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Black Repub Wants To Bring Back Hanging

From an outraged Associated Press:

Black candidate wants to solve crime with ‘noose’

By HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press Writer

JACKSON, Miss. – Down here in the Deep South, calls to bring back the hanging noose are coming from an unlikely source: a 62-year-old, black Republican mayoral candidate in Mississippi’s largest city.

Long-shot George Lambus acknowledges his inflammatory platform has made some residents of Jackson slam doors in his face. Others walked out of a church where he spoke. Yet he insists his tough stand is welcome in some quarters of a state capital racked by crime, much of it black-on-black.

As the only GOP hopeful among nearly a dozen Democrats and four independents, his chances of winning the June election are slim: the majority-black city of about 180,000 is so heavily Democratic that no Republican has won the mayor’s race in modern history. Yet, Lambus hopes to stand out in a crowded field by packing a silver pistol and talking bluntly about crime.

"Crime can only be alleviated by a noose and a stout tree limb," Lambus wrote in one of several homemade flyers he passes out in Jackson neighborhoods. "I will provide the noose and when the economy improves, I will get the jobs here."

The Mississippi Republican Party is not supporting Lambus. GOP Chairman Brad White said Lambus’ message doesn’t reflect "the values that we represent."

"Look at recent history, like in South Africa, when apartheid was abolished," Lambus said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "Blacks went on a crime spree. Other blacks got tired of it … and they formed vigilantes and they killed people. It brought the crime down."

His pistol nearby as he peered out a window at his decaying Jackson neighborhood, Lambus added: "When you cut your yard, carry a gun. When you go to church, carry a gun. When you go to school, carry a gun."

Lambus also asserts that executions are the only way to control crime, adding "If we look at the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, it’s driven with blood."

Some are offended by such bold talk from Lambus, a former union official who said he has battled illness, lives off Social Security and ran unsuccessfully for the state senate and city council in the 1980s.

"I don’t think anybody in their right mind is going to pay any attention to this guy," said Jackson resident Vernon Archer, a former college professor in his 60s, who is black. "It’s offensive, but it’s so ridiculous you don’t even know how to get mad."

Still, Lambus has been invited to at least two debates in April…

Political scientist Marty Wiseman, director of Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government, said the Republicans have shied away from fielding a serious contender for mayor

Wiseman said Lambus’ message will not help his chances, adding "certainly someone that confrontational has no chance whatsoever."

Yes, we certainly cannot be “confrontational” about crime.

Of course people forget that the only way jolly olde England got rid of its long time problem with crime (such as highwaymen) was to institute hanging.

It has worked every where it has been tried.

Meanwhile:

The Mississippi Republican Party is not supporting Lambus. GOP Chairman Brad White said Lambus’ message doesn’t reflect "the values that we represent."

Sigh.

Of course not.

(Thanks to Canary for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Black Repub Wants To Bring Back Hanging”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Of course people forget that the only way jolly olde England got rid of its long time problem with crime (such as highwaymen) was to institute hanging.”

    I thought they created Australia for that….Just sayin’

    Or was that just for debtors and miscreants and general “ne’er-do-wells”?

    :-D

  2. Colonel1961 says:

    So, the man trying to be the GOP mayor is black and the head of the GOP is ‘White’. Just another white trying to keep a black down…

    lol

  3. Media_man says:

    “We don’t need an electric chair, we need an electric couch”.

    Frank L. Rizzo, Mayor of Phila.

  4. The Redneck says:

    If the Republicans don’t learn to dance with who brung ’em soon, they’re going to disappear as a party.

    And while they deserve it, where does that leave us?

  5. canary says:

    This man shows the bravery; that of Holden asked of this nation of cowardly whities etc. If Grassly can speak of suicide for American citizens, and Obombya can talk about a select group of Americans with bomb’s strapped around them ready to commit sucide, this is insane of Republicans. The republicans are becoming cowards, while the Democrats become more gestapo and anything goes. The new administration has thrown political correctness out the door. Anyway to show this brave man George Lambus who is sick of violence, and uses our 1st and 2nd amendment rights to protect ourselves, our schools (which most of those killing sprees are crazy immigrants.

  6. Consilience says:

    I like this man!!! A politician toting a gun!!! Good on you, sir!!!

  7. TwilightZoned says:

    “Crime can only be alleviated by a noose and a stout tree limb,” Lambus wrote…

    I can think of 537 that most people would put at the top of list.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    Perhaps if a looped rope and a short drop aren’t your cup of tea, there is always the empty cells at Gitmo and aquatic sports to tame the wicked!!
    This worked for awhile before the coward democraps didn’t see the benefits of “Power Drinking”.

  9. canary says:

    This mayor understands the hood, unlike elite Obama. Young black children growing up in neighborhoods with drive by shootings, crack houses on every block, and they have to own guns to have some protection. If Obama and his commie cronies take our guns away, Obama will enable the slaughter of Afro-Americans in poor neighborhoods. After all, in his book Dreams from my Father, his father taught him, the strong man kills the weak man. It is better to be strong. Only the Obama regine will be allowed guns.

    This African American mayor would make a good president compared to all the sissy Republican monkeys, covering their ears, eyes, and mouthes.

  10. mybrotherkeeper says:

    I get sick of this culture, including ‘sophisticated’ Repubs, who put down anyone who dares speak the truth. A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Another “thanks” to Canary for bringing this item up.
    What is supposed to be wrong with this man? He dares to say something, and we are not even allowed to consider it? How can you get smarter, if you throw so many opinions out the window without even considering what they’re really trying to say?
    I hope he does really well.
    And also consider this: To be in an urban area and to be white is even worse, Canary. But God is Boss.


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