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Arkansas Dem who once attended KKK rally accuses Republican of racism
Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 07/31/2013 8:43:15 AM PDT by kevcol

Arkansas state Rep. Butch Wilkins, a Democrat, blasted one of his Republican colleagues in the Arkansas state House for using racist language.

How did Wilkins know that former Rep. John Hubbard’s language was racist? Because Wilkins heard similar words and phrases at a Klu Klux Klan rally he once attended.

Wilkins took to Facebook recently to criticize a guest column written by Jon Hubbard in the Jonesboro Sun.

“How many of you have ever attended a Klan rally,” asked Wilkins in a Facebook post. “I did once out of pure curiosity in the early 1960’s. The babbling of the speaker is now available in the form of the guest columnist of the JBoro sun. Not the same man but very much the same words.”
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Wilkins said he was just a teenager when he and a friend attended a KKK rally.

“I didn’t have no interest in it,” he said. “I just happened to go with another guy.”

Nic Horton, editor of The Arkansas Project, wrote that Wilkins’ attendance at the event was forgivable, being that it was the act of a much younger man more 50 years ago.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: butchwilkins; democratplantation; racebaiting

1 posted on 07/31/2013 8:43:16 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
“I didn’t have no interest in it,” he said. “I just happened to go with another guy.”

Double negative means positive. And he was going with another guy?

No wonder he's a democRat.

2 posted on 07/31/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: kevcol
honeymooned in ark - Petit Jean State Park - drove 15 miles to the piggly wiggly and bought steaks....fished for catfish using a ball jar and string at Tanyard Springs- lol - what a great time

The caverns nearby were stunning and pristine, the people were warm and friendly - it was almost off putting coming from NY - but I enjoyed it immensely EXCEPT the wine - it was actually worse than my concoctions

sorry this turd stains their reputation

3 posted on 07/31/2013 9:17:09 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Revelation 911; kevcol

Butch’s days are numbered. He’s in his final term in a district that will likely go Republican next year.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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