WE SEE WHITE PEOPLE: House Republicans Celebrate “Unified” Diversity In Selfie With VP-Elect Mike Pence

US House Republicans celebrated the 2016 election today with a selfie taken by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Prominently positioned in the front row are leading anti-LGBT House members Steve “Men Will Marry Lawnmowers” King and the perpetually cross-eyed Virginia Foxx, the latter of whom is most infamous here for calling the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax, for which she later apologized to Shepard’s mother. You might also recall Foxx’s declaration that health care reform is “worse than terrorism.”

  • The_Wretched

    It is diverse! a few have a mild tan! Some of them even have dark hair!

    • TampaDink

      And look at all of those vagina having congress critters!

      • JW Swift

        Vaginas which they are apparently happy to let the men folk control.

        • TampaDink

          Well of course women cannot be left in charge of their own reproductive organs! /sarcasm.

  • crewman

    All the women are up front in prominent view. Otherwise this is 1950s “diversity”.

    • boatboy_srq

      Trophyism.

    • TampaDink

      Surprised that they didn’t make one of them take the picture….or at very least to hold the selfie stick.

    • zhera

      Tokens are to be shown off.

      Which means, not a single black person in that room?

      • Miji

        If you enlarge the picture I see just one tiny black face at the far right margin with his left ear cut off. So, the Democratic caucus they are not.

        • JCF

          Where’s the black Mormon woman from Utah? Mia Love, I think? [You’d think they’d have stuck her up-front: “two for the price of one!”]

    • olandp

      At least they don’t have to worry about someone grabbing their pussies, they have all aged out of that pool.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      I think I see an EYE-Talian!

    • Nowhereman

      I noticed that too.

    • Rex

      Well, they did just get back from getting the guys coffee.

  • SunsetGay

    Never have I hated selfie-sticks more than I do now

    • Gustav2

      maybe the selfie itself just died.

  • karmanot

    Guess Dr. Stabby and Omarosa were down with the flu that day.

  • Nausea

    Unified and ready to massively reduce your Medicare benefits! So people, instead of paying $121/mo for your Medicare medical insurance, get ready to pay $600-$800/mo. The power of unification!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    All this ” Best People ” talk is finally starting to sink in

    • JW Swift

      Nobody bothered to ask, best for whom?

  • ByronK

    All the diversity of a bag of marshmallows.

    • But without the flavor of a bag of marshmallows.

      • TampaDink

        Not to mention lacking the transparency of the bag.

    • bzrd

      bag of maggots

  • Butch

    And if you pointed out the problem all you’d get is a blank look.

    • boatboy_srq

      Well, of course. Because all the rest aren’t really PEOPLE …

      /s

  • Todd20036

    Their idea of diverse, is different from our idea of diverse.

    Their idea is: white men, white women willing to defer “important” decisions to white men, gay men willing to hide everything gay about them and oppress more openly gay men (lesbians don’t exist), and the token Cuban.

    • BlindBill

      Republican diversity is evangelical, baptist, methodist, reformed in america, episcopal, and even roman cathoilc (which really isn’t christian, but at least it isn’t jewish) white men and a few token white women – all kind of tolerating each other.

      • Paula

        Them Jews kilt jeebus!

      • JCF

        The Rethugs in 2016 are FAR more accepting of Roman Catholics, than they are of Episcopalians.

  • Ziad Baaklini

    Mayonnaise sycophants.

  • If the House Republicans want to unify with neo-Nazis that’s fine. “Paul Ryan (Nazi – WI)” looks good to me on screen.

  • TJay229

    Revolting.

    • JW Swift

      Downright deplorable.

  • TampaDink

    White washed. Disgusting.

    • boatboy_srq

      And elected by the white unwashed.

      • TampaDink

        The disgusting white unwashed.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/NoahCRothman/status/799293048559665152
    Sad to say but I have the feeling that is what Democrats will take from this election.
    Let’s hope we’re proven wrong.

