (Democrat) Senator Joe Biden

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” – (Democrat) Senator Joe Biden

    “a light-skinned African American with no N*g r o dialect, unless he wanted to have one” – (Democrat) Senator Harry Reid

    Mahatma Gandhi “ran a gas station down in Saint Louis.” – (Democrat) Hillary Clinton

    “A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Getting Us Coffee” – (Democrat) Bill Clinton

    ” That’s all Hymie wants to talk about is Israel. Every time you go to Hymietown that’s all they want to talk about.” – (Democrat) Jessie Jackson

    ‘It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.’ – Barack Obama

    “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…” — Barack Obama

    ‘I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.’ – Barack Obama

  58. Angelique says:

    APPALLING!! The historical reference to throwing in the blanket! The one that was intentionally infested with small pox and killed thousands of our ancestors. WRONG, HATEFUL, UNACCEPTABLE for a leader in this country today.

  59. Scott Sands says:

    This pink fool could not last a day in the D without an escort or 10 …. However, I bet you anything in the world .. If we were to bait this clown anywhere .. all you have to tell him is there is “a little boy” there … ya diddler … aren’t they ALL like that ..open the morning paper – I bet you will see 20 of these pink old bastards charged for exactly that …..What a coward, really !!!! OH YEAH – HE SHOULD BE FIRED .. WE DON’T NEED AN APOLOGY ….

  60. tina says:

    i have Native American in my blood i am proud of this , we American’s who’s background come from england and such should remember Natives were the first ones here, because of england and such who i may add took the land Natives inhabited, so we are the ones who should be thanking Natives not bashing them, people like this guy should read history books, learn who’s who in America maybe the Natives should put him in his backyard with a fence around him and give bread and water. maybe he didn’t mean it quite the way it looks and sound but really shame on him word’s can be strong and hurtful no matter how they are intended. All i can do is pray for small minded big mouth people who should think before speaking, Thank You and have a good day

  61. Liz Wlson says:

    This guy is just nuts. It was his Caucasian forebearers like Mr Ford that wrecked Detroit city and Michigan in the first place. Yes, I reckon this guy belongs to some extremist group like KKK or whatever. Such an ugly old demonic trash can asshole…..

  62. Brian Lemoine says:

    We were the first slaves in America before the Afro-Americans ,and the first ppl to be by the U.S. Army rounded up into POW Camps called resavations , or killed on the spot on our land,and in our counrty. Subjected to race discrimination as the Afro-Americans , and segragated 100 yrs before WW2 inturnment camps again called resavations! The Republican Party by its elected member spoke claiming again its roots of history clear bias-discrimination-oppression on Native Americans as a Government. Native American ppl spoke for this county they are called code talkers- USMC WW2 … And serve in every branch of military service for our Nation … Disrespect at the cost of our blood and honor by this man who is a Republican Michigan GOP … We will remember this at the voting poles!!!!!

  63. laughingwater Vicki Lawana says:

    this old fool should be scalped or you know that would be putting myself on his level. i think he should he put on a reservation and placed in a meeting with the door closed of a room full of elders from several different Native American tribes from all over America. Lock the door and tie him to the chair and read him true history American stories about what his pink brain did to Natives. Read the stories and then turn the lights out. keep the room locked for a week and give him only water and bread for a month.

  64. ECMayo says:

    There’s no need for him to apologize. It would be fake anyway.

    He is speaking his mind (or what’s left of it). Frankly this individual needs to be out of office, he has surely outlived his viability and rationality that is required to hold a position. It is a totally biased and unmitigated racism, now that he is speaking his view, this shows the mentality of most republicans. They don’t want to help anyone but themselves.

    Now the way to do it is to hold him accountable for his actions. Removing him from office, and either deny or cut off his pension for being ‘unprofessional’.

  65. james says:

    I think it is a great,just the location is wrong,lets start by going to washington and round up all the good ol boy fence the in and feed the bull shit just like they have us for the past 100 yrs

  66. chuck morelli says:

    this is a very sad & a considerable awful set of statements. I’m not sure if these ‘people’ are truly believing what they’re saying or if they just want attention,either way the freedoms they abuse when they do this will be the freedoms ‘they’ demand taken away from the targets of their poisonous rhetoric. It makes me concerned that the power they’ve obtained ,garnishing massive quantities of money, can be justified by the simple ‘having of it’ for the sake of power they wield at the poor they’ve created & maintain to shore up said power for them to abuse… sadly when the cause creates the effect they’ll feel persecuted like the confederacy champions do post ‘comeuppances’… Peace*

  67. Paul Hicks says:

    I read the article written By Toyacoyah Brown on January 22, 2014, but I don’t see an actual quote by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson admitted, “Anytime I talk about Detroit. It will not be positive. Therefore, I’m called a Detroit basher. The truth hurts, you know? Tough sh*t.”
    but anything is possible. To make it more credible let’s see it in writing or a video or a recording of it in his own words other wise it’s just heard to say and we all know the Main Street Media is an Oblame supporter.

    Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2014/01/22/michigan-gop-official-herd-all-the-indians-to-detroit-build-a-fence-and-throw-in-corn/#ixzz2uXuji94H

  68. terry quilt says:

    USMC.and I fought for something like this.

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