Friday, August 06, 2004Tennessee, Moving Bravely Into The Past
For fuck's sake, people...
Unabashed Racist Wins GOP Primary in Tenn.
By WOODY BAIRD, Associated Press Writer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An unabashed racist will represent the Republican party in the November election for a congressional seat after a write-in candidate failed to derail his effort
In November, the GOP candidate [James L. Hart] will oppose Rep. John Tanner, a Democrat who has represented the northwest Tennessee district for 15 years.
Hart, 60, vows if elected to work toward keeping "less favored races" from reproducing or immigrating to the United States. In campaign literature, Hart contends that "poverty genes" threaten to turn the United States into "one big Detroit."
While campaigning, Hart sometimes wears a protective vest and carries a .40-caliber pistol, but he said he has run into no trouble.
"When I knock on a door and say white children deserve the same rights as everybody else, the enthusiastic response is truly amazing," he said.
If a black person opens the door, he says he simply drops off campaign literature and leaves.
If this keeps up they're going to revoke the National Civil Rights Museum. |