July 25, 2014

Here We Go Again: GOP Leader’s Racist Remark About Republican Woman (VIDEO)

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Here we go again. Another Republican shows his racial ‘bona fides’. It is not enough that Erika Harold is a Harvard Law graduate and Miss America. The only thing that matters to Montgomery County Illinois Republican Chairman is that in his mind she is a black Republican congressional candidate who is unworthy to serve.

Republican News Watch reports it as follows:

“Outrageous comments like those of Jim Allen are why we as Republicans fail to gain any respect from minority voters,” said Doug Ibendal, Editor-In-Chief of Republican News Watch. ”If officials in my party (the Republican Party) fail to understand how destructive it is to attack an impressive person like Erika Harold merely because she dares to challenge the good-old-boys, the GOP will remain a losing party for decades. This stay-in-the-back-of-the-bus mentality destroys any hope the Republican Party has for regaining momentum in future elections.”

We will let Chairman Allen’s words speak for themselves.

—– Original Message —–

From: Jim Allen <jimallen@consolidated.net>
Sent: 06/18/13 10:59 PM
To: dibendahl@mail.com
Subject: 13th Congressional District reply

Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.

The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.

Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.

The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN  Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it..

Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them.. [source]

For anyone believing that this GOP lack of sensitivity is an anomaly, one just have to check out this Jon Stewart montage, this from Oklahoman Republican State Representative Dennis Johnson, this from GOP Senator Grassley, this from Texas Tea Party GOP Leader Ken Emanuelson , this from South Carolina state Rep. Kris Crawford (R), and this from Arkansas Republican State Senator Jason Rapart.

The sentiments in that email verbalizes what many know are intrinsic within the current Republican ideology. Many of the members have been taught to view minorities as the other, those people who cannot make it on their own, and those people whose success or credentials are attributed not to hard work and intellect but a take away from good ‘white’ people. After years of this indoctrination with false narratives and lies, this hate and disdain for ‘the other’ becomes a part of the Republican fabric.

Inasmuch as many good Republicans would like to change the dynamics of the party, it cannot occur without a systematic purging of its leaders and an atonement and plea for forgiveness for the damage done to this country racially (and financially, though the financial part is out of the scope of this post). Many good Republicans have been complicit with their silence, their willful ignorance, or by simply looking the other way.

Kudos must be given to Republican News Watch for exposing this racist. This is what it will take, leaders in the Republican Party beginning to out their own and starting a purge of the rotten apples in the barrel.

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  1. You know, at 62 years of age I am still shocked by racism. Does it ever change? Being a Mick from Shitadelphia I’m ready to get on my horse and ride out to fight these descendants of the folks who occupied Ireland for 800 years. But, rationally, I do know that the only way to change the “Manifest Destiny” folk, is from within. But I sure would love to lop off a few heads just to show my grandchildren what it means to be a true IrishWoman.

  2. OBXartist says:

    I’m sure Allen walked away from all this convinced that he was the victim. I’m as cynical as they come, but this kind of hate and venom and perceived grievance is incomprehensible to me. Where does this toxic contempt for others come from? I just don’t get it.

  3. OBX – it comes from Limbaugh and Beck. Those two have created so much polarization in this country. Makes me sick.

  4. Your bias is showingggg says:

    Interesting you mention that the Republicans have screwed us financially, yet seem to forget to mention that the Democrats have done just the same…someone’s bias is showing…Finances really have nothing to do with this article, so they should just be left out all together, like you say (its out of the scope of this article).

  5. Old Rockin' Dave says:

    No problem with the issue at hand, but very annoying to have the video start with the page opening, and the pause button doesn’t affect it.

  6. Two points: 1 – The tone of the reporters in the video left me shaking my head. The problem with racism, hate, polarization and bigotry is that the question is always asked, “…but is this really racism?” Hell yes. Were they reacting to the story? The quotes were from Mr. Allen’s email!! 2 – There are posters on here who are trying to balance the issue by citing Dems, other minorities etc. who have done or said things equally as stupid. We are in a rare time in America. One party has within its midst droves of anti-progressive talk show hosts, websites, politicians and candidates who, through media outlets and rallies continue to spew hatred in a time where moderation is called for. Conservatives need to clean house and disavow the clowns and cuckoos before the majority of Americans can separate your political views from the poison tongues that you allow to stand next to you under your banner.

    • Well said

    • Bill Carter, as shown in the update to this article, the GOP is cleaning house when they are found out. I just wish the Democratic Party would do the same with the huge number of racist and bigoted people it has still in it’s wings.

      When I look at the policies of so called progressives, they end up being regressive. The Social Security and Medicare taxes are regressive, with the only way to overcome such regressive taxes is by taking advantage of the credits the GOP has put in place. The earned income credit, the child tax credits, and other deductions that have moved much of the low income off from paying any taxes, to nearly 50%.

      To also claim that conservative talk shows and others spew hatred is a falsehood. To differ on political and economic policies isn’t hate speech, contrary to many claims by Egberto himself. We should always point out racist comments when they are such, and ridicule such persons. But to claim that policy differences are because of racism is really just a red herring argument. I can disagree with Al Sharpton on policy, and still respect the man. But when Al Sharpton makes an obvious racist comment, I will call him out on it. I just wish Egberto would do the same.

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