Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dems Panic at the Possibility of Former Black Panther Charles Barron Winning a Congressional Seat

Let's see. Charles Barron wanted to slap “the closest white person,” thought Muammar el-Qaddafi was a "hero" and Thomas Jefferson was a "pedophile." He should fit in perfectly with the Congressional Black Caucus.

Via NYT's:
Suddenly, Charles Barron has regained the ability to shock. 

The New York political world had long ago become accustomed to the incendiary words of Mr. Barron, a confrontational onetime Black Panther turned three-term City Councilman. His more outrageous remarks over the years, from calling Thomas Jefferson a pedophile to likening Gaza to a “concentration death camp” to expressing his desire to slap “the closest white person,” have given way to a reputation as a showboat and provocateur on the political fringe. 

Considered an afterthought when he announced his candidacy for the United States Congress last November — in a speech in which he called Muammar el-Qaddafi “my hero” and pledged to never salute the American flag — Democratic leaders are now fretfully talking about a prospect they once considered unthinkable: a Congressman Barron.

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