Kansas Secretary Of State Says Blacks Might Not Be Prosecuted For Crimes Because Of Obama


During his weekly radio program, controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach agreed with a caller, who theorized, that during the remainder of Obama’s presidency, “any black person accused of a crime, charged with a crime, is not going to be prosecuted, regardless of the crime.” Rather than dismissing the caller’s absurd claim, Kobach validated the conspiracy theory, arguing that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:

basically made it clear….that the civil rights laws were only to protect minority races, and he was not going to be enforcing them to the benefit of white people who were discriminated against on the basis of their race. So, that’s basically what you’ve described.

The caller, who went by the name Stu, then repeated his theory, by claiming:

So the word is going to come down that there just won’t be any prosecutions of black criminals. And I can see it happening. I don’t think I’m nuts for envisioning it.

Kobach again entertained the caller’s ridiculous notion, though he did throw in a feeble disclaimer, responding:

Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws. So I guess it’s not a huge jump, I think it’s unlikely, but you know I’ve learned to say with this president, never say never.

Of course, the charge is patently false, and yes, it is a huge jump to assume that the White House will issue some kind of executive order banning the arrest of black people. African-Americans who commit federal crimes or civil rights violations are arrested and prosecuted, just as suspects of other races are. For example, in November, two members of the New Black Panther Party, Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, were indicted on federal weapons charges.

Furthermore, while right-wing critics of hate crime statutes seem to believe that such laws only target white people, FBI statistics from 2012, show that 23 percent of race-based hate crimes involve a black offender, and 22 percent of racially-motivated hate crimes involve a white victim. Law enforcement agencies have no qualms about arresting and prosecuting black suspects for hate crimes if they can demonstrate that anti-white bias was a factor in the commission of the crime.

As Secretary of State, Kris Kobach has frequently generated controversy. He has been a staunch foe of immigration reform. Though he lives in Kansas, Kobach authored Arizona S.B 1070, the “papers please” anti-immigration measure that Arizona passed into law in 2010. That law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, with only Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas agreeing with the Draconian measure. Kobach has also repeatedly made bogus accusations about voter fraud, earning him a rebuke from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom for his unsubstantiated claims.

Kris Kobach is also a “Birther”, who entertained an effort to have Barack Obama removed from the Kansas ballot in 2012, falsely contending that Obama had not provided adequate proof of his American citizenship. Although Obama was not removed from the ballot, Kobach argued that the effort to have Obama removed from the ballot was not a “frivolous objection.”

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has once again demonstrated that he is a right-wing extremist, willing to entertain the most outlandish racist fantasies of his white supremacist supporters. By validating the conspiratorial rantings of racists, Kobach has demonstrated that he remains one of the nation’s least constructive and most polarizing elected officials.

47 Replies to “Kansas Secretary Of State Says Blacks Might Not Be Prosecuted For Crimes Because Of Obama”

  1. Does he keep his teeth that white so that you’ll be too blinded by them to look him in the eye as he lies and manipulates his way to the Master Race?

  2. would Dorothy even want to get back home to Kansas anymore?

    seems as if she’d’ve had much more fun staying with the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow…

  3. The real problem is that clueless right-wingers don’t CARE whether there are lies or not. They’re all just cheerleaders for their team – my party, right or wrong. Facts are of no importance to morons.

  4. Excuse my language folks..what the flying FU(K is wrong with that man!? And besides this douchebag has it bass ackwards! Black people WILL be prosecuted because of Obama. What KKKris KKKobach said is just insane but sadly enough my correction of his screed was just as sad in it’s reality.

  5. Another idiotic Republican, as a matter of fact Obama being elected president has cause blacks more harm than good. We are jobless more, prosecuted more, voter suppressed more, lock up more and faces more outright racism. Through it all blacks for the most part has stuck in Obama’s corner not because he’s done so much for the black community but because of the obstruction, out right racism and continuous disrespect this man has faced from the Republican Party.

  6. This loser is a total ass. Ted Nugent is an admirer. Enough said.

    He is truly a hateful, lying, cheating SOB. Kansans who vote for him are dumber than dirt.

  7. Michelle Alexander Speaks Out on “The New Jim Crow”

    She began, “A nation founded with lofty ideals of freedom and equality but extending those ideals to wealthy white men only is the founding paradox of our nation to this day… Even now, as a black man sits in the Oval Office. For years now I have been obsessed with this paradox — not its theoretical existence but its concrete manifestation in the brutal system of mass incarceration, a penal system unlike anything the world has ever seen.”

    Alexander described a society in which one third of black American men spend time behind bars, a figure that jumps to 60 percent for those without a high school diploma.

    That is all for your racist ass

  8. “Kris Kobach is also a “Birther”, who entertained an effort to have Barack Obama removed from the Kansas ballot in 2012 because he hadn’t provided adequate proof of his American citizenship. Although Obama was not removed from the ballot”, and is enough to let me know that he, (Kris Kobach), is “nuttier than squirrel s***…piled high under a walnut tree”!

