One of your own, Representative Steve Alford, stood up to speechify against legalizing the marijuana. And this is what he literally and actually said:
What you really need to do is go back in the ’30s, when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas (and) across the United States,Alford said.What was the reason why they did that? One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, was that the African Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst off to those drugs just because of their character makeup, their genetics and that.
Now I can understand why any Democrats in the audience would simply stand there gleefully, watching the ol’ bigot tie his tongue into a noose and hang himself from the rafters. It’s always good to see your opponent make an ass of himself.
What I don’t understand is why time didn’t slow down for shocked Republicans as they hurled themselves at the podium, shouting “NOOOOOOOOOO!” and taking Alford down at the knees? They’re just sitting there, blankly, like this is just standard ordinary run-of-the-mill routine.
The Democrats in Kansas, all 5 of them, are having a grand time tearing him up right now. What do you think the Republicans are doing? Sitting on their hands.
Alford could face discipline from House Republican leadership, but House Speaker Ron Ryckman said it was too early to tell what leaders would do. He said he and House Majority Leader Don Hineman would take the issue under review.
As always seems to be the case, Alford is shocked, shocked I tell you, at the rude people who have called him racist.
He come up and told me I’m a racist,Alford told The Topeka Capital-Journal.I’m about as far from being a racist as I could get.
He has sort of apologized, though.
Alford stood by his remarks without citing his source, but said he should not have singled out African-Americans.
There are certain groups of people, their genetics, the way their makeup is, the chemicals will affect them differently,Alford told the Telegram.That’s what I should have said was drugs affect people differently instead of being more specific.
You see, he should have just implied it — his mistake was actually specifying black people, when he should have just trusted that his audience of all-white Kansans would have known exactly what he was talking about, wink wink, nudge nudge.
But don’t you worry! The Kansas Republican party is “reviewing” the issue.