Friday, January 3, 2014
Tuesday's Election: Just Say 'Hell No!' to the Bigots
Roanoke is heavily Democratic, but Rasoul has a family name that is Palastinian in origin, dark skin and connections to people with a background similar to his. Racists, bigots and xenophobes come out of the woodwork when a candidate's name is not as "all-American" as, say, Dan Smith.
The Bigot Party has 67 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and wants 68 with a win in Tuesday's 11th District race putting Rasoul against failed sheriff candidate Octavia Johnson, a woman who needs a job, but is not qualified for much. She is a black Republican, however, in a city with a strong black vote and so she's running with the party's strong backing. Repubs love unqualified and shaky candidates because they can mold them to their will from the jump-start.
This is yet another reason--among many, many--to turn out to vote. Don't let the bigots and racists have their way in a city where Local Colors is a huge annual tradition. Say "Hell No!" to the bigots, racists and xenophobes.