Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

ex-Senator Allen's racist heir

It looks as though Virginians are going to have to do more housecleaning - Congressman Virgil Goode (R-Virginia) is a certified cuckoo. First he said that Muslims have no business holding elected office.

Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., made the comments in a letter sent to hundreds of constituents about Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress.

"The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district, and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped." Goode wrote.
[Emphasis added]

God/Allah/Krishnu/deism of your choice forbid that America actually be a diverse country. Cos that founding principle of religious freedom was only supposed to apply to Christianity, as in "you are free to practice whatever religion you choose as long as you worshipi Christ."

And this was supposed to be his apology. Those Virginian electeds are CRAAAAAAZY!

Virginians' heads are hanging in shame again, as it's back to being portrayed as a state that can't help but elect racist dimwits. As a local paper writes: "REP. VIRGIL GOODE, a Republican who represents Virginia's 5th Congressional District, makes few national headlines, and it's too bad he couldn't keep it that way. Mr. Goode stirred up a storm of controversy recently by stating that Muslims have no business holding elective office in the United States. It says that right there in whatever document he carries in his breast pocket where a copy of the Constitution should be."

This guy must be in constant communication with Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota.

But Ellison got the last word in, as he was sworn into office on a copoy of the Koran . . . which was formerly owned by a prominent deceased resident of Rep. Goode's district - none other than Thomas Jefferson. Talk about a snappy comeback!

Another district constituent (living) had a succint comment to make, carefully stenciling in the word "BIGOT"
underneath his district office window, in a gold paint that blended in with his nameplate so that it looked rather official. Too funny. All I can say is I hope Virgil Goode faces the same miserable downfall as his apparent mentor, ex-Senator George Felix Allen.

(PS - yeah I know this whole tawdry saga has been reported on already, but this past week and upcoming week are going to be a bit slow in terms of blogging - travel and work responsibilities take precedent. Unfortunately not a paid blogger . . . yet. Anyone want to pay me to blog? Please?)

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