Skip to comments.(African American)Radio Host Threatened After McCain Rally (Questioner, Waukesha, WI)
Posted on 10/11/2008 7:02:06 AM PDT by UB355
MILWAUKEE - The hate mail started pouring in almost immediately after Newsradio 620 WTMJ radio host James T. Harris addressed Senator John McCain Thursday at a Republican rally in Waukesha.
"You know this is sort of a sampling of the emails that I've been receiving," Harris said," Hey Sambo, maybe Master McCain will let you shine his shoes since you did such a good job licking his boots."
During Thursday's rally, Harris urged Senator McCain to step up his attacks on Barack Obama's character. Harris said in the next presidential debate, "It's absolutely vital that you take it to Obama, that you hit him"where it hurts," because "we have all of these shady characters that have surrounded him."
Harris added, "I am begging you sir, I am begging you. Take it to him."
The national media pounced.
"I knew something was up when The New York Times and The Washington Post started asking me questions and then CNN and then Fox. I was like, 'Oh Lord!'"
Harris' comment to McCain made heavy rotation on national talk shows. And Harris says he's heard from African Americans from across the country now accusing him of being a sellout.
"Most of the stuff that I got in the email was like, 'How can a black man stand up and say that?' Well you know what? I happen to be an American of African descent, but I am a conservative."
And he says he has no regrets.
"I realize that I'm speaking for millions of people. It just so happens that in this racially charged election, the people who look like me happen to be on the other side of the aisle."
Harris' radio show, "The National Conversation" airs weekend afternoons on Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
Harris has another busy day in the spotlight Saturday, with appearances on several national talk shows.
Mr. Harris, sir, you ROCK. :)
this man hit the nail on the head.
John McCain please HEAR HIM!
“Hey Sambo, maybe Master McCain will let you shine his shoes since you did such a good job licking his boots.”
Looks like hate speech to me. Of course, that doesn’t count when the hate speech is used against Republicans.
I guess there’s no real point in complaining how unfair the Democrats and their supporters are. They’re going to keep right on doing what they’re doing, anyway. Just accept the fact that they’re dirty players, and move on.
Uh oh, looks like he is finding out that the worst punishments are reserved for the race or gender “traitors”. Libs really get a bee in their bonnet when one of the chosen minorities strays off the plantation.
“I doubt that anyone else in this room has taken the ass-whipping that I have...” This man has courage.
The Obama-Ayers strategy is to keep beating up whites over this alledged racism and terrorist branding so that they will vote for Obama to clear their conscience.
If they really wanted a colorblind election, they would stop making race their single argument and a lynch-mob mentality their overriding issue, especially when it's not true.
An American's vote is their most precious possession. Please, don't be tricked into throwing it away. Look at the candidate for who he is (not his color) and for what he believes before you pull that lever for all the wrong reasons.
I agree. I saw him on FNC this morning. Someone needs to put this guy into syndication!
They are Digital Nazi Brown Shirts. The fascism that Obamadon brings is frightening
Anyone have the clip of the guy from WI who stood up and asked a question that included “with Pelosi and all those other hooligans in charge we need to have our head examined”?
I wrote to him.
I wish JT was running the McCain campaign...
So blacks who are conservative are “race traitors”.
So are white liberals “race traitors” too?
Meanwhile our candidate is saying we need to tone down the rhetoric while his supporters are threatened...one rule for them and another for us when the media is involved.
THIS is why there is righteous anger at these town halls because we KNOW the type that BO hangs out with these cowardly emails to JT Harris only prove the point.
WE are screaming from the mountaintops about character counting and our candidate brushes it aside...
I’m sure plenty of terrorists and their sysmpathizers were “good family men” they weren’t out there trying to kill theirs, only ours. Anything else I say would be construed as hate speech.
I did too (and did you know...I too have a bracelet)....hahaha...I hope all the Freepers send Mr. Harris a msg of kudos.
I said if they have live streaming he’s got new fan in Arizona.
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