November 22, 2014 12:00 pm -

The next Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, Ira Hansen, has an interesting oratorical past.

[Hansen] has a long history of racist, sexist and homophobic statements chronicled in a long list published by the Reno News Review. 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.” Indeed, according to the News Review, Hansen 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.”

 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.”

Nor does Hansen reserve his condemnations for African Americans. He’s argued that “women do not belong in the Army or Navy or Marine Corps, except in certain limited fields.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Incoming Nevada Speaker: Democrats Have ‘Master-Slave’ Relationship With ‘Simple Minded Darkies’

  1. Carla Akins November 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Now my head hurts from my eyes rolling so far back in my head.

  2. Jones November 22nd, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    “Darkies”,…haven’t heard that in a while, even from racist.

    • BreitbartLovesEwe November 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      All through Twain’s Huck Finn, I think. Perhaps oddly, I think it is refreshing since as a “race” term it at least refers directly to the absurdly superficial basis for such thinking.

  3. Larry Schmitt November 22nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    If it’s the democrats acting like slavemasters, how come it’s only the righties using words like “darkies?”

  4. neworleans878 November 22nd, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Yet another example that racism is dead in America, according to many on the right.

  5. rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Is it just me or does that pic make him look like Billy Joel??

    • tiredoftea November 22nd, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Billy Joel doesn’t even look like Billy Joel, anymore.

      • rg9rts November 23rd, 2014 at 1:48 am

        If you lived on Long Island that long you wouldn’t either.

  6. Obewon November 22nd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Why do 5% of blacks with 1/3 of legacy minorities vote for the 89% Republiklans?

    • rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Tradition back to Lincoln

    • Blue2016 November 22nd, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Sorry to be off topic but I was wondering if you had seen this clip with the alternate ending between Obi Wan/Qui Gon and Darth Maul 🙂

      • Obewon November 22nd, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        Thx it played fine here on LL. Jedi masters always win. “You can’t win Darth. If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine…”

        • Blue2016 November 22nd, 2014 at 6:44 pm

          LOL. Awesome. 🙂

          Well I have to be honest, I always find myself rooting for the Sith. That is probably bad. 🙂

          • Obewon November 22nd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

            Ha-ha. oh No’es!

          • Blue2016 November 22nd, 2014 at 6:51 pm

            I like their outfits a lot better. I also always felt that Anakin got a raw deal. 🙂 I felt they were contradictory in their portrayal of “single-heartedness.” That somehow wanting to save someone you love is in conflict with Purity of Heart.

          • Obewon November 22nd, 2014 at 6:57 pm

            Outfits:) Great ones here!

          • Blue2016 November 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            Agreed. Although the idea of Samuel Jackson in a french maid outfit seems a little scary 🙂

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