    • Voter suppression. Gerrymandering. A low voter turn out. Also lets not forget that the Clinton got the popular vote because of voter of color. But sure, throw us under the bus to appease a bunch of fools who constantly vote against their best interest.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, there is nothing that can be done about them.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      There was no hope of Hillary Clinton winning from the beginning. It was rigged by the Republicans all along.

      http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/uncategorised/donald-trump-was-right-the-election-was-rigged-in-his-favour/15/11/

      • TimCA

        I can not recommend nearly enough that people read this article.

    • JCF

      F#CK Noah Rothman. I’m white, and I’m certainly not “alienated” by indicating that an ALL-WHITE (or nearly so) Congressional conference is a BAD thing!

  • madknits

    This is some white nonsense.

  • EweTaw

    Look at all of the Asians, Latinos, Blacks, Middle Easterns . . . never mind.

    • TampaDink

      This reminds me of those tv ads for Ancestry.com, where they are now offering DNA testing to reveal your true heritage. Turns out, nearly 1/4 of the people in that white angle shot are not 100% KKK pure murakins.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        That is because the labs are run my libruls and libtards who want to deny white purity !!

        • TampaDink

          Of course those labs are run by our fellow libtards, the beloved poorly educated are ill equipped to run anything.

      • zhera

        ‘white angle shot’

        Oh. You!

        • TampaDink

          It needed to be said. ;-p

      • safari

        Ancestry.com is pretty mormon. It kind of creeps me out since it is like an extension of their genealogy vault and post-death conversion projects.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite_Mountain_(Utah)
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism_for_the_dead

        • Nowhereman

          I’ve also heard of one case where they let the cops use their data base to identify someone they were looking for. And how stupid does a person have to be to send in a piece of their DNA to the mormons? These days I don’t even want to get blood drawn.

        • Jerry

          I didn’t realize that ancestry.com was also Mormon. I have used the actual Mormon site, familysearch.org, which is free. Both are filled with many errors, but it can give you a place to start with genealogy.

        • TampaDink

          Yup. I’m not a big fan of ancestry.com.

      • EweTaw

        That’s yet another thing that really pissed off my parents and siblings. I paid the $100 to have the DNA testing. They didn’t appreciate that their hallowed church approved software company in which they have invested heavily told them we’re not as “white” as everyone insisted we were. No African ancestry, but lots and lots and lots of Meso American and “mestizo” genes mixed in the the Irish. Explained a lot about all of the alcoholics in my Mormon family. 😀

        • TampaDink

          My lineage is mostly Irish…..so that predisposition for alcoholism is there and who I am to not live up to my roots? ;-p

      • Nowhereman

        I’m guessing that they all have a little bit of African in them since that is where we all came from. I’ve never understood the concept of white supremacy. What’s the big deal about being born white? They could just as easily have been born a starfish.

        • Chucktech

          GAWD’D NEVER OF DONE THAT TO US YEW HOMO!!11!!

        • TampaDink

          We’d be better off if the majority of those people of perceived privilege were not born at all.

    • Nowhereman

      I think that the GOPTP actually has fewer women in congress than they did back in the 70s.

  • bkmn

    Fifty Shades of White.

    • Steverino

      A whiter shade of pale.

      • Nowhereman

        Made me laugh. Thanks–hard to do lately.

  • greenmanTN

    How do you get it so white?

    Ancient Chinese secret!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      My President. Some hotshot!

    • Librarykid

      I remember that Calgon commercial.

      • Steverino

        Calgon, take me away!

      • agcons

        It aired for a surprisingly long time, too. I can remember it on US network TV well into the 1980s.

    • Bill Post

      Did they have to use the “outdoor” feature on the camera?

  • bob

    That’s unified ?

    • paganguy

      I think they meant homogenized.

      • zhera

        No homo!

  • Sam_Handwich

    Inauguration day is going to be ugly in DC

    I’m starting to wonder if the whole thing will be scaled down, oath taken privately in the oval office

    • PLAINTOM

      Nope, I expect to see a Yuge production with an unprecedented military presence. Think Nuremberg 1938.

      • TampaDink

        The news of these past 9 days or so have had me thinking Nuremberg 1963. Wondering why I survived birth.

