Pathetic Texas Republican Bashes Opponent for Donation Received from Muslim Businessman

Image via tjfabby.com

Image via tjfabby.com

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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  • Tom

    With the intelligence level of the average Texas voter, he’ll probably win?

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      That’s a pretty judgmental statement in itself!! I live in Texas and in no way whatsoever would endorse someone who is part of the group of which you speak. I realize that there are a lot of loonies here but we aren’t ALL that way. It’s a large state and unfortunately there are a lot of people who want to believe what they are told to believe and also can’t wait to share the misinformation with others. Sad but true!

      • Tom

        Sorry for the confusion Marilyn. Obviously I am not talking of you or for that matter me, since I live in Dallas. I am talking of the idiots that elected Rick Perry and Ted Cruz.
        It’s changing but just not soon enough for me, and I wager you?

    • Dina

      I promise, many of us do abhore this kind of racist tactic. Our numbers are growing quickly

      • msaxie

        As an Oregonian, I appreciate the efforts of the Texans who find the republican racist agenda wrong. It will be people like you who through communicating with your fellow Texans what the strict conservative right are doing in our country. Thank you!

  • Anthonij

    This bit of news is unfortunately no longer surprising but it remains important… What it says about the candidate in question is clear enough, as is what he thinks of the voters to whom he’s trying to appeal… Let’s hope he misjudged them… But none of us will be surprised if he didn’t and he ends up winning…

    What’s actually somewhat funny (within the context of the ugly bigotry displayed by Fabby) is the fact that this is only a primary and the Muslim businessman in question is giving his money to a Republican candidate… who (I would guess) in Texas is himself probably pretty far to the right… lol

    Anyway… more evidence of what sane people already know… that the Tea Party is fundamentally un-American…

  • Edward Krebbs

    1) I don’t get the patch on his left chest which says “LIFE.”

    2) Even GWB made it clear we aren’t at war with the Muslims. There are US Citizens that are Muslims. SCOTUS has ruled that campaign contributions are free speech. So you have both Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

    3) Anyone criticizing the candidates who get their money from capitalists (who maybe say they’re Christians but actually practice atheism) ?

    4) Obvious tie-in to your recent article on Christians claiming religious persecution.