Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Church-Going Arizona Republican Caught Anonymously Posting Racist, Anti-Semitic Blog Comments, Says He Won’t Step Down, Highlight Hollywood News

Christians once lived it, and let others call them that. Now thanks to Facebook and social media, you see self-proclamations every hour on social media, “I’m a Christian.” You most of time know that means, they are trying to convince themselves, and are not convincing others. Just last week I spoke with former First Lady Laura Bush, who was mortified that there was a false Facebook post, from Conservative Tribune, claiming that the current First Lady Michelle Obama wanted to be paid for her honor of being our nation’s first African American First Lady, and the post went on to add, “Laura Bush recently said it was an honor!” LIKE if you like Laura Bush over Michelle Obama. 
How outrageously racist and anti-Christian. Mrs. Bush and the Obamas are great friends. Unlike hillbillies, people of a certain class can believe different political points and still get along, while bigots who masquerade as Christians are always proclaiming themselves to be what they are not, and hating others, which is against Christianity.  This man’s tears are meaningless, he simply got caught like all bigots and racists do, when they have a social media footprint. They always prove themselves to be unlike real Christians, and only using the words, to impress a few other phonies within their shrinking social circle.
This is why Mitt Romney lost in 2012.  You never win, when you play dirty!  One of Arizona’s top school officials broke down in tears Wednesday at a news conference at which he apologized for having written anonymous blog posts that denigrated welfare recipients and calling for a statewide ban on Spanish. 


John Huppenthal, the superintendent of public instruction, was barely composed for about half an hour of the conference, before breaking down when he tried to explain how his comments had affected his longtime assistant.



“We can imagine the emotional impact. I have talked to people who have been hurt by the hour,” he said. “The person I feel most – to the point of my own tears – is my assistant Merle. She has been with me for…”



Huppenthal then began to cry and left the room.This came after mounting pressure to step down following his admission that he was the anonymous author of a number of posts on a website that were seen by some as racist.



In one dating from 2011, Huppenthal wrote, “We all need to stomp out balkanization. No Spanish radio stations, no Spanish billboards, no Spanish TV stations, no Spanish newspapers. This is America, speak English.”



Huppenthal admitted to writing the posts on the Espresso Pundit blog using the pseudonyms “Falcon9” and “Thucydides” in an interview with TheArizona Republic last week.



“I don’t mind them selling Mexican food as long as the menus are mostly in English. And I’m not being humorous or racist,” he wrote in another post.




Additional posts surfaced recently in which he likened welfare recipients to “lazy pigs” and blamed the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s economic policies.  “I love talking about public policy, and I have a passion for engaging in debate,” Huppenthal told The Arizona Republic. “I probably have 300,000 words out on the Internet, and 100 of them are getting me in trouble. When all of your missteps are there all together for people to see, it’s not a pretty picture.”




A former superintendent of public instruction, Lisa Graham Keegan, was among several community members who called Wednesday for Huppenthal to resign. She said his comments were so damaging that he can’t effectively lead the state’s school agency.




“The No. 1 issue for the person who holds the job of superintendent of public instruction is deep respect and community with the people that we serve and those that we work with,” said Keegan, who served from 1995-2001 as a Republican but now is an independent. “John Huppenthal’s comments have violated that sacred bond.”

Joining Keegan was the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which canceled an awards show honoring the superintendent.




“Due to the recent comments that Superintendent Huppenthal admitted to making, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry will not be presenting the superintendent with an award at our annual luncheon as we planned,” said Glenn Hamer, the chamber’s CEO and president. “The comments should not have been made and posted under any circumstance. We regret that this decision was necessary.”




Others at the news conference at which Keegan spoke echoed her comments.  “We wouldn’t take the comments that John Huppenthal has said from a student body president. We wouldn’t take it from a principal at a school,” said Lawrence Robinson, a Roosevelt School District board member. “We certainly will not take it from the person responsible for representing all of our public schools and our education.”




Huppenthal, however, said he would neither resign his position nor drop out of the Republican primary, in which he faces a challenge from a conservative who is campaigning to get the state to drop new Common Core standards.




This is not the first time that Huppenthal has made headlines for his comments or been accused of discrimination. In 2010, the government nearly filed a civil rights lawsuit against Arizona after the state fired teachers for having accents. He vowed to continue instructing classroom monitors to report teachers with accents.

And as a state senator, Huppenthal led a campaign to ban Tucson’s largest school district from teaching its Mexican-American Studies program. He said that the program fostered “racial resentment.”

Thankfully,  the secret-hidden bigots are now being outed because they want to be “Twitter” thugs and Facebook mavens.  When someone addresses themselves as Christians, be very wary, wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Those who are REAL Christians, don’t have to tell anyone, we all know who they are from the life they live!

When you start hearing “code-speak” created in the South during American slavery and then following Jim Crow-era, “He scares me!” “He’s not one of us!” “The executive branch now has too much power.” You run from those people, they will smile in your face, call you a friend, but you are nothing more than a nigger to them if you are black, and if you are Jewish, Hispanic or Asian, they hate you too!

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AP
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