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Hate In the Mainstream

Quotes from the Far Right

“Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-assed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk.”

—Black Alabama state Rep. JOE MITCHELL (D), responding to a white opponent of gun control in a January E-mail made public March 27

“Who are they going to shoot, us?”

—Televangelist PAT ROBERTSON, weighing in March 28 on a nonexistent Department of Homeland Security plot to stockpile ammunition for future use against American conservatives

“[P]eople are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanics when they’re radical Islamists.”

—U.S. Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (R-Texas), arguing for a fence along the entire Mexican border in an April 17 C-SPAN interview

“The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line.”

CHRIS NOGY, in an April 19 essay for the Benton County, Ark., GOP newsletter later condemned by area GOP officials as “scary”

“As our character and culture change, we become a different nation, like an alien being taking over a human body.”

—Former U.S. Rep. TOM TANCREDO (R-Colo.), warning of the dangers of immigration in a May 3 WorldNetDaily column

“Miss Hillary Clinton needs to be convicted, she needs to be tried, convicted and shot in the vagina. I wanna pull the trigger.”

—Far-right Internet radio host PETE SANTILLI, who in the same May 9 rant called for executing President Obama and the Bush family

“[M]ost jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks. … I didn’t make up the jokes.”

—Celebrity chef PAULA DEEN, defending herself in a May 17 deposition after former employees accused her of sexual and racial discrimination 

“[A]dults stamped a ‘bull’s eye’ on the Boy Scouts as pederast targets.”

—Gay-basher JUDITH REISMAN, who in the same May 28 WorldNetDaily column suggested openly gay scouts will be “juvenile boy molesters”