Racist Remarks from Texas Judicial Candidate

Here’s the most unsurprising news of the day: A candidate for a state judgeship in Texas has been caught on tape saying that the Republican party should not run a candidate against a black congresswoman so that her black constituents will go out and “spend their food stamp money” on election day instead.

A Republican candidate for Dallas County Judge is trying to distance himself from videotaped remarks stereotyping Black voters as living on government assistance, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The footage, which was until recently posted online by the Coppell Republican Club, shows Ron Natinsky telling club members not to run candidates against Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) out of concern that it would negatively impact other GOP contenders.

“We don’t want to motivate her voters,” Natinsky said. “What we want them to think is, ‘There’s no reason. She doesn’t have an opponent. I don’t need to go to the polls. I’ll go spend my food stamp money at the grocery store, or whatever, you know, on election day.’”

And his pathetic excuse:

Natinsky, who is running to unseat incumbent Judge Clay Jenkins (D), backed away from the video when reached for comment.

“I haven’t seen the video and don’t remember what I said a year ago,” Natinsky told the Morning News. “I don’t see the connection between spending food stamps on food and voting.”

Yeah, neither does anyone else. But you did when you said it. Or you were just pandering to racism. Either way, you’re a douchebag who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a courtroom. By the way, 37.6% of all food stamp recipients in the United States are white; 23.6% are black.

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  • dhall

    Obvious racism, or any other overt prejudices, should be enough to disqualify someone from judgeship. The candidate has demonstrated in no uncertain terms an inability to be impartial.

  • John Pieret

    Damn … this isn’t even worthy of ‘film at eleven.’

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Well, sure, of course it sounds bad when you quote him.

  • wildbill

    When interviewed by one of the local stations he gave the typical conservative crybaby nonpology, “I’m sorry that people are misinterpreting it because it is being taken somewhat out of context”

  • kantalope

    by context he means: when I originally said it, it was to people who agree with me.

    by out of context he means: in front of people who don’t agree with me.

  • busterggi

    I don’t see what the fuss is about – it was a perfectly Reaganesque comment.

  • howardhershey

    Well of course more whites get food stamps. Many of those are the “deserving poor” (poor rural redneck Republicans), unlike those other people who get food stamps, who are “shiftless moochers” (poor urban dark neck Democrats).

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Distancing yourself from yourself … now that’s a neat trick.

  • steve84

    Just a typical day in Texas.

  • Ex Patriot

    Nothing from Texas comes as a surprise anymore, to bad Mexico didn’t win

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246980039 caseyboucher

    Racist remarks from a Texas Republican? It must be a day that ends in y.

  • Trebuchet

    Damn video autoplayed on me. It didn’t yesterday. And it started with an ad for a TeaParty Republican running for congress in my state. And now it’s gone on with another ad and showing another video. MAKE IT STOP!

  • Funny Diva

    NO MORE AUTOPLAY VIDEOS, GODDAMNIT!!!

    I PAY my subscription for ad free, because I can’t stand the damned autoplay.

    PLEASE, get this fixed, or just LINK to the video instead of embedding. This has gone beyond ridiculous.

    (Google Chrome, on Windoze 7 PC).

  • dhall

    #12 and #13 – there’s no rhyme or reason as to when it’s going to start either. Not when I first log on, and not at the beginning of the damned ad. Just randomly. It’s gotten to the point that I just shut the audio off on my computer, and only turn it on when there’s something I actually want to hear.

    (Google Chrome on ancient Windows XP)