White Republican Wins Election by Leading Voters to Believe He’s Black

Sent misleading fliers and direct mail to voters

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A conservative white Republican won a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district where voters are overwhelmingly black democrats by leading voters to believe that he was black, reports local Houston affiliate KHOU.

Fliers with pictures pulled from the Internet of African Americans were mailed to voters, accompanied by the caption “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson.” Another letter noted “endorsed by Ron Wilson,” which Houston voters might assume referred to a black former state representative. However, the fine print read, “Ron Wilson and Dave Wilson are cousins.” 

Dave Wilson’s opponent, 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin who lost by 26 votes, called the strategy “disgusting.” He tried to counter Wilson’s campaign by passing out fliers with Wilson’s face on it and calling him a “right-wing hate monger” who “advocated bringing back chain gangs to clean highways.”

Wilson, an anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor, defended his strategy to local news outlet, KHOU, saying, “Every time a politician talks, he’s out there deceiving voters.” If Wilson’s victory holds after the recount, he will serve a six-year term.

[KHOU]

28 comments
hobe57
hobe57

why anyone would watch their show is beyond me and especially women.

debbiewmoen
debbiewmoen

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DavidLevinsn
DavidLevinsn

What's funny about this story is that it's almost the exact opposite of what happened in Eddie Murphy's movie The Distinguished Gentleman.

WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg
WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg

You know what? Good for him.  He exposed and exploited the fact that minorities are wholly uniformed voters who cast ballots based on skin color.  Why should it have even mattered to these people that the dude was black? 

Openminded1
Openminded1

Makes my point many times over. Blacks will vote for anyone who is black even when they are not,really black. What a joke kudos to this smart politician, he knew he had to be black to win in a racist black community.

WillReid
WillReid

Well it won't last now that he's found out to be black. Obviously that's this voting district's only worry since they voted for him.

TheTruthHurtsTheWicked
TheTruthHurtsTheWicked

@WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg  Sure, Walter. White voters don't vote based on skin color. For over 200 hundred years they just didn't think any one but a White male was the best candidate for president. Of course, it had nothing to do with whites voting based on race though. 


*Sigh* Revisionist history for a White is like a coffin for a vampire in daylight. Hide hide. But the truth won't go in the darkness with you. :)

cjslime
cjslime

@WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg Want to talk about exposed, uninformed, minority voters?  Several random white Republicans in a recent  street survey conducted by a major network each were asked 2 simple questions: " Is Obamacare  a socialist program?"  Every one of them answered in the affirmative.  "Is the Affordable Care Act a socialist program?"  They all answered no. 

aztecian
aztecian

@WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg no not really.  the doj needs to investigate this.  it is too misleading, not far to the voters and exploits a very dark past.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@TheTruthHurtsTheWicked @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg They vote for whom ever is best for the job moron. How do you think Obama got in office dummy with the black vote only? No way moron the white vote put him in the oval office. Even with every black voting for BO that could vote, it would not have been enough to put him in the WH. Whites are not the racist in 2014 dummy blacks are far more racist now.  By the way I am black.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@cjslime @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg Nice made up story, use it on bleeding heart libs they buy anything from the left.

Mr.Stark
Mr.Stark

@cjslime @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg Cjslime, I fail to see what Obamacare/the ACA (whatever you want to call it) has to do with race. In fact, it seems pretty bigoted/racist to me that you're deriving the conclusion that their ignorance is due to the fact that they are white republicans. Democrats AND republicans of all races are completely ignorant of the ACA. And their ignorance (of all races and parties) makes them just as much uninformed voters as the people in this article.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg Dark past that is funny, what a pun. You are a moron and live in a fantasy world and you think of only one color Black. You are a true racist with the use of race card bs every time you post. Obama lied too dummy , he is a con man who fooled   dummy white libs. Blacks did not care they just vote for a black even if the person running was OJ as long as he her she was black.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DaughterofDamien @Openminded1 @HillViewct @aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg You have a bright future ahead of you DofD. The typing point was made my dear to inform you that when you type that fast, you do not care or stop to correct  any mistakes. I answer many post within hours. that is what keeps an old retired guy like me busy. At 125 words a minute  punctuation and sentence structure is not on the mind. You keep up the good work I am sure you are a great all around student. Think about politics in your future, you are good at PC like most bs politicians. Good luck. PS: Happy to have entertained you, that is what I do now in retirement entertain.

DaughterofDamien
DaughterofDamien

@Openminded1 @DaughterofDamien @HillViewct @aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg I just wanted you to know that that post made my entire tech class, as well as many of the art kids, laugh. You see, none of us could quite figure out why you said how fast you can type, or what relevance that actually had. Also, I wasn't trying to impress you by being an attorney. First, I don't really care what some random people in a comment section on a website think about me. Second, I'm not an attorney; I'm a high school senior. Yes, I debate for a living because I participate in NFL events almost every weekend and have won awards. So as far as that's concerned, it is how I make my money. Perhaps I didn't word it well enough in the original post, but even still, you shouldn't make assumptions into the lives of others based solely on a singular internet post.

And to answer your question, no, I'm not insulted. I found that post to actually be rather entertaining.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DaughterofDamien @Openminded1 @HillViewct @aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg Listen delusional i type at 125 words a minute, this post is not being graded by a college professor. when you can type that fast with out proof reading and make few mistakes in spelling as I do let me know. The  structure and lack of commas is due to speed moron nothing else. You seem to try to be impressing me with the the alleged notion that you are an attorney. Well I am not impressed attorneys I know are slime balls and i have arrested a few in my 30 years in law enforcement from everything from child molesters, to drunk driving,murder,rape and theft of client funds and trust. You guys are no better then anyone else and worse then many. right up there with car salesmen and real estate sales people. So get of your high horse mouth piece and keep your arguments to the court room. Do you feel insulted enough now moron.

DaughterofDamien
DaughterofDamien

@Openminded1 @HillViewct @aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg  That is far from the truth. Citizens who actually care about their democracy do not vote based solely on race. Yes, there are some who do; black people who only vote for black politicians, as well as white people who only vote for white politicians. Not every single black person in America votes only for black politicians, and I think that if you look at the demographics of our elected officials, you would see that has to be the case since old white men seriously outnumber other groups. I think that you might need to do a bit more research before you make broad generalizations like this.


And, to be completely honest, your argument would come across as better developed if you stopped insulting your opponent in every other sentence and used some basic grammar. Your use of commas, or rather lack thereof, made my teeth grind because the only one that you did use was used incorrectly. I don't mean to be that nit-picky, but as someone who debates and argues for a living, that post just made my head spin.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@HillViewct @Openminded1 @aztecian @WalterPinkmanHyzenburrg You are not very bright. Blacks voted and backed Keyes and Cain and would have voted for OJ if he ran. The difference moron is whites did not vote enough for them, but did in mass for Obama. Obama is in office because he got the white liberal vote dummy and all the blacks. But without the white vote he would not be in the Oval office. The point was blacks vote black no matter what.


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