Moran: Republicans were elected because of racism

It seems like Jim Moran is trying to make offensive comments once a month. His latest: Republicans won big in the 2010 elections because America is full of racists.

“It [the Republican successes in the 2010 elections] happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. It happened because the Southern states, the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.  In this case, I believe, a lot of people in the United States don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is liberal, who wants to spend money and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society.”

Moran made the comments during an interview with an Arab television network. It’s difficult to hear above the translator, but the remarks come around the 3:00 mark:

Interestingly enough, right after that Moran talked about Obama’s desire for a “more unified” country. (It’s hard to be unified when we have people like Moran accusing those who disagree with him of racism.) Then he says “Much of the opposition on the right comes from a selfish and closed-minded perspective” then finishes the whole thing off with a spiel about spreading the wealth.

One question, Jim: Are the 71,145 people who voted for your Republican opponent in November a bunch of racists?

  • William

    To all who care. It is time to impeach this morran. The people in the 8th district truly have to be out of their minds. I just heard the statement he made about the Nov election, that we are racist if we voted againest him and in as many words said we voted againest Obama. I did not know Obama was on the ballet. I have a question, he just dumped his third wife or she dumped him more like it. If he can not even live up to a marriage oath do you think he can keep an oath to this country. I SAY IMPEACH NOW


    • cj

      what business is it of yours how many wives he’s had. What ever happened to judge not or he who is without sin cast the first stone. Have we sunk to a level so low that we can’t disagree with a person without personally attacking them!!! He just said what we all know. Much of what is going on is pure and simple racism from people who can’t stand the idea that a black man is sitting in the Oval office.


  • Liberal Fail

    This is the same idiot that also said on Chris Matthews that the Senate wasn’t representative of America. Even Matthews was wondering what he meant. What you gonna do change the Constitution he asked? This guy is a real embarrassment. Sad that an elected official doesn’t understand the beauty of our government system.


  • B. Palmer

    Great article! I don’t live in Virginia. I’m in Tennessee, but I’m just curious as to what people are thinking when they keep electing these lying, radical, “progressive” nitwits as they did with Steven Cohen in TN, Coons in Delaware, Barbara Boxer in CA, Harry Reid in Nevada. Isn’t the meaning of “insanity” doing the same thing over & over expecting a different result? It’s amazing that these people are psychic & know what we all “think”! What an amazing “gift”!

    What Jim Moran did on Arab TV is disgraceful, but do the people who keep reelecting him even care or are they just completely oblivious to the world around them?


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  • Bob Peterson

    Vitriol and Denial and Name-calling are beneath the characteristics required of elected officials! Instead of acknowledging the wholesale disapproval of this country’s populace with the legislation and programs slammed down the throats of the people without minority party representation over the last two years, Jim Moran’s response is to minimize the character of his party’s opponents. This action is not the discourse needed to help the country move forward and face the significant issues of today and the future. All Virginians should demand an apology from this bigot as I am doing now!


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