An Illinois county Republican Party chairman launched a racist attack against a female African American Republican congressional candidate who he called a street walker whose pimps are party leaders.
Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen launched a viciously racist attack against Erika Harold, a former Miss America and Harvard Law grad who is running for the Republican nomination in the 13th congressional district. The fact that Harold is African-American inspired Allen to write racist email about her.
Here is Allen’s email from Republican News Watch:
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..
In case you couldn’t tell, Allen is a supporter of the white incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis.
The message that Allen was sending couldn’t be more clear. African-Americans aren’t welcome in his party. Every African American is to be regarded with suspicion. Many of Allen’s comments about Harold echo the kind of language that the Republican Party has directed at President Obama for years. Allen’s email was full of racist stereotypes such as Harold will benefit from Affirmative Action, and that she a prostitute who is being controlled by pimps.
Republicans continue to insist that their opposition to Barack Obama has nothing to do with race, but emails like the one Allen sent make it clear that there is a racist presence within the Republican Party. Originally, Republicans were using race based politics as a way to delegitimize President Obama, but their racist tactics have transformed into full blown racism against their own candidates.
Racism isn’t just an email from one country Republican Party chairman. It’s also in the arguments that Republicans are using against immigration reform. It is the fact that for many Republicans the phrase party purity equals white.
The insidious racism that Republicans hoped to use to destroy Barack Obama has backfired. Instead of destroying Obama, Republicans are destroying themselves with their own racism.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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