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Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Illinois, GOP Civil War turns horribly racist, excruciatingly stupid

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A county Republican Party chairman in central Illinois called a black female congressional candidate the “love child” of the Democratic party; a “street walker” whose “pimps” are party leaders; and suggested that after the election, she will be “working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.”

And it’s a Republican candidate he’s talking about.

Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen wrote the comments in an email to a Republican website, regarding Erika Harold. She is the former Miss America and Harvard Law grad who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 13th Congressional District, which stretches from Champaign to the Metro East.
The website, RepublicanNewsWatch, which is described by the Post-Dispatch as “an independent website by conservative Republicans who have challenged the more moderate GOP party leaders in the state,” published the letter in its entirety, along with this commentary: “To understand why the Illinois Republican Party keeps losing elections – look no further than the racist rant (copied below) from a GOP party official.”

From: Jim Allen 

Sent: 06/18/13 10:59 PM


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„, 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..
If you can look past the racism, you’ll notice how childish and immature Allen seems. “Boohoo?” Seriously?

Of course, anyone who’s ever decided to waste their time reading conservative comment threads will recognize this sort of rhetoric. This is what happens when a generation of conservatives are raised on rightwing talk radio. There isn’t a single real argument against Harold here, just cruel slurs and stupid insults.

Because that’s how “debate” works on talk radio and that’s why Rush Limbaugh wound up calling Sandra Fluke a “slut.” After years of listening to low-watt wingnut minds, rank and file Republicans have learned that the person with the most hurtful insult is the one who wins the debate.

As long as the party celebrates hate radio, they’ll be the party of hate speech. Publicly humiliate Jim Allen, sure. But don’t let the guys with the microphones off the hook.

Bonus: you just know Allen is sitting at home right now, fuming over the “PC speech police” and in complete denial that his troubles are his own damned fault for being such a jerk. Anyone else would learn their lesson, but wingnuts don’t learn lessons.

[photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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