Predictably, the GOP County Chairman at the time, Terry Casey felt compelled to issue a press release denouncing me. I will break down and refute Casey’s idiotic statement point by point . My comments will be in italics.
The election of Steven Smith to the Republican Committee of Luzerne County (LCRC) has received media coverage in the last few days. We are grateful to the Anti-Defamation League and other media outlets for bringing to our attention the racially charged and disturbing background of this man from Pittston. We unequivocally denounce Mr. Smith and his abhorrent views and would like to make it clear that in no way do his personal views reflect the views of the Republican Party.
Terry Casey’s first mistake was being “grateful” to the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a leftist Jewish Supremacist organization that routinely manufactures false notions of “anti-semitism” to try to justify their existence. Jewish filmmaker Yoav Shamir caught Abe Foxman and the ADL letting their guard down in his excellent documentary Defamation. Watch it below and then tell me if you still think the ADL is credible.
Pennsylvania State election code allows any registered Republican or Democrat to write their name in to become a member of the County Committee. The Bylaws of the Luzerne County Republican Committee indicate that the only qualification for election to the County Committee be that one has been a registered Republican for the two years preceding their election. There is no other eligibility requirement in this regard. Also, there is no express provision in the bylaws of the LCRC that would authorize the Executive Committee or the District Committee to “expel” a member of the Committee for his or her “beliefs.”
The Luzerne County Republican Committee does not endorse or represent any of the hateful views of Mr. Smith, nor did any of the voters in Pittston City or Luzerne County. The efforts of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and its affiliated media organizations to portray anything otherwise are incredibly disingenuous, shameful, and insulting to all residents of Luzerne County. Their efforts, however, are indicative of the underhandedness in which they are willing to engage to advance their hypocrisy and political aims.
Mr. Smith elected himself to the LCRC with one vote. For media outlets like “Think Progress” or others to suggest that the people of Pittston, let alone the voters of Luzerne County, support this man in any significant number is shameful and insulting to all of the residents of Pittston and Northeast Pennsylvania, Democrat or Republican. In an ill-researched post on ThinkProgress.org, Adam Peck wrote that, “Smith is also an active member of local Tea Party groups, a network that he used to gain support for his bid for the committee seat.” This claim is blatantly false. Smith has been banned from the NEPA Tea Party Facebook page and has not been welcome at their meetings. Peck’s suggestion that Smith used the Tea Party network to gain support for his committee election would be laughable if this were not such a serious accusation. This “story” is indicative of the underhanded, self-serving tactics used by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and a happily complicit media, and illustrates the deep hypocrisy and lies they are willing to engage in for the basest political purposes.
Four years later, Casey’s statements about my views not representing the voters of Pittston City seem incredibly stupid. In the 2016 election in my ward , I got 70 votes out of 74 cast for my committee seat which is 94% of the vote.
If Casey was smart (which he obviously wasn’t), he should have brought up the fact that Philadelphia had a Democratic committeeman named Jerry Jackson, who was also a member of the viciously anti-White New Black Panther Party. Watch below as Democratic committeeman Jerry Jackson hands out NBPP literature while his comrade King Samir Shabazz talks about killing Whites and their babies! These are real hateful views.
Mr. Casey shows his outstanding lack of knowledge concerning the racial views of our first Republican President Abraham Lincoln.
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.”
Not only did Lincoln make several quotes that I am sure that Casey would view as “hateful and abhorrent” , Lincoln also wanted to deport all the Blacks out of the United States to Central America.
Would Mr. Casey denounce Mr. Lincoln as racially intolerant ?
We sincerely regret the efforts of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party to create a political football out of an issue that both Democrats and Republicans should be anxiously ready to agree upon. In fact, the Luzerne County Democratic Party has joined with the LCRC to denounce Mr. Smith and his involvement, stating that, “Steve Smith obviously does not represent the Luzerne County Republican Party in any way, shape, or form.” We applaud the efforts of the Luzerne County Democratic Committee to join us in not only denouncing Mr. Smith, but to return political discourse to focusing on key issues at hand, like creating jobs and fixing our economy. We encourage the Pennsylvania Democratic Party to do the same.
Terry Casey lost his bid for re-election as GOP chairman a few weeks after making this ill-conceived press release.