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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:25 AM
freshwest (53,661 posts)
8. Following the links from SPLC, I found this tidbit:
Former Klan Activist John Abarr Running For Montana's Lone U.S. House Seat As A Republican; Once Worked With Current A3P Chairman Bill Johnson
Here's some good news that was enough to cause me to break my three-week moratorium on posting. John Abarr (R-Great Falls), identified as a former Klan organizer, has declared his intent to run for Montana's lone U.S. House seat -- as a Republican. The most detailed story has been published in the Washington Post; Montana media outlets such as the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Helena Independent-Record merely regurgitated an abbreviated AP story with no analysis.
John Abarr has an extensive record of grass-roots political activism, summarized later in this post. Despite severing ties with the Klan in 1997, he maintains a pro-White racial attitude, saying that the election of Barack Obama prompted him to get back into politics. “I think that the fact Obama got elected shows that the white people are starting to lose their political power,” said Abarr, who last week filed the paperwork to let him start raising money. “I am running to draw attention to the fact that white people are becoming a minority and losing our political power and way of life.” Abarr wants a flat income tax and said he chose to run as a Republican because of the party’s fiscal policies.
On the other hand, Abarr's platform contains some planks that might drive some Republicans towards presumptive primary opponent Steve Daines, a Bozeman businessman. Abarr wants to legalize marijuana, increase mental health programs, keep abortion legal, and abolish the death penalty because he argues it is unfair to poor people. He has no official campaign website yet. Because of Abarr's pro-White stance, some leading RINOs are already running for cover, including former Congressman Rick Hill, who denounced Abarr as a "racist" and opined that Republicans were founded on freedom, liberty and equal opportunity. Hill is considered a front-runner for Governor in 2012.
Ain't that special. This is the same state with the Constitution Party (who want to end women's right to vote, etc.) and who had an outhouse mocking Obama at the Republican conventions. We see their true colors shining through. Although the GOP probably objects to this guy's views on women and social services and not his racist view. Destroying mental health services is a GOP standard, after all, if you don't think right (the saying at one time was 'white is right') and the GOP can't heal anyone's wounded hearts or souls without their special brand of right wing religion.
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