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Feb 26 2014

Meet the Wingnut Candidate: Chris Mapp

Chris Mapp wants to be the next senator from the state of Texas and he’s borrowing a page from Ted Nugent, spouting racial slurs and crude insults. And to show you just how out of touch this guy is, he endorsed people shooting “wetbacks” in front of a major newspaper editorial board.

A Republican hopeful for the U.S. Senate who used a racial slur to describe undocumented immigrants has defended the language as “normal” in South Texas.

Chris Mapp, a Port O’Connor businessman, stood by his comments that “wetbacks” should be shot by ranchers and that President Barack Obama is a “socialist son of a bitch” — remarks that have created a national stir among both parties…

Mapp, 53, first made the remarks at an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News last week, but told the San Antonio Express-News on Friday that using the derogatory term for Mexican immigrants is as “normal as breathing air in South Texas.”…

“That is way out of bounds and I can’t imagine many people in Texas, much less Texas Republicans, voting for that guy,” said Robert Stovall, the chairman of the Bexar County Republican Party. “His views are in no way a reflection of the Republican Party nationally, statewide or in Bexar County.”

Diana Arevalo, secretary of the Bexar County Democratic Party, said she’s “offended by his comments and that he doesn’t want to offer an apology to the Latino community and to our president of the United States of America.”

It’s not like he was caught on tape saying this when he thought it was a private conversation, he said those things out loud, on tape, to a group of journalists that he knew was going to report it to the world. Even if you’re a racist asshole, you’d think you’d be shrewd enough to hide that while campaigning. But then again, this is Texas. Being a racist asshole may be a net positive for him in the race.

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  1. 1
    Chiroptera

    But then again, this is Texas. Being a racist asshole may be a net positive for him in the race.

    Yeah, that’s why when I had to read the statement

    “That is way out of bounds and I can’t imagine many people in Texas…voting for that guy.”

    twice to make sure I read it correctly. The best part of that quote was what I left out with the ellipses:

    …much less Texas Republicans….

    lol wut? I realize that the Democrats have their share of racist xenophobes, and Texas Democrats probably more so, but seriously? Is this clown really suggesting that this racist xenophobe would stand a better chance with the other party?

  2. 2
    coragyps

    “and I can’t imagine many people in Texas…… voting for that guy”

    Bullshit. He’ll get plenty of votes here because he said those things.

  3. 3
    democommie

    Bet he’s got one hell of a “sound shot” during deer season. Guys like this asshole are the reason I don’t cotton to an unrestricted 2nd Amendment right to have firearms.

  4. 4
    jnorris

    How does he propose to keep brown skinned American citizens from being shot by ranchers on sight?
    Can non-ranchers shot brown skinned people in South Texas too?
    Is there a creel limit?

  5. 5
    minxatlarge

    I suspect that it’s a mistake to think that these kind of outrageous statements are primarily designed to woo voters. To me it seems more likely to be another Campaign Finance Scam. Wingnuts from across the country send money to bozos like this, but the money will disappear into consultants’ pockets. Sometimes you can act like a spoiler, and the lead candidate will pay you off (like Gingrich with Romney http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-05-01/gingrich-supports-romney/54664162/1).

    Or consider Sean Noble: http://www.propublica.org/article/the-dark-money-man-how-sean-noble-moved-the-kochs-cash-into-politics-and-ma

  6. 6
    D. C. Sessions

    So how far did the Overton Window move this time?

  7. 7
    Modusoperandi

    I’ve already got my attack ad ready:

    Chris Mapp says stupid, racist things, but are the stupid, racist things Chris Mapp says stupid and racist enough for the Lone Star state? Look at the facts: by his own admission Chris Mapp says that farmers should be allowed to shoot wetbacks. Why just farmers, Chris Mapp? Does Chris Mapp not know that the Texas’ Stand Yer Ground law protects the right of all American to shoot Hispanics? Is Chris Mapp just another Constitution-hating Barack Hussein Obama in disguise? The answer: Yes. Yes, he is.
    Chris Mapp, bad for Texas. Chris Mapp, bad for America.
    Modusoperandi will stand and fight for your right to shoot Mexicans.
    Vote racist. Vote stupid. Vote Modusoperandi. (“I’m Modusoperandi and I approve this message”)

  8. 8
    John Pieret

    Modus! You should really let other people win the internet sometimes.

  9. 9
    John Pieret

    BTW, I think Mapp is channeling The Producers. After all, if he puts on the worst campaign ever, who is going to look at what he did with the campaign donations? Of course, being Texas, it might turn into a hit campaign and next thing he knows he’s got everyone in the slammer putting on a campaign.

  10. 10
    busterggi

    “His views are in no way a reflection of the Republican Party nationally, statewide or in Bexar County.”

    He doesn’t listen to his fellow GOPpers does he?

  11. 11
    magistramarla

    It gets worse.
    There is a woman named Kesha Rogers running for state senator in the Democratic primary and she is currently leading in the polls. Apparently, she is a Larouche follower who advocates for President Obama’s impeachment and she has paraded around the state with a poster of him with a Hitler mustache.
    It seems that she is getting votes because her name resembles that of a singer who calls herself Ke$ha.

    http://www.expressnews.com/news/news_columnists/gilbert_garcia/article/Obama-foe-unlikely-frontrunner-for-Democratic-5267590.php?cmpid=enpromo

    The conservatives who comment in the local paper are chortling and calling Democrats “low-information voters”.
    There is a decent Democrat running in this primary named David Alameel.
    I will be very upset if this joke of a woman candidate keeps a more serious Democratic candidate from challenging Cornyn.

  12. 12
    Ichthyic

    ^^ I talked with some people in Texas who are aware of the situation, and realize she’s just a silly plant, and are working on alerting the party to shut her down.

    we’ll see how well they do.

    It does, however, speak volumes about how disorganized the dem party is in Texas, that it is so easy for the right wingers to plant candidates to wreck primaries. evidently, this has been going on for a long time.

  13. 13
    democommie

    “It does, however, speak volumes about how disorganized the dem party is in Texas, that it is so easy for the right wingers to plant candidates to wreck primaries. evidently, this has been going on for a long time.”

    OTOH, the guys that they deliberately run for office are often indistinguishable from the plants vis-a-vis intellect, demeanor and general mental fitness.

  14. 14
    democommie

    I should have been a little more clear in my last comment. I was speaking of the GOP in the second sentence–although a TX democrat may be somewhat to the right of Rockefeller republican.

  15. 15
    valhar2000

    he endorsed people shooting “wetbacks” in front of a major newspaper editorial board

    A Republican hopeful for the U.S. Senate who used a racial slur to describe undocumented immigrants has defended the language as “normal” in South Texas.

    Shooting them is fine, but don’t you dare call them names!

    Ah, you gotta love America!

  16. 16
    kevinbeck

    Understandably, liberals and conservatives have been united in their response to this — they’re all over the Mapp. Wait, did I just contradict myself? No? Wait…

  17. 17
    leonardschneider

    Well, Chris Mapp’s statements actually gave me some comfort. I don’t feel nearly so bad about sometimes referring to people from south Texas as “dumbass sister-grabbing cracker shitbags worthy of being tied into a raft filled with Gel-Ignite, set on fire with a road flare and pushed into the bay from the Albany Bulb.”

    … Although some may misinterpret my statements as hostile towards Texans. Why, in East Bay such descriptives are as normal as breathing air. Anyone getting offended simply doesn’t understand the culture in East Bay.

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