NY Daily News: Danger Of Electing The Racial Bombthrower Barron

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charles-barron1A NY Daily News Op-Ed: A great big thanks to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke for endorsing Brooklyn-Queens congressional candidate Charles Barron.

By giving Barron his imprimatur, Duke spotlighted to perfect effect Barron’s disqualification for representing New York in Washington. Let this be the death knell of Barron’s candidacy as voters of the newly drawn 8th District stampede to the polls Tuesday in support of rival Hakeem Jeffries.

Democrats who live in communities as far flung as Howard Beach and Ozone Park in Queens and Sheepshead Bay, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Downtown Brooklyn must awaken to the threat posed by Barron, a councilman who has made a career of the racial taunt.

By the way, Duke’s endorsement notwithstanding, Barron is black. Duke loves his virulent anti-Israel, anti-Jewish rhetoric.

Most of New York’s Democratic establishment is terrified that Barron will win by mobilizing his hard-core supporters in a low-turnout election. They fear that he will undermine the credibility and clout of the city congressional delegation by his bent for charged confrontations and for playing the racial victim.

Rarely do elected Democrats take a position in party primaries. This time many are rallying behind Jeffries,

because he is eminently qualified and because of Barron’s destructive potential.

Sen. Chuck Schumer is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Gov. Cuomo is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democratic party leader, is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents an adjoining district, is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney of Manhattan and Queens is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Rep. Jerry Nadler of Manhattan and Brooklyn is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx is against Barron and for Jeffries.

Summing up nicely, Engel explained that Barron would be “an embarrassment to the party, to the Congress and to the country.”

One can easily imagine Barron picking a fight with the entire House of Representatives on his first day. His signature outfit is a high-collared jacket over a tieless shirt. House rules require men to wear jackets and ties.

Think Barron wouldn’t put up a stink? He once objected to being seated in the City Council near a statue of Thomas Jefferson, whom he called “a slaveholder, a hypocrite and [an abuser].”

Other gems include praising Moammar Khadafy as a hero, inviting Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe to City Hall, and saying at a rally for slavery reparations: “I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.”

Oh, and he says: “The biggest terrorist in the world is the government of Israel.”

Meanwhile, Jeffries is excellently suited to well serve New York. He was an attorney at a top law firm, held a prestigious clerkship with a federal judge and had a successful private sector job before winning election to the state Assembly over the opposition of the Democratic organization.

He took a principled stand for nonpartisan redistricting, has fought successfully for charter schools and won Assembly passage of legislation that made a sensible reform to the NYPD’s tactic of stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people deemed suspicious.

The district also takes in parts of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Bushwick, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach and Coney Island.

Voters in every neighborhood must rally behind Jeffries and prevent Barron from becoming David Duke’s man in Washington.

{NY Daily News/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. I would like to see in three months from now the following statements:

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is against Obama and for Romney.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is against Obama and for Romney.

    Gov. Cuomo is against Obama and for Romney.

    Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democratic party leader, is against Obama and for Romney.

    Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents an adjoining district, is against Obama and for Romney.

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney of Manhattan and Queens is against Obama and for Romney.

    Rep. Jerry Nadler of Manhattan and Brooklyn is against Obama and for Romney.

    Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx is against Obama and for Romney.

    Summing up nicely, Engel shall explain that Obama would be “an embarrassment to the party and to the country.”

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