Skip to comments.Missouri Mayor Says He 'Kind Of Agreed' With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter
Posted on 04/16/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT by ncfool
The mayor of a small Missouri town has mostly nice things to say about the white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish facilities last weekend.
Marionville, Mo. Mayor Dan Clevenger spoke warmly this week of Frazier Glenn Miller, who allegedly went on a killing rampage on Sunday in Overland Park, Kan.
"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him," Clevenger said while laughing, according to television station KSPR. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him."
Clevenger said he sympathized with some of Miller's views, but didn't like to broadcast that.
"Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don't like to express that too much," Clevenger, the owner of a local repair shop, said.
He told CNN this week that he didn't buy some of Miller's claims.
"He had a lot of hate built up inside of him," Clevenger said. "And every time he'd come down here, he'd go on about different races -- mainly Jews. He claims they're all bad, but I don't believe that."
However, KSPR unearthed a letter to the editor that the mayor sent nearly a decade ago to a newspaper in Aurora, Mo. in which he expressed admiration for Miller's mission.
(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...
He goes on to say "I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," Clevenger wrote, according to KSPR. "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."
Clevenger also reportedly wrote that the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."
This was 10 years ago that the Mayor wrote this and yet Frazier Glenn Miller was off of the radar screen of the Feds?
KMBC TV in Kansas City had a Jewish reporter named Dan Weinbaum that did an interview with Miller and you can watch it at this link. You can see that Millers action was a HATE CRIME and I hope that he gets the death penalty after a speedy trial and conviction in Kansas.
Watch this 2006 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKtsqWk7pt0
Watch this 2006 interview:
Oh my Holy Hell.
Ya know, I prosecuted murderers and serial killers who could parade people on the stand to say what wonderful neighbors they were. Means nothing.
He needs to be pressured NOW to resign.
Non-partisan mayoral office?
Wow, that reporter must now realize how lucky he was to get out of there alive.
My God! Can we please get this guy the speediest trial in history and impose his punishment?
All I ever needed to know about him, I learned in five minutes.
I got the rope.
Why do we continuously appoint stupid people to office?
From the Mayor's letter to the editor in at a local paper. I'm sure it's a very nice town.
Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don't like to express that too much
Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don't like to express that too much
The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce
Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation
There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We've got a false economy and it's, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there,"
"The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that's completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they're Jewish
In this case his neighbors elected this fine long time resident as mayor, 180 to 149. One would presume he’d resign, but who knows, he may represent his electorate.
Small town mayors are most always Democrats.
AMEN to that!
Mayors of many of the largest cities are also Democrat.
Typical in small town elections where people may still be voting for the candidate who they know. I realize I'm not flattering the residents of Marionville, but his views were published, and if he's willing to publish them in the past, he discusses them. We'll get an idea if he resigns, or is recalled.
“In this case his neighbors elected this fine long time resident as mayor, 180 to 149.”
Looks like his opponent failed to get out the Marionville Jewish vote.
That guy is a genuine bigot.
> One would presume hed resign, but who knows, he may represent his electorate.
I like what you did there...: )
There are no remaining Jews in that town.
A few years back there was a big murder case here in the Boston area.A world famous Harvard Medical School professor was accused of murdering his wife.The prosecution presented convincing evidence that he was "dating" on the internet,that his wife found out about a week or so before her death and had told friends and relatives that she was gonna divorce him.They also presented reams of DNA evidence...*his* DNA where it shouldn't have been and *her* DNA where it shouldn't have been.(She was stabbed about 30 times).
During the trial a local reporter managed to catch their three grown kids,two of whom were physicians themselves,as they left the courthouse for the day.As they were telling the reporter how pleased they were by the powerful evidence that Dad's lawyer was presenting,the reporter interrupted and said something like "but the prosecution has presented reams of DNA evidence suggesting his guilt".
"Lab errors",they replied in unison.
I was dumbfounded!
I kept looking for the satire tag.
Who knows what evil lurks in the mind of man?
Mayor Dan Clevenger (D-Marionville) hoping a re-make of “Birth Of A Nation” will bring a re-birth of the Democrat party the same way it did in 1916.
How sophisticated. How subtle./sarc
I suppose it depends on where the town is located. In this case, Marionville is located in southwest Missouri, in the Ozarks. (Just looked it up.)
