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This should be WIDELY publicized... this could turn into a major disqualifying scandal if handled properly!

Let's not let Walter "Freedom Fries" Jones get reelected!

GOP Rep. Appears on White Nationalist Radio Show

A North Carolina Republican congressman appeared on a notorious white nationalist radio program on Saturday to talk up legislation he coauthored accusing President Barack Obama of committing impeachable offenses. Rep. Walter Jones, a fiercely anti-war congressman who often breaks with his party on key votes, appeared on the Political Cesspool, a Memphis-based program hosted by ardent white nationalists James Edwards and Eddie Miller. The show has been condemned by groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center for promoting racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic beliefs. Jones is the first member of Congress to appear on the program.
Here's Tighty Whitey Jones in happier times:

And here's his racist scumbag radio buddy:


Erik Anderson, Jones' Democratic challenger, told Mother Jones the congressman needs to clear the air about what happened. "It's unbelievable that a sitting congressman would think that's appropriate," said Anderson, a Marine Corps veteran. "I really would like to hear his reasoning for why he went on there. You just don't go on a radio show like that and not know who you're talking to. I've been on conservative radio shows, but never a white supremacist one." But he has one theory: "I've said [the impeachment resolution] was racially motivated and that's absolutely what it was for because why else would he go on that show if it wasn't?"
Erik's website if you'd like to contribute something:

http://electerikanderson.com/

Originally posted to grytpype on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 07:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by Southern Action.

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  •  He sounds like a rightwing libertarian nut, ala (5+ / 0-)

    Ron Paul.  Not knowing anything about this race, what are polls saying about Democratic challenger Erik Anderson's chances?

    Proud to be a Truth Vigilante

    by Calvino Partigiani on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 08:00:00 PM PDT

  •  I agree that this congressman (0+ / 0-)

    is as racist as they can get, and that his actions are despicable.

    But I have to ask is how is this disqualifying?  Is this something in a legal sense?  I personally don't condone any of this, but after all, he does have his right to free speech, as deplorable as it may be?  

    And then even so, depending on the district he's in, which I know nothing about, it's possible that he may turn out to be a hero.....

    •  I have no idea if the congressman is (3+ / 0-)
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      grytpype, Bcre8ve, asindc

      "as racist as they can get, and that his actions are despicable"

      But the show he went on certainly is. Of course he has the right to go on the show and we don't even know what he said on it.
      But the people have the right to know that their congressman went on a show "hosted by ardent white nationalists " that

      has been condemned by groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center for promoting racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic beliefs.
      Maybe it will make him a hero to some, not so much to others
    •  Consider Edwards' history (6+ / 0-)

      Per the Mother Jones article, he's a virulent anti-Semite, has called blacks "heathen savages" and "subhuman," and openly applauds slavery and secession.  Simply put, no elected official has any business appearing on such a program.

      Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

      by Christian Dem in NC on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 06:00:15 AM PDT

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  •  NC-3 is considered a safe seat for Walter Jones... (6+ / 0-)

    ...however, something like this could put the district in play. Eastern North Carolina as a whole is ancestrally Democratic, although many self-identified Democrats are moderate or even conservative on social issues.

    Joe Lieberman, Mike Madigan, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Cullen...why are they Democrats?

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 09:40:14 PM PDT

    •  Tough to say how it will play (2+ / 0-)
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      Jones is a pariah among Republicans because he turned against the Bush war agenda.  But he's survived this long, and here he is blowing racist... not even dog whistles at this point, what do we call it, fog horns?  That should shore up the base a little, but they really don't like him.  And if it turns decent people against him, maybe it'll end his run.

      "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

      by libdevil on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:18:25 PM PDT

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      •  Jones put in motion the repeal of his Freedom Fry (2+ / 0-)
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        Thanks for the info that Jones is a pariah amongst Bushies but does that really matter. He did author the bill to change the name of French Fries to Freedom Fries in the Congressional Dining Room but after a year when no MMD's were found and the dead and wounded from the 82nd Airborne started coming back to Fort Bragg he retracted that bill and turned against the war. But that was the time he should have gone after a president for impeachable offenses, ie Bush lying the nation into a war of choice that killed 4500 American soldiers. Now he has make believe conspiracy theories against the President who ended that god awful war to take up the time of congress. Make no mistake, if McCain had been elected we would not have left Iraq.

        •  If McCain had been elected (1+ / 0-)
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          We'd be involved in WWIII by now.  We would have invaded Iran, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and probably Yemen.  There's no doubt that Obama is a far better president than McCain would have been, or Romney would be.  And given a two-party, winner-take-all system, he'll have my vote.  Hell, Obama's the best president in my lifetime.  But that's really more an indictment of the string of charlatans and cretins that have held the office - and the people and system that elect them - than an endorsement of Obama.  He's a criminal.  Jones is right about that much.  But I'm not willing to say we should prosecute or impeach Obama when the likely successor (you have to assume Biden would fall as well as the dominoes tumbled) would be the Giant Orange Boner.  

          If we had a functioning political and justice system, my answer might be different.  But Obama's crimes - failing to prosecute torture authorized by the Bush administration, continuing Bush administration policies on indefinite detention, attacking Yemen, and so forth - pale in comparison to the crimes that should have most of the Bush administration in the Hague or serving life terms in federal prisons.  While this endless cycle of ignoring the crimes of the executive branch is toxic to the Republic, I cannot in good conscience advocate for unilateral political disarmament when the other half of the two-party dichotomy is worse in every way than our own set of criminals.

          "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

          by libdevil on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 10:40:12 PM PDT

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  •  Just contributed my little bit. (4+ / 0-)

    Good luck to Erik Anderson and the folks of Eastern NC!

  •  The real irony (0+ / 0-)

    Obama has unquestionably committed impeachable offenses.  But it's not as if Republicans can even remotely pretend to be standing on principle if they pursue impeachment for illegal wars, violation of the convention against torture, or the like.  I'll admit Jones was right to (eventually) oppose the Bush wars, but he never tried to impeach the smirking shrub.  That he's pushing impeachment for Obama on a white supremacist radio show - after ignoring the same and far worse offenses by the white guy - is about as despicable as you can get.

    "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

    by libdevil on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:25:14 PM PDT

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