Wednesday, July 11, 2018

About Kwanzaa, had GOP's Grossman Googled GOP's Grothman?

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank roasts the GOP for its "new breed of Republican for the Trump era."

Regrettably, Milbank can point to a lot examples, such as current New Jersey GOP Congressional candidate Seth Grossman who, among many gross remarks, called the African-American celebration Kwanzaa a “phony holiday” created by “black racists.”

About Kwanzaa - - Seth Grossman - - meet Wisconsin's Glenn Grothman. 
Glenn Grothman official congressional photo.jpg 
Here's a reminder from this blog posted in 2017 that dates to 2012:'s hard to chalk up the reported rant against Kwanzaa by State Sen. Glenn Grothman, (R-West Bend), to anything other than gross ignorance and intolerance:  
Calling it a holiday that "almost no black people today care about," state Sen. Glenn Grothman is characterizing Kwanzaa as a false holiday conjured up by a racist college professor and perpetuated by hard-core liberals.
"Why must we still hear about Kwanzaa?" the Republican lawmaker from West Bend asked in a press release. "Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa — the supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year’s?" 
Here's a fuller account: 
Senator Glenn Grothman calls for Kwanzaa to be “slapped down”
...he declares that Kwanzaa is a false holiday he says was conjured up by a racist college professor and perpetuated by hard-core liberals. 
Grothman, a Republican lawmaker from West Bend issued the press release during the week of Kwanzaa, calling it a "supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year's..."Dr. Karenga is a racist separatist who wanted to destroy the country in 1966." 
In 2014, while making his successful run for US Congress, a reporter asked Grothman how he knew that few black people cared about Kwanzaa. 
...he [Grothman] told me that he had "polled 20 black people at random" at airports in Los Angeles and Phoenix.

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