White Supremacist group making robo-calls attacking Florida’s first African American gubernatorial candidate because of course they are.

By |2018-09-01T16:53:40+00:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

This is happening more and more frequently in the era of Trump.

Courtesy of USA Today:

Robocalls against Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that say they were paid for by a neo-Nazi group in Idaho are going out to voters in Tallahassee.

The automated calls are narrated by someone pretending to be Gillum and using an exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background. The calls end with a disclaimer that they were funded by The Road to Power, an anti-Semitic, white supremacist website and podcast linked to Scott Rhodes of Sandpoint, Idaho.

According to the Des Moines Register, a sister paper of the Tallahassee Democrat, the group has been linked to other robocall campaigns in Charlottesville, Virginia, Oregon and California.

Geoff Burgan, communications director for Gillum’s campaign, responded by saying, “This is reprehensible — and could only have come from someone with intentions to fuel hatred and seek publicity. Please don’t give it undeserved attention.”

The Democrat chose not to publish the audio because of its blatantly racist and offensive content. The call came from a phone number in Tallahassee with a 222 prefix.

You know when we elected Barack Obama as President I think a lot of us thought it would pave the way for black candidates that came after.

However, with Donald Trump in office, it is like each African American has to carve their own path and fight their own battles as if that historic presidency had never even happened. 

If anything it feels as if we have lost twice as much ground as Obama gained during his two terms in the White House. 

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4 Comments

  1. anon September 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm
  2. Deni September 2, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I don’t think we necessarily lost ground. Racism has always been a part of America. $arah Palin brought racism into the mainstream. Thanks to her, racists felt free to let their racist flag fly. They brought their racism out of the shadows and into the town square. The email jokes, the name calling, etc. were always there. For President Obama’s first term they weren’t even embarrassed when they were exposed. Fast forward to 2015 and Trump was perfectly comfortable being what he’s always been: a racist asshole. The arc of history IS long but it does lean towards justice. History will not be kind to Trump and his ilk.

  3. anon September 2, 2018 at 6:54 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/cnn-host-interrupts-florida-candidate-andrew-gillum-eight-times-targeted-racist-robocall/

    “And I want to get to a lot of those issues,” But..but..but 8 times.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/trump-tweets-names-black-supporters-poll-shows-3-percent-approval-among-african-americans/

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  4. anonymous September 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/gillum-responds-to-racism-0a6c47dd17b2/

    ““I’ve called on my opponent to really work to rise above some of these things,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash in response to this week’s racist robocall. “People are taking their cues from him, from his campaign, and from Donald Trump, and we saw in Charlottesville that could lead to real dangerous outcomes.” “DeSantis may not have financed the robocall attacking Gillum this week, but he certainly invited it.”

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