Skip to comments.Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'
Posted on 07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
FRANKFORT Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race.
Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession.
"Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real and imagined," Logsdon said in a news release. "I urge him to exercise some real leadership and condemn the inflammatory and hateful influences within his ranks and to take steps to rid his party of this extremist bigotry."
Hunter is Paul's director of new media and helped him write his 2011 book The Tea Party Goes to Washington.
The conservative publication reported that Hunter wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances as a radio commentator. He also compared President Abraham Lincoln to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and suggested that Lincoln would have had a romantic relationship with Adolf Hitler if the two met.
Paul, who is considering a possible bid for president in 2016, has urged the Republican Party in recent months to be more inclusive and welcome minorities. Paul did not immediately comment Wednesday on Logsdon's statements.
In a statement, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said "Rand Paul has done more to reach out to African-American and Hispanic communities in the past six months than Logsdon has done his entire career."
McConnell is seeking re-election next year and has drawn opposition from Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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Playing the RACE CARD, as always.
This is more about trying to embarrass McConnell than anything else. The scumbag rats really want to win Kentucky and get rid of McConnell as revenge for the Republicans targeting and getting rid of Daschle.
Cause Y’all knows that only democraps can says racist like stuffs and be gettin away with it.
Mitch better do what his commie ‘RAT masters want him to do.
A better headline would be “Republicans call on McConnell to tell Democrats to shove it”.
Aww c’mon! You guys got to have KKK Wizard Byrd elected, forever, and esteemed. Can’t we have a guy talk on a radio show?
This is Trent Lott saying happy birthday to Strom Thurmond all over again.
It’s what they do.
I mean Paul is a joke with his idiot Libertarianism but at least he loks alright next to a Rat.
Speaking of ‘avengers’, do you remember Ken Hamblin, the Black Avenger? When I was a kid, I used to listen to him on an Atlanta AM station in the middle of the night when you could pick up the signal. Same station as Boortz. I loved him to death.
When I saw the headline I imagined Rand had hired Paula Deen as his personal Chef.
This is a response to the news that Eric Holder was using taxpayer funds to gin up anti-Zimmerman demonstrations in Sanford.
This is standard Marxist agitprop strategy. When you are caught red-handed, manufacture a crisis for your opposition. Use “people power.”
That’s odd. I don’t recall that Democrats criticized Senator Robert Byrd for using the term “white nigger.” That was relatively recently in the Democrat timeline since they are more than willing to go back 30 or 40 years to find statements by Republicans which don’t conform to the Democrat approved rules of political correctness.
Sorry—your Race Card has expired. You used your last assets with Paula Deen. Now its just the stuff of jokes.
Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer... Jack Hunter... former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" ...advocates Southern secession... is Paul's director of new media and helped him write his 2011 book... wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances as a radio commentator... compared President Abraham Lincoln to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and suggested that Lincoln would have had a romantic relationship with Adolf Hitler if the two met. Paul... has urged the Republican Party in recent months to be more inclusive and welcome minorities.Now you know which minorities he was talking about.
Here we have one uppity whitey. I don’t know enough about him to know if he’s racist or not but he seems to be an uppity boy.
They fail to see the irony in them funding a racist, segregated congressional black caucus. It has Nation of Islam members. Too funny.
I want a prominent politician to actually state “sorry, your race card has expired, you’re going to have to argue on the substance of the issues now”.
Now that I’ve had about 24 hours for this to sink in, I do consider that a number of your talk show hosts have probably uttered outrageous things.
Hunter helped co-author from the stories I have read Rand Paul’s book. I’d like to read that, I believe it is called “The Tea Party goes to Washington.”
Imagine if Rush was not well known, helped one author a book and then, some controversial remark Rush had said was pulled out of all his radio shows. Say the Sandra Fluke incident.
At first this incident with Hunter slightly shocked me, he shouldn’t have been saying the things he said, especially about John Wilkes Booth, as Rand Paul said those are stupid things to say but now, I’m starting to think it might not be that big of a deal and of course, the Democrats see “political capital” here. The one bad thing is it seems there are a few things sort of like this that have occurred to the Pauls, father and son.
Maybe I’m wrong, this isn’t bothering me like it initially did.