Craziness from not quite Republican state legislator

No, not crazy Republican state legislator, but this guy did manage to get the nomination in NC 48, which appears to be a safe Democratic seat.  Pretty, pretty amazing:

A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan.

Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which includes Scotland and Hoke counties.

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew its support for Walker…

Walker did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

“What is wrong with being a white supremacist? God is a racist and a white supremacist,” the website connected to Walker says.

“Someone or group has to be supreme and that group is the whites of the world … someone or something has to be inferior … In all history in sub-Saharan Africa, no two-story building or a waterproof boat was ever made.”

Walker has authored multiple essays and other articles on the site and has said it belongs to him.

The reporter I talked to today said if you did around the website, it’s even worse.  Yes, credit to Republicans for disavowing him, but that’s a pretty low bar.  Does this guy successfully run and win a nomination pre-Trump?  Maybe, but I think far less likely.  Here’s the news story where you get 5 seconds of me and my office.  (And look, I put a tie on (just for 5 minutes) during the summer.

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

3 Responses to Craziness from not quite Republican state legislator

  1. BlythBros. says:

    Tangent: interesting that the title says “Jewish People” but the article says “Jews”. The latter phrasing came under criticism when Roy Moore’s wife made her lawyer comment. Not a nitpick, just an observation.

    And the button-down collar with red tie is quite Robert Mueller! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/robert-mueller-style-icon

  2. R. Jenrette says:

    If Jews are descended from the devil, is Jesus a Manchurian candidate?
    Aw, come on, you folks.

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