Poor Kansans endure yet another lawmaker’s ignorant, racist tirade

Kansas Rep. Joe Seiwert sounds ignorant and racist in his latest social media post.

Kansas Rep. Joe Seiwert sounds ignorant and racist in his latest social media post.

Kansas lawmakers will not stop embarrassing the people  they represent. The latest tirade comes courtesy of a dull-witted state Rep. Joe Seiwert, a Pretty Prairie Republican just west of Wichita.

And before going any further, can the people of District 101 please elect Democrat Clifton Beck on Nov. 8 and send an adult to represent them in Topeka? Thanks. 

The Topeka Capital-Journal has a well-reported story on the Seiwert incident by Tim Carpenter. It includes this passage, which sums up the ignorance of Seiwert in a few sentences.

“Seiwert …  commented under a photograph of performer Denasia Lawrence and a headline that said, ‘I’m so sick of these anti-American blacks — f— Black Lives Matter.’ The actual post didn’t delete letters from the offending word. ‘Go back to where you claim home,’ Seiwert said on the Facebook thread. ‘So, if they don’t like it here, I believe that their freedom completely allows them to go wherever they believe is more fair and non-racist.”’

Lawrence had had the gall to take a knee while singing the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game recently.

Last week, House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast — an Emporia Republican — seemed to praise Adolf Hitler in another social media post.

Seiwert of course is free to spew his racially tinged nonsense. He will score points with some people who don’t like the Black Lives Matter movement and with others who want people to stand at attention during the national anthem. I  get all that.

But people like Seiwert — who take public funds to represent the people of Kansas — also keep showing they need a course in civics.

Lawrence has the perfect right to protest what she sees as insensitive treatment of minorities in America.

Seiwert has the right to get upset about it.

But when he tells a black person to “go home,” that’s just offensive and uneducated. Black people don’t have to leave America because they don’t salute the flag or, frankly, even respect it.

Next time, Joe, keep your mouth shut. Better yet, keep your fingers off the keyboard connecting you to social media.

 

 

5 Thoughts.

  1. “Poor Kansans”
    “ignorant, racist tirade”
    “a dull-witted”
    In this, just his latest in a long string of attacks against the great people of Kansas, Yael takes issue with an individual’s right to free speech.
    It seems the patriotic gentleman from Pretty Prairie, KS does not share Yael’s enthusiasm for those singing the national anthem at public events to force their anti-American sentiment upon a captive audience. Mr. Seiwert was simply expressing a widespread belief among a large number of Americans.
    Of course, the Liberal political left will do their best to shout down any Conservative criticism of those who seek to fragment our country with anti-police, anti-American protests and rhetoric.
    For good measure, Yael felt it necessary to repeat once more his false, twisted “Hitler praise” accusation.
    Now, let’s correct Yael’s faulty thinking below:
    “Lawrence has the perfect right to protest what she sees as insensitive treatment of minorities in America.” Lawrence, the singer, of course has a right to protest, that’s not in dispute. Where she was wrong, and offended/violated the rights of others, was by abusing her public appearance to force her views upon all those gathered for a game.
    One final change: “Next time, Yael Abouhalkah, keep your mouth shut. Better yet, keep your fingers off the keyboard connecting you to social media.”

    • this was not an attack of the great people of Kansas. If you want to characterize it as an attack, fine, but it was a well-reasoned one against ONE not-so-great Kansan who expresses not conservative, but racist views.

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