      • Jerry

        They’ll have to use the military…don’t see too many civic groups, or high school and college bands participating like they usually do.

      • SelectFromWhere

        They’re saving that for 2020. For now, a little more subtle, like Charles & Di’s wedding.

    • Bryan

      I hear it will be broken down to evening gown, swim suit, talent, and interview portions.

      • safari

        No fatties.

        • OdieDenCO

          you must be a 9 or better to attend

          • Nowhereman

            Well, if you’re female. Old, fat, disgustingly sexist white men will all be welcome.

          • Jerry

            But dress accordingly at the hotel…don’t use any dressing rooms.

          • Paula

            But, I always bring my own dressing.

          • Jerry

            I hear Russian is popular this year.

    • another_steve

      Interesting, Sam. Hadn’t considered that possibility, but it could happen.

      If there are multiple death threats and/or terrorism threats (I hope there are not), the Secret Service might decide that it would be too risky to do the usual public inauguration thing.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Is there precedent for the Oath to be a Lie? “Please place your little hand on the Bile. Now uncross your fingers.”

    • KnownDonorDad

      Or in Trump Tower.

      • Bj Lincoln

        That was my first thought since he doesn’t seem to want to live in the White House.

        • Nowhereman

          Yes, and he’ll charge us rent for him to live there, and of course the extra security. But we won’t save anything because the White House will have to be maintained and secured whether he’s there or not.

          • Jerry

            And for the multiple flights per week back and forth DC to NY.

          • Nowhereman

            Wanna bet he’ll want to lease his own company’s planes to us?

      • Nowhereman

        And instead of confetti, they plan to throw a few gays off of the roof. I wish that was a joke.

    • Steverino

      It’s going to make inauguration day 2001, when protesters pelted W’s limousine with eggs, and flashing placards reading “Hail to the Thief” look like tossing rose petals and applause, by comparison.

    • Cousin Bleh

      I’m going to Rehoboth.

    • BobSF_94117

      I wonder what a couple million people on the National Mall shouting “NO” would sound like.

    • SelectFromWhere

      Probably moved to Trump Tower because that precious fanny cannot sit on a non-Golden chair.

    • Rex

      But Melania has Michelle’s speech memorized already.

    • basedonfact

      Not his style. He will have pyrotechnics and a big bottle of cheap champaigne to shake all over. He’ll have at least 5 flags on his podium and a few pinned to himself as well.

    • Beagle

      I vote for a historic blizzard, beginning about noon on January 18 with snow continuing for 36 hours. No planes landing after Wednesday afternoon, no real chance to plow the streets even in the city itself. Virtually empty Mall.

      If you want to delay until Wednesday evening, okay. But it would be nice to have both Wednesday and Thursday off.

  • M Jackson

    Unlike the unmentionables in this photo, I’m a white man who started out in East Texas, now living in one of the most ethnically diverse spots on the planet — Queens, NY. and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Rick

    Wow. It’s like the fellowship hall after Sunday service in a Presbyterian church.

  • fuzzybits
  • Let’s play “Find the Women & Minorities” in this “unified” pic with Mike Pence… SPOILER ALERT: I only found 10 women and 1 african american man. Let me know what you find. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5470588aaa4c5f994fe55d49b9cca8f1a981cb0e7f9bf69bdc84b8040a9b7dd.jpg

  • religion is insane

    Old and white with few hags

  • joe ho

    Pity is that demographically a unified minority block that actually voted consistently and with discipline could have easily blown these racist white motherfuckers away.

    As self-satisfied Jan Brewer often repeats here in AZ, “Don’t worry. Hispanics don’t vote.”

    No party discipline. No win.

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    AHH! My eyes! At least they didn’t use a flash.

  • Max_1

    Women to the front… All five women to the front.

    • Jon

      Four. The one behind Pence appears to be Dorothy Michaels.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Hoods off everybody! It’s picture time!

    • Jon Doh

      Yup, smile and say shitgibbon.

