Carl Paladino is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of New York. Now, there are some I’ve called ‘scum’ and some I’ve called ‘bottom feeders’ and other names, but I don’t have a name vile enough to describe Mr. Paladino, for he is and apparently has always been a real piece of work. Let’s take a look at some of his most horrendous past issues.
Paladino is the founder of Ellicott Development Co., a company that buys properties, builds stores, and leases them to national retail outlets and government agencies. His net worth is estimated at a paltry $150 million. In 2013, Paladino was elected to the school board of Buffalo Public Schools. But, in 2016 his mouth got him in trouble. During an interview in December 2016, Paladino was asked what he would like to see happen in 2017. He responded thusly …
“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Hereford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to [then senior White House advisor] Valerie Jarrett, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her. Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
It took the school board nearly a year to oust him, but in August 2017, after numerous calls by other board members as well as then-Governor Andrew Cuomo, he was finally removed from the school board.
Also in 2016, Paladino used Twitter to say that New York Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be lynched, though he later deleted the tweet. He is also anti-LGBTQ, having said that …
“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option—it isn’t.”
Now, you may think it doesn’t … couldn’t … get much worse than his uber-racist remarks about the Obamas, but hold onto your hats. Just last year he did a radio interview whereby he praised former German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, saying …
“I was thinking the other day about somebody had mentioned on the radio Adolf Hitler and how he aroused the crowds. And he would get up there screaming these epithets and these people were just — they were hypnotized by him. That’s, I guess, I guess that’s the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational. We need somebody that is a doer, has been there and done it, so that it’s not a strange new world to him.”
Elise Stefanik, who replaced Liz Cheney as the GOP’s third in command in the House of Representatives, has supported Paladino and says his remarks are “taken out of context.” There are numerous other things I could tell you about the person Carl Paladino is, but these are among the worst and I think give you a good enough idea that this is NOT the sort of person we need sitting in our Congress, making the laws under which we will all be forced to live. This, my friends, is the sort of scum the Republican Party is sending our way. Are the voters going to be appalled and refuse to vote for creeps like Paladino? I wish I were more confident of that, but … they haven’t shown us their better angels yet.
Just how low can the GOP go?