Reminder: it's Kentucky, folks, and we have our share of racist assclowns. But one in particular pisses me off to no end, because he's right here where I live. And did I mention he's running for Mitch's job in November?
A white supremacist is running a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky to promote his anti-Semitic slogan: “With Jews we lose.”
Robert Ransdell’s name won’t appear on ballots, but county clerks must count write-in votes for the Cincinnati-area coordinator of National Alliance who is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.
The Florence, Ky., resident drew recent attention for about 20 signs he placed this week in the Boone County area, advertising his campaign and his message.
“I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality,” Ransdell told WLWT-TV. “You see that in our cities everyday.”
Rob Ransdell is something of a local uncomfortable joke here in the NKY. He's the crazy racist uncle that shows up at school and embarrasses you in front of the town (or in my case would probably direct a huge tirade at me.) We try to do what any Southerner would do with our less desirable relatives, which is get them a double-wide and a satellite dish away from civilization, but the guy keeps showing up anyway and keeps taking a giant dump on the lawn.
The University of Kentucky held its annual Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday. But one speaker had his speech cut off because of his controversial comments.
Many people felt the speech from write-in U.S. Senate candidate Robert Ransdell of Florence was racist and offensive. And UK leaders say the comments surprised them.
A Vine video from a high school student at the event shows Ransdell leaving the stage after those in attendance said his speech turned racist. Another high school student took a picture of one of Ransdell's campaign signs, which reads "With Jews We Lose."
Ransdell calls himself a "white separatist" or "white nationalist."
The University of Kentucky said in a statement that all speakers at the event were supposed to talk about the principles of the Constitution, not about politics.
"I was about to get to the Constitution before I was cut off. I was getting to it," Ransdell told WKYT's Garrett Wymer by phone hours after the event. "But I intended after traveling - I'm up here near Cincinnati - after traveling that far to be forthright about something I believe in."
So yeah, when I say there's a definite streak of nasty racism here in Northern Kentucky, I mean Rob Ransdell and his Constitutionally protected vile speech get to drive around the state spewing his hateful nonsense to kids and college students. Oh, and vote for him!
Karma is a bitch, man. Maybe someday he'll discover that.