Another story in what is becoming the norm for Republicans – racism. Things once said behind closed doors are now proudly broadcast to the world.
In today’s episode of average Republican racism, Nevada Republican Representative Jim Wheeler is seen and heard on video telling his audience at a town hall meeting that he would “vote for slavery” if his constituents wanted him to.
“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for. That’s what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours.”
That Wheeler felt so comfortable telling his constituents he would vote for slavery shouldn’t surprise anyone. He knew the cameras were there, he knew he was being recorded and he knew that in today’s world of the YouTubes, his remarks would be immediately known worldwide. Still, with all this knowledge, this Republican representative felt comfortable saying he would vote for slavery.
Imagine what he says when the cameras and microphones are off.0