How Not Racist Is Trump? Uh, The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism

  
By:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  29 comments

How Not Racist Is Trump?  Uh,  The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism
Will Hurd is not a communist, he's not a snowflake, he's not a socialist, he's not a race baiter.  He is a center-right self described "conservative" who has had enough of the charades and farces that take place in America every day Trump is president*. 

Will Hurd did not specifically mention Trump, but the message is clear. He cannot defend Trump and wants to leave the seat for the Democrats to scoop up in the 70% Latino district. 

Will Hurd is not a communist, he's not a snowflake, he's not a socialist, he's not a race baiter.  He is a center-right self described "conservative" who has had enough of the charades and farces that take place in America every day Trump is president*. 

We see a constant display of right wingers on internet forums who bleat that "The Democrats" are the real racists. 

They should ask Will Hurd if he thinks the Democrats are the real racists. 

Will Hurd was probably going to lose anyway, given the attacks that Trump has made on hispanics for the past 4 years and Hurd is in a majority hispanic district. But his statements about Trump, in which he plainly called the presidents* recent comments about the congresswomen "racist", make it clear that Hurd doesnt want to be on Donald Trump's side. 

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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

https://uspolitics.einnews.com/article/492438674?lcf=gA1gbNLUykYbkGsWVskaHvmzah_Y_MrI32jvlOLFDJ0%3D

The only black Republican in the House of Representatives – who recently criticised Donald Trump’s tweets as “racist and xenophobic” – has announced he is quitting politics.

In what will be seen as a major blow to the credibility of the Republican Party amid a storm of outrage over racists remarks and tweets by the president, 41-year Will Hurd announced he will not seek re-election in 2020.

In a statement posted on his official congressional website, Mr Hurd did not mention Mr Trump or racism. However, he underscored what he considered the strength of the country, saying that “America is better than the sum of its parts”.

“Serving people of all walks of life has shown me that way more unites our country than divides us,” he added.

Mr Hurd, who represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district which runs along a large section of the Mexico border, had in recent weeks been put in a difficult situation by racist tweets and comments made by the president about four Democratic congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Mr Trump told them to “go back home”, even though three were born in the US and the fourth came as a refugee two decades ago.

Speaking on CNN last month, Mr Hurd said the comments were racist and xenophobic. Saying Mr Trump’s behaviour was not becoming of the leader of the free world, he said the president should be “talking about things that unite us, not divide us”.

“As the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives and as a congressman who represents a 71 per cent Latino district, I’ve taken a conservative message to places that don’t often hear it.”

“I think those tweets are racist and xenophobic. They’re also inaccurate,” he said.

 
 
 
dennis smith
1.1  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

"Mr Hurd did not mention Mr Trump or racism,"

 
 
 
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2  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 weeks ago

This would have been a better seed.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/robot-racism-scn-trnd/index.html

Robots of color are being discriminated against.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2    2 weeks ago

off topic. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2    2 weeks ago
obots of color are being discriminated against.

paint em

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

Hurd has always been a closet liberal who should never have called himself a Republican.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    2 weeks ago
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Ed-NavDoc
3.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 weeks ago

Sorry. Typo from arthritic fingers typing on a small cell phone. It has been corrected.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    2 weeks ago
Hurd has always been a closet liberal who should never have called himself a Republican.

Over 90% of black Americans vote Democrat, are you saying Republicans can't even find one black Republican to support as a Senator? That the one token they did find was never really a Republican in the first place?

 
 
 
Karri
3.2.1  Karri  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.2    2 weeks ago
as a Senator

Actually, Hurd was the only black GOP in the House.  Tim Scott (R-SC) is the only black GOP in the Senate.  He is up for re-election in 2022.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago

I must surmise that he took the advice of everyone and noted he will leave office before being challenged in a primary and being asswhupped.

The problem is that now, he has no need to fake being Republican and can act like the Liberal Democrat he truly is.  There is nothing to lose.

Good riddance Hurd.  Thanks for taking our advice.  However, we would prefer if you simply resigned now and permit Governor Abbott to replace you.   But, you likely won't do that, it is after all the right thing to do.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @4    2 weeks ago

It's fairly clear that Hurd doesnt want a Trump Republican to get a head start at the seat, that would be why he is not resigning now. 

