Pathetic Texas Republican Bashes Opponent for Donation Received from Muslim Businessman

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Sometimes racism is very subtle, or it’s so well hidden that you never realized someone was racist to begin with.  Then there are the type of racists who don’t even try to hide their racism.  Heck, they seem to be counting on it to win votes.

That’s what we have here in Texas with T.J. Fabby, who’s running against fellow Republican John Wray for a spot in the Texas House of Representatives.

See, Fabby is your typical tea party conservative running against a fellow Republican who he doesn’t feel is conservative enough.  But he decided to apparently go “full tea party” by attacking Wray for accepting a donation from a local area businessman – who just happens to be Muslim.

“Here we have a espoused believer of Islam that’s not just backing a little bit of money, but lots of money to these politicians,” Fabby said. “It’s something that people need to be made aware of.”

Why?  What the hell does someone’s religion have to do with them donating money?

Oh, and the “lots of money” he claims is a whopping $5,000 from Ali Sharaf, the “Muslim in question.”

This is blatant racism.  The fact that he’s “making people aware” that his opponent received a donation from someone who happens to be Muslim is a clear attempt by Fabby to try to get voters to question Wray’s Christianity and motives.

It’s absolutely pathetic.

But of course the tea party isn’t rampant with racism, right?  These seemingly endless stories about members of the tea party making blatantly racist statements are all just a big coincidence that just happened to coincide with the election of our nation’s first African American president.

Fabby’s comments are just more of the same that we’ve seen for over five years now from tea party candidates and those who support these clowns.  They’re a group of small minded individuals built on racism and driven by ignorance.

If the Republican party had a spine, they’d come out against these tea party candidates, force them from their ranks and take a stand against their continued ignorance.

But there’s just one problem – many mainstream Republicans are just as hateful, ignorant and racist as those on the far right.

And that’s really all the tea party is – the unfiltered ignorance of the GOP.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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