Looks like we just might have yet another entrant for the GOP primary. Betsy Woodruff, at Slate, posted this on Monday:
When the Republican National Committee assembles later this week in San Diego for its winter meeting, it’s hoping that Dave Agema doesn’t make the trip. That’s because Agema—the Republican National Committeeman for the state of Michigan—has become an embarrassment for much of the party. Specifically, he has a bad habit of posting racist, Islamophobic, and homophobic screeds on Facebook. He’s expected to attend the Winter Meeting in San Diego later this week, and some conservatives say the RNC isn’t doing enough to muscle him out…
Two weeks ago, on Dec. 31, 2014, he was at it again, posting the text of an article that ran in the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance. “Very interesting article by a public defender,” Agema wrote. “We are in a cultural battle. Very enlightening for anyone who is concerned about crime in America …” Nearly every line of the piece is astonishingly racist. For instance:
[B]lacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.
“This guy is essentially the RNC’s David Duke, and they refuse to give him the boot,” said Dennis Lennox, a Michigan Republican consultant and 2008 delegate to the Republican National Convention….
Wednesday, again at Slate:
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, is calling for a member of the Republican National Committee to step down from his post…
And the skeptics said it was “too soon”, or that Walker’s trail of corruption investigations would discourage him. Somewhere, Mr. Charles P. Pierce bolts upright, sensing a great disturbance in the Midwestern force.