Tuesday, October 09, 2018

GOP official slurs LGBTQ & Native American communities with attack on Congressional candidate

Sharice Davids is trying to make history with her Congressional run. Unfortunately, she has to deal with mess like this Facebook message.

Instead-of a cohesive message celebrating their successes (because they don't have any which also equals success for the public), the GOP has decided to scare people into voting for them. Via Fox News and several representatives, the party is painting the Democrats as a crazed mob who can't change government the right way, so they are going to force change through violence.

It's an insulting and pathetic message and I don't think it will resonate. Also, some members of the GOP will probably slip and mess up the narrative.

Such as the case in Kansas :

A local Kansas GOP official lashed out at Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids on social media earlier this week, saying “your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation.”

The Facebook message was written by Republican precinct committeeman Michael Kalny of Shawnee and sent to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter.

“Little Ms. Pritchett- you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face,” Kalny wrote. “The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation.”

 . . . Davids is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder for the hotly contested 3rd congressional district seat.

If she wins in November, Davids, a lawyer and amateur mixed-martial arts fighter, would become the first ever openly gay member of the Kansas Congressional delegation, as well as the first female Native American lawmaker in Washington.

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article219720280.html#storylink=cpy

Naturally, Kalny has been condemned all around, including by other Republicans.  Obviously the GOP is scared about that seat. Trump has said worse things and they generally celebrate him for "speaking his mind."

Hat tip to my friend Joe Sudbay.

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article219720280.html#storylink=cpy

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