When a Democrat throws the RACE CARD
What happens if a Conservative or a Republican makes a statement where *The RACE CARD* is thrown? I think we ALL know.
The media goes crazy, the DNC goes crazy, Je$$ie Jack$on and Al $harpton hold rallies. Eric Holder launches an investigation. Hussein holds a *beer summit* and says that Republicans must stop playing *The RACE CARD*. Chris Matthews gets a *tingle* and has to change his shorts and the entire American left demonizes the right.
What happens when a Democrat throws *The RACE CARD*?
*chirp*… *chirp*… *chirp*… That’s the sound of crickets, just so you know, and that is the very sound you’ll hear from the media, the press and everyone else concerned.
Some people don’t belong in politics. Some people don’t belong on The Bench, the judicial bench. Some folks are just gaffe prone, look at Joe Biden, a lovely example.
We apparently have, in MY opinion, a highly strung, not too bright, histrionic, reactionary, gaffe making drama queen right here in Dallas County. Her name is Teresa Hawthorne (D) and she wants to sit on the bench of the 203rd Criminal District Court here in Dallas County.
I believe, after several phone conversations and FAR too many email exchanges, that having Ms. Hawthorne sit on ANY bench would be a HUGE mistake on the part of Dallas County voters.
You see, in addition to Ms. Hawthorne being, in MY opinion, that highly strung, not too bright, histrionic, reactionary, gaffe making drama queen I previously mentioned, she threw *The RACE CARD*.
Ms. Hawthorne is white, and she tried to throw *The RACE CARD* at me.
She didn’t throw it very well.
I was, she found in her less than thorough ‘net search, a BLACK man and I was attacking her rudely. Of course once Ms. Hawthorne got her facts straight, after the LIGHT BULB flicked on, and she realized that she had just made the biggest gaffe of this entire Dallas County campaign, she began to recant and apologize profusely. Those apologies continued throughout the night at the Candidates event, several times.
Isn’t that always the case? Multiple apologies, sincere and touching attempts to make things just go away? ‘Can’t I get a free pass on this one? I didn’t really mean that the way it came out…‘ kind of thing. As I have learned, in this day and age, things don’t just go away.
If you say it, you had better be prepared to defend it and stand behind it, forever. Apologies don’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, once it’s out there, it’s REALLY out there. Emails are easily launched into the public domain. Especially ones from political wannabes that have racial overtones.
I won’t bore my readers with the FULL email exchange between Ms. Hawthorne and myself, let it suffice to say, she wanted to make some last minute changes to a program, a strange request for changes to the format of a function that I was a part of, and I questioned her, very nicely, as to WHY she wanted to make these changes at this late date and WHY a Dallas County Democratic candidate for judge was wanting to speak on the behalf of a Republican State Board of Education candidate.
Damned fair questions in MY opinion.
Ms. Hawthorne launched on a tirade of non-truths and accusations. She is an attorney, you’d think she would know better. Perhaps she was misinformed, I am giving her benefit of the doubt. Perhaps Ms. Hawthorne just didn’t understand the concept of the process, maybe she had never seen my blog, my picture is prominently displayed, maybe she didn’t see my REAL name, and what the heck, maybe she didn’t know how Facebook works. Benefit of the doubt…in any case, please continue to read this almost hilarious story, and it would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic.
I have it ALL archived and will be happy to forward it along to anyone wanting to read it. Here is, as they say, the highlight reel!
from: Teese firstname.lastname@example.org to: texasfred date: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM subject Re: TEA Party Candidates Forum Time 1:24 PM (19 hours ago)
Fred, just checked you out on FB. Shocked! You are black. I have NEVER had a black man be so rude. I do not want to say anything for my brother. He asked me if I did not mind would I just in 10 words for less make apologizes and since he is my brother said yes. No Big Deal. My brother and I just have some different political views. I am sorry I even asked. I will be there. Do Not want to come because I am exhausted, but would like to win. Hope we can shake hands without you ignoring me. I tell it like it is also. Teresa Clayton Hawthorne
SHE was shocked? My wife nearly feinted when I told her.
And this is the followup, one of the followup emails I got from Ms. Hawthorne.
from: Teese email@example.com to: texasfred date: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM subject Well, I see there are 2 Texas Freds. I have made 2 huge blunders today. So sorry. That why it is best as a candidate to just not say too much.
2 HUGE BLUNDERS! Those are her words. Mea culpa you think? An *Oops* perhaps? A ‘Damn I wish I had that one back’ moment do you suppose?
And this is the response Ms. Hawthorne received.
from: TexasFred to Teese firstname.lastname@example.org date: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM Well… Imagine that… YOU throw the RACE CARD… THAT truly is interesting… I wonder what the reaction would be if I had thrown the RACE CARD? If a Conservative candidate had thrown THE RACE CARD? I think we BOTH know…
I’m NOT Black, but what difference would it make to this conversation if I were?
And very nice of you, the transparency and all, the brother/sister part… Letting that be known AFTER the fact…
And as to the Clayton being told that since he wasn’t speaking thing, let me make ONE statement followed by ONE question and then, as far as I am concerned, this tete’ a tete’ is concluded.
STATEMENT: You have been involved in this forum since it’s inception, and I am greatly appreciative, but until last week, your opponent, Ms. Balido, had not responded in the positive that she was going to attend.
QUESTION: Have you, at ANY TIME, been told that if YOUR opponent wasn’t speaking then, YOU would not be allowed to speak?
I already know the answer to that one Ms. Hawthorne, and so do you…
You have a GREAT day and trust me, this has been the most enlightening, and useful email exchange I have EVER had…
As stated, I have the entire conversation archived if anyone is interested.
It could be used by the press if the press had the BALLS to take on a Democrat for throwing *The RACE CARD*, but we know they don’t.
I try to not bring TEA Party *insider* information into The TexasFred Blog, this is my personal blog and I make every attempt to keep it separate and independent from my TEA Party activities, but this is something that the voters of Dallas County, ALL of Texas, and something that every Conservative in America needs to see. We do NOT need a person of this caliber sitting on the bench as a JUDGE! ANYWHERE!
Conservatives, Republicans and Libertarians are castigated if they say something so stupid and thoughtless. I think it’s time that the Democrats be held accountable when they makes gaffes of this nature. Not ALL Democrats DO make gaffes like this, but when they do, I don’t give ANYONE a free pass, I’ll take ‘em ALL to task. Dem or GOP. Ask Rick Perry!
Teresa Hawthorne (D), is running for the the 203rd Criminal District Court in Dallas County. Dallas, contact me via email and I WILL send you the full transcript of her screed. This is NOT the person we need representing Dallas County in ANY capacity. That is MY opinion.
And Ms. Hawthorne, your opponent, Judge Jennifer Balido, DID get to speak to the forum, from the stage. As did ALL of the judicial candidates that chose to remain for the entire event. I just wanted you to know that the last email you sent saying, “Sorry that neither one of us could speak.” was as inaccurate as all the other emails you sent.
Jennifer, you did a FINE job!