  9. That man (and I use the term very loosely) has committed any number of outrages against fairness and justice. But for THIS remark, he needs to be repeatedly beaten in the face with a 4×4.

  10. I guess the fact that black people are being gunned down for being black isn’t the same as prosecution? How could someone even come up with this crap, and how can an elected official agree with them? Even McCain tried to soothe the idiot who claimed “I heard he’s a Muslim and not American.” Yeah, hon, you heard it from your RW radio, TV, and elected numbskulls. That doesn’t make it true.

  11. G’damm,my poor flop-eared hunting dog just fainted from one dogwhistle too many. (Black dog, by the way).

  12. They believe it because they listen to World Net Daily, Rush Limbaugh and watch Fox “News”. The uneducated can be brainwashed to believe anything. The bad part is, probably due to racism, there are a lot of college educated people out there that believe (or at least want to) the same fanatical things.

  13. The man is just a worthless piece of crap and the whole state of Kansas should be extremely ashamed to have voted for him.

  14. “…who entertained an effort to have Barack Obama removed from the Kansas ballot in 2012 because he hadn’t provided adequate proof of his American citizenship. ”
    As written, this sounds as though the writer accepts Kobach’s (and every other nutty birther’s) premise that Obama had not, in fact, provided adequate proof of his American citizenship.

    I think this would be clearer:
    “…who entertained an effort to have Barack Obama removed from the Kansas ballot in 2012, claiming falsely that Obama hadn’t provided adequate proof of his American citizenship.”

    I do know what the writer means, I just don’t like to see even the slightest indication that the Birthers’ racist and stupid notions have any basis in reality.

  15. How dare Republicans stand in front of the flag when they talk their garbage. The flag is a sign of freedom and justice for all, not lies, hate and deceitfulness. They show their pearly white teeth to cover up their black hearts.

  16. We don’t have liberty and justice for all. Nor is this one undivided country, speaking in practical terms.

  17. The most important question should be,what the hell is in the water in Kansas? Between this idiot and Governor Defiback, I mean Brownback what gives.

  18. Riiggggggghhhhhttttttt!!!!That’s why more African-American males are incarcerated more than whites for the same crime. Obama is keeping them from being prosecuted! What a dolt!

  19. Thank you. We humor these idiots at our own peril. The only appropriate response is outrage that our collective intelligence has been offended.

    Cut off arguments, refuse to negotiate with stupid.

    It may take a bit, but the indignant rejection of patent stupidity is the only way to deal with this sort of aggressive usurption of our democratic process.

  20. But but…. He’s right. Only whites have the opportunity to end up in a court of law. If they’re black, we just gun them down in the street. Obama doesn’t have to do anything. We’ll take care of it…

    (version of white supremacist wet dream)

  21. I have reworded that sentence. It wasn’t my intent to give any credence to the “Birther” argument, but I agree that as originally written, that wasn’t made explicit enough.

  22. Kevin, It’s not what’s in the water. It’s what is in their murky little minds. To think that people voted for the low-minded, backward thinking morons.

  23. Good post. If President Obama did anything specific to help the Black community on any issue, then the gripe would be that he’s only helping his own.

    The President can’t win for losing.

    I voted for him twice, and I’d vote for him a 3rd time. I absolutely think our President is the best; not as just a President, but a human being.

  24. Another right wing blowhard with political ambitions who won’t let reality undermine his inflammatory rhetoric.

  25. Just look at all the black people Obama has already refused to prosecute, like Dick Cheney and his crew of war criminals.

  26. Dayuum! WHAT IS IT with these ignorant racist fools that seems to think in such depraved ways? Their ignorance is astounding, but it fitswhere “they comin’ from”—get my drift? Their thought patterns are a blight on them and on the country. When will this country be cleansed of this blight. Racism is a character flaw that seems ingrained in the DNA of the most perverse of the breed.
    The ones with the suits on are no better….birds of a feather stick together and reason together (same mindset) no MATTER what you wear. Just take a look at most of your politicians and cable / hate radio commentators. Suited up, but still in their dark soiled underclothes.

  27. Kansas.

    The state that Dennis Rader (The BTK Killer) came from and flourished in.

    What an interesting ‘coincidence’.

  28. The election of Obama has FREED people! Freed them to a)entertain any bizarre, nonsensical,bats**t theory about him,his family, his policies, or all three, b)have no fear and/or shame in publicly expressing these theories, and c)freed high-ranking officials to publicly agree with and/or express similarly ludicrous theories.
    Obama will need someone to write a book or two detailing these crazy-as-rain-shooting-from-the-ground theories when he leaves office…!

  29. I was born and raised and still live in Kansas. Between Governor Sam Brownose (er–BrownBACK), Kris Kobach, and the Westboro Baptist “Church”, I am almost ashamed to admit that these days! Rest assured that not EVERY Kansan is an ignorant, racist, bible-thumping ass! In my 37 years of being able to vote, I NEVER have and NEVER WILL vote for a Republican for a major office! (And believe me, in Kansas that ain’t easy!)

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