Meet the 2 Bigots Hoping to Run the Republican National Committee

So what’s the state of the Republican National Committee these days? Well at least two front runners looking to become chair of the GOP have now gone as record as complete idiots. First there was Chip Saltsman’s “Barack the Magic Negro” incident, and now a reminder of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s stance on gays. Hint: He doesn’t like ’em.

Blackwell — a black man who defended Saltsman’s disgusting “Magic Nego” track — told Michelangelo Signorile in September: “Well, the fact is, you can choose to restrain that compulsion. And so I think in fact you don’t have to give in to the compulsion to be homosexual. I think that’s been proven in case after case after case.”

And in response to being asked when he chose to become heterosexual, Blackwell responded: “The answer is that I’ve never had to make the choice because I’ve never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual, but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge.”

Listen to Signorile’s full interview here.

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  • Sandra O'Connor

    The Rebublican Party is becoming irrelevant.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Why not hope that the GOP pick the most bigoted candidate to keep the Repugnants out of the White House for 8 or maybe, 12 or 16 years?

  • Chuck

    The ironic thing about Ken Blackman that most people don’t know is that he was a Democratic member of Cincinnati City Council for many years until a Republican appointment became available. Blackwell then proved he had absolutely no convictions or integrity by saying, “okay, then I am a Republican now.” It’s called being a whore.

  • Christian

    Let’s not forget that Blackwell played a prominent role in Black voter suppression during the 2004 election.

  • sparkle obama

    get that image off your masthead.
    it’s beneath you!

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Yes, as Attorney General of Ohio, Kenneth Blackwell, one of Bush’s henchmen was caught in a scandal known as “caging” which meant identifying African-American voters and selectively purging them from Voter Rolls and handing the 2004 Ohio election to George W Bush. The National Media stayed silent, as did Presidential wannabe Senator John Kerry and the stony silent NAACP but it was well documented by BBC’s award-winning and respected journalist Greg Palast in his shocking book ‘Armed Madhouse’ that the Bush administration had removed from Barnes and Noble. Many prosecutions took place as a result of the stolen Ohio election but Karl Rove made sure it wasn’t going to be another Florida (though it was worse!)

    Begin excerpt from which can be found at: (take out spaces)

    Definition of Caging:

    Vote caging is an illegal trick to suppress minority voters (who tend to vote Democrat) by getting them knocked off the voter rolls if they fail to answer registered mail sent to homes they aren’t living at (because they are, say, at college or at war). The Republican National Committee reportedly stopped the practice following a consent decree in a 1986 case. Google the term and you’ll quickly arrive at the Wizard of Oz of caging, Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author of the wickedly funny Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans—Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild. Palast started reporting allegations of Republican vote caging for the BBC’s Newsnight in 2004. He’s been almost alone on the story since then. Palast contends, both in Armed Madhouse and widely through the liberal blogosphere, that vote caging, an illegal voter-suppression scheme, happened in Florida in 2004 this way:

    The Bush-Cheney operatives sent hundreds of thousands of letters marked “Do not forward” to voters’ homes. Letters returned (“caged”) were used as evidence to block these voters’ right to cast a ballot on grounds they were registered at phony addresses. Who were the evil fakers? Homeless men, students on vacation and—you got to love this—American soldiers. Oh yeah: most of them are Black voters.

    Why weren’t these African-American voters home when the Republican letters arrived? The homeless men were on park benches, the students were on vacation—and the soldiers were overseas.

    End excerpt

    Sparkle Obama (and the tinsel you think you cast) you are way out of your depth with “Slavery” epithets when Christian is rightly reporting the criminality of then Ohio Republican Attorney-General Kenneth Blackwell’s role in suppressing the Black Vote. You are beneath this intellectual and informative exchange with your simplistic and bad epigrammatic responses (Yes, bad verse!) Simply, you come across as not that smart! Don’t worry, there’s always American Idol….

  • Alfredo Munoz

    It was certainly shameful when a man with a beard remained the passive partner (pathikos) and it was even worse when a man allowed himself to be penetrated by another grown-up man. The Greeks even had a pejorative expression for these people, whom were called kinaidoi. They were the targets of ridicule by the other citizens, especially comedy writers. For example, Aristophanes (c.445-c.380) shows them dressed like women, with a bra, a wig and a gown, and calls them euryprôktoi, “wide arses”.

  • Stephen

    To hell with the two party system!!

  • Stephen

    Why should we sopport two old bloated monsters, One refuses us, The other ignores us once they have our vote.

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