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Jim Allen, a GOP chairman of Illinois, is apologizing for a racially-fueled email about former Miss America Erika Harold, who intends to run against incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis in 2014. According to The Huffington Post, the email said:
“Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shytecago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires,” Allen, a Davis supporter, wrote in the Tuesday email. “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.”
He later told the State Journal-Register, a newspaper in Illinois, that he recants the foul statements he made in the email. “My comments are very inappropriate and wrong, and I apologize to Miss Harold and her campaign and her supporters,” HuffPo says.
Although Allen is a member of Davis’ team, Davis’ affiliates quickly labeled Allen’s distasteful message as “wrong.” Andrew Flach, a spokesman for Davis, wants the public to know that Allen’s comments do not mirror the views of Davis or his campaign. “Our hope is that supporters for all of the candidates conduct themselves in a positive matter and focus on the issues facing our country…” said Flach.
Rushing to disassociate Allen from their campaign, Davis’ camp removed Allen’s name from Davis’ website which was listed under a column of supporters. As the GOP struggles to garner minority support, a racist rant is the last thing they need.
The leaked e-mail was sent to Doug Ibendahl who manages the Republican News Watch website.
By Jay Anderson
With Chris Christie and Sarah Palin wisely choosing to sit 2012 out, there aren’t many “colorful” candidates left vying for the chance to unseat President Obama next year. One exception, literally and figuratively, is former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain. Seemingly left for dead once Tea Party favorites Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry ascended the ranks, Cain has recently seen his poll position improve dramatically. A recent string of straw poll victories has Cain back in the game, trailing only perpetual snooze/frontrunner Mitt Romney in most reputable polls. Of course, given the topsy turvy nature of the race and his frequent bouts of verbal diarheaa, Cain could very easily be back in single digits next week. So what better time to review some of his most infamous statements? After all, nobody will care come January when he finishes 8th in New Hampshire, so why let a perfectly good slideshow go to waste? Shall we?
1. Black Folks Are “Brainwashed”
For a guy who has shouted “I left the Democratic plantation!” to adoring Tea Party crowds, Cain’s black folks “have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view” proclaimation during a CNN interview wasn’t exactly new news. In fact, it’s a pretty standard Black Republican talking point. What’s interesting is that Cain claimed he could salvage the “one-third to 50 percent of black Americans” who are open-minded. Yep, cause as we all know, insulting people’s intelligence is the best way to get them to vote for you.
It’s over. The ‘Big Texas’ wolf in sheep’s clothing has been revealed. Thanks to a report in the Washington Post, the world is now cognizant of the infamous “Niggerhead” rock entrance at the hunting grounds of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s family.
How insane? Now picture the Perry family discharging firearms near a large rock with the racially-insensitive, derogatory term “Niggerhead” painted on it, and you have a PR nightmare for the ages. As expected, the Perry campaign is scrambling like cockroaches to alleviate the damages.
“A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible,” said communications director Ray Sullivan who insists Perry’s family never owned the property.
“The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.” According to Perry, as soon as his family began leasing the property, his father showed his disgust by painting over the word nearly thirty years ago.
However, several witnesses claim the racial slur was highly visible throughout the 1980s and as recently as this summer. Presidential candidate Herman Cain, whose arguably Perry’s stiffest competition for the Republican nomination, blasted his fellow party member by calling him “insensitive” for failing to step up to handle the matter.
“There isn’t a more vile, negative word than the ‘n word,’ and for him to leave it there as long as they did is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country,” said Cain during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” As far as I’m concerned, Perry should drop out the race. During a time when black unemployment has eclipsed 16 percent, the last thing we need is a prejudiced bigot occupying the White House.
Yes, Perry has appointed minorities to the upper reaches of government. Just keep in mind, good crooks often have alibis. Meaning? It’s certainly not uncommon for bigots to surround themselves with people of opposite color as a measure of racial insurance.
Here’s an ancient rule: if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out. Apparently, Donald Trump has no problem dishing out his extreme theories and inappropriate comments, but he can’t handle being called out and criticized for his actions.
Reuters reports that during an event in Nashua, NH for the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Trump admitted that it wasn’t so fun being on the receiving end of jokes and ridicule.
“Nobody said it was going to be easy, but I had no idea I would get hammered in the way I’ve been hammered the past few weeks,” he said, referring to the April 30 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, during which President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers mocked the real estate mogul mercilessly as he sat in the audience.
Since Obama released his birth certificate to confirm his citizenship, surveys reveal that Trump has been slipping in popularity. Public Policy Polling, which in April showed Trump leading the Republican field with 26 percent support, this week showed him with just 8 percent support, according to Reuters.
Interestingly, even Republicans have been taken shots at Trump.
Despite all the backlash he’s been receiving, Trump said he is still flirting with the idea of running for president.