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch —

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Laid-off-UCSF-tech-workers-allege-discrimination-10619188.php

    This is the first time a U.S. university has outsourced the jobs of permanent employees to India, said Gary Gwilliam, a lawyer for the plaintiffs. While outsourcing employment abroad isn’t illegal by itself, he said, UCSF’s hiring of a group of uniformly young male workers from India runs afoul of laws forbidding bias based on national origin, gender, age and race.

    “They can’t substitute a diverse workforce,” Gwilliam said. He said 49 of the laid-off workers are UC employees — the others are contractors — and 48 of the 49 employees are 40 years old or older, the age protected from discriminatory hiring by federal law.

    The university denied violating any laws and said it would save more than $30 million over five years with the replacement workers.

    Fun fact: Janet Napoletano, former Homeland Security chief, is now president of the UC system.

    • JW Swift

      Ugh. I attended there, once upon a time.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Chucktech

      … even if it was merely pro forma, like all of Jared Kushner’s White House staff will do.

  • fuzzybits

    I hear that selfie stick crying.

  • M Jackson
  • coram nobis

    “Rinso White! Rinso White!
    Happy little wash-day song!
    Rinso White! Rinso bright!
    Birdies sing it all day long!”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    The one black guy is almost in the picture.
    Look to the right, you see half his face behind the guy with the blue shirt, red tie, tan pants.
    I’m amazed they even let him in the room.

    • Tor

      I doubt the phone camera has a wide enough lense to include him. He’s as good as nonexistent.

    • Paula

      That’s the security guard.

  • Michael McReavy

    I know where I’d like to shove that selfie stick.

    • I’d rather it be a pineapple, but one must take what is given.

  • John Ruff

    Look at all those horrible people

  • Bared Bear

    Gah. Horde of white walkers. Winter is coming. All over our faces.

  • fuzzybits

    And they all retired to the banquet room to eat some potato salad.

    • Served with white bread, several jello salads, macaroni salad, and of course boiled chicken.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      “Redrum! Redrum!”

  • Max_1
    • Acronym Jim

      Don’t forget the orange Russian dressing that they’re united behind.

  • Jon Doh

    I wish there were some high voltage power lines above and they were all holding hands.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Such diversity. Bedazzling.

  • Michael R

    In other news …

    “Duck Dynasty” is coming to an end.

    The A&E reality show, revolving around the Robertson family, will wrap up after its current 11th season

    • Lazycrockett

      Wonder how many cabinet positions that clan will get?

      • stuckinthewoods

        Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Posterior.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      I guess that means they’ll take off the camo, shave the beards and go back to their Yuppie, privileged lives.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/916f7dd5f8f22896c208bccf7587ff2cd72ad26d89234b84e0f9695f76cea16a.jpg

      • Todd20036

        Their kids will be scarred for life, but only if they have any amount of self awaremess

        • Lazycrockett

          The bank those kids have will help with the trauma.

      • Lazycrockett

        People are so blind when it comes to reality tv and in general.

  • Texndoc

    Is it true that if Trump didn’t get the Hispanic and Black vote he did that he would have lost?

    • Lazycrockett

      From my understanding what lost Hillary the election was uneducated white women and college educated white women. Minorities across the board voted for Hillary. Yes Trump got some Hispanic, larger than expected, and Black vote, but it was the women in the mid west that lost it for the first woman President candidate. Enjoy those back yard abortions ladies.

      • Texndoc

        Yes, the rust belt female vote.

      • JW Swift

        They’re convinced it’s what White Jesus wanted them to do.

      • BobSF_94117

        What lost Hillary the election was years of unrelenting, dishonest propaganda from the right.

  • HZ81

    Those of you who voted “your conscience”— here’s your prize. Please frame this pic and look at it every single day. Maybe play One of the Living by Tina from Mad Max while you do so.

  • BlindBill

    and donald is already out of the picture in all of their closed little minds….. how long till president pence? oh, that is right, just let donald do whatever – pence can get the christionist agenda moving along nicely while donald, jared, and the kids conduct business…or something.

  • stuckinthewoods

    Yay! a selfish-ie

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    I’m surprised they didn’t shuffle Mia Love to the front row.

