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Republican Party Saturated With Rabid Racists: Top Adviser to GOP Congressman Compares Blacks To Escaped Zoo Animals

In 2013, the adviser to Republicans and spokesman for the energy industry had referred to blacks as "hood rats" on Facebook. Obviously, most of his Republican friends share his racist views.

Benjamin Cole: The racist was even a "pastor". (Screen capture from YouTube video)
By Josh Israel
In a series of Facebook posts obtained by ThinkProgress, the senior adviser for policy and communications to Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) posted racial comments and endorsed gentrification of his neighborhood.

Benjamin Cole, a former Baptist pastor and energy industry spokesman, posted a series of videos and comments on October 13, 2013 mocking two African Americans outside his DC apartment. In the first, he compared them to animals escaping from the National Zoo engaged in “mating rituals.” That message included a video of a woman, shouting and seemingly engaged in an argument with someone not visible as she walked. In each of his posts, he used the hashtag “#gentrifytoday.”

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