More come forward to confirm George Allen’s racist behavior

The evidence continues to mount that Virginia Senator George Allen is both a racist and a liar. Another former football teammate has come out from behind the wall of anonymity and confirmed that Allen used racial slurs in college.

In additions, confirmations have poured in from around the country from those who knew Allen in his college days and on the campaign trail: All say Allen used racial epithets.

The Senator, however, continues to claim he never, ever, used racial slurs and his campaign has tried to smear anyone who confirms that he did.

Writes Michael Scherer in Salon:

A former football teammate of Sen. George Allen decided Friday to go on the record with recollections of the Virginia Republican’s alleged racist behavior during college.

Edward J. Sabornie, a special education professor at North Carolina State University, had previously spoken to Salon about Allen’s behavior on the condition of anonymity, because he feared retribution from the Allen campaign. In a Salon story on Sunday, Sabornie was quoted as a "teammate" who remembered Allen using the word "nigger" to describe blacks. "It was so common with George when he was among his white friends. This is the terminology he used," Sabornie said in that article.

Sabornie said he has now decided to let his name be known because he was upset by how Allen responded this week to the Salon story. "What George said on Monday really kind of inflamed me — that it was ‘ludicrously false’ that he ever used the n-word," Sabornie told Salon. "I don’t know how George can look himself in the mirror after saying that."

Besides his teammates, University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato says students at the school told him of Allen’s racism. Capitol Hill Blue publisher Doug Thompson, who worked as a Republican political operative in Washington in the 1980s and early 90s, detailed occasions where he personally heard Allen refer to Afro-Americans as "niggers." Allen’s campaign tried to plant a story with mainstream media questioning Thompson’s GOP campaign credentials but the smear tactic failed when reporters confirmed Thompson’s past work with the party (Thompson worked for three GOP congressmen and a number of campaigns for the Republican party as well as two national party committees. He detailed that history in a Friday column).

"I can look back at my years in politics and be truly ashamed of what I did in the name of a political party and its self-serving causes," Thompson wrote. "Those years in politics allowed me to better understand why things happen in politics and the government that the political system controls. It’s a corrupt system driven by greed and a lust for power. It’s a system that must be changed if America is to survive."

In his last election campaign, Allen received 17 percent of the Afro-American vote in Virginia, an unusually high percentage for a Republican. Political strategists find it ironic that the Senator has been able to attract such votes even though he one proudly displayed a Confederate flag in his office along with a hangman’s noose, a reminder — some say — of the days when Afro-Americans were routinely hanged by white supremists.

But Allen also receives large majorities of votes in rural areas like Franklin County, Virginia, where the Ku Klux Klan is still active and holds a half-dozen rallies a year at Burnt Chimney, not far from the birthplace of Booker T. Washington.

Others who have come forward confirm that Senator Allen is lying when he claims he never used racial slurs.

"Having worked on the French Slaughter congressional campaign out of an office located in the basement of George Allen’s law office in Charlottesville, I find your recollections, as well as those of Larry Sabato and Allen’s former teammate fully consonant with my experiences as a grass roots volunteer in 1984," says Scott Pickus.

Many who contacted Capitol Hill Blue asked that their names not be used because they feared becoming targets of the Allen campaign smear machine.

"It is obvious that the man will do anything to keep his job," one said. "That’s just the kind of behavior I would expect from a racist. I don’t want to be on his hit list."

Comments

  1. George Allen is a racist, misogynistic, self-hating Jew, who despises blacks, minorities, women, and gays. This can all be overwhelmingly proven by facts that are abundantly covered all over the internet, television, and in the printed media.

    He is all the more dangerous because as a Jew he should know better. But then again, Adolph Hitler was exactly like him.

    If the American people in Virginia elect this monster, then it is an indication that we as a nation have learned nothing from 200 years of fighting racist, misogynistic, sexist, megalomaniacs like Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Pinochet, etc in countless wars that have killed tens of millions of Americans.

    A victory for George Allen in Virginia, the heartland of the United States, would officially mean the end of America as we know it, and the open beginning of a tyrannical, elitist, oppressive, despotism that our Founding Fathers ran from Europe in order to flee.

    In other words, America as we know it, and what it stands for, will officially be defunct and finished.

