Sunday, February 04, 2018

Parroting Trump: Ill. GOP official resigns after calling East St. Louis a certain vulgar name
The chairman of the Lottery Control Board in Illinois and a member of the state’s Republican Central Committee resigned both positions after taking heavy criticism for describing East St. Louis, Ill., as the "shithole of the universe!"

Blair Garber deployed the term on Twitter in response to a tweet by country singer Charlie Daniels, who was defending President Trump’s reference to Haiti and African countries with a vulgar term and criticizing Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, for taking offense.

"Mr. Durbin," Daniels tweeted, "I’m so sorry that your virgin ears were blistered by the absolutely horrible language president Trump used in front of you. The president actually thought he was addressing a meeting of members of congress, not a kindergarten class . . ."

Daniels’s tweet provoked a swell of approving comments, one of them from Garber, according to the State Journal-Register.

"Charlie," Garber wrote, Durbin’s home town is (get this) east St. Louis Illinois! The shithole of the universe! Just do a google search."



Anonymous said...

In the touchy feely, perpetually offended PC universe the truth is no defense. Never back down, never retract, never apologize and never resign when the truth is on your side.

Bird of Paradise said...

P.C. poppycock banning you from using certian words just becuase some dumb little snowflake gets their stupid feelings hurt they need to GET A LIFE

Paul Weber said...

I was stationed at Scott AFB (about 15 east of East St. Louis) in 1985. As part of the orientation briefing at Scott, the Belleville Police Chief came in to give us a briefing on local laws. The Chief told us that unless you're black do not travel through East St. Louis, stay on the highway. "If an East St. Police officer tries to pull you over, do not stop for him. Instead drive directly to the Belleville Police Department. We'll figure it all out once you get there."

Anonymous said...

The other thing to remember is that people at the famous meeting with Trump said that the term was never used to describe specific countries.

Durbin lied and was exposed, but the media did a lousy job of covering the lie.

Bill R. said...

I've been hearing and reading about East St. Louis being a shithole for much of my life.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Dear whining little snowflakes no one give a darn about your stop little feeling so grow up and climb out of your playpen