The Arkansas Republican Party said on Monday that it would no longer provide financial assistance to three candidates who wrote racially insensitive things like slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and all Muslims should be deported.
State Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb told the Associated Press that the state party would no longer contribute to House candidate Charlie Fuqua, state Rep. Jon Hubbard or Rep. Loy Mauch.
The Arkansas Times reported last week that Hubbard had revealed some of this thoughts on slavery and racial integration in his book, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,” including that “the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise” and that school integration had meant that “the white students dropped to the level of black students.”
In 2007 and 2009 letters, Mauch had called Abraham Lincoln a “war criminal” and asserted that “Jesus Christ did condone slavery.”
Fuqua, a former Arkansas state representative, had called for deporting all Muslims from the U.S. in his 2011 book, “God’s Law: The Only Political Solution.”
All it took was a week’s worth of public shaming for the Arkansas GOP to finally decide to do the right thing about these racists, whose beliefs were well-known in Republican circles for years.
I remind everyone that John Hubbard’s book has been out for THREE YEARS and the Arkansas GOP had no problem with it whatsoever until it started getting press on liberal journalism sites.