The Mobile Press-Register uses the term “pro-white” in its headline; I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Anyway, Larry Darby is the scum of the earth. He is the closest thing to a Nazi that American politics is likely to throw up. I mean, look at this:
Still, Darby attributed his “strong showing” to people who identified with his message and platform of “dealing with the Mexican invasion” and fighting “for equal rights for European-Americans.”
44 percent of Democratic voters voted for him for Attorney General.
Why is this? I find it unlikely that an admitted atheist would be that popular — or that Holocaust denial is that impressive of a campaign issue. “Equal rights for European-Americans” certainly isn’t an attraction for many Democratic primary voters.
I think that the Democratic Party Chairman, Joe Turnham, has it right: Darby did so well because he was listed ahead of John Tyson Jr., because the ballot listed them in alphabetical order, and Tyson sat on his money (waiting for the November election) rather than spend anything on advertising.
I like Tyson. I think he’s about as good of a guy as we’re likely to get. And I like this statement:
Tyson said that as he continues his campaign, he may or may not be interested in attracting the Democratic voters who chose Darby.
“If people in north Alabama confused him with another family that’s very popular up there, then yes, I’d like to try,” Tyson said. “If they literally want to line the state with National Guardsmen and shoot to kill immigrants, then I’m not interested in that vote. If his votes are from people who deny the Holocaust actually occurred, I’m not terribly interested in those either.”
But he screwed up, and he should know that.
The last problem is that Joe Reed is an asshole. Reed, chairman of the Alabama Democratic Caucus (the largest black voters group) refused to endorse Tyson because he prosecuted the horrendously guilty but black school board member David Thomas and caused Thomas to plea to a felony. In other words, out of a fit of pique, Reed almost got a white supremacist the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Good one, Joe.