Arizona Republicans do not think being a White Supremacist is a Job Disqualifier.

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Recent excellent reporting from Blog for Arizona, Az Central, and the Arizona Mirror have revealed what should have been obvious for some time now:

Being a White Supremacist or holding white nationalist views is not a disqualifying line on a Republican candidate or offices holders resume.

There have been three recent cases in Arizona that illustrate that point.

Sylvia Allen
  • When State Senator Sylvia Allen made her racially tinged comments about assimilation and demographic birth rate challenges (for white people) in late July, Governor Nike and let us take pictures with the Arizona Patriot Movement Doug Ducey defended her, saying she was “no David Stringer.”Senate President Karen Fann also spoke out to support Allen. There has been no groundswell of Republican sentiment to get Ms. Allen to resign her seat nor her position as the Chairperson of the Senate Education Committee.

 

Paul Gosar
  • Everyone should know by now that Congressional Representative Paul Gosar likes to read racist twitter accounts during his free time. Now he has pushed the envelope further by giving his support to Laura Loomer, a Florida Congressional Candidate who is a proponent for Muslim expulsion/exclusion and a supporter of fringe conspiracy theories. What is wrong with the Republican party officials and frankly voters who still support Gosar, a candidate whose family members put out a video supporting his Democratic opponent in 2018? Why not choose someone who is not so enamored with White Nationalism? There has to be more than one noncontroversial viable Republican in that district?  Why do Republicans still continue to support Gosar with all the repulsiveness he brings?
Lajuana Gillette
  • Lajuana Gillette may not be a recognizable name to most readers outside Kingman. She is an example of how Republicans have normalized White Supremacy because she recently commented on Facebook that:

“We must stop the minorities from coming here and trying to change us… If you drive-thru (sic) Arvin (California) you would think you are in Mexico. All the signs in Mexican… We had better wake up before we lose America for our children and grandchildren (sic),” 

Furthermore, according to the Arizona Mirror, she said Barack Obama is the reason for the rise in racism and that the country is becoming too brown, commenting that:

“We have a country that is turning brown, which means that in no time at all white people will be in the minority,”

This paragon of exclusiveness is a member of the Mohave Planning and Zoning Commission.

There was once a time when someone made comments like this, they were shown the door.

Not so with Ms. Gillette who apparently has the support of her supervisor who, when asked, sadly said:

“I’m going to tell her to watch her choice of words. I’m not concerned about LaJuana shooting up a Walmart.”

Democracy can not succeed when one of the major political parties shields its elected and appointed members when they make statements or influence legislation and decisions that put down other people because of either the color of their skin, the religion they practice, or who they choose to love.

As Arizonans are aware Ms. Allen, Ms. Gillette, and Mr. Gosar are not the only “Republicans” who have shown sympathy for these White Nationalist views or are fine with associating with those who advocate with them. One has only to look at their State Party Chair Kelli Ward or Congressional District Representative Andy Biggs as two other examples of how Republicans in Arizona, as well as the nation, are bringing hate into the mainstream.

This tolerance (or if you want to be charitable looking the other way) for people who hold such disgusting fringe views have no place in the public discourse.

The individuals that sanction or support this racists dogma should be shunned, not embraced.

They should not get the endorsements of the people.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Ron Gould is Lajuana Gillette’s supervisor, is in the news today for his weird statements about gay men only living to 42.

    Where do these people get this stuff? This is why Arizona is considered a backwater state.

    And why is it people like Ron Gould who rant about the Gays are always the gayest looking dudes?

  2. Lajuana? That’s an assimilated name for sure… Perhaps she should check her parents as sympathizers with the invading brown horde… and someone tell her ‘Mexican’ is not a language, if you are going to be a race hater get it right, otherwise you just look like a ignorant cracker.

    Oh, oops, guess I overstate the obvious.

    • Back in March, Fox News ran a banner that said “”TRUMP CUTS AID TO 3 MEXICAN COUNTRIES” during “Fox & Friends Weekend”.

      So clearly Mexican is a language, shared between the many, many Mexico’s.

  3. How come all the white supremacists are always so gross looking?

    Yeah, I went there, because these people literally judge people by their looks, we get to judge them back.

    Fat Joe Arpaio, Fat Faced John Kavanagh, Gosar he looks like he’s wetting himself in the picture above and enjoying the warm sensation, Allen, Gillette, Stringer’s died hair, good lord, these are aggressively unattractive people.

    Governor Ducey looks like a thumb. He looks like a dunce, and he does not dispel this notion when he speaks.

    Where do these people get off judging other people by their looks? Have you ever seen the crowd at a Trump rally? OMG, it looks like some old ugly people version of comic con.

    And they’re all idiots to boot. Joe Arpaio wasted taxpayer money to the tune of what, 100 million, while he chased TV cameras and let sex offenders carry on about their business. SB1070’s Kavanagh cost Arizona 2 billion in lost business.

    Sylvia Allen thinks the world is 6000 years old, and she runs a private school!

    And people send their kids there! Don’t do that! I will not hire anyone for a six figure tech job that thinks the world is 6000 years old. I can’t, because tech is science, and Allen teaches children crazy sh!+.

    FFS, you can hear Paul Gosar’s brain trying to escape his head when he speaks because it can’t believe what he says and it wants no part of it.

    Speaking as an old white guy, these people are sad little losers who do not represent a supreme version of anything.

    They all know they’re gross and stupid, and hating on brown people makes them feel better about themselves. They are filled with fear and hate.

    And they look like they hit every branch when they fell from the ugly tree.

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