  2. Passpartout

    This is an email I wrote to Senator Allen. I thought it would be interesting to those who might be interested.

    I am a diabetic, and a physician. I wrote an email to you about the importance of stem cell research in various areas of medicine.. You never explained your vote against Stem Cell Research. How about all of the fertilized ova which are eliminated as not needed after invitro fertilization? That issue did not concern you.

    I want to know exactly how YOU feel about Afganistan and Iraq, Iran, and other matters that pertain to our military forces, and the re-equipping of the troops.

    How do you feel about reinstituting the draft? Do you think we will have to do this? Would you avoid having your children actively participate in Military or other National service?

    How do you feel about the care of the disabled secondary to military related injuries? Are you for their continued support and therapy for all war related problems? How about mental or neurological problems?

    How do YOU personally feel about the Constitution of the United States? Do you believe in equal protection under the law? You are reported to have civil war material in your office. Please explain for what purpose, and why.

    If I remember correctly, when you left office as the Governor of Virginia, you let the state with a significant financial deficit. Please explain why.

    I appreciate your personal reply to this. The answer you or your staff sent to me the last time I wrote, in reference to the stem cell issue was inadequate.
    , MD

  3. Passpartout

    This is an email I wrote to Senator Allen. I thought it would be interesting to those who might be interested.

    I am a diabetic, and a physician. I wrote an email to you about the importance of stem cell research in various areas of medicine.. You never explained your vote against Stem Cell Research. How about all of the fertilized ova which are eliminated as not needed after invitro fertilization? That issue did not concern you.

    I want to know exactly how YOU feel about Afganistan and Iraq, Iran, and other matters that pertain to our military forces, and the re-equipping of the troops.

    How do you feel about reinstituting the draft? Do you think we will have to do this? Would you avoid having your children actively participate in Military or other National service?

    How do you feel about the care of the disabled secondary to military related injuries? Are you for their continued support and therapy for all war related problems? How about mental or neurological problems?

    How do YOU personally feel about the Constitution of the United States? Do you believe in equal protection under the law? You are reported to have civil war material in your office. Please explain for what purpose, and why.

    If I remember correctly, when you left office as the Governor of Virginia, you let the state with a significant financial deficit. Please explain why.

    I appreciate your personal reply to this. The answer you or your staff sent to me the last time I wrote, in reference to the stem cell issue was inadequate.
    , MD

  4. Passpartout

    This is an email I wrote to Senator Allen. I thought it would be interesting to those who might be interested.

    I am a diabetic, and a physician. I wrote an email to you about the importance of stem cell research in various areas of medicine.. You never explained your vote against Stem Cell Research. How about all of the fertilized ova which are eliminated as not needed after invitro fertilization? That issue did not concern you.

    I want to know exactly how YOU feel about Afganistan and Iraq, Iran, and other matters that pertain to our military forces, and the re-equipping of the troops.

    How do you feel about reinstituting the draft? Do you think we will have to do this? Would you avoid having your children actively participate in Military or other National service?

    How do you feel about the care of the disabled secondary to military related injuries? Are you for their continued support and therapy for all war related problems? How about mental or neurological problems?

    How do YOU personally feel about the Constitution of the United States? Do you believe in equal protection under the law? You are reported to have civil war material in your office. Please explain for what purpose, and why.

    If I remember correctly, when you left office as the Governor of Virginia, you let the state with a significant financial deficit. Please explain why.

    I appreciate your personal reply to this. The answer you or your staff sent to me the last time I wrote, in reference to the stem cell issue was inadequate.
    , MD

  5. David wrotes:

    I’m assuming you saw both of these with your own eyeballs. Why do you think Allen reinstated the rebel flag into a public office at exactly the same time (2005) that he was co-sponsoring the Senate apology for slavery, and why did the African-American leaders who visited his office at that time fail to notice?

    Haven’t a clue. We gave up trying to explain Sen. Allen’s bizzare behavior a long time ago. Why do you suppose he looked straight into a video camera held ay a campaign volunteer for his opponent and issued a racial slur? The last thing we expect from any elected official or politician is sanity.

    However, since the Senator has removed the flag and the noose we have changed the reference to past tense.