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.’”
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.