Don't know what party - if any - this Clevenger affiliates with, and there is no mention of it in the article.
Can a FReeper with local knowledge please help us out on this?
I hate non-partisan local elections, they make it easier for rats to win in places they shouldn’t (and occasionally the reverse).
But I find it implausible that small town mayors “are most always Democrats.” There are Republican mayors out there, a lot of them.
He wasn’t appointed, he was elected, and I for one don’t live in Missouri.
First, for my Jewish FReeper conservative online friends, please accept my sincere regrets that this kind of horrible act was committed by a resident of the rural and conservative part of my state. Most of us in rural Missouri are nothing like this man.
There aren't a lot of Jewish people in rural Missouri, which is actually a benefit because most conservatives around here never run into liberal Jewish people and tend to have a positive opinion of Jewish people and of Israel. This is the Bible Belt, and Branson is nearby, and you're **MUCH** more likely around here to hear patriotic Americans, especially evangelical Christians, making comments supporting Israel than to hear Klansmen spouting anti-Jewish nonsense. I can honestly say I haven't heard even one nasty anti-Jewish comment here in more than a dozen years, the Orthodox Jewish chaplain at Fort Leonard Wood gets thanked for his service when he goes off post, and the most prominent Jewish resident of my area is a hard-right Republican conservative business owner who detests liberals with a passion greater than my own. We did have some Klan recruitment efforts last year in an adjacent county, but none of the bigotry was directed against Jewish people, and as far as I know the Klan recruitment efforts were utterly unsuccessful.
While it's true that I live in Southwest Missouri and I know this area pretty well, Marionville is more than an hour away from where I live and I know nothing about this mayor. I would have to make some phone calls to get specifics about his town, but what I do know indicates it's a typical small rural town in the Ozarks.
What I do know is he needs to publicly apologize and then resign as mayor. His anti-Jewish comments, if they have been reported correctly, are **WAY** out of line.
Oliviaforever's comment that most small-town mayors are Democrats might very well have been true in rural southwest Missouri a generation or two ago — the Ozarks shared the sociopolitical dynamics of the rest of the rural South, dominated by conservative Democrats — but it most emphatically is **NOT** true today. In this man's county, not a single one of more than a dozen elected county officials are Democrats; it's an overwhelmingly Republican county.
I know nothing about this man's politics; Missouri has no party registration system and Missouri city officials almost always are elected on nonpartisan ballots, so they don't need to formally declare a party affiliation. He could be an active Democrat, though it's not likely considering the political leanings of his county. However, as Impy and other Freepers have pointed out, some Democrats do run for nonpartisan municipal offices because they know they can't get elected if they have to identify as Democrats.
If this guy is active in Republican politics, I hope the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee publicly attacks him and demands he resign from any position he may hold in local Republican politics. We don't need anti-Jewish bigotry in the Republican Party.
It's unlikely, but if this guy is active in Democratic politics, let's find it out and force the Democrats to disown him. Give them some of their own medicine for a change.
I did notice in my almanac that his county (Lawrence) voted for Romney vs. Obama nearly three to one.
If I remember correctly, the Democratic congressional candidate had about 30 percent of the vote in Lawrence County, one of the state legislative races was won by the Republican by a 4-to-1 margin, and in most other state races the Democrats did not bother to put up a candidate.
I'll do some checking on this mayor's political affiliation but I'm not optimistic.
I could find out pretty much anything I want to know about an elected official in my own county, if not through official channels than through back channels, and to some extent in nearby areas where I can make use of friends of friends, but “outsiders” asking questions are not likely to be received well.
On the other hand, I do have contacts in the Springfield and Branson area who may be able to get better information about this man. That may work. But I'm not holding my breath.
Thanks for your long posting regarding an explanation of Southwest Missouri. We know that. I have a lot of business ties and connections in that part of the state and all of them are hard working folks. Especially your Congressman Billy Long who is a good friend of the Jewish community as is Senator Blunt.
In an American political context, anti-Jewish bigotry is just plain stupid. There's no excuse for it, PERIOD. Rural southwest Missouri has its problems, but anti-Jewish bigotry just isn't something I see around here.
Clevenger is obviously a particularly ignorant hayseed version of Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto. This dumber-than-a-rock mayor in Missouri needs to have his rear end blasted with a shotgun of annoying small pellets.