-By Warner Todd Huston
While introducing Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Pat Quinn at a West Side get-out-the-vote rally held at the New Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church State Senator Ricky Hendon decided the pulpit was a good place from which to indulge his inner racist.
The Chicago Trib notes that Hendon started calling Bill Brady all manner of names as Gov. Quinn stood right behind the man..
“Let me tell you a couple things. I’ve served with Bill Brady. I’ve never served with such an idiotic, racist, sexist, homophobic person in my life,” Hendon told the crowd. “If you think that the minimum wage needs to be $3 an hour, vote for Bill Brady. If you think that women have no rights whatsoever except to have his children, vote for Bill Brady. If you think gay and lesbian people need to be locked up and shot in the head, vote for Bill Brady.”
I supposed you have to hand it to Hendon, he’s got brass ones. Most of these racebaiters don’t have the courage to do this right in front of their enemies (by enemies, I mean ALL white people). Usually they only act the cretin in front of a friendly crowd and without the white devil in attendance. But Hendon let it all hang out no matter who was in the room. There’s no account for decorum, civility or even truth where this racbaiting creep goes, for sure.
But let’s face facts. Ricky Hendon is no different in ideology than any of these other demagogic, lying, racebaiters in the African American “leaders.” They all want to keep the race hate flowing so that they can keep their lock on power. After all, if they keep the races separated there’ll be no fostering any understanding, no coming together and if the race baiters can keep the hate ginned up then they have a permanent role in the power structure.
Governor Pat Quinn immediately tried to distance himself from Hendon’s hat speech. “I don’t associate myself with those comments,” Quinn said. Yeah, riiiiight. Unfortunately, Hendon’s blather is typical Democrat Party rhetoric so if Quinn is going to run away from this big mouth he’s going to have to run away from his entire party.
**Update**– I mistyped the above making it seem as if Brady was in the room during Hendon’s rant. I knew Brady was not there I just mistyped it. The above second paragraph has been corrected to reflect that it was Quinn behind Hendon, not Brady.