  • John

    The GOP, “All white, All the time.”

  • Duane Reed

    God help us all.

    Oh wait, I’m an atheist. . .

    Fuck! We’re screwed!!!!!

  • GayOldLady

    A box of crackers

  • Secure

    It’s ALL on them. I hope all American’s remember where we are at right now before Trump takes office. The unemployment rate is 4.9%. Republicans are telling us that everything is going to get significantly better.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/applications-us-unemployment-aid-fall-43-year-low-43603051

  • dcurlee

    Well their negro Ben Carson backed out so there was there diversity

    • Lazycrockett

      The shade he threw bout not being qualified for federal position cause he hasn’t had any previous experience was well done. Surprised. but well done.

  • Jeffrey

    Pale white to off white all the way down to eggshell.

    • Treant

      There’s an ecru in there, but they all hate him.

  • PickyPecker
    • Jerry Kott

      Hate is riding tall in the Saddle again!

    • zhera

      BJs NXS? what’s that?

      • Paula

        It appears to be a Gay bar in Dallas.

      • JCF

        Who are the women in the car?

        • zhera

          I’m guessing they are the ones who recieved the hate mail?

  • Paula

    NIce, lots of diversity.
    I see
    white people with brown hair
    white people with blond hair
    white people with gray hair
    white people with no hair
    white people with black hair.
    what do those women think they are doing there?

    • zhera

      Serving coffee?

      • boatboy_srq

        Possibly: all the other Other People© got shouted out of Starbucks already.

    • Nowhereman

      No doubt they’ll be gone by January.

  • Megrim Twist

    Smells like wet potato chips.

  • Blake Mason
    • Lazycrockett

      He probably works there.

      • Robert Conner

        He’s there to sweep up after the festivities.

    • rextrek1

      ohh look SCUMBAGS UNITE

    • The guy isn’t a House Republican. There’s only one black male in the House caucus that I know of, and that isn’t Will Hurd (R-TX).

  • greenmanTN
    • Blake Mason

      It is documented that those signs were provided by a Florida cult.

  • Lazycrockett

    Further proof that the person this fucking country elected has no clue.

    https://twitter.com/deirdrewalshcnn/status/799317192747745280

    • Jerry

      I thought, after his never-Trump speeches, that he would be waaaay out of the picture. And, if he still has any self respect, Romney would run away from this quickly.

      • BobSF_94117

        Foremost in Romney’s mind is breaking barriers for Mormons. He’ll do what his church tells him to, which is serve.

  • The Sentinel

    Pence wields the cattle prod about to be shoved up America’s collective ass.

  • another_steve

    Interesting in-depth piece on what the Trump Presidency might mean for abortion rights.

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-probably-cant-get-roe-v-wade-overturned/

    • Great link, thanks! But man I’m afraid of our future.

      • another_steve

        Be of good cheer, dear one.

        The direction of things is toward benevolence.

        • That is the only thing keeping me afloat.

  • Robert Conner

    Another “morning in America.”

    • Bob Conti

      “Mourning in America”

  • The Sentinel
    • agcons

      I’m sure Antonin and Phyllis are calling you, Virginia.

  • SpiderPIG
  • Jack

    A long time ago, Thanksgiving Day at my cousin’s. Everyone’s in the living room. The TV is on. The news comes on. My uncle says, “You don’t see a white face.”

    It’s Thanksgiving — these are, what — third string anchors, because the important white people have the day off?

    My uncle was and is a brilliant man. But there’s something ingrained in too many people that giving to “them” takes from “us.”

    And we’re Jewish, for Christ’s sake.

    And now, on my (different) cousin’s Facebook page, she’s posting some shit from Reddit about Trump having won the popular vote, while reputable sources, that update with new info, have Clinton ahead by a million or so. So, being the data based jerk that I am, I posted links to three different sources showing Clinton ahead.

    One of her friends just posted the party line: the dead, the illegal, and the felons released on North Carolina just so they could vote for Hillary. I asked for proof. She told me I can find it because it’s well-documented. I said it was her burden. She said I wouldn’t believe even if she dug it up (I thought it was “well-documented”) for me.