No self-respecting black or hispanic or Native American individual can side with Trump.  Trump's "blacks" are either lapdogs or grifters (or religious fanatics. )

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    2 weeks ago
No self-respecting black

That obviously leaves Hurd out.

 
 
 
JBB
5  JBB    2 weeks ago

What kind of personal hell induces people to support Trump or his sycophants?

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @5    2 weeks ago

They're bitter clingers.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    2 weeks ago
They're bitter clingers.  

That was the Obama line.  And a loser line at that.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

Only to the bitter, clinging losers.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.2    2 weeks ago
Only to the bitter, clinging losers. 

You're claiming it was not the Obama line?  

Oh, I'm hardly bitter.  I'm ecstatic that Obama is gone, Clinton is wallowing in her self pity, and President Trump is restoring this country to what decades of political hacks from both sides of the political aisle did to it, at the expense of the American workers and citizens.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  XDm9mm @5.1.1    2 weeks ago
That was the Obama line.  And a loser line at that.

It was too accurate. All the bigots heard it and got their panties in a bunch over being called out by a black man.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

I must have really hit a sore spot.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.6  XDm9mm  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5.1.4    2 weeks ago
It was too accurate. All the bigots heard it and got their panties in a bunch over being called out by a black man.

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Thanks for the laugh.  I needed that.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2  XDm9mm  replied to  JBB @5    2 weeks ago
What kind of personal hell induces people to support Trump or his sycophants?

What hell?   Enjoying the best economy in decades?    Watching as America is being positioned to regain what decades of political abuse from BOTH sides was allowed to slip away?  The best employment picture in decades?

So please, tell us all exactly what 'personal hell' you're referring to.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
6  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

And now, the rest of the story:

Will Hurd, only black Republican in House, retiring

Hurd isn't the only Texas Republican that is retiring.  All of this appears to be more about using Congress as a revolving door for private sector enrichment than it is about Trump.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Nerm_L @6    2 weeks ago
Hurd isn't the only Texas Republican that is retiring.

Correct, several other Republicans recognize the Republican party is no longer the party of fiscal conservatism, it's now solidly in the hands of fiscally irresponsible ignorant bigots which is why any Republican legislator with a functioning backbone is choosing to walk away.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
6.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.1    2 weeks ago
Correct, several other Republicans recognize the Republican party is no longer the party of fiscal conservatism, it's now solidly in the hands of fiscally irresponsible ignorant bigots which is why any Republican legislator with a functioning backbone is choosing to walk away.

And none of those Republicans are switching parties.  Trump has not made the Democratic Party more appealing to Republicans.  And Democrats certainly haven't done anything to make the Democratic Party more appealing to fiscal conservatives.

What should be of more concern are politicians using government to enrich themselves in the private sector.  That's what Hurd's retirement suggests.

 
 
 
dennis smith
6.1.2  dennis smith  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.1    2 weeks ago

Poor attempt at spin

 
 
 
Jasper2529
6.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Nerm_L @6    2 weeks ago

This article neglected to include some facts, so thank you for posting a left-wing link about Hurd that explains what the author omitted:

Hurd said in a statement that he left a job in the CIA to run for Congress in 2014 to help give the lower chamber leadership in areas related to intelligence and national security. 

"While Congress has a role in these issues, so does the private sector and civil society," he said. "After reflecting on how best to help our country address these challenges, I’m leaving the House of Representatives to help our country in a different way."

Hurd has said that he will vote for Trump again if he is the Republican nominee in 2020.
 
 
 
CB
7  CB     2 weeks ago

I just watched Hurd in an interview with Fox News about his retirement. He is still a 'loyal' republican and Trumpian. Apparently, he has his government "twenty" end (by the time his term is up) and he wants to get out in the field and lead the 'republican charge' up a metaphorical hill somewhere. Sounded like he wants to task himself to persuade people of color to come on over to the Trump's imaginary land where you can cheat other people but good and without a conscience.

I could link the video. But, nah. Let the proverbial door hit Hurd in the _ _ _  on the way out. I have no use whatsoever for people who enable do as I sayers and not as I doers.

 
 
 
loki12
7.1  loki12  replied to  CB @7    2 weeks ago

If true, that would make this article total and complete bullshit!

 
 
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