Nevada Republican Tells Us About ‘Simple Minded Darkies’ And ‘Negroes’
It’s probably best for Republicans to not discuss ‘negroes,’ women, Hispanics or gay people.
Case in point: Republican Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen who was selected as the assembly’s next speaker earlier this month, penned some jaw dropping columns which will make you want to rip your hair from your skull.
[su_center_ad]His long history of racist, sexist and homophobic statements were published by the Reno News Review.
Think Progress reports:
Among other things, as part of a broader statement of support for school vouchers, Hansen claimed that “[t]he relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple minded darkies.”
According to the News Review, Hansen — wait for it — keeps a Confederate battle flag on his wall, which he says that he flies “proudly in honor and in memory of a great cause and my brave ancestors who fought for that cause.” He also “tends to use the term ‘Negro’ and often does not capitalize it.”
The capitalization of “Negro” seems to mean something to Hansen. The more disparaging the better.
Hansen has also published several columns attacking Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including one where he claims that “King’s private life was trashy at best. … King Jr. is as low as it gets, a hypocrite, a liar, a phony, and a fraud.” In another piece, he wrote that “[t]he lack of gratitude and the deliberate ignoring of white history in relation to eliminating slavery is a disgrace that Negro leaders should own up to.”
He declared that “women do not belong in the Army or Navy or Marine Corps, except in certain limited fields.” He’s been critical of the “sexual revolution” and the “women’s liberation movement” for encouraging women “to act as foolishly as men.”
On gay people.
And he also claims to have a strange obsession with gay child molesters. He once wrote that he’s “been keeping a rough tally on homosexual/heterosexual molesters as reported locally” and that this inquiry revealed that “and roughly half of all molestations involve homosexual men preying on boys.” As the News Review notes, “Hansen gave no details, nor did he publish his list, nor did he explain how he knew the sexuality of the alleged molesters.”
Add to that, Michele Bachmann referring to immigrants as “illiterate” and it looks like GOP outreach efforts are working out as well as we expected.[su_csky_ad]