    Not enough smart AND secure people in this country.

    • bob

      I have several or those cousins !

  • Bj Lincoln

    Gee wiz Beaver! Don’t you know people come in all kinds of colors and cultures now?

  • FAEN

    GOP ‘diversity’-100% shades of white.

  • joe ho

    Joy Reid predicts Dem legislators will betray their base and fall in line, abandoning people of color and lgbts in favor of seeking out the pabst blue ribbon rust belt white voter.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/17/president-elect-donald-trump-gets-to-work-betraying-his-backers.html

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      That is what I am afraid of. But, the problem is that the GOP can always pander better to their worst natures.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    If I walked into a room full of nothing but white men with a few white women standing about, I think that I would feel quite uncomfortable and out of place. Then I would immediately turn around and walk back out.

    I generally only feel comfortable in places where I can see different kinds of people represented. Incidentally, I am a person of mixed race. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

  • Bill Post

    Mike ” HIV pandemic” Pence is a Sith-American

  • rextrek1

    Oh Look a picture for Future Historians to Ridicule – NAZI ENABLERS!

    • nocadrummer

      Let’s hope so.

      “History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill

  • StraightGrandmother

    What a great headline, “We see White People”
    WOW! Joe blew it out of the water with this one.

  • …ellipsis

    Wasn’t this giant selfie trend started by Ellen when she hosted the Oscars?

  • Blackfork

    If you took all those white assholes and put minced ’em naked in a blender, you’d get a black ooze…that burns when you light it.

  • Curieux Bleu

    So as a white male non-christian physician in Canada, I am acutely aware of my own ‘invisible’ white privilege when seeing all the brown, black, asian, Muslim, latino, female, gay, poor and other minorities, including those few hard core “christianistas” that visit my office, and this latter group that I least like to see or interact with on a human to human level, yet treat them with basic courtesy.

    I have far more warmth for all the other groups, those who know what marginalization in society is all about.

    Anyhow, FUCK YOU ALL VERY MUCH to the all white Republican alt-Right racist
    groupies in the self adulation selfie picture. Basically you are the scum of the earth, playing with the fire of fascism — and your so-called “souls”. are millions of light years away from your Jesus idol, … that guy in your bible does not know any of you.

    America is basically screwed with this election… and maybe permanently.

    I don’t understand why there are not millions in the streets rather than thousands. Hillary won the election by over a million votes and it is bullshit to say that she lost based on an archaic principle which vastly overweights the votes of ignorant, angry, ill educated, misinformed rural redneck/racist/misogynist/white supremacist misfits who are ready to see civilization destroyed because they are unhappy with their backwater destinies … Technically the election of Trump may be legal but it is profoundly ILLEGITIMATE.

    The electoral college headquarters wherever that is, needs to be surrounded by millions of people on December 19th DEMANDING that the Electors vote by conscience sufficiently to render null and void an election marked by vote suppression, gerrymandering, lies lies lies, media complicity, hundreds of millions of dollars by Citizens United super pacs, NRA bullshit, and by intervention by the head of the FBI.

    America, unless you rise up and insist that the result is UNACCEPTABLE, then you are basically fucked for generations to come. Because the fascist white supremacists will control the state governments, the federal apparatus, and the SCOTUS which will become the SCOUSI. Supreme Court of US Injustice.

    And with all the billionaire money at their disposal and the rules they will impose you’ll never get your country back again. Game of Thrones, and it will be an endless nightmare for most of America.

  • CatCope

    ‘BLINDED By The WHITE.’

  • FatNance

    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Some white people are just fine.

    • Whicker Park

      Just not these in this picture…

  • NancyP

    Men will NOT marry lawnmowers. The sex is just too darn hazardous.

    The photo is too dark at the edges to be sure that that half-a-face in the back belongs to a black person.

  • andrew

    That picture proves that the Republican Party is a Big Tent Party. I see all sorts of various shades of pink and tan in that photo.