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Downstate nincompoop is not a traditional Republican

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Erika Harold announces her plans to challenge Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary.
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  • Erika Harold announces her plans to challenge Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary.
My parents were Republicans. My uncles and aunts were Republicans. They were white. They weren't stupid. I fault the Tribune's Friday editorial "Good Riddance" on one point only. "If the Illinois GOP doesn't recognize the self-inflicted damage caused by partisans who disparage anyone who doesn't look or act like a traditional Republican," said the Tribune, "well, party officials won't have to scratch their heads as to why they keep losing elections."

When did Jim Allen, chairman of the Republican Party of downstate Montgomery County, become a "traditional Republican"? My idea of a traditional Republican is Doug Ibendahl, editor in chief of Republican News Watch, who published the e-mail Allen sent it this week, called it a "racist rant," and declared, "This stay-in-the-back-of-the-bus mentality destroys any hope the Republican Party has for regaining momentum in future elections.”

Ibendahl posted the full, unexpurgated text of the e-mail, in which Allen expressed his views on next year's race for Congress in Illinois's 13th District. Allen favors the Republican incumbent, Rodney Davis, who's being challenged for his party's nomination by Erika Harold, a black former Miss America with a Harvard law degree.

Says Republican News Watch: "We will let Chairman Allen's words speak for themselves."

—— Original Message ——

From: Jim Allen

Sent: 06/18/13 10:59 PM

To: dibendahl@mail.com

Subject: 13th Congressional District reply

Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.

The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.

[Democratic candidate] Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.

The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can't stand it..

Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them..

Allen has resigned.

The Tribune called Allen's text "astonishingly ugly." Ugly, yes, although nothing the GOP's Neanderthals say these days astonishes us. But even if Jim Allen can't be called an aberration, there being so many Republicans just like him, that doesn't make him traditional. The Tribune is Republican and traditional. Big difference.

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